Hi everyone, I wasn’t sure where to post this topic so please move to the correct forum if necessary
My friend recently went to Japan and bought these Pokemon Champagne Glasses, but couldn’t find any information on their release or where they may have come from. I reckoned this forum would have someone who had an idea or could give a bit of backstory.
Okay lets get to the facts. This is a limited release commemorating the 10th anniversary of the TV series of the Pokemon Show, released during the Advanced Generation (when Pokemon was at its low time).
Either they were a raffled item and a select few only got the item OR It was on sale but for a high price of maybe $50(at the time, I have no idea how much this went for)
Looking online, there isn’t much information other than they were a limited release but it can go for a pretty penny. There is one store looking for this item and is willing to pay 7200 Yen approx. 63 USD. This means that retail to the right buyer may go for… 90 USD (don’t take my word for it)
The maker of this cup is called 東洋佐々木グラス Toyo-Sasaki Glass, and they make some of Japan’s finest cups and glassware:
Judging from there is no “production number” it must be some sort of raffled off item.
Pokemon has had a lot of glasses go under the radar! There was a Charizard glass raffled at a regional tournament years ago that was apparently meant to be produced more, but wasn’t, sort of like the Dragon Frontiers deck box. The organizer was sent three and raffled them off.
I still have my set of black Pokemon Center Charizard mugs from years ago