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Mario Kart 8 toys now available in McDonald’s Happy Meal

Last month, Nintendo revealed that they were partnering with McDonald’s to promote Mario Kart 8 with Happy Meal toys. Starting this weekend (and earlier in some places), you can get special Mario Kart 8 toys as part of the famous Happy Meal at McDonald’s restaurants across North America.

So far, there are 7 different toys available, each of them are figurines of popular Mario Kart 8 characters. The toys include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Toad, Bowser, Peach, and Donkey Kong. The Happy Meal box also features a Mario Kart 8 design.

Recently, Nintendo revealed that Mario Kart 8 has sold 2 million copies on the Wii U, making it the best selling Wii U game this year. If we’re not counting in Nintendo Land, which is bundled with the Wii U, Mario Kart 8 is already likely the best selling Wii U game to date.

McDonald’s also released a new TV commercial to promote the toys, which you can check out above.

For the Wii U launch back in 2012, Nintendo partnered with McDonald’s rival Burger King to hand out free toys with their “Kid’s Meal”.

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  • Nathan C.

    I know this is off-topic, but what’s wrong with the home page? It won’t update for me. I have to keep checking Twitter to see what you guys post.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Clear your cache from your browser. Happens to me occasionally too. It should fix it.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Are you surfing with your Wii U pad? Then its probably the problem as it barely can handle the web. I have huge problems too when I use it for surfing the web. Everything freezes all the time, it crashes, start to reload the page while typing etc. Im not sure if its due to lack of power of the console or just hasty and lazy software put together though…

      • Sdudyoy

        Odd, the Wii U internet browser has never had any problems for me, It’s no where near as good as my computer browser, but I’ve never had problems like that.

        • David Trail

          Magnus is talking out of his ass as per usual. Just ignore him.

      • David Trail

        The Wii U internet browser can handle the web perfectly. I think you have a bad internet connection Magnus. It is the best web browser on a console.

      • rp17

        No that’s just you. You see Nintendo put in anti-troll sensors. If the gamepad detects a troll, the web browser locks up and crashes.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Nah, I would say its some bad hasty programming. But it could be hardware problem too. The controller starts to break apart. The touch screen flickers and the buttons get stuck. I tallked with the store where I bought it and they say these problems are very common. Its not built for lasting appearantly. Well, well… almost never use it anymore so its mostly collecting dust.

          • David Trail

            Ha Magnus the Gamepad is more reliably than the DS4. How many complaints have we had about the analogue sticks tearing and breaking on the DS4 controllers?

        • Jonathan Robitaille

          lol

  • Decker Shado

    Does the Luigi toy come with Death Stare action?

    • Earthworm Jim

      He might…

      • Squid

        Oh my god Mcdonalds.

  • Daniel Gonzalez

    “You can now get Mario Kart 8 toys with your unhealthy carbs, fats, and sugars at McDonald’s.”

    Doesn’t sound like a good trade off to me. Health before toys I always say.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Also its deeply immoral besides encourage kids to eat cancer and diabetes foods. Ninty are aiming at the youngest and trying to trick them to buy an expensive and unsupported product for too high price. Luring them in the back of the Nintendo-van with toys and sweets. Its horrible…

      • David Trail

        You can get cancer with out doing anything so meh.

        • Hikingguy

          True. But there are things you can avoid doing to minimize your chance of get it quicker. And usually it involves doing something.
          But life is full of strange twists.

        • matthew garcia

          I told you Nintendo’s aim is mainly towards kids

          • David Trail

            Mainly is the word but as I keep on saying Nintendo is for anyone and has no age limit.

          • matthew garcia

            It is for everyone but mainly kids

          • David Trail

            Nope for everyone.

          • matthew garcia

            How come they don’t advertise Mario in a hooters restaurant then lol

          • David Trail
          • matthew garcia

            Well you just said it was for everyone so why is there commercials mainly on cartoon network, Disney, and happy meal toys lol

          • David Trail

            I have seen Nintendo adverts on all the channels. Playstation is for dude bros. The Champions League sponsors it.

          • matthew garcia

            So why did you support buying one then

          • David Trail

            I like the odd game of Fifa. I like a couple of the Sony exclusives and the odd multi plat. I am not mad about Playstation or dude bro games generally speaking. I would prefer a JRPG for example.

          • TaintedXGamer

            Fifa? the same “Fifa -insert Sequelitis-” That Electronic Art……no sorry…….Assholes Pumps out yearly like COD? thank god you perfer JRPGs!

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Nintendo is indeed for “everyone.” But it’s no secret that Nintendo’s target demographic is children. You have to be a complete moron to not agree with this. Matt was right when he said “it is for everyone but mainly kids.” Sure, teenagers and adults can enjoy Nintendo, but Nintendo’s main focus is children.

          • David Trail
          • 00EpicGamer00

            Oh wow, what do you know? The same picture you’ve been spamming on this article. Oh God, I’m so honored to of been spammed!

