Thursday, May 24, 2012
Crazy about TCG cards
This was supposed to be Wyng's latest craze until we discovered how expensive is this hobby. As collectibles, one card can cost as much as RM5 or even higher. A pack of about 10 can be costing something like RM40 or so depending on demand.
Apparently, there are people who go round scouting these cards as collectibles. As collectibles, the price depends on supply and demand. The rarer it is, the more expensive it will be.
Not just that, these cards can be played and there are certain ways of playing them. We met this guy at Viva who apparently is an avid hobbyist and the owner of the shop which sells an a variety of such cards. We were also told that there are competitions held each year to determine winners of such card game.
Discovering the high cost of such hobby, Wyng's enthusiasm was immediately watered down, much to his dismay and agitation. He had been harping us to take him to Viva to buy these cards.