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Man arrested for forging prized popsicle sticks to win Pokemon cards

SAITAMA - A man was arrested Wednesday in eastern Japan near Tokyo for allegedly forging and sending out dozens of special popsicle sticks to an ice cream manufacturer so they could be redeemed for popular Pokemon cards by the company.

Takashi Ono, 43, is suspected of attempting fraud after he sent 25 fake popsicle sticks in November last year to confectioners Akagi Nyugyo Co in Saitama Prefecture, according to local police.

The company ran a competition between June and July last year in which people could send in rare "lucky" sticks from its popular popsicle brand "Garigarikun" in exchange for Pokemon game cards created for the event.

The limited sticks were engraved with the words "You win a Gari-Pokemon card," which could only be seen after consuming the ice cream.
Akagi Nyugyo contacted the police after receiving multiple "lucky" popsicle sticks from what was believed to be one person, local police said.
The ice cream manufacturer has warned consumers of the possibility that "fake lucky popsicle sticks are being sold" online.
 

Archeops

Trying to find the meaning of Life, no luck so far
Considering the prices some Pokemon TCG cards are going for now (thanks in part due to influencers making Pokemon TCG videos last year) I can't really say I'm that surprised by this, it's extremely difficult to find any sort of sealed product now due to scalpers buying up stock with bots.

That said, the promos this company's giving are... well...
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Yeah, I don't think this one'll go for much outside of Japan. Another promo they're giving away might since it's actually a proper Pokemon card. That said there's no real difference between this one and he regular version found in booster packs.
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Whoever that guy was he certainly deserves the lolcow title.
 

Lapis Lazuli

Tried to use the ocean as a elevator once

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