In the latest example of how memes aren’t just dreams, McDonald’s announced that adults can reconnect with their inner child by opening a Happy Meal and discovering a toy of their own. Yes, Happy Meal Toys for adults will be around, at least for a limited time.
A McDonald’s advertising page reveals that the new Happy Meal is a crossover with cactus flea market, a fashion streetwear company. Instead of getting the toys that McDonald’s distributes for the kids, adults who order a Cactus Plant Flea Market Meal Box will receive either stylized figures of the McDonald’s mascots Grimace, Hamburglar, or Birdie, or a CPFM original figure, Cactus Buddy. The promotion runs from October 3rd to October 30th.
This message is from a cryptic Facebook post from McDonald’s, in which the fast-food giant said, “One day you ordered your last Happy Meal and you didn’t even know it.” I’m not sure if the McDonald’s social media person intended that the People take this as some kind of threat, but the fact that they left their message in the process was ominous. It turns out McDonald’s was not about the fragility of the human body, but about the longevity of one’s inner child. Also foreboding, but suitable for marketing purposes I suppose.
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Taken broadly, the campaign could actually do some good, by offering youngsters a little break from the soul-crushing disappointment of grown adults who buy their entire supply of children’s toys. Example at McDonald’s Pokemon Last month’s Happy Meal promotion should give customers one Pokemon Spinner toy, a cardboard Pikachu coin and a pack of four foil trading cards. Instead, many were given leftovers Space Jam 2 Toys after a bunch of scalpers bulk-buyed pocket monster cards at McDonald’s.
This wasn’t the first time Scalpers have raised their heads during a Happy Meal promotion for children
Let’s just hope we don’t get a repeat of people making the fool of themselves like they did during the October 3rd Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce debacle. Given how ugly these things are, visitors to the Clown Deli probably needn’t worry.