HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — The accepted activated franchise, Pokémon, is adulatory its 25th birthday and McDonald’s is in on the anniversary by including Pokémon toys in a Pickachu Blessed Meal box. Meanwhile, boxes of the toys are popping up on eBay, abrogation admirers apprehensive if they will alike accept a adventitious to aggregate them all.
Pokémon fans, adolescent and old, rushed to the McDonald’s drive-thru on Tuesday to get their easily on a bright chicken Pikachu Blessed Meal, containing a pack of four 25th anniversary edition cards.
Just like any backpack of collectible cards, the ones you get are absolutely random, and bodies are making multiple trips or affairs assorted blessed commons for a adventitious to collect all 50 of the released cards.
Each toy comes with a backpack of cards and added stickers.
McAllen resident, Michael Basaldua made a vlog about his cruise to McDonald’s Tuesday. Recognizing the potential value of the card and Pokémon market, he mentioned he hoped his backpack came with the holographic Pikachu.
“I saw a acquaintance column up on amusing media what they got from the Happy Meal and I was aflame because it brought aback memories from my adolescents. I’m now 34 but still adulation and acknowledge Pokémon and anime shows in general,” said Basaldua.
Basaldua opened his pack of cards in his vlog and while it did not contain the Pikachu agenda he hoped, he was still able to adore his aboriginal Blessed Meal in 25 years.
Naturally, people are already trying to accomplish a accumulation off the cards, selling individual cards and alike boxes unopened packs on eBay.
Individual holographic cards are activity for about the amount as of two Happy Meals, but the sale of entire boxes of unopened cards has abounding adopting an countenance at the attempt of those affairs them.
The boxes, containing 150 packs are activity for anywhere amid $700 and $1,000 USD.
Many took to Cheep to aperture their frustrations about bodies selling these boxes, fearing they may booty abroad the befalling for bodies to aggregate them all.
People online are apperception that bodies are burglary the boxes that are after actuality sold.
KVEO has accomplished out to McDonald’s to acquisition out how bodies are accepting these boxes, we are cat-and-mouse to apprehend back.
Some bodies are claiming the McDonalds they went to has a absolute on how abounding Pokémon toys you can get.
@McDonalds I get actuality at 1030am to buy cafeteria and 10 packs of pokemon cards for my son. After spending about $40 they said they bound to 1 backpack per customer. Ummmm back when? It wasnt like I’m aggravating to buy a case. Smh pic.twitter.com/gTxYauPsHe
While there are no appear shortages or banned in the Rio Grande Valley, Basaldua hopes anybody who wants a backpack of cards can get one. “I would achievement they eventually put a absolute on it,” he said.
The Pokémon cards and boxes are accessible for a bound time and while food last.
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