Uri Geller no longer angry about Kadabra
Famous illusionist Uri Geller has offered a public apology 20 years after he sued Nintendo, claiming the Psychic-type Pokémon Kadabra used his likeness without permission.
Kadabra, who is named Yungeller in Japan, has a red star on his forehead and brandishes a spoon – a clear reference to Geller's trademark spoon bending trick. Geller's legal action succeeded, and the card went out of print in the early 2000s.
There is no spoon: “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,” he announced.
Great regret: Geller also tweeted an apology: “I am truly sorry for what I did 20 years ago. Kids and grownups I am releasing the ban. It’s now all up to #Nintendo to bring my #kadabra #pokemon card back.” He said the letter had been received by at least “two Nintendo representatives.”