Uri Geller Teases The First Kadabra Pokemon TCG Cards In 19 Years
It’s almost been two decades since we last saw a new Kadabra from Pokemon TCG. However, a lot has happened in that time, and it looks like we’ll soon be getting the first new Kadabra card in 19 years. For the uninitiated, the Pokemon was inspired by illusionist Uri Geller – its Japanese name is Yungerer, which sounds a lot like the illusionist’s name, and they both have that trademark spoon. However, at the time, Pokemon’s creators didn’t take Geller’s permission to name the ‘Mon after him, resulting in legal action.
Eventually, Geller himself gave Nintendo permission to use the name in its games and also gave TCG permission to print Kadabra cards. In an email to TheGamer in 2020, Geller wrote, “Due to the tremendous volume of emails I am still getting begging me to allow Nintendo to bring back Kadabra/Yungeller, I sent […] a letter to the chairman of Nintendo giving them permission to relaunch the Uri Geller Kadabra/Yungeller worldwide.”
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"Uri Geller gave an absolutely resonating talk on his life and career. He had every single magician in the room on the edge of their seats trying to digest as much information as they could. Uri emphasized that the path to frame is through uniqueness and charisma and that professional entertainers must be creative in their pursuits of success and never shy away from publicity."
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"There is no spoon!"
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"The man is a natural magician. He does everything with great care, meticulous misdirection and flawless instinct. The nails are real, the keys are really borrowed, the envelopes are actually sealed, there are no stooges, there are no secret radio devices and there are no props from the magic catalogues."
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Sir Elton John
"The Geller Effect is one of those "para" phenomena which changed the world of phusics. What the most outstanding physicists of the last decades of this country colud grasp only as theoretical implication, Uri brought as fact into everyday life.."
Dr. Walter A. Frank. Bonn University - Germany
"Eternity is down the hall And you sit there bending spoons In your mind, in your mind"
"I Have watched Uri Geller... I have seen that so I am a believer. It was my house key and the only way I would be able to use it is get a hammer and beat it out back flat again."
"Better than watching Geller bending silver spoons, better than witnessing new born nebulae's in bloom"