Monday, April 16, 2012

Collecting PokéMon: An Unauthorized Handbook and Price Guide

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Collecting PokéMon: An Unauthorized Handbook and Price Guide


About the Book: Meet an electric mouse and 149 of its closest friends in the volume that introduces you to the world of Pokémon collecting! Hundreds of beautiful color photographs display the hottest Pokémon collectibles produced for the American market today. Topping the list are the cards and characters from the immensely popular Trading Card Game, followed by comics, figures, toys, and electronic games sure to excite every collector. Also included in the text are brief histories of Pokémon's development in Japan and successful export to America in 1998, and of the rise of trading card games in the 1990s. As a bonus, this book explains Pokémon basics to anyone who can't figure out what all the excitement is about! Values are given for the items displayed and listed in the text.

Our Take: My wife and I are both long-time collectors.  We collected Pokemon back in the day from about 1999 to 2001, both USA and Japanese items.  This book was a great starter book for collecting back in the day.  Published in the year 2000, this one focuses mostly on cards, since there wasn't much for other toys out there at the time.  There is some mention of figure packs, plush and video games in the book.  We'd love to see an updated second edition of this one, its long overdue!  In the meantime, this one is a great starter for fans on where the collectibles began in this country.

How to Buy: Amazon.com

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