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What do we buy?

Guide to what we buy here at The Battlegrounds Games & Comics:

We often get asked the question, "What do you guys buy?" Today we have decided to dedicate a news article to help answer that burning question.

 

DVDs and other Digital Media:

When purchasing DVDs and other digital media (Records, CDs, Blu-rays, etc.) there are a choice few types that we look for. T.V. Series and Anime as well as a few choice older rare movies and new releases are the main types of things we are looking for. Due to the rise of services like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Go a large portion of DVDs and other digital media have been reduced to almost negligible prices, and we can't pay any cash on them. Although if have some of the aforementioned types of movies we can and will pay cash for those!

 

Videogames:

With videogames what we can buy opens up slightly. Anything from the newest generation of consoles (Xbox One, Ps4, Nintendo Switch) we will pay cash for as well as most Retro games, (Atari, NES, SNES, Sega, N64, etc.) and any game that has general value. Video Game consoles of the same eras also fall under this category.

Collectibles:


Collectibles can range from Autographs (Must be certified by a Third-party authentication company) to POP! Vinyl Collections to Old Sports Cards (Rookie Cards or anything before 1980, some exceptions may apply. e.g. Ken Griffey Jr. Rookie Card) and everything in between. It is hard to nail down an exact list in this category as it is just so broad. Anything pop culture related or vintage collectible memoriabilia falls into this category.

 

Comics:

As far as comics go we buy anything from the Golden, Silver, and Bronze Ages. We also will buy any Modern KEY issues. (First appearances, Pivotal Story Moments, Character Deaths, etc.) Collections of all sizes are welcome! Whether it is a single long box, or one hundred we are interested! We are currently not purchasing what we would call "bulk" comics; which is defined as mostly modern comics which do not have important story elements to them. 

 

 

Vintage Toys:

Vintage toys of all kinds are things we are interested in. G.I. Joe, Power Rangers, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-man, Star Wars, Marvel Super Heroes, D.C. Super Heroes, Jurassic Park, and many more things fall under this category.

 

Cards:

We will buy Magic, Pokemon, and Yugioh. Collections or individual cards. No collection is too small or too large, we will buy it all! As far as other TCGs go they may be subject to a store credit only policy depending on the game. We are even interested in all bulk from Magic, Pokemon, and Yugioh. These will be purchased by the thousand at a flat price. 

 

 

 

We hope this small guide can help you in determining what in your collection we would be interested in buying!

 

If you are interested in selling your collection or would like an appraisal on your collection please contact us by either calling the store (706-259-9704) or messaging us on Facebook to setup an appointment with one of our buyers on staff. 

 

 

Note: This list is not Comprehensive or Exhaustive. There may be certain things that were not listed here or that we do not normally buy that are subject to change!


 


MTG Ban List Update

MTG Banned & Restricted List Update

 

As of this morning Gitaxian Probe and Deathrite Shaman have been BANNED in Legacy Format Magic. Effective July, 6, 2018. With the departure of these cards we are likely to see a rise of new and diverse decks in the Legacy format.


Gitaxian Probe has previously been banned in Modern but has not been banned in Legacy as well. To put it simply "free" casting cost cards that give you information and let you draw a card are just a little too good in a format where your hand structure is so important. Both Grixis Delver and ANT rely heavily on this card to assure that they can get enough cards in the graveyard for Delving purposes or to make sure that they can safely combo off. This ban should help the overall health of Legacy and help shake the meta up.

 

Deathrite shaman was an oppresive card for many decks that worked out of the graveyard and was an auto include in some of the top decks in the format. We may now see the resurgence of Reanimator and maybe even Dredge with the ban. While being oppresive as a card it was also very cheap at just one mana to cast and only one mana to activate two of its three abilities this card has proven to be very powerful and influential on the Legacy format.

With this ban you may have a few deck ideas popping into your head. Don't forget to stop by The Battlegrounds and we can make sure your deck is up to snuff when you take it into a tournament!

Core Set 2019 Pre-Release Primer

Core Set 2019 Pre-Release Primer

 

With the upcoming release of Core Set 2019 Magic returns to its original rotation and release schedule of a core set and then three themed sets. They have hit the ground running with M19 by printing a ton of very competitive cards as well as reprinting some powerful cards from Magic's past. With cards like Omniscience, Crucible of Worlds, and Scapeshift returning this set of Magic is shaping up to be one of the most influental on the Standard Meta. Here a few cards to keep an eye on when you're crafting your sealed deck next week.

