And finally… I will battle every day

Pokémon trading cards have been pulled from the shelves of one of the biggest retailers in the US in a bid to protect staff from rowdy fans – one of whom brandished a gun last week.

Beloved of people who grew up in the 1990s and traded them in primary school, Pokémon cards have sky-rocketed in value over lockdown.

A 1st Edition 10 Charizard card sold for $369,000 in December last year.

One incident last week, meanwhile, saw a 35-year-old man draw a gun in the car park outside a Target shop in Wisconsin.

Target has said it will stop selling Pokémon card as well as MLB, NFL and NBA sports cards.

The retailer said the decision was taken “out of an abundance of caution” and the cards could still be purchased online.

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