Sorry should you have been hoping to choose up that restricted version Van Gogh Pikachu Pokemon card, as scalpers have completed what they do greatest and put them up for a whole lot on-line.
Final month, The Pokemon Firm Worldwide introduced that it might be collaborating with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, full with distinctive merch mimicking Van Gogh’s iconic fashion. There was even a particular, restricted version Van Gogh Pikachu buying and selling card proven off that exhibits Pikachu instead of Van Gogh himself, a reference to his portray Self-Portrait with Gray Felt Hat. All sounds good thus far proper! Besides, in fact, scalpers being the form of folks that they’re, have already purchased up all of the merch that was accessible on-line for themselves. Now, if you would like that card, you are going to must fork out at the least 100 kilos, or extra.
Scalpers have shortly posted listings of the cardboard on websites like eBay, the place copies of the cardboard are starting from £105, to £200, to whilst excessive as £700 for a graded version of the cardboard. Different merch like prints, plushies, and deck packing containers are additionally going for means above their retail costs, making this an clearly irritating state of affairs for these wanting to choose something up from the collaboration.
The official Pokemon Twitter account did put out an announcement on account of all the merch being in a short time bought out on-line, although did not make clear if it plans to place in safer measures to take care of the scalpers. “We perceive that is disappointing to many who have been trying to our official e-mail and social media channels for steering on how and when to buy,” reads the assertion. “We’re actively engaged on methods to supply extra ‘Pikachu with Gray Felt Hat’ promo playing cards for followers purchasing at Pokémon Middle sooner or later. Particulars shall be launched at a later date.”
My recommendation is, control the Pokemon social channels if you wish to choose up the cardboard, as a result of it actually is not price laying down a whole lot of kilos for.