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It Didn't Take Long - Scalpers Are Reselling Pokemon Oreos For Absurd Amounts

The Pokemon Company | Mondelez International

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Tom Chapman

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17th Sep 2021 14:53

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For those of us who are a certain age, you might remember the maddening Pokemon days when Pokemon cards first infected the playground. There were illicit trades, scalping and even thefts. Although it once looked like the Pokemon craze had died down, those adorable Pocket Monsters are back in a big way to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

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In 2021, we've seen everything from the return of Happy Meal Pokemon Cards to the announcement of Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Barely a corner of the pop culture sphere has remained untouched, and with even food and drinks cashing in on Pikachu and co., Pokemon Oreos are now a thing. The problem is, you might have to pay a pretty penny if you want to catch 'em all. 

What's going on with Pokemon Oreos?

We're sure that in some corners of the world, you can probably pick up an old packet of crisps or Magikarp-themed soda from the '90s, but unless you're an avid collector, is there much point? When it comes to Oreos though, it's unclear what exactly the shelf life of these biscuits are. Also, would you really want to munch down on a stale Jigglypuff that's been sat in the back of a cupboard?

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In honour of the Pokemon anniversary, Oreo has released a special line of Pokemon biscuits, with 16 to collect. As the official site warns though, some will be harder to find than others. It's the tried and tested Pokemon formula that's translated well from the game and ensures we'll throw our real-world money at any collectable promotion. To be honest, it's a devilish scheme that sounds like Team Rocket came up with it.

Buying Pokemon Oreos should be a relatively simple affair, but much like when McDonald's struggled to keep a lid on Pokemad players buying up entire stocks of Pokemon Cards, there are scenes of chaos stateside. Similar to Super Mario 3D All-Stars, PlayStation 5 resales, and the Nintendo Switch OLED, scalpers are already ruining Pokemon Oreos.

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How much are scalpers selling Pokemon Oreos for?

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Packs of Pokemon Oreos are currently being resold on auction sites for $12. This might seem absurd enough when considering the random chances you'll get the Mon you want, but that's nothing compared to people selling individual cookies. 

At the time of writing, you can get the Kanto starters of Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle (with Pikachu chucked in) for $12. At the other end of the spectrum, the low-end of the scale for a single Mew Oreo is $15. The higher-end has sellers asking for an average between $75 and $100 just to own the pink kitty. Unsurprisingly, listings that offer a Mew Oreo for $1,000 aren't getting much interest. That being said, this kind of sale is everywhere. 

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As with all these things though, sensationalist headlines should be taken with a pinch of salt. Most of these actions are filled with watchers, and most Buy it Now listings go unsold. Even if someone is willing to bid $100 (or $1,000) to get Mew, that doesn't mean the auction will actually go through.

Then again, in the strange world of scalping, we wouldn't be totally surprised if someone actually coughed up the (cookie) dough for one of these. You know what they say in the business - that's the way the cookie crumbles. 

 

Check out our Pokemon Legends: Arceus guides here:

Pokemon Legends Arceus Pokedex | Pokemon Legends Arceus map | Pokemon Legends Arceus starters | Pokemon Legends Arceus survey requests | Pokemon Legends Arceus strong and agile styles

 

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Tom Chapman

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26th Oct 2021 22:31

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