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Grayson Dolan shocks brother Ethan with emotional $40k prank

Published: 26/May/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze


The Dolan Twins are two of YouTube’s biggest stars, boasting over 10 million subscribers, and are almost always seen together — but what happens when one brother tries to prank the other?

Grayson Dolan found the answer to this question with an elaborate scheme in an attempt to thank his brother Ethan for all his hard work on their fragrance business and YouTube channel.

He explained his plan in a video uploaded on May 25, claiming that he hoped to buy his brother a Rolex watch as a housewarming gift after moving into their new spot together — a luxury item Ethan had been pining after for a long time.

Ethan Dolan, Instagram
Ethan and Grayson Dolan are YouTube’s top twins – but it turns out that twins don’t always know what their other half is thinking.

The watch in question: a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. Unfortunately, after multiple attempts to secure the highly-coveted accessory, Grayson’s efforts proved fruitless, until Ethan brought up another watch that had suddenly replaced its number-one spot on his list.

Luckily, Grayson was able to purchase the watch last-minute — a buy that took a $40k blow to his pocketbook, which he made sure to warn his mother about beforehand.

However, he wasn’t just going to hand the watch over; instead, he enlisted the help of fellow YouTuber Jake Paul and borrowed one of his hotshot vehicles as a front to trick Ethan into thinking he’d bought him a car, instead.

The Dolan Twins, YouTube
Grayson enlisted the help of Team 10 founder Jake Paul to help pull off his stunning prank, borrowing the YouTuber’s car as a front to confuse his twin.

Excited for the plan, Jake drove Grayson over to their house in the flashy ride, placing the wrapped-up Rolex underneath the car in a box.

Leading Ethan out to their driveway, Grayson successfully hoodwinked his brother into thinking he’d been gifted a new ride — until Jake popped out from the background, asking if they’d finished borrowing his car for their video.

He drove out of frame of the camera, revealing the small box that had been tucked beneath the car, which Ethan successfully guessed was the Rolex.

The Dolan Twins, YouTube
Grayson Dolan succeeded in buying the watch his brother had been pining for, leaving him speechless and threatening to faint.

“I’m gonna cry… I’m literally weak right now!” Ethan shouted upon opening his gift. “No f**king way! …This might be the only time I’ve ever fainted in my entire life.”

“I wanted to tell you that I’ve been feeling guilty lately for not showing you how much I truly appreciate you, as a brother and a business partner,” Grayson replied.

Needless to say, Ethan was truly awed by his brother’s show of appreciation — a massive gift that came on the coattails of a wholesome prank and a blooming career for both YouTubers.


Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.