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Logan Paul shows off incredible Pokemon card collection

Published: 25/Sep/2020 23:26

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Logan Paul went viral on Instagram after showing off his insanely rare Pokemon Trading Card Game collection. The internet personality put a spotlight on the TCG’s recent explosion in value.

The Pokemon TCG originally made its debut in 1999, and took the world by storm. Decades later, some of its rarest items can sell for as much as a house. In the last two years especially, the Trading Card Game has seen an explosion in value.

YouTube star Logan Paul went viral on social media when he revealed he had bought a 1st Edition Charizard from the base set. The 25-year-old explained to his followers that the Nintendo franchise is now legitimate art and a viable “business” worth investing in.

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The Pokemon TCG has continued to be popular even decades later.

Logan Paul shares rare Pokemon TCG collection

The star surprised his millions of followers when he posted his rare Pokemon cards on Twitter. His collection consisted of a 1st Edition shadowless Charizard, which can go for anywhere from $40k all the way to $60k given the condition.

Other notable cards are a 1st Edition shadowless Alakazam, 1st Edition Gyrados signed by artist Mitsuhiro Arita, and a 1st Edition Pikachu with red cheeks, which was only available in early sets before his cheeks were changed to yellow.

The YouTuber called the Trading Card Game art. “nostalgia + business = new art. just bought an estate’s worth of Pokemon cards, most fun investment I’ve ever made,” he tweeted.

The personality elaborated further on why he made the purchase on Instagram and explained: “these things are appreciating like crazy. As collectibles are becoming very low supply, high demand art pieces.” He also added, “Alakazam is my personal favorite.”

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The popular YouTuber explained why he is investing in Pokemon cards.

While Logan Paul isn’t the first person you would think of when it comes to Pokemon, his spotlight on the hobby – particularly as a collector’s market – can only be good for owners.

While the TCG originally was enjoyed by kids in the 90s, cards have seen an explosion in value from 2018-2020. This year, the rarest item, ‘Pikachu Illustrator’, sold at auction for over $250k.

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Best of TikTok’s Halloween 2020 looks so far

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:22

by Alice Hearing

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The joys of spooky season might be limited by a global health crisis, but it doesn’t stop TikTok from creating some incredible and utterly terrifying looks this Halloween.

From disturbingly realistic horror movie icons to genuinely bone-chilling transitions, we’re in awe of the efforts it took to create these amazing costumes. Here are the best looks from this year so far.

Don’t get bitten!

This extremely dedicated father had such a realistic “Walking Dead” style zombie costume that his kids were clearly terrified. The costume came with its own sound effects, and TikTok is invested. The reveal of this amazing costume has had 9 million views.

@samsology##halloween♬ original sound – Samsology

Jump-scare with a twist

Abby Roberts is well known on TikTok for impeccable makeup skills, and her Halloween looks have been off the charts – especially with her collaborations with Yungblud and Liam Payne. Not only is this zombie Nun look the stuff of nightmares, the transition is pretty slick, too.

@abbyrartistrydid i scare ya♬ original sound – Major

Seen any red balloons?

This amazingly realistic version of Pennywise from Stephen King’s ‘IT’ is truly capturing people’s attention, garnering 10 million views on this video already. The teeth in this look alone are on another level.

@twistedpennywisetiktokYa digggg 🤡🎈♬ Yadiggg – 🌎☄️💕®

Spooky skeletons

This person has an amazing full costume of Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ and for some reason, this video of him dancing is kind of addictive to watch – so much so that it has had 22.7 million views.

@xgeminidragonxTap tap tap ##dance ##cosplay ##flowarts ##spoopy♬ Doofenshmirtz Tap In – talia schulhof

Criminal pups

Pets are getting involved, too, and these three cute pups are breaking out of doggy jail in the spirit of Halloween, complete with stripy uniforms that say “I steal kisses” and a number plate that says “cr1me.”

@baloublueFor legal reasons you saw nothing ##halloween2020 ##heist♬ Судно (Борис Рижий) – Molchat Doma

Halloween is just around the corner, and TikTokers are still coming up with insane new looks and costumes by the hour. We can’t wait to see what the weekend has in store. Prepare to be spooked!