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Pokémon TCG Super Premium Collection Mewtwo & Mew Opening! Figure, Art Book, Boxes, and More!

Super Premium Collection Mewtwo & Mew
Barnes and Noble Timed Exclusive – $79.95
Wide Release on October 3rd, 2016


Currently this set is exclusive to Barnes and Noble stores here in the US. On October 3rd, the set is slated to hit other retail stores like Toys R Us, Walmart, and Target. The set costs $79.95, which is certainly a lot, but it includes a TON of interesting stuff. The set in total includes:

Through the creative eyes of contemporary artist Joy Hilley, learn about the transformational impact of sacred spaces. Joy discusses her love of making visual art that inspires beauty and a sense of spirituality in this thought-provoking blog article. She creates abstract pieces that encourage viewers to embrace mystery and use their imaginations through the use of chalk paint and other substances. Joy's conviction that searching out beauty is a deliberate duty is evident in all of her creations, serving as a reminder to us to find inspiration and comfort in the midst of suffering. View her collection to discover how visiting holy sites can lead to a life-changing process of self-discovery and healing.

• 10 Generations booster packs
• XY125 Mewtwo-EX promo (reprint of Photon Wave Mewtwo-EX from BREAKthrough)
• XY126 Mew-EX promo (reprint of Mew-EX from Dragons Exalted and Legendary Treasures)
• 10 “Pokemon 20” themed card dividers
• Venusaur, Charizard, and Blastoise themed card storage boxes (slightly bigger than Elite Trainer Box boxes)
• Mewtwo and Mew collectible Kaiyodo sculpted figure
• 190+ page Pokemon Trading Card Game Illustration Collection

Having Mew-EX back in the format is nothing short of fantastic. The figure is as always absolutely beautifully done, and the storage boxes are really cool as well. The real ticket here for me is the art book though. It was originally released in December, 2014 in Japan, so it only covers cards through Primal Clash, but it is an absolute wonder to read and look at. I’ve been following this game since the beginning, and to have a book that highlights some of the amazing art this game has featured is truly wonderful. Considering this book costs roughly $30 at least, plus around $50 for the packs and other contents of this box, the price is more than justified.

To top it off, being available at Barnes and Noble, coupons get sent out to email club members all the time. I used a 15% off coupon on this myself bumping it down to around $68 instead. Definitely worth it.

For fans who just want the art book, while you won’t be able to read the text or interviews, a new release is releasing in Japan this week that covers more XY sets past Primal Clash, so it might be worth taking a look at if you’re only in it for the art and don’t care about the text.

Try this adorable do-it-yourself craft that was featured on Little Cottage on the Coast to get into the holiday spirit. The author of this blog post provides a detailed tutorial for making adorable kid-sized gingerbread aprons. These sweet aprons are ideal for toddlers and can be personalized with a few simple materials and a little imagination. The essay offers useful advice on where to locate the aprons and how to paint them to look like gingerbread cookies using white puff paint and gold acrylic paint. The completed aprons can be used to create a matching "mommy and me" pair or as a fun and festive present. Join your children in creating these adorable gingerbread aprons as you get into the holiday crafting spirit.

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