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Kirby McDonald's toys

Just announced for Japan is a new collaboration between Nintendo and McDonald’s for Kirby toys with Happy Meals.

Eight different toys are planned that, naturally, are all about Kirby himself. Different poses will be available including the Cone Mouth. We’ll also mention that one toy is for Waddle Dee. Also, these are actually more like plushies – they aren’t plastic.

Mario Bros movie McDonald's

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has a few months to go until its debut (you can see the latest trailer here by the way), but it looks like McDonald’s already has a big promotion planned – at least in Japan.

A flyer is starting to be distributed at the restaurant revealing that toys will be included with Happy Meals in just a few weeks. Two (well, technically three) waves will be happening. The first features Mario, Peach, Toad, and Donkey Kong. The second has Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and a character that isn’t currently named but seems to be some kind of Luma. For the third round, it sounds like all of the eight toys will be offered at the same time.

Pokemon will soon be teaming up with McDonald’s in celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary.

On February 9, Happy Meals will include promo cards, sticker sheets, and some sort of card frame. You’ll receive four of 25 promos featuring the starter Pokemon from each region. As noted by PokeBeach, each card is a reprint but with a 25th anniversary stamp featured in the corner.

If you’re not interested in the Happy Meals, you can purchase the Pokemon items separately.

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Mario’s cap is highlighted by the “M” at the very front. Meanwhile, the McDonald’s logo also prominently features the same letter. Did you know that the restaurant food chain wanted more synergy between the two at one point?

Yoichi Kotabe, who worked as an artist at Nintendo for two decades, revealed the news in an interview with French publication Le Monde. When asked about his first assignments, he mentioned coming up for various Mario designs and poses before eventually making the boxart for Super Mario Bros. 3. Kotabe went on to mention that he emphasized the “M” of Mario’s cap and wanting to distinguish it from the McDonald’s logo – despite the fact that McDonald’s wanted the hat to resemble its logo more.

Super Mario has returned to McDonald’s in the United States. A new wave of toys are available with Happy Meals, as pictured above.

Several designs are present here, including a toy with Mario and Cappy in which the latter character can be thrown – similar to the action you can perform in Super Mario Odyssey.

You can get a closer look at the Super Mario toys on the official website here.

Earlier in the year, we heard that new Super Mario toys would be available this summer at McDonald’s in the UK. First images have now appeared online.

Toys will be included in Happy Meals through two different waves. The fun starts on June 6, lasting all the way through July 17. All toys will be offered during the final week.



This summer, Super Mario toys will be returning to McDonald’s Happy Meals in the UK. It’s the fourth time that Mario will be featured at the restaurant chain.

McDonald’s is planning three Happy Meal box designs based on Mario, Luigi, and Yoshi. They’ll also feature “puzzles and activities as well as perforated props which will help them transform into one of the gang”. As for the actual toys, ten different ones will be offered.

Here’s what mentioned in the staff memo:

In the United States, Yo-kai Watch toys can currently be found inside McDonald’s Happy Meals. AbdallahSmash026 posted an unboxing video – which we have below – showing a closer look.

Yo-kai Watch toys are now showing up in McDonald’s Happy Meals across the United States. Eight toys can be found in total, including watches, masks, and more.

You’ll have until January 28 to secure the different toys. After that, McDonald’s will be retiring them.

Here’s the official news about the new Yo-kai Watch toys:


Pokemon Sun and Pokemon Moon toys are currently being offered in McDonald’s Happy Meals in North America. Meanwhile, those in Europe will be able to nab their own set of toys soon.

Fans will be able to obtain 16 different figures from various Pokemon generations. Additionally, each one will come with an official trading card.

McDonald’s will begin offering these Pokemon toys in the UK beginning January 3. The event will last until February 6.


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