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Pokémon Cards No Longer on Sale at Target Because Scalpers Don’t Know How to Act

In breaking “this is why we can’t have nice things” news, Target has announced it will be suspending sales of the Pokémon Trading Card Game as well as certain sports cards. The announcement comes after reports of violent confrontations among scalpers for the products as their value continues to grow.  Social media users first noticed and reported signs in Target’s trading card sections indicating that Pokémon, NFL, MLB, and NBA cards would no longer be in stock beginning on Friday, May 14.  It’s real. No more Pokémon at target. This is insane.— BeardedLuke (@thebeardedluke) May 12, 2021 Similar signs…
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McDonald’s Pokémon Promotion Taken Over by Scalpers and Aggressive Adults

In case you haven’t heard, Pokémon has been experiencing a bit of a mainstream popularity resurgence ahead of the franchise’s 25th anniversary. While no aspect of the brand has “escaped” renewed interest, one of the biggest beneficiaries has been the Pokémon TCG. That being the case, it only makes sense that McDonald’s recently decided to launch a Happy Meal promotion featuring collectible Pokémon cards. The promotion is, on paper, rather simple. Various McDonald’s stores have recently started serving Happy Meals in special Pikachu containers. The container is cute enough, but the real prize is the pack of Pokémon TCG cards…
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How Scalpers Caused PS5 Stock Shortages

The PS5 stock shortage can be attributed to a variety of factors (not the least of which are complications caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic), but when it comes to looking for someone to pin this situation on, there are few villains easier to despise than PS5 scalpers and resellers. @PlayStation and this is why players won’t be using your new consoles this Christmas 👍— Lynch ☘️ (@Lynchontwitch) November 23, 2020 Big thank you to @PlayStation for supporting the SCALPER COMMUNITY during the #ps5 release 🎮🔥— MrHuNTeR (@vMrHuNTeRv) November 21, 2020 It’s easy enough to look at photos…
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