Dec 02

Our Pokemon Selection Has Been Revamped!

We’ve been quite busy here at The Fantastic Store this week! From rearranging and restocking our Pokemon Display Cases to bringing in the hottest new releases, we’re happy to say that we’re ready for the weekend! Check out some of the major changes that you’ll see in-store below:

We’ve just replenished our stock of EXs!  You want ’em? We’ve got ’em.

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Are you into some of the older Pokemon TCG sets? We now have a display case fully devoted to them!

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Looking for the new Snorlax GX Collection Box? How about the Meloetta Mythical Collection Box? Good news – we’ve got a ton of each product in stock!

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Now that November has come and gone, our popular Roaring Skies sale has sadly ended. While that may be sad to hear, we’ve got some good news – we’re blowing out our Roaring Skies inventory for just $5.11/pack while supplies last!

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So come on in this weekend and check it out for yourself!

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Dec 01

Week 2 of Standard Showdown is This Saturday!

After a successful Standard Showdown kick-off event last week,we’re ready to do it even bigger and better this time around – come join us this Saturday for some Standard action!

Dates: November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th, December 17th
Event Start: 11:00am
Entry Fee: $10/Player
Prizes: Prizes will be distributed to the top finishers and is based on attendance.

– Every player that shows up will get a 3-Card Promo Pack containing 1 Foil and 2 Non-Foil Rare/Mythic Rare. 1:33 packs have a Masterpiece or Expedition!
– Cards are drawn from Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, and Kaladesh,
– Each event will have a cap of 16 players; we encourage pre-registering here in-store should you plan on making it out to each event!

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Dec 01

Magic: The Gathering Holiday Buy-A-Box Promotion – Live Now!

It’s that time of year again – we’ve got the Magic: The Gathering Holiday Buy-a-Box Promotion happening from now through the end of the month!
 
When you purchase any booster box of a set that’s currently in the Standard Format, you’ll get a FREE Buy-a-Box promotional pack containing 1 Foil and 2 Non-Foil Rare/Mythic Rare. 1:33 packs have a Masterpiece or Expedition! Cards are drawn from Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, and Kaladesh,
Booster boxes that apply for this deal:
– Oath of the Gatewatch
– Battle for Zendikar
– Shadows Over Innistrad
– Eldritch Moon
– Kaladesh
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Combine this promotional deal with some of the lowest prices on MTG Booster Boxes around and you’ve got yourself a sweet deal!

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Dec 01

New & Improved eBay Auctions: Now Mobile-Optimized!

Have you checked out some of our eBay auctions recently? If so, you might have noticed some pretty slick changes.

First of all, our eBay store is now fully optimized for the mobile experience! That means you can shop from virtually anywhere without sacrificing your shopping experience. Along with those changes, you’ll also find scans of each card listed on our store – both front and back! Check out the images below for a better look at what you can expect to see:

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Front Scan

Back Scan

 We hope that this new upgrade to our eBay store enhances your user experience – we’re excited to hear about what you think about the upgrades!

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Nov 30

The Fantastic Hits of the Week (So Far)!

The weather’s getting colder and colder as we get closer to the winter months. We’ve got just what you need to stay warm – a little bit of HOT FIYA and some sweet hits! Check out what some customers were able to pull from boxes in-store this week:

Ezekiel Elliot RC Auto /288 – 2016 Infinity

Babe Ruth Black Galactic Defractor 1/1 – 2016 High Tek Baseball

 

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Dak Prescott RC Auto /25 – 2016 Classics Football

Come in this week and get you some hot fiya!

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Nov 28

What’s Coming To The Fantastic Store This Week (11/28-12/2)

Now that the Holiday Season is in full-swing, check out some of the big new releases that you should expect to see here at The Fantastic Store this week:

November 29th, 2016

2016 Topps World Series Chicago Cubs Champ Box Set – 11/29

November 30th, 2016

2016 UFC Museum Collection – 11/30

2016 Panini Donruss Signature Series Football – 11/30

December 1st, 2016

Pokemon Meloetta Mythical Collection Box – 12/1

December 2nd, 2016

2016/17 Panini Court Kings Basketball – 12/2

As always, please understand that it takes one business day between the release date and when we receive the item from our warehouse! Feel free to call us before coming in to confirm availability.

