People Are Trying To Sell These 'Super Rare' Pokémon Oreos For $1,000

It's not uncommon for a collector to splurge on an item that might seem completely nonsensical to the average person. People perceive value in different ways, which affects the price they are willing to pay for something. While much of the collector's market occurs behind closed doors, certain trends make their way to the general public. The latest collectors' coup is actually sold in supermarkets and may very well be made by one of your favorite grocery store cookie brands.

Pokémon recently unveiled a limited-edition Oreo collab, which can be found on the Oreo website and at Walmart or Target. The special chocolate sandwich cookies look a lot like regular Oreos, except they're printed with one of 16 different Pokémon characters, the product description reads. According to Dexerto, the cookies, which come in packages of 16, were available for pre-order prior to their official release — and the superfans pounced. If you didn't catch them early, chances are you'll have to shell out quite a bit more than the original price of around $4 per box.

What are people willing to pay for these rare cookies?

It wouldn't be very exciting to "catch them all" if all 16 Pokémon characters could be found in a single Oreo package. That's why the Pokémon, from Pikachu to Charmander, appear randomly in each assortment — and why some characters are particularly hard to find, according to a press release. The most prized character is Mew, a cute creature with psychic powers (via Pokémon), and people are going to extreme lengths to find it. If you're thinking that, surely, a single Mew Oreo couldn't be resold for more than $20, think again.

A quick eBay search shows that selling prices for the rare cookie range from a few bucks to thousands of dollars. Shockingly, one listing is starting the bidding at $25,000 (although, the seller notes that half of the proceeds will benefit charity). Other listings are for different characters as well as for complete packages. Although the starting bids seem wildly high, a look at completed eBay sales shows that most cookies are going for less than $100. Nevertheless, who knows how the prices will climb when there are increasingly fewer cookies on the market? Or perhaps, people will start to realize that they're just holding onto crumbs and decide to move on to the next trend.