It’s just a cookie. Has the world gone mad? Fans of Pokemon are buying Pokemon-themed Oreo cookies for thousands of dollars. The supply and demand mantra is going bonkers. Fans are literally trying to gobble them all up. I just want to know who the sucker is that dishes out that kind of money for sandwich cookies. This is great PR for the company. Kudos to the person who came with this. There should be a bonus at the end of the year in their stocking.
“Launched earlier this month, the new Oreo x Pokemon collaboration features the brand’s traditional sandwich cookies, this time emblazoned with one of 16 Pokemon (or pocket monsters, for the uninitiated). Each pack includes a random selection of cookies that feature classic characters like Pikachu and Charmander, but also one extremely rare Pokemon: the mythical Mew. And as has long been the case with rare Pokemon cards, the rarest Pokemon cookie of all has become a hot commodity.
An eBay search yields dozens of Mew Oreo cookies for sale, with prices listed everywhere from $50 to $10,000 to $100,000. Some listings promise a “mint condition” cookie; one claims the cookie was only handled with tongs, while others include photos showing the snack tucked safely in a plastic baggie. Judging from the items listed as “sold,” a number of the cookies have gone for as low as a few dollars and for more than $15,000.
There are other collectors trying to turn a profit on full packs of the cookies, and not just on the rare Mew Oreo. While packs of Pokemon Oreos are sold in stores for less than $4, those who miss out on the limited-edition snacks and turn to eBay may find themselves looking at prices of $20 or much, much more. One pack sold for $1,200.” (NPR)