the situation around the trading cards seems wildly out of control. 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.
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“It’s common to have 50 plus people standing in line all day, 6 to 8 hours, waiting to see if they can get one box of cards”