每日英語跟讀 Ep.K081: Taiwan Pokémon-themed convenience store wins praise from overseas fans
The only 7-Eleven “Pokemon-themed Store” in Taiwan was officially opened in Banqiao District, New Taipei City, at the end of January. The store, designed by the Japanese Pokémon company, has attracted many Pokémon fans since its opening. In addition to domestic fans, Singaporean media also reported on the Pokémon store.
The Singapore-based media “Mothership” reported on Feb. 1 that the 7-11 “Pokemon Store” located near the Fuzhong Station sells general merchandise and Pokemon related goods.
According to the article, Gigantamax versions of Pikachu, Charizard, and Lapras on the entrance pillars will welcome customers who visit the store.
The design team turned the store into a “Pokémon Gym” where customers can also play Pokémon trading card game.
808 Pokémon are printed on the wall, including the classic characters of each generation, the report said, adding that even the chairs in the store feature various “balls” printed on them, including standard Poké Ball, the Great Ball, the Ultra Ball and the Master Ball.
Among other highlights, the theme store even offers the most popular console game, “Pokémon Ga-Olé” and a Switch console for customers to play.
What’s more? The store sells Nintendo Switch consoles and the Pokémon games. Also, various Pokémon merchandises are found in the store, including stuffed toys, bags, and stationery.
The report noted that this is not the first time that Taiwan’s convenience stores have opened special theme stores. Previously, a Snoopy-themed store opened in Taipei, attracting much attention. The store, which is filled with Snoopy characters, sells Snoopy merchandise.
Source article: https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210202-2079634
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