The Mystery of Marnie Has Been Solved
Originally made famous by the Japanese set Shiny Star V, the Full Art Marnie is undoubtedly one of the most valuable Pokemon cards currently on the market. When the English counterpart of this set dropped (Shining Fates), enthusiasts across the world were taken aback when they noticed Marnie was missing. What the heck was going on? Why did they exclude such a popular card?
Most people speculated that Pokemon was distancing the American market from the 'waifu' card phenomenon. Considering the cultural differences in these two countries, this was a plausible theory.
However, we now know the real reason. The Full Art Marnie never made it into Shining Fates because Marnie will be the featured promotional card in an entirely new product called the Marnie Tournament Premium Collection.
That's right. Marnie is getting her own box.
This box will include seven booster packs, four promotional cards, and the standard accessories required to play the game. It remains to be seen which sets will constitute the booster packs. It's likely to be some combination of Shining Fates, Battle Styles, and Chilling Reign.
One has to wonder though: how will this release impact the price of the Japanese Full Art Marnie? When the markets originally learned of Marnie's absence in the Western TCG, the price of the Japanese Marnie skyrocketed. Will the card maintain its value? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
In the mean time, be sure to follow us on Discord so you can be notified when we'll be accepting pre-orders for this new release. This box releases on August 22nd and is expected to be heavily scalped by our competitors. As usual, we'll be offering the lowest price we can for our readers.