How popular was Pokemon TCG in your school?

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  1. Extreme Coder
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    Just wondering.. Since you guys seem to mention them a lot, but I haven't had the pleasure of playing them [​IMG] , I rarely saw them at school. (I'm still 14, does that mean I can still play them? [​IMG] )
     
  2. nileyg

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    They were FUXIN HUGE when i was in like 4th grade (like 8 years ago)...
    But it might have just been the school as i have moved several times since then and have yet to see any...
    EDIT: Now that i think about it, my cousins still live there (Michigan) and im pretty sure they still play... but it could just be them [​IMG]
     
  3. fischju_original

    fischju_original I used to be a jerk before i got banned

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    Insanely huge. But my school had way to many fads. Pokemon? Done it. Digimon? Done it. Yu-Gi-Oh? Done it. Beyblades? Done it.
     
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    Yu-Gi-Oh! is very popular here.
    BTW, my 7-yr old brother bought a Pokemon TCG pack today, it reads "Ex Hidden Legends". It has Rhyhorn and Claydol, and two energy cards ( lightning and fire) with some other cards [​IMG] But it only has 9 cards [​IMG]
    /me wants Pokemon TCG game for DS, like the one there was for GBC.
     
  5. Opium

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    Like all fads it was huge then went away. At it's peak about 8 years ago people only went to school to trade pokemon cards, learning was just an afterthought.
     
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    There was a few people playing it (i was one of them XD), and the few of them started playing YuGiOh as soon as it was out here in Italy.

    Now i think that just a few kids of my city still buy pokemon tgc, but mostly for collection.
     
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    haha .. yes when they was 16-18.. but i hated magic and pokemon even back then. hahaah
     
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    ROFLMAO [​IMG]
     
  9. TLSpartan

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    Yugioh was the biggest at my school, closely followed by Digimon.
     
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    The Pokemon TCG packs used to have 11 cards instead of the 9 now. I have no idea why they changed it.

    Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! was freaking huge when I was in middle school. People watched Digimon, but never bought any merchandise really.
     
  11. Jax

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    It was [trump]HUGE[/trump] in my school. I still have my collection neatly organised in a drawer.
     
  12. superrob

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    VERY HUGE!
    And i was one of them who collected them.
    Haha now they only collect dust.
     
  13. Darkforce

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    I had so many cards I used to be called Pokemon kid... >_>;
     
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    Pokemon was pretty big at my elementary school, and Yu-gi-oh! was popular at my middle school during 6th, and to a lesser extent, 7th grade. Nobody really liked Digimon or Beyblades at the schools that I went to.

    I still have tons of Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh! cards, and I buy Pokemong cards occasionally for cellection. I have over 1000 Pokemon cards (I think around 1500 now since I got the 1000 figure about 8 years ago) going through the first to third generations of Pokemon, so I decided to passively try to get 1 card of every Pokemon in those 3 series. I actually need only about 30 cards >_>'
     
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    Pokemon was the most mahuuuuuuusive thing to hit my primary school. Beyblad was the next big thing after it.
     
  16. FAST6191

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    From way back
    Football stickers (made several returns)
    POGs
    Marbles
    Yoyos
    Pokemon (red/blue: I had played it already by the time Europe saw it).
    Last few years I spent my time not paying attention to others (why stand around in the rain with idiots when you can play games in a warm house with your friends) and apparently 15/16 year olds are too cool for everything, GBAs (with mario kart) made an appearance however.

    Then it was university, unless crabs count as a fad there was not much there either.
     
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    I traded a Muk for a Japanese Holographic Mint Articuno and misprint Arbok, just to have them stolen by some little bastard the day before I was going to sell them (estimated to be worth almost four-hundred). Pokemon was so much fun, it just shows how rotten people can be. So yes, everyone had them. [​IMG]
     
  18. chalupa

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    pshhh fad? I just played 6 matches with my older brother yesterday LOL!

    Pokemon got INSANELY huge at my elementary school, They actually had to put no Pokeymans in the school rule book.

    If it wasn't for those darn launchers breaking on me, i would still play BeyBlades. (Driger v/g is magic)
     
  19. shinmai

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    I think I might have already been "too old" at the time, but I do remember that the younger kids were hooked on those things. Little pokemon-junkies running around everywhere *shrug*

    Which they do, btw.
     
  20. mcp2

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    Pokemon Red/Blue made a come back about a month ago in my school.

    I'm Year 10 by the way. We all brought in our GBCs, it was fun...