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Hi, I need some help to find the name of the company who made those sticker cards back in 1999. They are fake sticker that were sold in vending machine back in the 90s. I don't know how they received and processed the informations needed to create those sticker but the company were actually able to make around 2000 of them in gold form and about 100 platinum(silver). They created the almost entire fossil set (golem's out unfortunatly) and also almost all the base set and jungle set. They did some holo pattern like chequered prism, star holo, prism holo. The platinum cards are located in many country so I don't know where there from. Thats all i know about the cards it's been years searching without any answer better then ''they were sold back in the 1999 in vending machines''. So if anyone know let me get a taste of that knowledge please.
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Yeah thanks for the efforts at least and also at this point im done giving me false hope so im not surprised xD. But could you believe that no one knows what was the company yet while they sold tons in vending machines? I found it ridiculously weird and how did they even managed to get all the informations needed to recreate them with insane holographic patterns and stuff i dont get it why did they put that much of efforts for doing such a cards they sold for 0.50$. And all of that in 1999 when pokemon wasnt that much popular. The logic and the intentions behind those stickers is very blurry thats all i have to say lol.

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Yeah thanks for the efforts at least and also at this point im done giving me false hope so im not surprised xD. But could you believe that no one knows what was the company yet while they sold tons in vending machines? I found it ridiculously weird and how did they even managed to get all the informations needed to recreate them with insane holographic patterns and stuff i dont get it why did they put that much of efforts for doing such a cards they sold for 0.50$. And all of that in 1999 when pokemon wasnt that much popular. The logic and the intentions behind those stickers is very blurry thats all i have to say lol.
Given the ubiquity of those red sticker vending machines in the late 1990s and early 2000s, I can believe they sold so many.

And they likely just bootlegged the information, late 1999, around the global release of Yellow Version and the First Movie, was peak PokeMania, so a lot of this stuff was already out there as images in some form.
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I don't know who made them either. I'd assume some anonymous Chinese bootlegging facility. I love those kinds of cards though! They're super nostalgic to me. Never found any past Neo Genesis, so I'm super jealous of that Umbreon!
Oh yeah i didn't talk about it but about the Umbreon it's some kind of a special one because I think they tried making some ultra rare and secret rare or stuff like that by doing chequered prism and star holo. Also it is maybe (idk lol) a test card before they start producing the set because there is some evidence (the back of the card is different and i got like 10 of them with this back and also they only produced neo genesis silver card so it's normal you didn't see one). So my hypothesis about those 10 cards is that before they start producing the set they used some cheaper or stuff cardboard and printed any holographic pattern to test if its actually operational and after that someone took them and decided to sell them instead of getting rid of them. I don't think it's another company bootlegging some already bootleg stickers cause it would be too much. I'll send you some photos of the *test stickers and the actual one that were produced and also if you have any idea about why they are different and stuff i would really like to hear it.

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I'm not convinced they were trying to do anything special rarity-wise but rather just used whatever foil sheets they could get their hands on at the time. I've got some with hearts and flowers, wavy ripples, shattered glass, expanding spheres...

Did you ever see the miniature versions? I used to have a Squirtle (Team Rocket), but I sadly lost it over the years. I do have a mini Growlithe with the same TCG back though. It's about 4.2cm tall, but the front isn't modeled after a TCG card (it's just a picture of Growlithe against a swirly background, with "Pocket Monsters" written out in warped text and a Poké Ball with 1180 inside).


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I used to have a Squirtle (Team Rocket), but I sadly lost it over the years.
Off topic but I remember having the same thing! Another piece lost to time but yeah, I totally remember having that.

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