Totally not tubular
Pokemon recently collaborated with Santa Cruz Skateboards to produce a series of skateboard decks with unique Pokemon inspired designs. The catch? You couldn’t choose exactly which design you were interested in. Instead, the skateboard decks were packaged like trading card booster packs, with a random design inside, some of which were much rarer than others.
Of course, these decks sold out minutes after they were made available online, and now the only way to get your hands on them is via eBay and other third party online marketplaces. While the original products cost $110 a piece, current prices are more in the range of $300-$400. For the rarest designs, such as the Gold Foil Charizard, you’ll need to cough up somewhere in the range of $20,000.
There are 15 standard holo foil Pokemon designs, plus five special gold foil edition variants for Eevee, Gyarados, Pikachu, Charizard, and Mimikyu. The rarer the design, the more it’s going to cost you if you’re dying to get your hands on one.
Click here to view the official homepage of the Santa Cruz skateboards for more info. As of now, it doesn’t seem like there are any plans to manufacture more. If you’re not able to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on one via eBay, at least you can get some vicarious pleasure from the many unboxing videos that have cropped up online in the past couple of weeks.