This’ll be another short-and-sweet post, but I thought I’d share just a few things…

First off, I’m trying once again to get my Facebook presence up and running! This time you can find my Facebook account at @nick15pokemon … I’ll try to post there as often as I can, but now that I have Twitter, Instagram AND Facebook to worry about… I wonder if I can do it! … Frankly, how do these kids do it?

Secondly, I FINALLY broke my seven day McDonalds Green #4 promo pack streak! That is to say, for the last week, all of the McDonald’s I’ve been going to have been giving me the same Green #4 packs. Which was kinda weird that I got the same packs across multiple McDonald’s like that, but whatever. Frankly I’m just grateful that I was still able to get McDonald’s packs regardless, so no complaints here! With that said, I managed to break my combo with the Red #3 pack, which was the last of the four packs I needed, so I updated the McDonald’s Pokémon Promos page with a ton more info. Go check it out!

Finally, I encountered my FIRST abberation in the McDonald’s Pokémon TCG pack card placements! As a reminder: each pack of McDonald’s Pokémon TCG cards seem to place certain cards in a certain slot. For example, in just about EVERY pack I’ve opened—which is 23 so far—after the holo card in each pack, Charmander has ALWAYS been appearing in the first slot, Chikorita in the second, and Oshawott in the third. Like, if I get them in a pack, they have ALWAYS been in those positions. I thought that was kinda weird, and across 23 packs and nearly every single Pokémon in the set, this has basically always held true…

…UNTIL TODAY!

Somehow, Cyndaquil and Sobble—which have otherwise appeared in the second/middle position in previous packs—appeared in the first position instead! But what’s strange about this is that:

  • both cards were previously seen in the second position, but now appeared in the first
  • the cards which were in the second position instead were also cards which ALWAYS appeared in the second position—Fennekin especially, just look at how many of them I have! NINE!
  • they also happened to have occurred today, in these two packs, for the first time at once

Personally I think this is simply a packing error, which I’ve noticed has happened from time to time back when I did my Print Run analysis. The fact that the abberation in those two packs were so similar to one another and happened so close like this leads me to believe that there was some issue at the printing and/or packing stage, and somehow these cards fell out of sync.

I’m gonna be doing more research as always, until I can’t do it anymore… and so hopefully my overall hypothesis remains true regardless. We’ll see! (FOR THE LOVE OF GOD THO… GIMME THAT SNIVY!!!)

OK, that’s all I have to share at the moment. Go away now.