Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

People are listing McDonald’s adult Happy Meal toys for $300,000 on eBay

21/10/2022

Twisted: Unserious food tastes seriously good.

Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman

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The McDonald’s Happy Meal hype is real, right now. Only days ago Maccies announced the return of its Halloween Happy Meal buckets across the States, and people are still reeling about the chain’s first adult Happy Meals launching in select stores just weeks earlier.

But how much would you pay for a limited edition toy? It turns out people are selling them for quite a lot…

Yup, as Happy Meal mania grips the US, people are selling their McDonald’s adult Happy Meal toys on after spotting how popular the promotion has been, and one individual listed theirs on eBay $300,000 (£271,000).

We really aren’t kidding.

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This has to be a joke…right? (Credit: eBay)

“WILL SELL FAST!!” wrote the seller alongside their eye-watering six-figure listing, which offers three unopened toys – Grimace, the Hamburglar and Birdie – as well as the clothing brand’s mascot, Cactus Buddy.

As confident as the seller might be, the toy is yet to receive any bids.

In fact, another unopened McDonald’s adult Happy Meal is being listed for $25 (£22.46) – much, much less, but still a hefty markup – and they also don’t have any bids, either.

The adult Happy Meals are a collaboration with streetwear brand Cactus Plant Flea Market, and customers across the US have been able to opt for one whenever they order a Big Mac or a 10-piece Chicken McNugget box.

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The McDonald’s adult Happy Meal is available in the US (Credit: McDonald’s)

As with regular Happy Meals, the toys have become collectors items and people have been racing to get them all. However, several areas of the US have already seen Happy Meals sell out, meaning they haven’t been able to stock up in time.

It’s understandable that people might assume demand, seeing some sellers have seen success selling their toys on eBay.

As per Today, one eBay listing for 150 sealed toys was sold for $2,400 (£2,165) on October 6th. Plus, eBay’s sales history suggests that dozens more cases of 150 toys have sold for as much as $1,900 (£1,695).

But the profit for such a volume of toys isn’t as impressive as you’d think, given that Cactus Plant Flea Market Boxes were selling for $12.95 (£11.68) a pop in New York.

Unfortunately for us Brits, the Maccies deal is only available in the US at participating restaurants, drive-thrus and delivery spots. You can read more about that here.

We’ll have to hope they’ll come over here eventually. Or if you’re really desperate, you can try and source $300,000 from somewhere!

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