          • David Trail

            It is all the proof I need to argue with you troll.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            How am I a troll Davey? :)

            I don’t think you know what a troll is. A troll is someone who enrages people for entertainment. Does that description match with me? No. If I was a troll, I’d be saying “Wii U sucks” 24/7. Please do research before you sound like a retard. Oh wait,you already do. Try harder next time troll. :)

          • David Trail

            Yep that matches you perfectly. I do not do any of that. I am just a troll fighter. You can call me that but I am not a troll.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Wooow, Davey? You just hit a new level of stupid. How does that description match with me? I want you to turn your brain on, and give me proof on how this matches me. Or, is that too hard for someone as stupid as you?

            Davey…you’re the troll here, not me. I’m not constantly bashing the PS4 like you. You are not a troll fighter. It’s people like you, that bring in trolls.

            I have a Wii U. I have every Nintendo console and handheld since the N64. I didn’t start to support Sony until I got a PS3 for Christmas last year. That’s the first console I’ve ever owned that isn’t Nintendo. And, I like it. The PS3 is awesome. But I still love Nintendo. I love Nintendo very much. But I’m not blinded to where I give them false hope. Nintendo isn’t always perfect. They make mistakes like every other company and human on this planet. The Wii U isn’t exactly my favorite Nintendo console, either (at this point in time). The PS3 is currently taking up most
            of my time.

          • Rinslowe

            Children are definitely a large part of their focus. But it’s the teenagers and young adults, that are the majority demographic for Nintendo in fact. Looking at their games it’s rather obvious.
            A child could not easily best Pikmin3, NSMBU, SM3DW, WWHD and certainly not DKCTF – as just a few recent examples. They could not master Mario Kart 8, but they can easily learn the basics. And looking just a little bit further back. A child could not finish easily Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2.
            Sure there were a no’ of games focused solely on “children” in the Wii generation. But the majority of those were cheap and cheerful third party games.
            Nintendo’s game design is always focused on it’s colourful characters but their games have a difficulty to master aspect that goes beyond what most children can achieve. This really is a “fact” more so than just an opinion. As the games are there on the market for anyone to see.
            So, I guess ultimately no. Nintendo’s games are not focused mainly on children at all. But they are a big part of it. Which is why their games can be picked up and enjoyed by children as well.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Well yeah, I’m not saying teens and adults don’t like Nintendo. In fact, I think the majority of the Nintendo “fanbase” is teens and adults. But what I’m saying is that Nintendo’s main target IS children. Regardless of how many older folk like Nintendo. In all of their commercials, there’s ALWAYS children in them. You hardly ever see adults (unless it’s the parents) or teenagers. I 100% agree though that Nintendo’s games can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless if they’re 1 year old or 100 years old.

          • Rinslowe

            It’s quite obvious that I was disproving that idea. Not just like or dislike. Read it again…

            Of course this is my opinion and your opinion in disagreement.

            Mainly due to this;

            “Looking at their games it’s rather obvious.A child could not easily best Pikmin3, NSMBU, SM3DW, WWHD and certainly not DKCTF – as just a few recent examples. They could not master Mario Kart 8, but they can easily learn the basics. And looking just a little bit further back. A child could not finish easily Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2.
            Sure there were a no’ of games focused solely on “children” in the Wii generation. But the majority of those were cheap and cheerful third party games.
            Nintendo’s game design is always focused on it’s colourful characters but their games have a difficulty to master aspect that goes beyond what most children can achieve”.</i?

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Oh, woooow. *face palm* now I understand what you’re trying to say. I was confused before. Just, wow. I feel very stupid right now, lol. My mind was like, somewhere else at the time. O.o

            I get your point now. And I agree 100%.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Fat kids as they eat at McDonalds.

          • matthew garcia

            Fat kids are the worst here in America where I live lol

      • felony211662

        well those kids better quit nagging their parents to buy them shit, no, ya know what, its the fucking parents’ fault!

    • David Trail

      It’s funny people who smoke, drink and do drugs often live to 80 but someone who is healthy all their lives dies can also at 60 without doing any of those things.

      • Hikingguy

        Just think if that person did not do all that stuff how long and healthy they might have lived.

        • vexedpython

          sadly healthy eating has been found to have very little to do with living a long life. that’s almost entirely genetics. now living a happy life where you have plenty of energy and full body use is anther thing. and of course if you eat completely bad like everyday you will die sooner but its not as big a factor as ppl make it to be. worst thing is stuff like energy drinks that can cause kidney failer if you don’t drink enough water to flush it out.

          • Hikingguy

            to some extent I agree. But the problem with “healthy eating” is that most people’s idea of what healthy eating is, is wrong. For years we all have been taught healthy eating is low fat no fat or low/no carbs or anything packaged that says “healthy”.
            I’m trained as a certificate health coach and sadly most people I have worked with have a misconception of what is healthy. It is sad. But the vast majority of us have been told convince is king and nutrition is well…not as important.
            The best advice to give in a short post is to reduce the amount of sugar in the diet.

      • DoctorWily

        Health and medicine studies are often reported as percentages and while there are people who smoke, drink, and do drugs who do live to see old age I guarantee that if you compared a population of these people to a population of healthy non-drug users, the percentage of early deaths in the drug-using population would be MUCH greater than the percentage of early deaths in the non-drug using population.

    • Michael Dierlam
      • Daniel Gonzalez

        A lot of Americans splurge more than an occasion. :P

        • Michael Hancock

          Happy Meals come with toys. At the moment, they come with Nintendo toys. This is good for Nintendo and has nothing to do with American splurging, diabetes, or anything else. There is no cause and effect of Happy Meal toys and adverse health risks.

