Robb Report Singapore
Holographic Charizard Pokémon Card
“This irresistibly cloying Charizard card beckons the observer through magnetic visual qualities that challenge the adequacy of verbal description.” Pfft.
Satoshi Tajiri. He collected bugs as a kid, which is a bit like collecting Pokémon cards. (Catchphrase: Gotta catch ’em all!)
AIM OF THE GAME
Capture a bunch of cutesy wild animals and force them to fight their kin on your behalf.
DID IT REALLY SELL FOR THAT MUCH?
Don’t underestimate the value of Pokémon nostalgia. YouTuber Logan Paul, who recently wore his Charizard card as a necklace during his fight with Floyd Mayweather, has helped make it even more desirable.
WHO THE HECK IS BUYING THIS STUFF?
People like rapper Logic, who spent US$220,000 on one of these cards last year.
The mythical Kanto Region, named for the IRL area in Japan.
Opening in 2022, Pokémon Wonder is a nature walk in Tokyo where visitors try to spot various Pokémon in the forest.