People Are Paying Thousands Of Dollars For Adult Happy Meal Toys On eBay

The Adult Happy Meal was supposed to run until the end of October, but many locations in the United States sold out early.

McDonald’s really knows how to go viral. This isn’t just something that happens thanks to the Internet, they have been doing it for decades.

For example, many years ago, McDonald’s went viral because of the big Mac jingle. That jingle, which listed the basic ingredients of the Big Mac, from the two all-beef patties to the sesame seed bun, was a huge success.

Throughout the years, McDonald’s has seen a number of times in which they went viral. Some of those involved people selling McDonald’s merchandise online for mega-inflated prices. This is being seen again, thanks to the Adult Happy Meal.

The toys inside the adult happy meal were designed by Cactus Plant Flea Market (CPFM). It included many of the McDonald’s mascots, and now those toys are being sold on eBay for thousands of dollars.

Although the Adult Happy Meal was supposed to run until the end of October, many locations in the United States sold out early. People began to rush to get the happy meal, not only for the burger but for the toys that were inside.

Regardless of whether it was the Grimace, Birdie, or the Hamburglar, they quickly became fan favorites. They were also quickly being sold online and you didn’t even get the McNuggets or Big Mac along with them.

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In order to buy an Adult Happy Meal when they were available, you would spend about $10.79. Some of the toys, however, were being sold for $25,000 or more, plus shipping.

Over the years, McDonald’s has worked with many different brands in order to create something unique. The fact that they are working with Cactus Plant Fleamarket, which was backed by Ferrell Williams, is no surprise but it is also not the most unique collaboration they have had.

McDonald’s USA chief marketing and customer experience officer, Tariq Hassan had the following to say: “We’re taking one of the most nostalgic McDonald’s experiences and literally repackaging it in a new way that’s hyper-relevant for our adult fans.”

Whatever they’re doing, it seems to be working.