Van Gogh Museum and Pokémon Pikachu Card

In honor of the 170th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s birth and the 50th anniversary of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Pokémon Company International and the Van Gogh Museum have joined forces to reinterpret the artist’s iconic paintings.


Don’t miss out on the chance to add a touch of artistic brilliance to your Pokémon Trading Card Game collection with the exclusive Pokémon × Van Gogh Museum Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat promo card!

Available exclusively through participating retailers in the Netherlands, this limited edition promo card is yours as a complimentary gift with any purchase of €29.99 or more on Pokémon TCG products in a single transaction. 

Image Courtesy: Pokemon Center

Pokémon Card - Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat

Embrace the fusion of Pokémon and fine art with this captivating collaboration, featuring Pikachu donning Van Gogh’s iconic Grey Felt Hat, a unique Pokemon x Van Gogh Museum endeavour. 

Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s renowned 1887 masterpiece, “Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat,” the illustration on this card, crafted by the talented Naoyo Kimura, celebrates Van Gogh’s 170th birth anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Grey Felt Hat Promo Card for Van Gogh Museum

Recent reports indicate that the exceptionally rare Pikachu Van Gogh Pokemon card is poised for a re-release in the near future. 

The genesis of this buzz dates back to 2023 when The Pokemon Company unveiled a collaborative project with the Van Gogh Museum, introducing an exclusive promotional card. 

Dubbed “Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat,” this card was originally intended as a complimentary gift for any patron making a purchase at the museum.

Regrettably, the promotion took an unexpected turn as a wave of scalpers descended upon the museum, resulting in chaotic scenes captured and shared across social media platforms, all vying for the Vincent Van Gogh Pikachu card. 

Responding to the turmoil, The Pokemon Company issued an apology for the disruption caused by the promotion, emphasizing the unexpected demand for the Van Gogh Pikachu cards. 

As a precautionary measure for the safety of museum staff and visitors alike, the Pikachu card distribution, specifically the Grey Felt Hat 085 Promo Card, was halted at the museum.

Despite these setbacks, scalpers who managed to obtain the coveted Pokemon card swiftly capitalized on its rarity, listing it for auction online, particularly on eBay. 

Some copies fetched staggering sums, commanding prices exceeding $600 by the close of 2023, notably the Van Gogh Pikachu cards.

Now, recent reports hint at a potential restocking of the elusive card by The Pokemon Company, reigniting anticipation among collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Pokémon × Van Gogh Museum

As per information sourced from Pokebeach, the designated distributor of Pokemon TCG, Asmodee, has reached out to numerous hobby stores, notifying them of an incoming allocation of promotional cards, specifically the Hat 085 Promo Card Pokemon x Van Gogh Museum edition. Each store is slated to receive a batch of 10 cards, including the highly anticipated Grey Felt Hat 085 promo cards. To secure your Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat promo card, simply visit any of the following retailers in the Netherlands starting February 10, 2024:

– Intertoys
– Game Mania
– Top1Toys
– Primera, a proud distributor of the Van Gogh Pikachu collaboration cards.
– Bruna
– Media Markt
– Smyths Toys Superstores
– Toychamp
– Diverse spellenspeciaalzaken

Hurry, as supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. This offer is exclusively available in-store and only while stocks last. Each customer is eligible to receive one card per purchase. Please be informed that the Van Gogh Museum will not be issuing any additional Pikachu with Grey Felt Hat promo cards, making the Grey Felt Hat 085 Promo Cards particularly rare. Capture this unique piece of Pokémon and art fusion before it’s gone!

Author: Rupert Ulrich

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