Pokémon is turning 25 and as part of this special birthday, The Pokémon Company and McDonalds have come up with a special promotion. Children can look forward to exclusive trading cards in their Happy Meal, at least if they get some, because scalpers were not long in coming even here.
Pokémon: Adults are not considerate
On the occasion of Pokémon’s 25th birthday, selected McDonalds branches in the USA are selling Happy Meals with 50 exclusive trading cards, which can also contain the particularly popular holographic copies. However, these are so popular that the campaign has turned into absolute debacle has developed.
The Happy Meals are bought en masse to get as many cards as possible. Groceries are partially disposed of and the trading cards on platforms such as eBay resold at more exorbitant prices – if they even make it into the branches. Entire packets of trading cards that actually belong in Happy Meals are already in circulation and are being sold separately.
Adults who do not have this option have made it a trend to unpack dozens of Happy Meals online and proudly hold their haul in the camera. Lots Children left and still get nothing.
The Pokémon Company will print more trading cards
The company recently announced this on its official website. With this, they want to absorb the great rush for the Pokémon booster packs. It remains to be seen, however, whether they will succeed in this in the short term and whether it will help against the problem of food waste.
After all, there are a few adults who distribute the food from the Happy Meal to those in need. People are encouraged to follow suit on Twitter.
„I had decided to go to McDonald’s to get some of the new Pokemon Card Packs! Since you couldn’t buy the packs individually, I bought 10 Happy Meals and will distribute the food to the homeless in the area 😁.
If you just want the cards, do the same!„
The hype about Pokémon trading cards has increased in recent years. Individual cards, such as the first edition by Charizard, have changed hands several times for several 100,000 euros. What do you think of the hype? Visit us on Facebook and share your opinion with us in the comments.