 

 

As per-usual there is a cycle of Planeswalkers from this core set all based around the 5 main colors. Within the limited format they will be incredibly powerful and if you are lucky enough to get one your opponents will have a difficult time finding an answer for them before you can over take them and win the game! Along side the Planeswalkers there are also quite a few powerful Creature cards in this set. Demon of Catasrophes is a powerhouse even in the consturcted environment. At just 4 mana and only needing to sacrifice 1 creature to play him keep an eye out for this rare it will definitley be seeing play in the next standard format.

 

As always The Battlegrounds is hosting its Pre-release weekend coming up in just a week and a half. With 4 chances to play (Midnight following FNM, Saturday at 12 and 4 P.M., and Sunday at 12 P.M.) There are plenty of ways to get in on this amazing new set! Don't forget if you register early before 6/3/2018 you will receive 5 dollars off your entry fee. For all the info on the Pre-release weekend check out our events on our Facebook page.

 

We hope to see you all this Pre-release weekend!

 

We're back from Heroescon!

The Battlegrounds is back!

After a very long and busy weekend at Heroescon we have returned! As always we had an absolute blast setting up a booth and getting to meet new people and see the beautiful city of Charlotte. This weekend we took a literal TON of comic books with us in anticipation for a huge show and it was just that! On Saturday alone over 100,000 people came through the convention floor. We are more than happy with how we did at the show and look forward to heading there again in a years time!

 

Some of the hot titles that were the buzz of our booth this year were Amazing Spider-man 129 and 300. Some key issues in the ASM run. 

 

Though we sell many different things in our store comics have always been a big passion of ours and its something we love to deal in. So make sure to stop by today and check out our HUGE inventory of new and old comic books that can suit the needs of a newcomer or a veteran collector. We hope to see you soon!

The Battlegrounds goes to Heroescon!

 

Heroescon 2018:

The Battlegrounds is on its way to Heroescon for the third year! We always have a blast when we go and this year shouldn't be any different. With tons of artists and special guests as well as a cosplay competition and more vendors than you can shake a stick at this will be THE place to be if you love comics!

 

HEROES CONVENTION was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte's Heroes Aren't Hard To Find comics shop. Since then the convention has become famous for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere, where fans can mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Boasting an incredible guest list built mainly on reputation and goodwill, HeroesCon is known nationwide as a "must" on the summer schedule, drawing fans, exhibitors, and creators from every region of the country to the Charlotte Convention Center.

 

Also if you happen to be a local from Dalton in the area when we are up there stop by our booths and let us know you came by and you'll receive 20% off your purchase! (One per customer, only valid AT Heroescon!) 

 

So if you can make it up there stop by and check out the BEST comic convention in the country!

Battlebond Release Primer

Battlebond Release Primer

This Friday Battlebond releases and we couldn't be more excited! This set looks like one of the best Wizards of the Coast has released in years. With crazy reprints and awesome new cards with new mechanics this set has all the makings to be one of the hottest sets this year!

 

With cards like Doubling Season, Land Tax, and True-name Nemesis this set is a Commander player's dream and with Two-headed giant being the focus of the set there are plenty of brand new cards that will breathe new life into the format while adding a ton of options for other formats. 

 

Check out the alternate art on these reprints!

 

This set also focuses on "Partner Cards" a relativley new mechanic. Here are the Planeswalker partners Will and Rowan Kenrith.

 

(Mention this duo at checkout to receive 10% off your MTG order! One per customer, valid thru 6/11/18)

The Partner mechanic allows you to search up and put into your hand the partner of the card you played allowing for some very interesting interactions. Also when you are cracking your packs if you open a card with Partner on it you are GUARANTEED to receive the other partner card. So if you happen to open one of the Planeswalkers above you will get both of them in the same pack! Now thats value! 

 

We will be hosting Battlebond Launch events on both Saturday and Sunday this week so make sure to stop by our events page on Facebook to get all the info! We hope to see all of you there this weekend for the launch of this awesome new set!

