Token shop

Token Shop

Guide to Marvel Snap's Token Shop: What it sells, how it works, the drop rates, and obtaining Collector's Tokens.

The Token Shop is a section of the Marvel Snap shop that offers players to purchase a card that they do not yet own using Collector’s Tokens. In this guide, we break down what it is, how it works, and what you should aim to buy!

What is the Token Shop?

The Token Shop is a section of the Marvel Snap shop that offers players to purchase a card that they do not yet own using Collector’s Tokens. Please note that some of the Token Shop updates have not yet been fully introduced into the game and will be fully relevant when the new patch is released in April.

There are several sections in the Token Shop:

  1. The section where you can pick up one Series 3 card for free once per season (a card changes every reset).
  2. The section for buying Series 4 and Series 5 cards. When a new card is released it will be shown immediately after the first reset. A Series 4 card costs 3,000 Collector’s Tokens and a Series 5 card costs 6,000 Collector’s Tokens.
  3. The section for purchasing Ultimate Variants. Each Ultimate Variant costs 5,000 Collector’s Tokens.
Series 31 free per Season
Series 43000 Tokens
Series 56000 Tokens
Ultimate Variant5000 Tokens

Key points:

  • Players unlock the Token Shop when they reach Collection Level 500.
  • The Token Shop offers cards and Ultimate Variants that the player does not yet own.
  • Cards being offered refresh every 8 hours at 03:00 GMT (daily reset time), 11:00 GMT, and 19:00 GMT.
  • Players can also pin and freeze the Token Shop to lock in their targeted card or Ultimate Variant to obtain later when they acquire more Collector’s Tokens. If you unpin it, it will not change until the next set refresh time.
  • The Token Shop is not designed to be the primary way to earn new cards. The Collector’s Tokens will be hard to come by and a lot of them are required to unlock one card.

More tips on buying cards in the Token Shop can be found in our dedicated guide:

Collector’s Tokens

Collector’s Tokens are the currency used to purchase cards from the Token Shop. They can be obtained from Collector’s Caches, Reserves, and Bundles. More detailed information on their drop rates can be found here:

Token Shop FAQ

1. Will it be possible to obtain Series 4 & 5 cards before completing my Series 3 collection?

You do not need to complete Series 3 in order to access Series 4 & 5 cards.

2. Will players see every card within each Series?

Yes, it rotates until all unowned cards within each Series are shown.

3. Is the Token Shop designed to prevent players being offered the same card multiple times?

Yes, it is set up to rotate through each Series 4 and Series 5 card.
PS — Make sure to pin a card you want, or it could be a while before you see it again!

4. Will players only ever be offered cards you do not have?

Yes, you will only be offered unowned Series 4, & 5 cards, or unowned Ultimate Variants.

5. Can we get a card we have ‘pinned’ in the Token Shop naturally on the Collection Road?

Yes, you can acquire it naturally even when it’s pinned.

6. What Series will new cards be released into?

New cards will enter Series 5 on release and over time be downgraded to Series 4, and potentially downgraded to Series 3 later on.

7. Do we have to check the Token Shop every 8 hours to avoid missing cards?

A card will not count as “seen” unless you log in, so you won’t miss a card. You will only miss the opportunity to have seen an additional card.

More information about Marvel Snap economy can be found in our separate guide:

Ultimate Variants

What should I buy from the Token Shop?

For our recommendations on what cards you should buy, check out our tier lists:

Series 3

Series 4

Series 5


  • March 21, 2023: Major update.
  • December 3, 2022: Added Tier List and FAQ section.

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Kirallas is a huge fan of card games. He used to play Hearthstone and Gwent all the time since day one of their beta.
Now he is in love with Marvel Snap and writes articles about game design, mechanics, and in-game economy of Marvel Snap. Since May 2023, he has been a member of the official Marvel Snap Creator Program.

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  1. For me, the new system fails the most basic test of “is it fun”. It’s a “collectible card game” but without the “collecting”.

    There really should be a PSA on how fast players earn tokens, I have seen some estimates of just 4k for a full month of grinding! I.e. very, very slowly.

    This economy feels like it was designed to punish players that have finished pool 3. Perhaps the devs want all players to have similar collections, so they accelerated pool 3 progress (pity timer from 9 to 7), whilst making pool 4/5 progress incredibly slow (pity timer 40+).

    Maybe it will work out long-term, when cards are downgraded from pool 4 to 3. But current progression, for long-standing players, feels terrible.

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