Japanese stores create clever anti-scalper policies for Pokémon cards, Gundam model kits

Originally published on Sora News by Casey Baseel

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Making sure they end up in the hands of Pokémon Trainers and mobile suit fans, not resellers.

You’d assume that the people buying anime and video game-related merchandise are, well, anime and video game fans. What does the average person want with, say, the newest Pokémon cards or latest Gundam plastic model kit? Unfortunately, though, a number of people buying those kinds of items have no burning desire to catch ‘em all or save humanity from the tyranny of Neo Zeon. Instead, the only thing that sets their heart aflame is cold heard cash, as they’re snatching up

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