A South Korean sting operation has ended with roughly 530k counterfeit Pokmon plushies seized by police.
Yes! Top News’ report stated that companies selling these figures went from a mere 21 in 2015 to 1700 by this March, no doubt as a response to the Pokmon GO craze.
According YTN’s report (via Google translate), some of the confiscated figures contain materials that act as allergens to those susceptible. As such, these poser Pokmon plushies are being expropriated from UFO catchers and arcade machines nationwide.