 

 

Guild Ball at The Battlegrounds

What is Guild Ball?

To put it simply Guild Ball is medieval mob soccer with weapons. Two teams of six miniature models face off in a game of soccer. The catch is you can attack your opponents in addition to trying to block them from making goals. Whoever gets to twelve victory points first is declared the winner. Goals award four points while take-outs on your opponents models will net you two points each. The game of Guild Ball is a mix of trying to out position your opponent while maintaining your own resources and leverage on the field.

 

The "Guild" in Guild Ball

There are eleven Major League guilds.

Alchemists - Blacksmiths - Brewers - Butchers - Engineers - Farmers - Fishermen - Hunters - Masons - Morticians - Union

As well as four Minor League guilds. (With more coming in the future!)

Ratcatchers - Falconeers - Navigators - Solthecians

Each guild has its own strengths and weaknesses and many different paths to victory.

 

Here is a sample model and card from the Brewers Guild. Veteran Decimate:

(Mention this Model at checkout and receive 10% off your Guild Ball purchase! One per customer valid thru 6/4/18)


With so many different guilds and models and ways to play there is something for everyone in this fast paced table top sports brawl! So stop by on Thursday nights at 6 P.M. to see what its all about!





Star Wars Legion

 

Warfare is an inescapable part of the Star Wars universe, from the blow dealt to the Rebel Alliance in the Battle of Hoth to a few Rebel strike teams taking on a legion of stormtroopers stationed on Endor. Seize your chance to get your boots on the ground and lead your troops to victory with Star Wars™: Legion, a miniatures game of thrilling infantry battles in the Star Wars universe!

Star Wars: Legion invites you to join the unsung battles of the Galactic Civil War as the commander of a unique army filled with troopers, powerful ground or repulsor vehicles, and iconic characters like Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker. While innovative mechanics simulate the fog of war and the chaos of battle, the unpainted, easily assembled miniatures give you a canvas to create the Star Wars army you’ve always wanted to lead into battle—whether you fight for the monolithic, oppressive Galactic Empire or the ragtag Rebel Alliance.

Star Wars: Legion has plenty of models to craft your perfect army. Here is the menacing AT-ST vehicle unit for the Galactic Empire.

(Mention this unit at Checkout and receive 10% off your Star Wars Legion purchase! One per Customer, valid thru 5/27/18)

So come on in and check out this really cool new game here at The Battlegrounds! We will be hosting Organized Play in the near future and would love to have a big community for this game! If you have any questions regarding the game feel free to stop by and ask one of our very quallified employees. 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Flames of Destruction

Yu-Gi-Oh! Flames of Destruction

The newest set in Yu-Gi-Oh! features 80 different cards and 2 new archetypes!

 

Elementsaber is an Archetype of Warrior monsters that debuted with Flames of Destruction it is a Sub-Archetype of the "Saber" Archetype and is closely related to the "Elemental Lords". Here is a sample card, Elementsaber Molehu!

 

 

Knightmare is the second archetype to debut in Flames of Destruction. The archetype is related to, and supported by, the "World Legacy" archetype and is focused on Link summons and being co-linked. Here is a sample card Knightmare Gryphon!

(Mention this card at checkout to receive 10% off your Yu-Gi-Oh! purchase! One per Customer. Valid thru 5/20/2018.)

 

 

This set is shaping up to be one of the coolest sets Yu-Gi-Oh! has released in some time. Stop by and get yours before it runs out!

 

Pokemon Forbidden Light

Pokemon Forbidden Light now available!

Here at The Battlegrounds we host Pokemon Tournaments on Sundays at 12 P.M. we also have Pokemon free play on Monday afternoons at 3 P.M. Make sure to stop by and check out this great game! Perfect for kids with a friendly yet competitive environment. If you have any further questions ask one of our helpful staff and they can get you all the information you need!

 

Forbidden Light contains 146 cards.

 

The two release theme decks are Tropical Takedown(Grass) and Twilight Rogue(Fightning/Psychic)


 

 

 

As always there are a ton of new cards in this set! Including this card:

(Mention this card at checkout to receive 10% off your pokemon purchase! Some exclusions may apply, 1 Per Customer)

 

Make sure to check out all of the other awesome cards in this set! You can find all of them in the pokemon singles category above. 

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