So really... what
is Vending? Here are the facts:
??? in the US, at least 108 in Japan.
Since this wasn't a set-set like Jungle and Fossil were,
we're not sure how many exactly were part of Vending. We
do know that the cards were actually sold in vending
machines sheets of 3 (2 commons, 1 uncommon). There were
three print runs of these vending sheets, Red, Blue, and
Green, each run having 36 cards in them, which is a total of
108 cards. There was also a single sheet of 3 rare cards, so
it totals up to about 111 cards. But since it wasn't part of
the Red, Blue, or Green sets, it really doesn't
Order: 4th set in the Japan, ??? in
Date: Before June 1999 in Japan, ???
in the US.
Since it hasn't been released in English, it doesn't
apply (yet) to DCI Block format.
Chances are, when this set is released in
English, they won't be sold in vending machines. Why?
Not cost effective, and much to expensive to maintain. It
would be a different thing if that's all what Wizards did,
but they don't do vending machines. Which is a good thing
because most likely the sheets of 3 cards would cost $1 to
get, and $3 for 9 cards isn't worth it (over say $2.50 for
This set is commonly refered to as "Vending" due to the fact that it was sold in vending
machines in Japan. However that's not its official name.
A number of Vending cards have already
been released in English. The following were originally in
Promo Pikachu #4
Promo Mewtwo #12
Promo Pikachu #27
Master Ball (from Gym Challenge)
Max Revive (from Gym Challenge)
Promo Magmar #44
Promo Scyther #45
Promo Electabuzz #46
Promo Articuno #48
The symbol for Vending is a Poké Ball.