To celebrate the 1st anniversary of the Digimon TCG, three Memorial collections have been announced. These binders will contain a number of holo promo cards that have themed artwork, some of which introduce some interesting new appearances to the game.
Memorial Collection 1 & 2
The first two sets will be released in Japan, with the presales happening at the DigiFes events taking place in August. Although a portion of this event will take place online, the live section will take place at the Yokosuka Arts Theater on August 1st, with doors opening at 5:30 pm. Tickets to the event will cost 11,000 yen each, which is around $100.
Each of these sets will cost 2,000 yen, which is around $18, and will come with eight parallel cards in each binder. The first Memorial Collection brings some super soft, traditional Japanese artwork. This is the first time we have seen this art style in the game and will definitely be sought after by collectors.
The second Memorial Collection will have cards with art styles we are more accustomed to in the Digimon TCG. This time around, the focus Digimon will be the three main Tamer partners from the second Digimon series, along with their Ultimate levels. Impmon and Leomon will also make an appearance.
Memorial Collection 3
The Digimon Memorial Collection will be on sale at a Large Tamer Exchange, which is being hosted on the Bandai TCG Online Lobby on July 21st. The whole event will take place over a five hour period and will host a number of games.
This set has six parallel cards focusing on Digitama (Digi-Egg) feasting on several delicious dishes. These cards will be alternate arts of the Memory Boost cards that came with ST-7 and ST-8.
The Memorial Collection 3 will be sold through the Digimon TCG Online Lobby sales terminal for 1,540 yen, which is around $14, and will require the buyer to have a Premium Bandai membership. Those participating in the online event will be put into a 100 prize lottery, although they will only be shipped within Japan.
Apart from the events that will be offering presales for the Memorial Collection, the general release date for these collections are not known yet. It is also unknown whether these collections will be introduced to the English version of the game, although it is likely that there will be distribution partners that will ship these worldwide.
These sets seem very similar to the Premium Edition mini sets that Bandai released to commemorate the Hyper Colosseum game a few years back. The success of those sets has no doubt played a big part in the design and execution of the Memorial Collections.
If you would like to learn more about the legendary Hyper Colosseum game, head over to our article here.
Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media
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