Archive for February, 2012

From The Vault: Realms Announced

February 29, 2012 Comments off

There is a new From The Vault set in the printing!

From The Vault: Realms will be released on August 31, 2012, and will include 15 ultra-shiny lands, 7 of which will have new artwork. While there is lots of speculation as to which cards will be in this special box set, (The speculation thread on MTG Salvation is up to 17 pages as of this writing) it is safe to say that there will be no reprinting of anything on the Reserve List.

I can’t wait to see this set. I’m really excited. I’ve always enjoyed these premium sets, and this is the one I’ve looked forward to the most.

What do you think will find its way into the vault? Let us know in the comments below!


Grand Prix Baltimore Champion Crowned

February 27, 2012 Comments off

Grand Prix Baltimore has come to a close, a winner has been crowned. Congratulations to Matt Costa!

Matt Costa managed to edge out Dave Shiels for the game 3 win to take home the trophy. In case you missed it, all of the GP Baltimore coverage can be found here.

TJ Collectibles would also like to congratulate Adam Snook on his first Grand Prix Top 8 performance! Snook went undefeated on Day 1.

From all of us at TJ Collectibles, congratulations to all of the New England players. Tom Shea would like to offer his personal congrats to the winner and the Top 8 players:

“Congrats to Matt Costa for winning GP Baltimore! The players from New England dominated this event. All of you should be proud of how well you played!”

Well done all! We look forward to seeing you here at TJ’s again soon!

Pokemon State Championships Begin in March

February 24, 2012 Comments off

Greetings Pokemon Trainers!

It’s nearing time for the Pokemon State Championships, and TJ’s is pleased to be hosting three of the State Championships in New England! Without any further ado, here is the event schedule.

March 10, 2012

New Hampshire State Championships at The Game Castle

123 Nashua Road, Londonderry, NH

Event Begins at 10 am.

RSVP on Facebook!

March 17, 2012

Connecticut State Championships at The Grid Games

52 Purnell Place, Manchester, CT

Event begins at 10:00 am.

RSVP on Facebook!

March 24, 2012

Massachusetts State Championships at TJ Collectibles

160 Main St, Milford, MA

Event begins at 10:00 am

RSVP on Facebook!

All events are Modified Constructed format, and deck lists will be required. These events are FREE to play in, so grab your friends and your favorite deck and head out to your Pokemon State Championship!

For more information, visit our website at

We’ll see you there!

PAX East- Best 3 Days in Gaming

February 15, 2012 Comments off

If you’ve never been to PAX East, you might seriously want to consider attending. PAX East is the best three days in gaming ever to visit the East Coast of the United States. For three whole days, everyone you meet there is a geek, nerd, gamer, or whatever. For three glorious days, you don’t have to explain to someone you’ve just met that this card game called Magic makes up a huge part of your life, or that every Wednesday you turn into a Pixie for three hours while sharing a pizza with friends. PAX is so much more than just another gaming convention, and you really have to see it for yourself. This year’s PAX East will be held at the Boston Convention and Expo Center, April 6-8, 2012.

This year will be my third PAX. When Tom Shea asked me if I wanted to go work at PAX in 2009, I said sure. I’d done several convention type events, and I thought this would be no different. WOW, was I wrong.

PAX East was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. As far as gaming conventions go, I was in instant HEAVEN! We ran non-stop Magic tournaments. We gave away some really cool prizes, ranging from foil uncut sheets, complete sets, X Boxes, iPods, and lots of booster packs! I have also never seen Magic players use up so much Basic Land in the whole of my life!  I had the most wonderful time- I went home so totally excited and already dreaming of next year’s PAX.

Here it is 2012, and once again, TJ Collectibles is preparing to meet the influx of gamers. The Event Schedule is ready. I’ve been getting website events listings prepared, and TJ Collectibles Online is finalizing the planning for the retail booth. PAX East, here we come!

There’s even more exciting news for fans of PAX East. Just today, it has been decided that PAX will come to Boston every year through 2023. Gamers rejoice!

We can’t wait to see all of you at PAX East. Check out the links above, and join us in Boston!

Categories: Magic the Gathering

Brian Kibler wins Pro Tour Honolulu

February 14, 2012 Comments off

After a weekend of intense competition, Brian Kibler has been crowned champion at Pro Tour Dark Ascension in Honolulu. The competition was intense, and after an exciting Top 8, Kibler brought his Wolf Run deck to victory.

If you missed the live coverage of the event, you really ought to go watch it. The final match was one of the most intense I’ve seen in a while. The link to all the Pro Tour coverage and photos can be found here.

TJ Collectibles congratulates Brian Kibler on his win!

TJ’s would also like to give a special congratulations to Matthew Costa! Congrats on your first Pro Tour Top 8 finish!

Categories: News

I Want Your Input!

February 8, 2012 Comments off

Hey Magic Players,

Every now and again, I get a little stuck with my event scheduling. I want to give you all the best events possible, and I want to give you exactly what you want.

I was looking at the next Magic Prerelease weekend. Avacyn Restored looks like it’s going to be a great set with an awesome prerelease weekend. I want to know what YOU want to see on Prerelease Weekend. I’ll give you a few options:

Alternatively, you can also sound off at my email box. If you’d like to add your thoughts, I can be found at


TJ Collectibles to Host MaxPoint Qualifiers

February 1, 2012 Comments off

Want to head out to the MaxPointTM Series Championship
December, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN? Here;s your chance to start earning points in order to get there!

TJ Collectibles is pleased to bring you some weekly TCQ’s for your point-earning pleasure! Come on down and enjoy an evening of fun, friends, and Magic! If you’re looking to earn your way to the big event at the end of the year, come on down and join us for the next few weeks for some good times and great prizes!

TCG Player Max Point Series Bronze TCQ MaxPoint Championship Qualifiers (TCQs) are local events offering players the opportunity to qualify for the $50,000 MaxPoint Championship.

The MaxPointTM Series all leads up to one of the biggest events of the year, the MaxPoint Series Championship!!! The Championship will be held in December 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. To enter the Championship Event, you will need to redeem 20 TCGplayer points. Part of the prize pool of any MaxPoint events are physical point tokens – so start collecting as many as you can!

Players will be able to redeem 20 additional points for a bye (40 points for a 2 round bye.) Players will need to bring the MaxPoint cards with them for entry into the championship event.


Event Dates:

Thu, Feb 9th, 2012 7:00 pm

Thu, Feb 16th, 2012 7:00 pm

Thu, Feb 23rd, 2012 7:00 pm

Thu, Mar 1st, 2012 7:00 pm

Entry fee: $10.00 per player

Prizes: 1st Place – Playmat + 10 Points
2nd Place – Playmat + 5 Points
3rd/4th Place – Playmat + 2 Points
5th-8th Place – 2 Points

Wait a minute… cool playmat? Check out the art by Rob Alexander!


For more information on the TCG Player MaxPoint Series Championship, click here.

Let us know if you’ll be here: RSVP via Facebook!





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