The first Hidden Fates products released were these cute pin badge boxes featuring Mew and Mewtwo, which had the promos inside that only contained reprints of the Pokémon as mentioned above from Unbroken Bonds. Not only does this Pokémon from Untold Tales, but also new pins of both figures were also included.
Although many collectors already knew (including myself) which increase in popularity Hidden Fates and the Shiny Vault subset would have, it wasn’t until a day or two after these pin badges had been released that the Hidden Fates craze really took off.
Pin badges were eagerly sought after influential YouTubers pulled the new shiny Pikachu and Charizard-GX cards.
The Fenix Omega 2 Box collectors were appalled at how quickly the boxes sold out after their release just weeks ago. Prices for those that purchased in person or online soon followed suit.
Hidden Fates GX Tins – September 6th, 2019
Luckily Pokémon TCG fans didn’t have to wait too long for their next fix of Hidden Fates. Three booster packs, for a total of five packages, were included in the tins with the thought that they would be opened and shared with friends. The normal-sized Pokémon TCG tin contains alternate art versions of the Hidden Fates seen in Japan.
Once again, they were purchased on-mass by casual and hardcore collectors alike, with many looking for shiny Charizard GLX. As of now, there seems to be a good supply on the shelf locally and online.
Hidden Fates Elite Trainer Box – September 20th, 2019
Following the highly anticipated release of the Hidden Fates Elite Trainer (ETB) box in just a few weeks, you’ll need to be quick that this “must-have” for Pokemon collectors drop in real life at its RRP by next Saturday $50. The ETB appears on eBay and other third-party selling sites for $70 or more preorders already wholly sold out online.
Some people are excited about the ETB because it is considered a fantastic value for booster packs. However, none of this would be possible without sheer luck because these cards are priced so far-fetched.
The largest driver of hype for this card is the English print we’ve been hoping to see ever since Japan got their print in June’s Sky Legend set.
While the set looks fantastic, I want to collect it because Legendary Birds are just great in general. The three-bird theme is seen on other Pokémon games with great success, and I’m excited for Niantic’s pin game to go up in value!
Hidden Fates Poké Ball Collection Boxes – October 4th, 2019
One of the unique items in a series called Hidden Fates is this collection box featuring full art shiny promos of Metagross-GX and Zoroark-GX. Included are also large storage Giant and Ultra Balls to maximize replay potential.
I am a little disappointed that they didn’t make two standard-legal promos for these, but hopefully, we will get more out of this in expanded. Zoroark-GX is still a powerful staple and the expected new Pokémon from Pokemon’s 20th-anniversary card set.
Also, having similar retail price points to the new English Blooms, they contain 10 Hidden Fates booster packs and will be widely available for preorder at reasonable prices online. If you’re still looking for your favorite shiny GX in October, definitely these are two ones to look out for.
Hidden Fates Premium Powers Collection Box – October 18th, 2019
Personally, the Hidden Fates product I am most looking forward to is the Premium Powers 2019 Collection that releases on January 24th. Players will be excited to receive their shiny version of Solgaleo-GX and Lunala-GX in this box, and everyone has been eager for Rayquaza, which has been obtainable from this box since it comes in different forms.
As a player and collector, I was fascinated to see the Solgaleo-GX from the expansion area earlier in the year.
Playing fetch with this card is one of my favorite pastimes, and the value it provides justifies me adding a few packs to my collection.
Hidden Fates has released a product page for their Ultra Premium Collection. While the publicity seems accurate, it’s typical of the high-quality releases they’ve been releasing in previous years. As of now, only Total Cards has listed all the information on their corresponding product page.