The Pokémon Company apologises for the “disappointment” caused by scalpers buying up all of its Van Gogh items

The Pokémon Company apologises for the "disappointment" caused by scalpers buying up all of its Van Gogh items

The Pokémon Company has apologised to fans after scalpers besieged the Van Gogh Museum earlier this week, buying up most of the Pokémon Center x Van Gogh special edition products and almost immediately selling them for heavily inflated prices on online auction sites.

The Pokémon exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam opened earlier this week, where a load of new Pokemon x Van Gogh merch was available, including a free trading card of a Van Gogh Pikachu designed to look like he was painted by the Dutch master himself.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, though, scalpers were quick to descend on the Van Gogh Museum, leaving many fans disappointed.

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