US Customs used smash
Are you a big Pokémon fan? Do you have any valuable Pokémon items in your possession? One fan was planning to add a “sealed and graded” WATA copy of Pokémon Yellow to their collection, but unfortunately for them, US Customs had another plan in mind.
Nightdive Studios CEO Stephen Kick shared a story of his friend purchasing the above-mentioned copy of Pokémon Yellow. As the copy was in transit from another country, it eventually had to make its way through US Customs. While we have no idea why, US Customs agents felt this Pokémon Yellow package was incredibly suspicious.
At this point, US Customs felt they had to complete destroy the package in order to ensure its safety. As you can see in the image above, the game’s value was completely ruined during the process. The plastic case was taken apart, the box had its front cover ripped off, and the seal had been discarded as well. Obviously, nothing dangerous was found in the package, which is why it eventually made it to the customer.
Hopefully those person who bought this has some sort of recourse to rectify the situation. They might not be able to get a replacement copy of the game, but let’s hope they can get their money back!