Online trading card store TCGplayer has announced a new partnership with American DJ and music producer Steve Aoki that will see an estimated $3 million worth of Pokémon merch go up for sale.
Said to be an "incredible curated selection of high-value and graded Pokémon products," the lineup of goods on offer will include a wide range of Pokémon cards from Aoki's personal collection. Fans will also be able to get their hands on exclusive products from Aoki’s personal collection of clothing, memorabilia and records, and hand-filled Mystery Boxes that include things like artist meet-and-greets and concert tickets.
Here's how it'll work:
Aoki and TCGplayer will release periodic waves of individually listed graded Pokémon cards and Mystery Boxes on the TCGplayer marketplace. Throughout the Steve Aoki Vault series, TCGplayer will advertise new products, with drop previews available on Mondays, one day ahead of the products’ live release on Tuesdays.
Wave one will be listed weekly from November 3, 2021, through December 17, 2021, except for the week of November 29, 2021. The second product wave is planned to launch in early 2022.
Aoki says, "My journey into card-collecting was initially about connecting with a new community, as the pandemic made it impossible for me to play shows, tour or be with my fans. As my love for the hobby grew, I started thinking about new ways to bring the products that got me hooked on collecting to a community that has embraced me from the start. This is exactly why I am so excited to partner with TCGplayer, which has given me the opportunity to bring the products I love to an even larger portion of the hobby community."
If you're interested, you can go ahead and check out the Steve Aoki Vault here.