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Pokemon Tyranitar V Tin – Review

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Tyranitar V Tin is one of the two promo tins released in 2021 as part of the Sword and Shield “Battle Styles” set. The other one is Empoleon V making this a nice Water/Rock duo-set that comes with many nice looking cards.

The main star of the Tin is of course Tyranitar V that is featured in a new alternative pose in the black-star promo card that comes with the Tin. I usually appreciate the efforts the artists put in making these promo cards and I think xxxxx made an amazing work on this one. With respect to the standard card, the promo Tyranitar V is much more dynamic and the choice of freezing him during his attack is great. I can see him coming out from my bench ready to make my opponent tremble on their feet! The rest of the art on the Tin is also pretty good with an embossed Tyranitar featured around the plastic window holding the promo card. The pose used for this last one is similar to the one on the promo card but the Pokemon is definitely less menacing and I personally like the card much more.

What’s inside the Tin? Any good cards I can pull?

Together with the promo card, Tyranitar V Tin also comes with 4 booster packs. The copy I recently opened included 2 “Battle Styles” booster packs (2021), One of “Darkness Ablaze” (2020) and one pack of “Steam Siege” (2016). As typical of these tins, the choice of packs includes both older and recent sets (with respect to the date of release) making it interesting from a collectible point of view.

Looking at the contents, the choice of having included a single booster pack of Steam Siege in this Tin seems a bit weird considering this is quite an old set from the XY era that still uses the old card format. Together with other nuances, the cards from this set are also missing the regulation marking (a single letter placed just after the card number that helps to identify cards allowed in formal competitive events) making them not suitable for competitive games. On the other hand, this almost 10-years old set has quite a decent collectible value with an intact booster and a few rare cards fetching in the £10 region.

Darkness Ablaze, on the other hand, has a bit less collectible value as a set although there is a chance you can be so lucky to pull the amazing Charizard VMAX alternative full art card. Disregarding the actual monetary value, this is one of the most iconic version of the beloved Pokemon and a personal favourite of mine.

The booster packs of the final set featured in this Tin, Battle Styles, are still available on the shelves thus their collectible value is quite low at the time of writing. At the same time, the set includes some really good cards collectors are still hunting down. As fun as it can be, the rarest of them is a full art version of Tyranitar V that sells at the moment for around £40. If the blind lady blesses you, there are also a good number of other cards you may get that will make these two booster packs well worth them.

Is Tyranitar Tin worth it?

In a nutshell, it is not easy to define the value of Tyranitar V tin. The first aspect to consider is that all the cards you may be able to pull from this product will have a regulation mark “E” or lower, and there will be not suitable for competitive events in 2024 in the standard format as the regulation literally just changed. You may still be able to use them in other formats and for sure in casual events but this Tin will not be a good product to boost your competitive decks.

The main reason for considering this Tin is its collectible value and the potential for it to raise in the future. If you are into collecting sealed product, you may want to hold on opening the the Steam Siege pack as it is approaching its 10 years anniversary. The other packs may not be super valuable right now but they can surprise you with very collectible cards if you are lucky. As these sets will be disappearing from the shops, you will also see the value of them increase steadily.

Last but not least, let’s not forget about the very beautiful Tin itself. I quite like them and I use them a lot for different purposes from storing my spare cards to hold online game codes and Pokemon figurines. And if you have a lot of them, they also look amazing once lined up on a shelf to show how many you caught so far!



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