A YOUNG entrepreneur has opened a store catering to fans of a hit TV show and video game series… including a global superstar.
Kieran Singleton, 22, from Harwich, has been a Pokémon fan since childhood and has opened a new business, GG Trading Cards and Collectibles in Suffolk.
Ed Sheeran’s new single, Celestial, is a collaboration with Pokémon that sees him featured in an animated music video created by the studio behind the popular series.
Sheeran also played the game when he was young and continues to be obsessed with the Japanese-made series.
Kieran said: “The culture behind Pokémon Go is well known, we’ve all seen fans walking the streets looking for and catching Pokémon. You can also play from the comfort of your own home.
“The fact that Ed Sheeran introduced Pokémon in his latest release means anything can happen with cards and collectibles.
“We stock cards that sell for between 30p and £850 and globally a card that was sought after by an extreme collector once sold for £6m.”
Kieran opened the shop with his business partner, David, who is also a collector.
Pokémon is just one of the collectibles stocked by the new store in Stonham Barns Park. It also includes Lego, Funko, Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Harry Potter, and other games and gaming memorabilia.
The shop stocks cards and collectibles of all types to appeal to a wide variety of collectors. Star Wars is one of the most popular series they sell.
Kieran sources many of his products from exhibitions and game shows, his girlfriend Terri Greaves also works in the shop.
She said: “Kieran is a collectibles enthusiast so if anyone can grow this business they can.
“He spent so much time finding the products that he’s an expert on most collections.
“Children and adults alike are so animated by the characters they can collect, it’s something to cheer people up when they need it.”
The shop is open six days a week, for more information visit bit.ly/3ymaYXx.