Or not so much incorrect, but simply ignored by scalpers and sellers who want to give the gross "supply and demand" excuse.Okay, we all know those prices are going to be woefully incorrect...
My point exactly. TPCI needs to put out a mandate to all stores to keep scalpers out of the shops...Or not so much incorrect, but simply ignored by scalpers and sellers who want to give the gross "supply and demand" excuse.
Unfortunately, I don't think that's possible. But along those lines, it is at least possible for them to put a purchase limit on their own online store. I'm sure it's not 100% foolproof, but it's something.My point exactly. TPCI needs to put out a mandate to all stores to keep scalpers out of the shops...
I ordered a few pin collections a couple weeks ago and just found out that they oversold them and i might not be receiving them!! Im done with Champions Path. This set looks awesome cant wait to not get anyAmen to that. These things are already pretty expensive as is; worse when they're locked behind a boxed collection/ETB only. Sure as heck don't trust folks selling single packs. With demand for these cards up so high I worry that the counterfeit market is going to amp up so even buying singles feels it comes with more of a risk now. But now we can't even buy these at retail pricing and TCPi sells out so fast it's insane. I'm on week 3 of waiting on my champion's path pinbox order which I'm sure will be cancelled. Ironic considering they own the printshops
If buying Funko POPs have taught me anything it's that putting purchase limits is definitely not a foolproof plan, exclusives dropped onto Funko's online store are often bought out in 15-30 minutes and their NYCC lottery was bombarded to heck and back with scalper/reseller shenanigans.Unfortunately, I don't think that's possible. But along those lines, it is at least possible for them to put a purchase limit on their own online store. I'm sure it's not 100% foolproof, but it's something.
The only issue I see with this is that Pokemon already does this to some extent, Japanese sets follow a similar pattern to this although they do the side set every quarter (and often a month or so after that quarter's main set/sets) as opposed to it being twice a year.I think TPCi should consider releasing these in the booster box configuration instead of exclusively in different box sets. The design of the booster box needs to be different from the booster boxes of the other sets to distinguish a side set to a regular set. Another difference may be all holo packs, or a different number of cards per pack compared to main set boosters.
The main 4 sets per year must have prereleases and set associated preconstructed products (theme decks). A side set is different in a way that the booster box packaging is different, no prerelease, and no set associated preconstructed product.
Going forward, side sets need to occur twice a year instead of once a year. When side sets being twice a year becomes a normal occurrence, side sets then need to have a smaller set size compared to main sets.
Just for reference, Magic released side sets, (Commander Legends, Jumpstart, Double Masters, Mystery Booster) in the booster box configuration, and Yugioh also released side sets (Genesis Impact, Legendary Duelist: Rage of Ra, Battles of Legend: Armageddon, Toon Chaos, Secret Slayers) in the booster box configuration.