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Nov 27

The Fantastic Melee Weekly #5 is Happening Tuesday Starting @ 3:00

We’re off to a pretty good start with these Melee events, but we’re working to make them even better! Take a look below at some new things we’re trying out this week – we hope to see you here:

  • Starting this week, we’ll be opening our doors for the event room starting at 3:00pm! This will allow players to show up early in case they want to avoid the traffic at rush hour.
  • To commemorate our 5th Melee event, we’ll be granting FREE Venue Fee for all of our first-time competitors.

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Event Information
Venue Fee – $5
Tournament Fee – $5/game

Payouts
<= 16 players
1st – 60%
2nd – 30%
3rd – 10%

<= 64 players
1st – 50%
2nd – 25%
3rd – 15%
4th – 10%

> 64 players
1st – 48%
2nd – 24%
3rd – 12%
4th – 8%
5th – 4% each

Schedule

6:00 PM – Doors open, registration open.
7:20 PM – Registration ends. Tournament bracket is created and seeded.
7:30 PM – Tournament begins.
~11:00PM – Tournament finish, and venue closes.

**Important note: The venue will be closing immediately as the tournament ends. Because of this, we will ask that everyone halts friendlies and begins packing up when we reach Grand Finals. Thank you for your cooperation!

Stream
http://www.twitch.tv/DCeSportsLANs
The stream will go live shortly before the event begins. VoDs will be available shortly after the event is over on our YouTube channel.

Rules

Tournament
– Singles (1v1) double-elimination tournament.
– Each tournament set will be Best of 3 (with the exception of Grand Finals if it begins before 10:30PM, at which point both potential sets are Best of 5).

General
– This is a BYOC (bring your own controller) event
– No Wireless Controllers/Joysticks
– Equipment malfunctions that pause/reset matches may result in game/match losses at the discretion of the tournament director

Conduct
– There will be no smoking OR vaping in the tournament area.
– Cheating will not be tolerated – any sign of cheating will result in forfeit from the tournament.
– Fighting will result in ejection from the tournament area and a lifetime ban from this and future D.C eSports events.

Gameplay
– 4 stocks, 8 minutes.
– Items are set to “off” and “none”
– Wobbling is legal. Infinites must end at 300%, otherwise it becomes stalling.
– Stalling is banned.
– Coaching mid-match is banned.
– You cannot re-select a stage you have won on as a counterpick.
– You can switch controller ports on your counterpick only.
Controller ports will be decided by players. If there is a conflict, a game of RPS should settle the dispute.
– Neutral Spawn Points: Players may elect to use neutral spawn points to decide controller ports for the first match in case of any disputes.
– If a player pauses in the middle of a game (unless by request of a TO), that player must lose his/her current stock.
– A match ending in simultaneous death does not go to the initiator. If the result is sudden death from this, use the normal tiebreaking rules (below) to determine the winner. Otherwise use who the game declared the winner.
– If the timer runs out, the winner is determined first by stock, then by percentage. If there is a tie in both stock and percentage, then follow the tie-breaking procedures outlined below.

Tie-breaking Procedure
– In the event of a tie game (stock and percentages are equal when the clock runs out, or a simultaneous K.O happens that is not resolved by the game), a 1 stock, 3 minute game will be played.
– If this match results in another tie, a 1 stock, no time limit game will be played to determine the winner.

Stage List (1 ban in best of 3, no bans in best of 5)

Starters
Battlefield
Final Destination
Yoshi’s Story
Fountain of Dreams
Dream Land 64
Counterpicks
Pokemon Stadium

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Nov 23

Black Friday Sales: Revealed!

Black Friday is one of the biggest retail-holidays of the year and we’re breaking out all of the deals you’ve been waiting for! Whether you’re into Magic, Pokemon, or pretty much any sport, we’ve got something for you. Check out what we’ll have going on this weekend!

For starters, everyone who stops by on Friday will receive a FREE Panini Black Friday Pack* from our friends at Panini.

