Thursday, August 05, 2021

U.S. Customs finds disfigured fake Pokémon worth over $ 600,000

True to the motto "snap them all up", the US customs authority in Harrisburg made a really big catch. They found more than 86,000 counterfeit Pokémon toys in a shipload.

These Pokémon toys are absolutely not suitable for children for a variety of reasons. The first and most obvious reason is the sometimes very bizarre-looking grimaces.

The Hong Kong ship brought a total of 86,400 of these unhealthy-looking Pokémon characters to the United States. The figures are fakes, the sale of which is of course illegal. What is astonishing, however, is the estimated value of the goods, which is said to be $ 603,936. That's around seven dollars a child's nightmare.

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In addition to many, the figures are so small that children can easily swallow them, the reports Customs authority. It is also assumed that the figures were painted with lead paints, but this has not been tested.

The figures have been removed from circulation and are now being destroyed.

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