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Pokeballs Pave the Way at Reston Target

by Karen Goff August 25, 2016 at 10:00 am 3 Comments

Target stores nationwide have long had red balls (or “fanciful bollards,” as our friends at Restonian call them) marking the entrances serving and, ideally, a foil for cars to smash into the store in a robbery.

A Reston now reader did a double take this week when she noticed some of the red spheres outside the Reston Target were painted to look like Pokeballs.

Pokemon, the Japanese media company, is having a resurgence these days with the innovation of Pokemon Go, the phone-based GPS game that is being played seemingly everywhere this summer.

Comicbook.com reports that 400 Target stores across the country are getting the Poke-treatment in prep for a promotion between Target and the Pokemon Company.

A company spokesman says the the Pokeballs’ iconic button/clasp will be added to the ball once painting is complete.

In Reston, the two Pokeballs still had “wet paint” signs on them early Thursday.

  • Bitemore Gfotwo

    I LOVE this! I’ve been a Pokemon fan for ages (and, yes, I’m 72 years old)! I think this is great fun! Good for Target! Yes!

  • Arielle in NoVA

    Fun 🙂

  • Edward Calvert

    Ok, now *thats* funny !

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