Customers who purchase any of the Panini products listed below will receive additional Panini Black Friday Packs*

Football

16 Prizm Jumbo – $90/Box; 2 Black Friday Packs
14 Limited – $30/Box; 1 Black Friday Pack
16 Classics – $30/Box; 1 Black Friday Pack
14 Turkey Red (does not qualify for the free Panini Black Friday Pack): $12 with the purchase of any box
Basketball
15-16 Luxe – $80/Box; 2 Black Friday Packs
13-14 Elite – $30/Box; 1 Black Friday Pack
12-13 Limited – $43/Box; 1 Black Friday Pack
Baseball
15 Prizm – $30/Box; 1 Black Friday Pack
14 Elite Extra Edition – $30/Box; 1 Black Friday Pack
Hockey
13-14 Contenders – $50/Box; 1 Black Friday Pack
13-14 Dominion – $130/Box; 3 Black Friday Packs
13-14 Crown Royale – $33/Box; 1 Black Friday Pack
Other
14 Prizm World Cup; $100; 2 Black Friday Packs
15 Star Wars High Tek – $70/Box; 2 Black Friday Packs
16 Star Wars Masterwork – $150/Box; 3 Black Friday Packs
16 Prizm Racing – $50/Box; 2 Black Friday Packs
  • Customers can still purchase any other current Panini products to earn additional Panini Black Friday Packs – 1 pack per $100 spent.
  • Stop in on Small Business Saturday and receive a UD Winter Pack*, courtesy of Upper Deck.

20% of ALL Sports Singles**

  • We’ll be taking an 20% off the sticker prices for all of the Sports Singles in our display cases, $5 Boxes, and 50 Cent Boxes this weekend.

10% of all Pokemon/Magic Singles**

  • We’ll be taking an 10% off the current prices of both Pokemon and Magic Singles in our Display Cases and Binders.
  • To qualify for this special, ALL Magic purchases will need to be picked up and paid for IN-STORE.

$10 for 4 Booster Packs for Pokemon & Magic

  • For all packs that were originally priced at $3, you can get 4 packs for just $10 this weekend here at The Fantastic Store!

$4.11 for Roaring Skies Booster Packs

  • We will have a fresh restock of Roaring Skies packs ready for you this weekend – chase some of the hottest cards in the game for just $4.11 per pack!

Now that you’ve seen some of our deals, here are some key points that you should note before coming in this weekend:

  • We will be re-pricing ALL of our inventory on Wednesday evening to reflect the most accurate, up-to-date prices. With this said, we will NOT be price-matching the Blowout Cards website on Friday and Saturday.
  • We will not be processing any Pokemon Bulk Trade-In Submissions or buying any Pokemon Cards this weekend due to the anticipated rush of customers; we’ll be accepting submissions again starting on Tuesday, November 29th.

*While Supplies Last
**Sale Prices Only Qualify For In-Store Purchases

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We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with their families – we’ll catch you on Black Friday starting at 11:00am

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Nov 23

Standard Showdown Kicks Off This Saturday!

Remember: our Standard Showdown event kicks off this Saturday! What better way to spend your Thanksgiving Weekend than with your friends at The Fantastic Store playing some Standard? We can’t think of one.

Dates: November 26th, December 3rd, December 10th, December 17th
Event Start: 11:00am
Entry Fee: $10/Player
Prizes: Prizes will be distributed to the top finishers and is based on attendance.

– Every player that shows up will get a 3-Card Promo Pack containing 1 Foil and 2 Non-Foil Rare/Mythic Rare. 1:33 packs have a Masterpiece or Expedition!
– Cards are drawn from Battle for Zendikar, Oath of the Gatewatch, Shadows over Innistrad, Eldritch Moon, and Kaladesh,
– Each event will have a cap of 16 players; we encourage pre-registering here in-store should you plan on making it out to each event!

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Nov 22

Black Friday Specials at The Fantastic Store!

With just a few days left until the biggest shopping day of the year, we’re getting ready to roll out our huge Black Friday Specials here at The Fantastic Store! Be on the lookout for various announcements over the next 48 hours regarding these specials.

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They’re going to be, dare we say…fantastic!

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