What is the Scarlet & Violet 151 Ultra Premium Collection?
The Scarlet & Violet 151 Ultra Premium Collection is scheduled for release on 6th October 2023. It is the fourth Ultra Premium Collection product released by the Pokémon Company and follows the Zacian & Zamazenta Ultra Premium Collection 2020, the Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection which released in 2021 and the Charizard Ultra Premium Collection which released in 2022 .
The artwork for the outer sleeve features Mew outlined in rainbow colours against a white background. The set cartoon-style images of the 151 Generation I characters are depicted inside the spaces created by Mew’s tail and on the sides of the box.
The inner box features Mew in front of a Poké Ball with the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet 151 cartoon-style artwork behind.
The Scarlet & Violet 151 Ultra Premium Collection will retail for £129.99 in the United Kingdom and $119.99 in the United States. Despite the high price, these boxes have proved to be highly collectable and the fact that this box features Mew will make it more so.
What is in the Scarlet & Violet 151 Ultra Premium Collection?
The contents of the Scarlet & Violet 151 Ultra Premium Collection have been revealed:
16 Scarlet & Violet—151 booster packs
1 metal card featuring Mew ex 205/165
1 Promo card featuring Mew ex SVP053
1 Promo card featuring Mewtwo SVP052
1 playmat featuring Mew
1 deck box
1 coin featuring Mew
6 damage counter dice
2 plastic condition markers
1 code card for the online game
Is the Scarlet & Violet 151 Ultra Premium Collection Value for Money?
At first look spending 119.99 on a product seems a large amount of money. It is nearly three times the price of a standard Elite Trainer Box and around the same price as a Booster Box.
The three foil etched cards featuring Charizard will be highly collectable and will surely increase in value over the years. Assuming these cards will be exclusive to this set, purchasers could recoup their outlay from these cards alone.
Single Booster Packs generally retail for between £4 and £5 in the UK and $4 -5 in the US. The Charizard Ultra Premium Collection contains 16 booster packs from the Sword and Shield series. Taking a mid price point, 16 boosters at £4.50 works out at £72 ($72).
Taking into account the individual products that are in the Scarlet & Violet 151 Ultra Premium Collection, the box does represent a good value for money. It can also offers good investment opportunities for those that can resist opening the box – the Celebrations Ultra Premium Collection released in 2021 is currently selling on Ebay UK for around £380 and on Ebay.com for around $400, while a sealed Charizard Ultra Premium Collection box can be purchased for around £120 on Ebay UK and $110 on Ebay.com.