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The gold cards came in either a blue or red box, with images of the Pokémon, the card, and the whole set of trading cards. The card is a thick piece of 23 karat gold plated metal in a plastic cover, with a picture on the front and back, and Pokédex data on the back. It also came with a certificate of authenticity signed by the chairman of NOA at the time.
 
The gold cards came in either a blue or red box, with images of the Pokémon, the card, and the whole set of trading cards. The card is a thick piece of 23 karat gold plated metal in a plastic cover, with a picture on the front and back, and Pokédex data on the back. It also came with a certificate of authenticity signed by the chairman of NOA at the time.
 
Both the card and the certificate are contained in a plastic Poké Ball with a shiny red top, with a button for opening and closing.
 
Both the card and the certificate are contained in a plastic Poké Ball with a shiny red top, with a button for opening and closing.

Revision as of 03:07, 4 November 2011

A poster advertising the promotion

The 1999 Burger King Promotional Pokémon toys were a set of toys distributed with Kids Meals at Burger King in 1999. All toys were paired with a trading card, which were made exclusively for this promotion. The toys were used to promote Pokémon: The First Movie. There are 60 toys in total. There were also a set of six 23-karat gold plated cards which came in Poké Balls that were available to buy at the restaurant chain that year. The promotion used the slogan "Gotta Catch 'Em Here!", a parody of the Pokémon slogan "Gotta Catch 'Em All!".

A promotional poster was also distributed at restaurants which had run out of toys (a common occurrence as this was at the height of Pokémon's popularity). The paper "Burger King crown" was also given a Pokémon edition.

Gold cards

All six, in their packaging

The gold cards came in either a blue or red box, with images of the Pokémon, the card, and the whole set of trading cards. The card is a thick piece of 23 karat gold plated metal in a plastic cover, with a picture on the front and back, and Pokédex data on the back. It also came with a certificate of authenticity signed by the chairman of NOA at the time. Both the card and the certificate are contained in a plastic Poké Ball with a shiny red top, with a button for opening and closing.

  • Charizard: Spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. Known to cause forest fires unintentionally. Evolution: CharmanderCharmeleonCharizard
  • Jigglypuff
  • Mewtwo: It was created by a scientist after years of horrific gene splicing and DNA engineering experiments. Evolution: Mewtwo
  • Pikachu
  • Poliwhirl: Capable of living in and out of water. When out of water, it sweats to keep its body slimy. Evolution: PoliwagPoliwhirlPoliwrath
  • Togepi: Information on Togepi unknown at this time!! Evolution: ?

Pokémon Toys

Launchers

Light-ups

Key Chains

Poké Beanbags

Spinners

Squirters

Talking

  • Pikachu A says "Pikachu" when pressed.
  • Pikachu B says "Pika Pika Pika" when pressed.
  • Pikachu C says "Pika-chu" when pressed.

Controversy

That very same year, the toys were recalled. Two infants suffocated to death when half of the outer portion of the Poké Ball covered their mouth and nose cutting off their air supply. [1] This lead to Hasbro putting air holes in their Poké Ball toys.

References

  1. Burger King Announces Toy Recall (retrieved December 21, 2009)
Fast-food chain promotional Pokémon toys
KFC: 1998 (Kids' Mealpurchasable)
Burger King: 1999200020082009
Wendy's: 2003
Subway: 2005
McDonald's: 201120122014
Project Merchandise logo.png This toy article is part of Project Merchandise, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on all Pokémon toys, dolls, books, and collectible merchandise.