The Movie Collection Launch Kits

The next expansion in the DBZ TCG will be available on June 26th*. Release events for The Movie Collection will receive a special Launch Kit, and the included prizes are better than ever!

All participants in the event will receive P1 Saiyan Intimidation:

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The top players will also have a chance to win P2 Isolation:

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On top of that, each kit will contain an exclusive DBZ TCG Collection Binder! The binders can easily hold all of The Movie Collection cards (and then some), and we’ll start you off by including P21 Krillin’s Destructo Disk.

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The kit will also include two play mats, which can be distributed through various methods (top player, raffle, sportsmanship award, etc):

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Launch events are normally run in the Sealed format, which features one Starter Deck and three booster packs. Rainbow rules are in effect: players may use any MP and Mastery combination, and decks may use cards of any Name, Alignment, and Style.

Alternatively, stores may also use the new Launch Pack format. Each player is required to bring one Starter Deck MP set and one Mastery, though some stores may provide them directly. From there, each player constructs a 60-card deck using eight booster packs. Like Sealed, Rainbow rules are in effect. Stores can add an extra layer of strategy by implementing a draft (or random selection) of MPs and Masteries. Check with your store in advance to discuss preparation for your local format.

Launch Kits are available to any stores that apply/request through their distributors. The kits are in limited supply and extremely high demand, so make sure your local store is in the know. A full list of launch locations will be released later this month.

Leading up to June 26th*, keep your eyes peeled for previews from The Movie Collection. Some of the standout effects will be previewed in the Card of the Week series, and image galleries will be posted at regular intervals. You’ll also be able to see previews on various fan sites, which are linked in the blogroll sidebar.

Be sure to check back this Friday for a full breakdown of dates, prizes, and locations for the upcoming season of Organized Play!

 

*Pending approval times.

21 thoughts on “The Movie Collection Launch Kits

  1. Does the event have to be sealed type event to qualify as a launch event and to receive a launch kit?

    Will there be any other way to obtain a promo Krillin’s Destructo Disk through Panini other than the exclusive binder?

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    • 1) No, although those are our suggested event types.
      2) Depending on remaining stock, we may look to re-release certain promo cards at a much later date.

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  2. “Alternatively, stores may also use the new Launch Pack format. Each player is required to bring one Starter Deck MP set and one Mastery, though some stores may provide them directly. From there, each player constructs a 60-card deck using eight booster packs. Like Sealed, Rainbow rules are in effect. Stores can add an extra layer of strategy by implementing a draft (or random selection) of MPs and Masteries.”

    OK, firstly, I LOVE this, or at least the idea of it. I have a couple of quibbles, however.

    Firstly, a minor thing – why can people only bring Starter Deck MPs? I think adding more variety by letting people use Trunks/Ginyu/Tien/Nail/Raditz/Nappa would be fun.

    Secondly, I’m a little worried that 8 boosters may not be enough to promote choice in deckbuilding. In Sealed, you get 60 SD cards (heh) + 48 booster pack cards. In Launch Pack you will only get 98 cards total, and if my experiences with H&V boosters are anything like what MC1 will be, around 20 of those cards will be unusable-in-a-deck MP levels. In Sealed, you get a guaranteed fully-usable 60 cards from the starter right off the bat, only risking pulling a lot of MPs from the extra boosters. So, overall, Launch Pack will give people considerably fewer cards to work with. I’d say that there are two ways of fixing this, and I’d actually want both to be implemented. #1 – Bump the number of boosters to 10. I seriously doubt anyone would mind the bump in entry fee – as long as it’s not much more than just buying 10 boosters normally. Most people will probably be buying extra boosters anyway. #2 – This may not work at all depending on what their powers are, but I think it might be a good idea to allow the use of the Lv1 MP cards as Allies. They would at least be usable in a deck then.

    Most likely talking way out of my #%$ here, but I wanted to give my thoughts.

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      • Would the current system be any better, though? I figured we’d just see Black Piccolo and Black Krillin. Maybe Orange instead of Black. I thought that if you allowed booster MPs you might at least see the occasional Trunks for his high stages. I may be wrong, though – I do see how Ginyu might dominate in a format where almost everyone will be forced to use a few Allies as a matter of course.

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      • On the subject of Saiyan in Sealed/Launch Pack, is there any chance of the Saiyan and Blue Masteries being changed to refer to Styled cards rather than specifically to Saiyan and Blue cards? I always found it odd that they say that when Orange and Black just say Styled.

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        • While I can’t speak directly to the items you mentioned, we will take a look at any tweaks we can make to future uses of the format.

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  3. I can’t find any locations that have DBZ games or events in Western/Central Massachusetts or Rhode Island. The stores listed on the “Store Locator” don’t have anything scheduled, and don’t even have the product listed on their sites. Can anyone help me find a store or whatever that holds pre-release events?

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  5. So, my local store got their kit in Friday, and they didn’t receive the binder, any copies of isolation, any Saiyan Intimidation, or Krillin’s Destructo Disk. We DID receive Blue Terror and Piccolo’s Special Beam Cannon along with a playmat. While they have absolutely no issue with that, and neither do I (I’m a Blue Tenshinhan player, I’m excited to possibly get a promo Blue Terror!), I just want to know if we got the wrong kit or something, and what we can do to remedy it.

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    • That’s the regular tournament kit and not the at-launch kit. At-launch kits will be shipping out later this week for delivery prior to the 3rd.

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