The Van Gogh Museum is one of the must-see attractions in Amsterdam. It is an incredible collection of works by one of the greatest artists ever.
In one of the most left-field pieces of cross-promotion ever, The Pokémon Company decided that Van Gogh's Sunflowers needed more Sunflora and Pikachu would look fabulous in a felt hat.
However, since speculators and scalpers ruin everything, the museum will no longer be selling a limited edition Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat Pokémon card in its gift shop after scores of adults, who really should know better, caused scenes that looked like a Black Friday riot at Walmart, when the museum's Pokémon exhibit opened in September, to get their hands on what we should all remind ourselves, is a trading card for a child's game.
The Van Gogh Museum has removed the Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat promo card from the museum due to safety and security concerns https://t.co/eqXL70GJD9 pic.twitter.com/KSbCVW2UKz
— Nintendeal (@Nintendeal) October 13, 2023
As a result of the shoddy behavior, the museum has had to “make the difficult decision” to remove the promo card from its offerings to ensure visitors can enjoy their day “in a safe and enjoyable manner” after a “small group of individuals created an undesirable situation” by tearing through the giftshop like a swarm of locusts.
However, if you want to get your hands on a Pikachu with Felt Hat card from the exhibit, there are plenty on eBay for upwards of $100.
The Pokémon Company announced on X (Twitter forever) that all its merch had sold out shortly after the exhibit opened.
We apologize to all the fans eagerly awaiting our Pokémon Center x Van Gogh Museum release today.
Due to overwhelming demand, all our products from this collection have sold out. We understand this is disappointing to many who were looking to our official email and social media… pic.twitter.com/KM3ZCO1EQZ
— Pokémon (@Pokemon) September 29, 2023
Where To Get the Pikachu With Felt Hat Pokémon Trading Card
However, for those who still want the Van Gogh style Pokémon card and do not want to reward bad behavior,
anyone who spends more than $30 on trading cards at Pokémon Centres in the UK, US, and Canada will soon bag the sought-after art card as a free gift while stocks last and is also set to go on sale at select retailers in the Netherlands next year. Just not at the Van Gogh Museum. Ever. Again.
The Pokémon exhibit at the Van Gogh Museum runs until January 7, 2024.