          • BIG Franky

            bad habits start young…. I wouldn’t feed that TRASH to my kids…. anyone that does hates their children… just buy the toys for 60 cents each (yes they sell them separately)…

    • Michael Hancock

      Wow, you’re so insightful.

  • HorizonChaser

    How are apple slices “unhealthy carbs, fats, and sugars”?

    • DereX

      If you cut into an apple at home and wait 5 min, it will oxidize and turn brown; however, Mcdonalds “slices” never brown. How do you think that is? Because its loaded with chemicals that give it a longer shelf life (preservatives). Your system cant digest as quickly either, if at all.

      • Hikingguy

        Try leaving a hamburger out, it won’t rot either.

        • DereX

          Disgusting lol

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Yup, eatable for years…

      • CSteel22

        While I can’t address whether McDonald’s apples are GMOs (I’m really curious about the possible health risks, if any of GMOs), I did take a little gander at the ingredients on the apple slices package (via the internet) and came up with: Apple, Calcium Ascorbate. Calcium Ascorbate is the Calcium Salt of Vitamin C. Calcium Ascorbate is also one of the ways to supplement your diet with Vitamin C. Coincidentally, it maintains Vitamin C’s ability to prevent oxidation in fruits like Apples and Pears. Go ahead, take some vitamin C tablets, crush them up and dissolve them in water and pour it over cut apple slices. I guess that’s one of the reasons Vitamin C is an antioxidant.

        By the way, I’m not saying that anyone is wrong to be wary of eating processed foods from fast food chains. It’s just worthwhile to educate yourself on the why.

        • DereX

          Calcium Ascorbic sounds like a harmful chemical to me.

          White processed sugar is also very different than the natural sugar you find in fruits despite having the same name. Ascorbic acid is not structurally identical to Vitamin C and it does not grow on plants or trees. It is “created” in a laboratory and is mostly made from corn syrup (bc the US has entirely too much corn and we look for more uses). I believe you can find more information about this online.

          • sillybajillies

            being made in a factory does not equal unhealthy. pills and drugs and antibacterial medicines dont come from trees either.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            actually many does :)

          • Dimitri Soto

            ya penicillin came from a fungus in the roots of plants.

          • Nintenjoe82

            Aspirin comes from Willow tree bark.

      • Randy

        Wtf! Who cares?! Eat healthy 6 days a week and have McDonalds one day. You all sound so annoying worrying about carbs, just enjoy the fun, it wont last forever haters

  • Ducked

    Too bad I’m not old enough to get one.

    • David Trail

      Get your mum to buy it for you and bring it home lol.

      • Ducked

        But she’s not old either, I could ask my son.

        • bistricky

          o_O

  • bistricky

    Just in the USofA?
    It’s a good form of advertising for Nintendo and the Wii U.

    • sillybajillies

      And McDonald’s LOL

  • Magnus Eriksson

    The strategy here is obviously to further cement the belief that Nintendo products are targeting small children. Nintendo should start to sell the Wii U in baby blue and baby pink too just to stress their point. Also making it available for more children and cutting the price with 50-100 bucks. Today its basically an overpriced indie only console with a few exclusives. Only the rich children can afford it…

    • David Trail

      Yes, those kids are really going to be able to afford an overpriced indie console with a few exclusives and I have shown you my collection Magnus. Be quiet, normal service resumes.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Yes, show the picture of your feces stained wall paper. Thats just sick and pervert. Are you not ashamed of yourself?

        • David Trail

          No, it is not my house.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            But the stains are yours? Thats even worse…

          • David Trail

            They are not my stains and like I said I am leaving my mums house to move to The Republic of Ireland with my girlfriend. I am leaving this sh%t hole behind and I am so glad.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Ah, sorry man. Was just joking around with you.

          • matthew garcia

            Why is your girl so far

          • David Trail

            I am moving to Ireland with her. It is complicated lol.

          • matthew garcia

            I understand. Hopefully it works out for you

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Are you irish?

          • David Trail

            No but I probably have some Irish in my blood somewhere down the line, most likely being from London. My mum is from Cornwall and my dad was from Glasgow.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            But you dont like where you live? May I ask why? Just got curious.

          • David Trail

            Getting bored of it and I don’t get on with my mum anymore. Housing is very expensive in London.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Ah, I see. I thought it was more of a hard time story when you called it a shit hole.

          • David Trail

            I have a lot of fights with my mum and my brother at the moment. It is also taking its toil.

    • Jeff Jackson

      Only the rich its the cheapest console and personally I saved my allowance for months just to get the console I find old x boxes selling more for Wii U s

  • Daniel Carvalho

    So they partner with Burger King and get bad sales, now they partner with McDonalds in hopes to get more sales!

    • David Trail

      I think it may actually help. I personally prefer Burger King but putting the toys in Macdonalds is better as it is more mainstream. Get the word out I say.

      • Daniel Carvalho

        I get their reasoning behind this. And to tell the truth, I prefer McDonalds over Burgr King. Although I wouldn’t eat at any if I had another choice…

        • David Trail

          Burger King is better ; )

  • Juan Benitez

    I think this is one of the worst designed mario toys ever, What do you think?

