Target Has Stopped Selling Pokémon Cards in Stores

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If you’ve gotta catch ’em all, you won’t want to visit Target.


Why? Because As of Friday, Target Will Stop Selling Pokémon Cards in Stores!

Now, you might be wondering why they’d make such a weird change.

I mean, us Pokemon fans just want to get our cards and Pokemon collectibles and go on about our day.

But turns out, some people have to ruin it for everyone.

Target has decided that it’s had enough of the crazy collectors and yes, I mean actual crazy collections.

Target has officially confirmed to Bleeding Cool that it will halt the sales of Pokémon cards throughout the US, starting Friday, May 14th.

Target said it is because of “an abundance of caution” for the safety of both guests and store employees and notes that it will still be selling the cards on its site.

In case you didn’t know, Pokémon cards (and other trading cards) are popular once again causing people to rush to stores to buy them.

However, that has prompted dangerous and crazy scenarios causing retailers to put in precautions to protect customers and their employees.

People have reportedly been opening cereal boxes in stores to steal the included Pokémon cards out of them. And someone in Japan even climbed down a rope to steal almost $9,000 worth of the cardboard cards designed for kids.

Crazy, right?

So, for now, Target will halt sales of Pokemon cards in stores and only sell them online.

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