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MAMA MIA: Mario Kart 8 Toys Coming to McDonald’s Happy Meals


Rejoice Mario Kart fans: the newest McDonald’s Happy Meal toys just might be cool enough to outweigh the creepy new mascot.

About a month after the May 30 release of Mario Kart 8, McDonald’s will be rolling out a line of fancy new Mario figures riding bikes, go-karts, and hovercrafts (ooh. . . .). The whole gang is here, including Mario, Luigi, DK, Yoshi, Bowser, Toad, and even Princess Peach.

For girls (because Peach isn’t feminine enough apparently?), there are also Ty Teenie Beanie Boos, mini versions of Ty’s iconic Beanie Babies that, despite their giant anime eyes, will never be as precious as my Princess Diana bear.

Based on promotional images, it’s hard to tell if the go-karts actually go. but according to Nerdalicious, each toy does come with a kid-sized red Mario visor, which is almost as good.


McDonald’s Hong Kong Offers Circus-Themed Hello Kitty Dolls

Hello Kitty lovers rejoice! Your favorite feline can be found in plushie form with the purchase of any food item at McDonald’s Hong Kong.

Similar to how popular Beanie Babies were with Happy Meals here in the US, these dolls are already being sold on the internet black market, aka Ebay, for those die-hard collectors. This year Hello Kitty is decked out in Circus-themed costumes and can be purchased for $25 HK ($3.22 US). The collection includes two “Special Edition” items, including the Dare Devil or the Magician.

Note: If you just happen to be in Hong Kong, you can swoop up the Collector’s Kit for about $30 US, which includes all the plushies plus Jumbo, which is Hello Kitty in an elephant costume.

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McDonald's: 30th Birthday of the Happy Meal


This summer, McDonald’s is celebrating the 30th Birthday of the Happy Meal. The Happy Meal is easily one of the most inconic menu items in the fast food industry, and in celebration, McDonald’s is bringing back one of its most popular Happy Meal toys ever…the Ty® Teenie Beanie Babies® plush toys! Now through August 13th, customers have the chance to receive one of 30 different Teenie Beanie Babies with every Happy Meal purchase. I remember collecting these Teenie Beanie Babies back when I was in elementary school, thanks for the memories McDonald’s!