  • Lusunup

    I love the fact that this was said Jon ” Mario Kart 8 toys with your unhealthy carbs, fats, and sugars at McDonald’s.”

    • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

      Typical John Kinsley

    • Hikingguy

      What if he would have said “Mario Kart 8 toys with your Healthy carbs, fats, and sugars at McDonald’s.” I think that would have been more incorrect.
      Anyway, anyone who thinks that McD’s or BK or any similar restaurant is health food or even neutral food is totally fooling themselves.
      But it sounds like you might agree with John on this one.

    • Rinslowe

      Like there’s a connection….
      People have been going to McDonald’s for years all on their own without Mario Kart 8 toys. Disney has been promoting their toys off and on for years in Ronald’s house..
      It’s perfectly fine to crash on over to McD’s on occasion. Like once or twice a month isn’t going to affect your health.
      And people in the millions will continue to go there regardless. Good advertising opportunity for Nintendo imo. No?
      Hope it helps out with a few extra sales….

  • Yousif Alromaithi

    That is not cool Nintendo.

  • David Trail

    Burger King > Macdonalds imo

  • David Trail

    I think this is a great idea. Macdonalds is very mainstream. Instead of kids asking for a PS4 because it is all they know. Hopefully this can get more kids on the Wii U train instead.

    • matthew garcia

      Kids know Nintendo the Same as ps4, there just choosing ps4. Its what’s considered the cool thing right now. If a kid says he has Wii u he would probably get bullied or made fun of. Kids are the cruelest

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Thats true. For some reason most kids think Nintendo is the full retard of video gaming. I think parents should avoid buying Nintendo products to their kids as they will get trouble in school. Its just the cruel thing to do…

        • David Trail

          I had a Gamecube at school. It made me tougher.

          • Marioman21

            At my school growing up out of 44 kids 35 of us had consoles of some sort, 22 of us had Gamecubes, 7 had PS2′s, and 3 had the original XBOX.

            Enter at my current High School I am one of only 7 people who have a Wii u. Most People have 360s or PS3 ‘s

          • matthew garcia

            That was then this is now

          • David Trail

            Nope, having a Wii U would still make you a tougher person. Nintendo fans have to take a lot of stick but that helps them mature more than PS4 and Xbox fanboys.

          • matthew garcia

            Not sure, usually those are the kids that go on a shooting rampage

          • David Trail

            Not really only a in America and that wasn’t because of Nintendo. In England it has made me a lot more tougher. I don’t take sh%t from no one and I especially don’t care what other people like. That will not influence my decision.

          • matthew garcia

            There is something wrong all over the world

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Was that because you got beaten up in school? Most Nintendo kids get that…

          • David Trail

            No I fought back and kicked ass. One guy grabbed my shirt and I flipped him over my shoulder. Believe me, don’t believe me that is what happened.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            So you are a survivor. Good for you. But you must agree that even though you got away with it most kids might not fare as well. So its irresponsible by parents to buy Nintendo stuff to their kids just to get them tougher out of a few beatings in the school. This both you and I can agree on?

          • David Trail

            I will buy my kid a Nintendo console. It will make a man out of him. PS4 and Xbox one is for wimpy kids who hang around in groups in order to look tough and seem cool.

          • matthew garcia

            Depends on the kid. Some kids take criticism badly and it leaves them with low self esteem. Are you willing to risk putting that on your kid

          • David Trail

            Yes I turned out tougher and better for it. If I grew up with Playstation mainly. I would have been a bully and a coward.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            So you will sacrifice your kids for your ideals? That doesnt sound very good. I think you must have been damaged and I fear for your health. Do you have someone to talk to?

          • David Trail

            Damaged says the bipolar troll?

          • matthew garcia

            You should look for those old tiger electronic handheld games. Those make kids the toughest lol

          • David Trail

            So you are saying Playstation fans are p%ssies?

          • matthew garcia

            They probably have a higher self esteem but hey do what you love

          • David Trail

            I really doubt that. I truly do.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            I think you are both cruel and irresponsible here. Its like dressing boys in dresses and letting girls wear the same clothes as you had as a kid. They shouldnt be bullied but you know very well theyll be.

          • David Trail

            Yep sure mate. I enjoyed beating the crap of anyone at school who was a Playstation fanboy. I took them out when they weren’t in their groups.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            And now you want your kids to go through the same just to make them tougher? Sounds a little bit trailer trash to me…

          • David Trail

            Nope that is the people who buy a console to make them seem tough or cool.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Magnus both me and you know video games destroy kids. They should manage their life’s it does not matter what system you support.

          • David Trail

            Yes I am destroyed. Video games destroyed my life (sarcasm).

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Good for you lol.

          • matthew garcia

            You probably could have lost your virginity earlier though

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Yeah, we had a Nintendo kid at school. I think he is still a virgin. Lives in his moms basement and playing Mario Kart 8 all day. Kind of sad.

          • matthew garcia

            Ha lol did he genetically mutate yet

          • David Trail

            Ha think what you want. I know it is not true.

          • David Trail

            I lost it earlier enough. School before hoes.

