This had such potential. It could have been awesome. But instead, it’s a lame publicity/cash grab.
McDonald’s is about to start selling ADULT HAPPY MEALS. They’ll hit the menu next Monday, and yes, you get a toy… a strange, weird, psychotic looking toy.
There are two types: One with a Big Mac, fries, and a drink, and one with a 10-piece McNugget. The toys are weird though, and maybe not something you’d actually want.
They partnered with some fashion brand called Cactus Plant Flea Market. You get one of four figurines of the Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie, and a weird new one named “Cactus Buddy”. They’re like old-school McDonald’s toys, but with four eyes.
McDonald’s is teaming up with Cactus Plant Flea Market to create “adult happy meals.” These meals will be available throughout the month of October and will include a classic McDonald’s character toy. pic.twitter.com/QuCoraaZIR
— IGN (@IGN) September 29, 2022
They’re marketing them as Happy Meals for adults, but they’re technically called “Cactus Plant Flea Market Meal Boxes“. LAME!
They’ll hit participating locations on Monday and run through October.
By the way, that might not be the only nostalgic trick up their sleeve next month: There’s also a rumor they’re bringing back those Halloween Happy Meal pails that look like jack-o-lanterns. No official word yet, but that sounds far cooler than those creepy, four-eyed psycho toys that look like they would come alive while I sleep, band together and murder me.