I’ve heard this is in the Tokyo DX Pokémon Center. Luckily I got all of them already, except for the SNAP Photo Contest and the four Art Academy Pikachus.
Almost all Japanese released Pikachus in one place. I’m wondering though, what is that WB stamped English Pikachu doing there at the first row, second column. Every single card displayed is released in Japan. I see some foreign cards, like the French Gotta Magazine Pikachu, English Glossy Promo Pikachu, English CD Promo Base Pikachu, Pikachu World Collection 2010 set, etc. but they are still all released in Japan. All, except for this English WB Promo Pikachu. Is this a variation I don’t know about (Glossy or printed on thinner Japanese paper perhaps)? Was just wondering after seeing this picture. You know me, always trying to discover new Pikachu variations.
Very cool though. Wish I could be there to see it in person. And really jealous about that SNAP Photo Contest and Pikachu Emotions Art Academy cards (and the other three Japanese Art Academy cards I’m missing as well). Also, since they make an additional copy of every card ever made it seems, this also means there are 21 SNAP Photo Contest 1999 Pikachus instead of 20? 20 for the winner, and 1 for the Pokémon company themselves? Not that it matters…
PS: For anyone wondering: some missing Japanese Pikachus in this image are 1st/UED differences, EX stamp differences, Sample cards and errors, and all newer Jumbos.
Japanese sheets are smaller as far as I know. They have only like 30 cards on it. So both options possible. They could have printed a full sheet and kept the spares, but also could have just printed 20 and have the rest of the sheet empty.
Third option is they did a reprint for just this wall and the card has no backside or something.
Sorry to bump this thread. I came across this old post of mine by accident when searching for another post, and saw I mentioned the following:
Since @nine recently posted about this WB stamped Mewtwo variation, I really have the feeling the WB Pikachu must have been released in Japan as well somehow, and might be available on Japanese printing cardboard, just like the WB stamp Mewtwo and Pikachu CD Promo.
So if anyone, mostly people from Japan and @nine in particular, know anything about an English #4 WB Pikachu promo released in Japan, let me know.
PS: I just bought the only English WB Pikachu I could find from Yahoo Japan, so when it arrives I will see if it’s printed on a Japanese stock, or it’s just a US released one being sold on YJ (which I’m kinda expecting, since I also came across a German WB Pikachu on YJ, which was pretty unexpected… ).