Pokemon deck boxes are one of the items that many TCG players in the states love to have and to store their cards in. While in America the past years during the EX series line we got deck boxes for pre-releases but the boxes themselves were not up to the standards of the Japanese ones in the players view. The first few which were Gengar,Zangoose,and Blastoise looked alright but after just a few uses some of them started to loose their stickyness on the cover and were very easy to break in the long run.
The last deck box in America was suppose to get was the Latios and Latias one but due to the delay of shipment America never got them in time for the pre-release. Of course all of them go through the wear and tear phrase depending how the player decides to keep them in. When sets get released in japan they have deck boxes to correspond to the set or the booster pack cover art.
During the ADV set in japan many of the deck boxes that have been released have made us collectors and players paying up towards $20 or more for just one box to store our cards in.The artwork is what most of us players loved because of either our favorite Pokemon like Lugia, Ho-Oh, Mewtwo, Rayquaza or even Mew. Even younger kids who see these deck boxes actually like how they look compared to the ones that sell here in the states.
I really like how Japan does the artwork as time goes on. Even the tournament boxes have a outright look that makes you want to say I really want that box. The limited Pokemon Center boxes that just was released last year got me surprised that they released a red/black Charizard one and a black/purple Espeon & Umbreon one as well. I recently brought the Pokemon Center Tsutarja, Mijumaru and Pokabu deck box as my first time having these and I was really impressed how the color scheme looked. The dividers inside had the cute artwork and the front picture on it which I was interested in since I only though they came with one instead of of 2 but then I realized that this deck box was bigger than the other ones. The word on the top of the box said Pokemon Card Game in all 3 colors of the starters green, red, and blue. On the side it a pattern of the types grass, fire and water on it while the back had the starters in a line. I look forward to seeing more pokemon of the new generation as deck boxes and hope people will see these amazing artwork on the pokemon themselves.