Jun 16th, 2014


If you’re looking to get your hands on some Mario Kart 8 merchandise to celebrate your love of the game, I hope you enjoy Happy Meals! McDonald’s offers a look at the upcoming toys that will be available for its Happy Meal box designed for kids, with one of the next toy sets being Mario Kart 8 racers. You’ll be able to collect Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Toad, Yoshi and Donkey Kong.

These toys aren’t currently available yet but are slated to be one of the upcoming toy releases for the Happy Meal, so you can expect to see them either at the end of June or sometime in July. Expect Nintendo to make quite a fuss about this, since it’s a promotional tool designed to get kids and parents more aware of Mario Kart 8 on Wii U.

Will you be collecting these once they’re released?

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  • FutureFox

    Be so cool if McDonalds had their own Amiibo characters. I would laugh every time if I saw the Hamburgular in Mario Kart 8 or Smash. “Wobble, wobble…”

    • therealruben1

      What if the toys are secret amiibo figures?

  • greengecko007

    I guess I have to prepare my stomach for some McDonald’s now… I would have loved a Shy Guy or Rosalina one, but Yoshi still looks awesome!

  • palomino blue

    Wish they had Yoshi on the Yoshi bike.

  • bistricky

    I believe this is for the United States only (correct me if I am wrong) ….. I live in Canada and want these ….. so its going to be eBay or someone to gather them for me 😀 ……. Good promotion though …. keeps Mario Kart 8 in the spotlight after the free game promotion is over. Cheers 😀

  • Ducked

    This is great for advertising! I remember the Mario Kart 64 toys at Wendy’s years ago.

  • George Taramigkos

    no more junk food .only AAA games…

  • Alexizzle

    Smart move, Nintendo. Very smart move.

  • therealruben1

    Has anyone seen the new happy meal mascot

    • Ducked

      I have, if I were a kid I’d be scared.

    • Sdudyoy

      Yeah, that’s not horrifying at all, now let me just go, hide in a corner for the rest of my life.

    • Jackson five

      Ya’ its kinda creepy …

    • lonewolf


  • Sdudyoy

    Nope, I haven’t eaten that garbage in over nine years, and not even these toys could make me.

    • Ducked

      Just pay $3 for the toy and toss the food in the trash

      • Sdudyoy

        True, I’m glad they’re doing this though, because McDonald’s sells a lot of food, and this is good advertising, but just the thought of eating their food makes me sick.

        • Ducked

          I’m with you on that, there food tastes like grease and bleach mixed together. They had a recent compliant that had something to do with there hamburger meat.

      • Spoon

        How dull… Give it to an homeless person or something.

        • lonewolf

          I would rather give a real food rather to “poison” them with garbage.

    • Clel

      One meal at McDonald’s won’t kill you.

      • Sdudyoy

        I’m not interested in the toys anyway, and there is better food for the same price.

  • anthony optimo

    DK looks yoked.

  • George Taramigkos

    though would happily eat a 2000 cal burger for a free amiibo…

  • Rinslowe

    That just reminded me. I haven’t eaten at McDonald’s for over a month. Great marketing all round. I shall eat a burger tomorrow…. with fries and a large coke. Maybe a Sundae too… strawberry. They have these pineapple pies here as well, deep fried and quite eatable. So long as they’re hot…

    Yeah, McDonald’s. Good call. Why not. Lol.

  • Alex0714

    I dont eat at Mcdonalds but i might go just to order lots of happymeals for myself lol.

  • That poor kid who gets the visor

    • Clel

      Lol I would have been excited to get the visor

      • It is a pretty cool visor. I just like the cars 😛

  • Also, to everyone going “OMG I LIEK CNT EVN EET @ MCDONALDZZZZ”

    You can just buy the toys separate from the food…

  • Razo_E

    I haven’t had a Happy Meal in 17 years, but it looks like I’m going to have to start again.

    • Kyle

      So all your meals have been sad for so long? :/

      • Razo_E

        no, more like indifferent meals.

  • Fuzzylittlebastard

    Great. Now I want to eat at McDonalds just for that.
    Guess what trash can, you get lunch today!

  • steveb944

    Great now to decide if to spend ~$20 on all of them or selecting a couple. Too bad I’ll have to support MDs

    • FutureFox

      I see these or at least very similar MK8 toys in U.S stores. Not sure if thats true in other countries. If so you may not have to go the to darkside of the food.

  • Christian Schoff

    Nice! More publicity.

  • nintendope


  • tom

    Day one purchase!

  • gamingpalooza

    this is great… Nintendo is starting to market the same way they did back in the late 80s early 90s

  • blarf

    Cool. The extra advertising wont hurt.

  • Einscengi

    Little known fact, you can buy the toys without the meal. Just ask.

  • Prizm

    All those people bashing McDonalds: First, fast food is not nearly as bad for you as people say it is, and second, McDonalds have healthier options on the menu.

  • WarioForever

    Ok, going to McDonalds (even if after the meal I have problems with breathing), bye guys.

  • vvvvvv

    yep ,don’t like McDonalds but will be going there lol…after that’s done no more McDonalds for me…