Golden metallic Pokemon cards. Anyone seen these before?



 
So I found these one day while checking out a Thrift Store and I just went ahead and sprang for all of them that they had at like $2 bucks a pop. I'm glad to own them though cause they look really cool. 
 
Basically, they are like Pokemon cards but they are made of metal and the whole piece is gold colored. Each one has a picture of the Pokemon on front and a description on back, but they aren't related to the TCG, no other info is given outside the typical Pokedex description. They are all from generation one. 
 
As you can see, I have: Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, Togepi (er... okay guess they aren't all 1st gen), Charizard, Pikachu (in a plastic case) and . . . for some odd reason, Poliwhirl (I have two of him and two Jigglypuffs). I haven't actually looked these up online yet, but thought I'd ask here first. 
 
Anyone else own these? Are there more than what I own?
 

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Posted by astrotriforce


 
So I found these one day while checking out a Thrift Store and I just went ahead and sprang for all of them that they had at like $2 bucks a pop. I'm glad to own them though cause they look really cool. 
 
Basically, they are like Pokemon cards but they are made of metal and the whole piece is gold colored. Each one has a picture of the Pokemon on front and a description on back, but they aren't related to the TCG, no other info is given outside the typical Pokedex description. They are all from generation one. 
 
As you can see, I have: Jigglypuff, Mewtwo, Togepi (er... okay guess they aren't all 1st gen), Charizard, Pikachu (in a plastic case) and . . . for some odd reason, Poliwhirl (I have two of him and two Jigglypuffs). I haven't actually looked these up online yet, but thought I'd ask here first. 
 
Anyone else own these? Are there more than what I own?
 

Posted by Lies

They're Burger King toys, I remember them from when I was little. They each came in their own pokeball which had a button you could press to open it, and the card was displayed inside, along with a little certificate of authenticity. I think they only produced one set though, so you probably have most all of them. Think they were made to tie into the first Pokemon movie if I remember correctly.
 
I probably still have mine in a closet somewhere.

Posted by Geno

Whoa awesome. Who would ever sell these to a thrift shop :? Plus if you got them for 2 bucks each I can only imagine the seller that sold them to the thrift shop got like a buck total or something. Anyway nice find. 

Posted by astrotriforce

WOW! 
 
I wasn't expecting that. Very cool. Looks like I'm far from having anything complete though as I'm missing the pokeball and authentication things. but it may be fun to try and track down at least all the cards. 
 
Cool thanks. :)

Posted by HandsomeDead

I have a Charmander and Polliwhirl from Burger King.

Posted by Bucketdeth

Yeah those are Burger King toys, back when the toys were actually cool.

Posted by MyNiceIceLife

Yep, I have a few of them.  No clue where the heck they are though.  Probably in a box downstairs with a bunch of the stuff when I was younger.

Posted by Barrock

I didn't think they were the toys that came with the meals, but things you could buy at Burger King?

Posted by Damien

Yep, from BK.  Came in a cool working pokeball stand and with a certificate of authenticity.  I got a few.

Posted by astrotriforce
@Barrock said:
" I didn't think they were the toys that came with the meals, but things you could buy at Burger King? " 
 
So they WEREN'T Happy Meal Toys but just "toys" you could purchase? I've always been interested to collect some of these fast food toys in the past. This is one I definitely would've jumped on had I had disposable income back then.
Posted by Treythalomew

Oh hell yes. I have a shoebox with 6 of those. Those came out when I was so rampant about Pokemon that I remember going to BK after swimming every night and buying those just to get all of them. I think by the 6th time they actually let me open them up to see if it was one of the ones I had or not. 
 
Now I have to go get that shoebox to see which ones I have.

Posted by sagesebas
@Barrock: I think your right
Edited by FCKSNAP

I had a couple of these when I was younger. I just realized that was like a decade ago, crazy! They were like $4 with the purchase of a value meal, not the kids' meal. 
 
I caught a fart in the Pokeball it came with. It really worked!

Posted by RecSpec

Back in the day Burger King had all 150 pokemon as the kids meal  toys.
 The gold cards were those "2.99 with a value meal" items. 
 
I found the Charizard one in my brothers room when I visited home this summer, pretty neat.

Posted by SkinnyBlue

I have the Pikachu one lying around somewhere, the Pokemon toys from Burger King back then were the best fast food toys ever.
Posted by Detrian

I got Togepi back in the day. Pretty lame, so I didn't care for it even then.

Posted by Treythalomew

I found mine deep in the basement. For some reason I even have two that are unopened. It must be that there was only 6 different ones so I never opened those. Surprisingly all have their pokeballs and authenticity slip.

Posted by eroticfishcake

As everyone says, they are indeed BK toys. Some fucking great toys they are too. I've got about three of them. Wherever they are. Actually, where are they?...

Posted by ajamafalous

I had a few of these. BK "$X.XX with value meal" toys, as almost everyone else has said.

Posted by iam3green

those are pretty cool. i never seen those before. it kind of reminds me of yo-gi-oh on the show. they had a flash back where they were huge stone instead of cards. i use watch that show when i was younger.