          • matthew garcia

            School and chicks are suppose to go together

          • David Trail

            Nope the more successful kids get chicks afterwards generally speaking.

          • matthew garcia

            Girls make the best study partners lol

          • David Trail

            Ah, forget it. It’s like talking to a child.

          • matthew garcia

            Your the one who is gonna buy 10 happy meals tomorrow for your toys

          • David Trail

            Going to get my mum to do it lol ; )

          • iamserious

            Whoa whoa whoa! That is neither here nor there. Not koo man. Not koo. Lol

          • matthew garcia

            It’s getting scarier now cuz Nintendo kids are now becoming the minority. They have no numbers to back them up no more

          • David Trail

            See Sony fans are cowards and that makes them uncool.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Thats horrible. As a parent im frightened. Im thinking to buy a PS3 to the kids just to prevent them from being bullied. As a parent what can you do?

          • David Trail

            You guys are so sad.

          • iamserious

            I’m hoping they aren’t being completely serious.

          • matthew garcia

            I understand

          • David Trail

            That you are a coward and a bully. Yes I fully understand.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Magnus he will love the ps4. He will be happy when you get him that.

        • matthew garcia

          Yeah look back at the days I was in school and I wish I could take back some things I said. Just don’t know any better at the time

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Yeah, I feel bad for that poor Nintendo kid too. Sure he was special, but the kids should have let him be anyways. Kids can be cruel :(

        • iamserious

          I don’t agree.

    • Jonathan Robitaille

      the pathetic trolling that responded to this post is pretty sad. There’s no imagination, no creativity, just low brow attempts at sarcasm. I expect more from you two. C’mon now!

      • David Trail

        I am not even trolling. Just writing my views and opinions down.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          You should call yourself David Troll instead. Bragging about beating up kids in the school and take brag pictures of your wall paper with stains of feces on them. I think you need help…

          • David Trail

            I need help says the bipolar troll?

          • Magnus Eriksson

            You might need it yes. Im just trying to be a friend here you know :)

          • David Trail

            I think you should see someone as well you know. We are all friends here. Here to help ; )

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Good to hear. Thats what I like most with this page. People are so friendly with each others… Now tell me. When someone says something you dont like to hear about your favourite toy. How does it make you feel?

    • Yousif Alromaithi

      I disagree you point of view sir. Mac donalds is bad. I have never eaten mac donalds in USA for two years. Mac donalds is worse in USA than my country back home.

      • David Trail

        Yes but it is popular. It being good or bad has nothing to do with my comment.

        • Yousif Alromaithi

          It has everything to do with your comments. I may hate Kinsley. But Mac Donald’s is my worse nightmare.

          • David Trail

            Yes but yet again that is not the point. Read what I said.

          • Yousif Alromaithi

            Look I hate McDonalds so I do not wish to see ads about it.

          • David Trail

            Adverts are everywhere for Macdonalds. You cannot avoid it. Unless you stay in doors every day. Even then you probably see a lot of ads on tv. Reminds me of Playstation ; )

  • Hikingguy

    Buy the happy meal. Keep the toy and throw the food.

    • Petri

      Or buy just the toy?
      Not sure how it works over at the US, but here you could do that.

      • Hikingguy

        Can you do that? I have not been to a McD’s in nearly 15 years.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          You have to order the happy meal.

          • Antoine

            No. You can order the toy only… i did it in france serval times in differents Mcdonalds.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            That’s in France. Not every McDonald’s does it. Where I live(US), they don’t allow it. Not sure if every McDonald’s has their own rules, or if it varies by country.

      • rp17

        It’s the same in the US. My dad did that for me when I was little for the Star Wars toys. Ya see I like Star Wars but I HATE McDonald’s.

  • DoctorWily

    FYI: Carbs ARE sugars. Sugars ARE carbs.

  • EugenePBurton

    making it available for more children and cutting the price with 50-100 bucks. Today its basically an overpriced indie only console with a few exclusives. Only the rich children can afford it… http://doiop.com/15325

  • Tiberian_Fiend

    It’s funny… any time someone says Nintendo games are for children, the fanboys alway try to turn it around and claim Call of Duty is for kids, yet I’ve never seen McDonald’s put Call of Duty toys in Happy Meal boxes.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Hehe, but to be honest. I think Nintendo have a much older fanbase on average than Playstation or XBox. Kids and young people in the range of 13-17 might be the core age for PS and XB, and fairly divided up to say 25. But over 25 and def. 30 I can guarantee that most people prefer Nintendo products as a) quality of gameplay is better and more varied b) people in that age give a shit what the neighbour thinks.

      • David Trail

        I am 25 and my bro is 20. I hear many school kid on public transport talk about PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile my brother and I. The older people are talking about Nintendo and the Wii U.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          I believe that too. Many friends start to talk about buying a Wii U for Splatoon game while most kids rather want to buy COD or the likes because they feel its more “adult”. But hey, cant blame them for that.. None of my friends have ever mentioned COD or something like that.

      • Jeff Jackson

        Nah most kids that I know have a Wii 3ds and are wanting a Wii U and are waiting on Christmas to get them one of my friends has a GameCube N64 Wii and etc. Sadly though people don’t appreciate quality. But anyway kids do like Nintendo but if you think about almost nobody knows what indie means nor do they know the classics. I mean my generation 12 year olds don’t have anything to love I mean we like Zelda and pikmin but we don’t have a IP that we can relate to

  • David Trail

    I think Magnus is bipolar from the sounds of his posts.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      Why?

