Vincent Pontorno

The Weekly Wave

Welcome back to the Weekly Wave! Let’s see what news, updates, and announcements have risen to the surface this week!

Pokémon TCG’s 2024 Illustration Contest is open!

Pokémon has announced that they are accepting entries for their Illustration Contest for 2024, which means it’s time for you to start thinking about some awesome designs for this year’s theme. Pokémon TCG is challenging artists from Japan, the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to create a mesmerizing Pokémon art that “Embodies the theme of Magical Pokémon Moments.” There’s a lot of room for creative freedom in this one.

Just like in previous years, Pokémon wants participants to create a cool card illustration, but they must feature one of the following Pokémon in the art. See what you can do with these:

  • Charizard
  • Pikachu
  • Eevee
  • Feraligatr
  • Flygon
  • Absol
  • Bidoof
  • Melmeta
  • Amped Form Toxtricity
  • Koraidon

  • That’s actually a cool list to work with, and we can’t wait to see what artists from all over the world can come up with. We actually have a few members of our in-house artist team putting together some rough sketches as we speak. Based on what we’ve seen so far, we can tell you right now that this year’s contest is going to be a tight one. 

    As always, there will be cash prizes available for top artists in various categories, and the winning card designs will be given their own promo card for official distribution. The entry period for the contest is already open and will remain so until 5:59 a.m. PST on January 31, 2024. So, you can take your time, but be sure to use it wisely.

    You can get more details about the contest, including rules and dates, via Pokémon’s website. And if you’re ready to submit your card art, you can do so by clicking HERE!

    Good luck, Trainers!

    Enjoy Inked Gaming’s Early Bird Black Friday, Cyber Monday deal!

    Inked Gaming's Early Bird Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal has hit 88 mph and is now live for all of our customers. Like a kid in an arcade, we want to see you reach the next level and add some sweet new pieces to your collection. This Buy 2, Get 1 for 50% OFF offer runs from November 1st to November 15th, so you've got two weeks to score some amazing deals. Just use the code: PLAYER ONE at checkout, and you're good to go.

    Note: Bulk, bundled, previously discounted, and subscription products are not included in this promotion.

    Early Bird Black Friday, Cyber Monday

    This is your chance to get ahead of the holiday shopping frenzy and score some Top Gun goods for yourself and your wingman. Although we've got a bigger sale at the end of the month, this warm-up Early Bird deal is something no gamer should miss, especially if you’re looking for a gift for someone else. Don’t hesitate! Hit the virtual aisles at full throttle and make your purchases before you run OUTATIME!

    Thingamajigs’ Elves have reached our collection!

    This new, enchanting Elves artwork by Thingamajigs invites you to explore a place filled with wonder, magic, and mystery. As timeless guardians of the mystical woods, Thingamajigs’ Elves have the power to give your game the unique look and feel you seek. As you gaze upon this majestic art, you'll find yourself captivated by the intricate details of these elven folk, each figure alive with an air of ancient wisdom and a mischievous glint in their eyes. 

    Check it out!


    Whether you're a seasoned tabletop gamer or simply a lover of all things fantastical, this art brings you closer to a world where magic rules the realm and every roll of the dice is an opportunity for a new, enchanting adventure. So, roll up your sleeves and prepare for a tabletop odyssey like no other! Find Elves printed on our premium products today!

    That’s all for now! Stay tuned for our next edition of The Weekly Wave for more fun stories and updates!


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