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17 April 2012 @ 12:37 am
News: July-August Block Announced! New sets!  
Apologies for the lack of updates lately. Things have been hectic for me recently, and I've not had much time to devote as I'd usually like in addition to looking for a new server for the back end so I can get back to card scanning!

Tonight a handful of online sellers updated their stock listings, and the next block has been announced after the lull we've had this month. Unfortunately no sell sheets have popped up, but regardless a decent chunk of information has surfaced.

On July 13th, the next major BW sets are going to land. Aptly titled Freeze Bolt [フリーズボルト] and Cold Flare [コールドフレア], the sets will revolve around White Kyurem (CF) and Black Kyurem (FB). At present it's unsure if Keldeo or any of the other movie Pokemon are set to appear in either set. What we do know is that the sets are going to have 59 cards each, plus additional SR/UR cards. It's likely that we'll be seeing a Box Campaign card, though it's unknown at present. Alongside the sets we've got an Official Card Case, Sleeves, Card File, Energy Set + Case, and Playmat featuring Black Kyurem and White Kyurem. We've also got our first hard-shell carrying case since BW2 also set to feature the two new mascots.

Additionally, the movie release this year is seeing the return of the Movie Commemoration Pack. Released on the 13th as well, the Movie Commemoration Pack Black Kyurem/White Kyurem Set will feature 1x Freeze Bolt, 1x Cold Flare, 1x Dark Rush, and 1x Red Collection booster pack(s). Along with those is a special original Keldeo holo promotional card, and a campaign entry postcard.

As usual, July is already providing a plethora of cards, and that's without promotional cards announced.

August also is seeing a small release to keep the flow going. Two blister packs have been announced: Premium Holo Card Special Pack Reshiram, and Premium Holo Card Special Pack Zekrom. These two packs will finally have the Japanese releases of the previously English-exclusive SR full art ZekromEX/ReshiramEX cards, along with a rather large assortment of booster packs. These packs are due out on August 3rd, costing 1,280円 a piece.

A BIG big big thank you to Katz for the heads up! ありがとうございます(* ̄∇ ̄*)
As usual we will do our best to keep you up to date on news as it comes.

Project Core (Rakuten)
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Docfloette on April 16th, 2012 04:12 pm (UTC)
/armflail/ Keldeo cards and new X cards? Awesome in my book!
rhetorikakrobat: Charizard CGrhetorikakrobat on April 17th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
I didn't expect them to release White/Black Kyurem so soon in the TCG - but i am excited for it anyway.

For the lack of updates, the Beginning Set about which you reported earlier also leaked in full (but i assume you know already, still not sure about because there is no post featuring it.). The official japanese TCG website updated with scans approximately a week ago.

Edited at 2012-04-17 02:44 am (UTC)
Claire: Pokemon TCG: Freedom to Movefaiarrow on April 17th, 2012 02:46 am (UTC)
I am more than aware, but as I said I've been quite busy. Translating and posting a text news story is much easier right now until things settle than sorting out getting all those images up. From May things should be good for me to get proper updates up.

Edited at 2012-04-17 02:47 am (UTC)
rhetorikakrobat: Aggron RRrhetorikakrobat on April 17th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
I understand.
Just wanted to be helpful, in case you didn't know.

(Anonymous) on April 17th, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Whoops, that link may not work for you. Here it is:


-Karl B.
Clairefaiarrow on April 17th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
Uaaaaaah. Thank you very much for the image!
heatrotomftw97heatrotomftw97 on April 18th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
Just wanted to note that I am the anonymous poster. XD I didn't want to log onto my LJ account on the insecure school computers, so I used a temporary anonymous name. Glad I could be of help! :D