      • David Trail

        You hate on Nintendo pretty much all of the time and then you will say something positive about Nintendo. Rinse and repeat. It is very up and down aka bipolar.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          No, I have a lot positive thing to say about Nintendo. But not with the Wii U sadly enough. Its just a bad product and unlikely wont change either.

          • David Trail

            A bad product but you never have any valid points about why it is a bad product.

            You were insulting the internet browser on the Wii U and it is the best internet browser on all of the consoles aka PS4 and Xbox One as well.

            You come across as someone who doesn’t have a clue about anything that he is actually talking about.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Not only the browser and internett stuff. The pad is getting bad. Screen flickers, buttons get stuck, it crashes all the time, the joysticks are not responsive. And dont get me started on the games… Framedrop issues, looooong loading times, jagging and freezing. I think its not good enough for the price it got.

          • David Trail

            Ha you must not have been very careful with it. Mine is in pristine condition and I have had no problems with it. DS4 on the other hand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQjaTd467GQ

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Why do you call it DS4 instead of PS4? Is it to make it sound bad when you rename it after a Nintendo product?

            Anyways, no. I have talked with the store where I bought the Wii U and they said these problems are very common and that almost everyone who bought one experience the same problems. Appearantly this was because it was rushed to the market.

          • David Trail

            DS4 stands for Dual Shock 4 Only few decent exclusives lol. You are such a poor troll Magnus.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Why do you call me a troll? You ask these things from me and Im just answering…

          • David Trail

            Everything you say is complete and utter bs. That is why you are a troll and everyone on here can tell Magnus.

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Why is it bullshit?

          • David Trail

            You said it only has a few good exclusives but I also proved that to be false Magnus. I proved for comment about the internet false. The comment about the game pad breaking was also false as well and I proved that incorrect.

          • oontz

            So by default that makes YOU a troll as well.

          • David Trail

            What site is this again?

          • oontz
          • David Trail

            http://ps4daily.com/ here you go Oontz discuss how bad the Wii U is here please?

          • oontz

            See that shows you’re a complete moron. If I thought the wiiu was bad I wouldn’t own one. Or be playing MarioKart8 right now. You need to do everyone a favor and leave this site again. You’re bringing nothing constructive whatsoever to anyones discussions. Take a break, go clean your house.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Don’t forget that floor.

          • David Trail

            It isn’t my house mate so I couldn’t give a toss. Plus I am leaving.

        • oontz

          You do the EXACT same thing about Sony. Who’s the bipolar one?

          • David Trail

            Am I on PS4 Daily?

          • 00EpicGamer00

            You’re changing it into that.

  • brian

    Happy Meals have healthy options. Apple slices FTW

  • vexedpython

    great now ill have to eat a happy meal.. more like 3 if I want it to feel me up. oh well I eat healthy 90% of the time one day of happy meals wont hurt.

    • Michael Ocampo

      I think you can just buy the toys themselves if you ask.

  • David Trail

    At least Nintendo are not as bad as Fifa. Look at all the bad brands the World Cup advertises and that is football. Nintendo is a video game company.

  • David Trail
  • Guest

    True gamers have all the consoles and do not fight over which one is better.

    • Adrian

      You are in desperate need of organizational tools and skills.

    • oontz

      David you fail at everything. Look at that. You’ve obviously never grown up and still live like you’re in your parents basement.

      • David Trail

        This is my mums house. I am living there for a while. I am moving soon.

        • oontz

          That doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.

    • SkullScience

      Not as tidy as my set-up. I have 2 rooms dedicated to gaming in my house. I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment though. Brand loyalists miss out. Despite what others have said, there is nothing wrong with what I see here, just a whole lot of gaming fun!! I would much rather have a messy 5 console set up than a tidy 1.

    • Rinslowe

      That is disgusting.
      Ever heard of the cable tie? That would be drive me up the wall, across the ceiling and down the other side. Stuff that.
      You are unashamedly filthy. Seriously.

    • FutureFox

      True gamers know when to let go of the throttle and take it down a notch.

    • oontz

      So by your logic you, yourself are not a true gamer. Seeing as you’re always on her fighting over which is better between the ps4 and wiiu. So you’re not a true gamer?

      • Daniel Gonzalez

        That’s what I gathered. I think he needs a long vacation again.

  • Donaald

    Typical John Kinsley article

  • David Trail

    Why don’t these PS4 fans go to PS4 Daily? Oh yeah because it blows.

    • matthew garcia

      Well ps4 definitely has its problems but it’s selling extremely well. I love Nintendo but I’m critical of the Wii u. Just felt it could have gone in different direction

      • David Trail

        I am critical of the PS4. It doesn’t have a lot going for it. Considering how popular it is. That is why I am extra critical of the PS4.

        • matthew garcia

          It must have something going. It’s been reported on multiple sites that sales are over 9 million making its lead even bigger

          • David Trail

            Hype is the answer.

