Golden metallic Pokemon cards. Anyone seen these before? (This topic is over 7 years old)

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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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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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#2  Edited 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.

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#3  Edited 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. 

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#4  Edited 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. :)

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#5  Edited By HandsomeDead

I have a Charmander and Polliwhirl from Burger King.

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

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#7  Edited 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.

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#8  Edited By Barrock

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

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#9  Edited By Damien

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

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#10  Edited 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.
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#11  Edited 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.

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#12  Edited By sagesebas
@Barrock: I think your right
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#13  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!

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#14  Edited By recroulette

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.

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#15  Edited 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.
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#16  Edited By Detrian

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

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#17  Edited 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.

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#18  Edited 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?...

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#19  Edited By ajamafalous

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

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#20  Edited 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.

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Hey I have one

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I'll never understand this crazy BK promotion. I still /had/ to have pikachu though.

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Yeah I own several, they aren't going for much on ebay but they're a cool thing to have around.

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#24  Edited By MezZa

Thanks for reminding me that I have these in my closet somewhere. I forgot all about those childhood BK trips looking forward to opening that pokeball.

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i have the charizard. i always thought these were dope

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From Burger King in 1999. There were 6 total: Pikachu, Mewtwo, Poliwhirl, Charizard, Togepi, and Jigglypuff. They were $1.99. Came with a Pokéball that would open by a push button and had a certificate of authenticity signed by the chairman of NoA at the time.

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#28  Edited By ZZiggarot

They aren't just gold colored, they're gold plated. It's a small amount but sure to appreciate in value.

Has anyone found any misprinted ones?

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Yep, from Burger King. I chose Togepi back when it was one of the newest Pokemon revealed.