Yesterday, we saw the announcement of a collaborative Pokémon x Van Gogh exhibit taking place in the Van Gogh Museum, located in Amsterdam. The exhibit has Pokémon artwork in Gogh’s famous style, as well as some lovely merch on sale.
At least, I think so – I saw this on TikTok as I scrolled myself to sleep last night and all my eyes saw were scenes of absolute carnage in the museum’s pop-up gift store. People were clawing at the stand, a crowd of at least four deep just grabbing handfuls of tote bags and Pokémon figures out of each other’s hands with no regard for manners or queueing etiquette.
Just look at this, or from another perspective here – absolute madness. Come now, fellow trainers, we’re better than this. But then, you have to wonder, where is this merch going? I think we all know the answer.