          • matthew garcia

            That has been your excuse since the beginning. Nothing has changed

          • David Trail

            It will be my answer until there are more games like Infamous Second Son on the system. That is about the only must have game after 9 months. It is good but not the be all and end all. I enjoyed Pikmin 3 much better on the Wii U.

          • matthew garcia

            Ps4 has been out 8 months. If it was hype I’m sure it would have died off already. Ps4 does need more and it will over time. It’s still young. Wii u is going on 2 years

          • David Trail

            Two years? One and a half years the Wii U has been out and you say I am over exaggerating?

          • matthew garcia

            Didn’t Wii u come out in November of 2012. Ok fine a year and 3/4 lol

          • David Trail

            What are your top 5 games on PS4 with in 8 months? Mine on Wii U was Pikmin 3, NSMBU, New Luigi Bros U, Lego City Under Cover, Zombi U.

            My PS4 top 5 in 8 months is Infamous Second Son, Killzone Shadowfall, Strider, Outlast, finding it hard to think of a fifth one lol!

          • oontz

            20 months… is more than 1.5 years.

    • oontz

      Why don’t you stop clogging the comment section with your insane ramblings and picture spam?

  • Jon

    but they are not here in Canada :(

    • bistricky

      It is available in Canada.
      I got the Yoshi and Donkey Kong today.

      • Jon

        yeah, I just went to MacDonalds today and they were there. They must have been a day or two late compared the the US.

  • triplegamer3K .

    Obviously has something to do with there quality of life thing…

  • steveb944

    Man those toys look lame. Glad I can easily avoid that restaurant.

    • oontz

      You call that a restaurant?

  • I am Error.

    Man, this thread is a TON busier than I thought it’d be.
    Cool toys, they’re 1.50 a pop if you JUST want the collectible. You don’t even have to buy food. So… can we stop yelling at each other about carbs now?

  • Fred

    Thanks John. I went there today. I bought an ice cream and asked how much for just the toys. They said since you’re buying food they’re only $0.85 each. So I bought 1 of each.

  • WellWisher

    Pretty sure Happy Meals come with apples, wraps and juices now. They don’t seem that bad to me. That’s in Australia so I’m pretty sure the US would have had it first.

    • Petri

      Yeah, I glanced over there when I was ordering my own food.
      Every article on the happy meal, had 3 subsidiary to choose from.
      McDonald’s is pretty much the same, no matter where you are.

      But I would like to see the brave one that would go to a McDonalds, and order their kid carrots and milk instead of french fries and soda.

      • WellWisher

        My kid loves fruit and vegies. If I ever bought her a Happy Meal I’d get the healthy one.

        • Petri

          Sadly, majority of kids are not like that.

  • felony211662

    just like nintendo, trying to hook lifelong customers while their young impressionable minds can only think to get toys with their happy meals. I hate you nintendo and am never supporting you again!!! Thank God in heaven for WiiU Daily where daniel and magnus can lead the charge against the venemous company that ruined my life since i was 4

    • David Trail

      Daniel and Magnus are idiots who don’t know what they are talking about. Have fun siding with idiots.

  • felony211662

    why does it seem everyone on this comment thread is claiming mcdonald’s food is poison?! Who FUCKING cares?!? buy the toys or don’t! This is not a frontline for the war on obesity which i’m sure many of you suffer from

    • Rinslowe

      “This is not a frontline for the war on obesity which i’m sure many of you suffer from”
      I’m willing to bet you’re right.

    • WellWisher

      Yes. The Big M is our Ally now.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      “why does it seem everyone on this comment thread is claiming mcdonald’s food is poison?! Who FUCKING cares?!?”

      Obviously you since you cared to comment about it. This is a comment section where we are allowed to express our opinions. If that bothers you, then that’s a personal problem. I agree with people who are against fast food advertising. It doesn’t help the problem with obesity any better than it is now. Buy the toys if you like, that’s no skin off anyone’s back, just yours. No one is telling you not to. Have a nice night.

      • felony211662

        I do care that the comment thread derails everytime you or magnus or truthteller(dare i speak the name or his alt will see it and summon the beast from the ashes) bait fools into arguing with you. But my frustration comes from the threads evolving into nothing about the original article. Its as though people pick a random topic from the spinning wheel of negativity, and less witty fools take the troll bait and start a venerable wildfire flame war in the comments. It is fun to read these pointless arguments but i wish they pertained to the original topic i wanted to read about :)

  • iamserious

    Subtitle to this article was completely unnecessary.

  • Darkness

    Horrible food and a horrible game, makes sense. If only they spent more time on the game. It’s taken years to make this game…why not put more into the game and release it later.
    http://www.change.org/petitions/nintendo-fix-battle-mode-in-mario-kart-8

    • David Trail

      Horrible game… The trolls are in full force on Wii U Daily in this tread.

      • oontz

        “The trolls are in full force on Wii U Daily in this thread.”

        Says the biggest troll of them all.

        • David Trail

          Oontz your poor reading ability really astounds me. http://ps4daily.com/ Go here if you want to dsicuss PS4.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            I like how you tell Oontz to go to PS4 Daily if he wants to “discuss” PS4, when you, yourself, have a crap ton of comments about the PS4. Bashing it for no reason. I’ve counted 17 of your comments that do just that. And guess what? They’re all up there^^^^^ I didn’t count any below. Why don’t you take your own advice? You make me embarrassed to be a Nintendo fan. It’s people like you that gives Nintendo fans of a whole, a bad name.

