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U.S. customs snag over 86k counterfeit Pokemon figurines valued at over $600k

Heading to the Pokey
by rawmeatcowboy
19 May 2020
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers recently busted a bit counterfeit Pokemon toy shipment that made its way to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The figurines came from Hong Kong and were being sent to a location in Snyder County, Pennsylvania.

Believe it or not, the shipment contained over 86,000 figurines, which were valued at $603,936. That's an incredible amount of counterfeit toys that you can bet Pokemon Co. and Nintendo are happy to have off the market. U.S. customs also made a point to mention that these items represented a choking hazard, and are often found to contain lead-based paints, so there were safety reasons for yanking the toys as well.