          • David Trail

            I am talking about PS4 on here becuase I am confused by the trolls talking about PS4 all of the time. On Wii U Daily. It is confusing. I guess that is what trolls want?

          • 00EpicGamer00

            So you’re a troll yourself then? If the “trolls” are talking about the PS4 and you’re talking about the PS4 that makes you a troll as well. :)
            I honestly don’t see how it’s confusing. So what if they’re talking about the PS4.

          • David Trail

            No it doesn’t because this is Wii U Daily. I am only talking about it because the trolls are sabotaging our thread.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Again, if the “TROLLS” are talking about the PS4, and you’re talking about the PS4, the makes you a TROLL as well. Very simple.

          • David Trail

            Right I am going to PS4 Daily now. Then I will show you what a troll is.

          • 00EpicGamer00

            Good riddance. Go be a pain over there. Finally, there’ll be civility here.

          • oontz

            The only one sabotaging the threads on here lately is you. You keep clogging the threads with insane ramblings and pictures of your dirty house. NO ONE CARES. People here enjoy actual discussing things. You are just ruining the site for everyone.

          • David Trail

            You guys get lost with your Nintendo hate. I am going to go to PS4 Daily now and do what you guys are doing.

          • Daniel Gonzalez

            Well said.

    • Petri

      Where’s the petition to get Reggie to say “not my problem” at your petition?

    • SkullScience

      Lol! Horrible game!! You’re funny dude!! A funny guy! How is that petition going…. Good for you!!

    • Epicstuf

      Wow. You are TRUE spam. That petition is going to fail.

  • David Trail

    Paying for the same online service as the PS3 but on my PS4 but used to be free on PS3 sure does s%ck. Oh well it’s all right Microsoft does it ; )

    • Epicstuf

      I know you are joking.

      • David Trail

        No, I am not.

        • Epicstuf

          (.) (.)
          ——-

  • David Trail

    I like how Sony deliberately left backwards compatibility out of the PS4 so that they could make an extra buck with Playstation Now.

  • David Trail

    I like how Sony don’t let you use your PS3 controllers and peripherals on PS4. It has been lovely re-buying them all over again ; )

  • David Trail

    I like how on PS4 you have to buy a failing handheld if you want an off screen TV/ second screen experience experience.

  • David Trail

    I like how PS4 still has a games drought after 9 months.

  • David Trail

    I like how the rubber on the analogue sticks on PS4 easily comes off and breaks. The controllers are very well made.

  • David Trail

    I hate gimmicks but I love the touch panel on my PS4 controller and I love turning my controller around like a spray can in Infamous Second Son ; )

  • David Trail

    My favourite games on PS4 are Broken Battlefield milked 4, COD milk Ghosts, Fifa milk 2014, Killzone Shadowfall Milk, AC4 milk etc etc.

  • WarioForever

    I only go to McDonalds 3 times a year, cause I have health problems after cheeseburger or else (though I like it, but still heath is health).

  • David Trail

    I like PS4 because the menus are annoying to use, boring and clunky.

  • David Trail

    I like PS4 because the internet browser is worse than the Wii U internet browser.

  • David Trail

    Knack > SM3DW

  • David Trail

    Watching netflix on the PS4 is more enjoyable on PS4 going through clunky menus. I like the clunkiness more than a touch screen which makes it very is to scroll through movies and select movies like on the Wii U.

  • David Trail

    PS4 has stupid gimmicks that no ones uses aka playroom but PS4 is so awesome!

  • David Trail

    I love the annoying light on the back of my PS4 controller. I love that it makes it look like a pair of cheap hi ted trainers with lights at the back.

  • David Trail

    I love PS4 because there are more new ips on the Wii U than the made by Nintendo than Sony. The newest ip on PS4 by Sony is Knack lol!

  • David Trail

    Killzone Shadowfall 73% > Zombi U only 77% Zombi U = worst game ever!

  • David Trail

    Infamous Second Son 80% > Pikmin 3 only 88% those poor Nintendrones with poor ass exclusives and little games!

  • Carlos Webster

    Guess now lots more kids will become fat, because they’ll like these toys because everyone likes Mario Kart 8.

    • David Trail

      Idiot!

  • blasterman

    Nintendo games are for kids. This proves it.

    • David Trail

      Idiot.

    • vvvvvv

      stupid….man your dumb…..

  • Squid

    I’m waiting for a stop motion of Luigi’s death stare.

  • Guhtere

    Finally. Nintendo discovers the power of advertising.

  • C.S. Bailey

    Bought one today, got Yoshi on a bike.

  • FutureFox

    Everything in moderation John.

  • Shootdatrupee!…

    WTF is David doing?

  • Randy

    John Kinsley, why did you have to ruin it with your unhealthy ..rap?!

  • Nintendo Fan

    Why?! Noooooooo!

  • bcmugger

    Nothing is unhealthy about Mcdonalds foods. Amazing how brainwashed liberal media is. They have no issue with govt fluoridating water and killing braincells and causing cancer yet they declare mcDs unhealthy.