McDonald’s releases Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh! Happy Meal toys

Hello Kitty and Friends cosplay as Yu-Gi-Oh! characters in new McDonald’s Happy Meal collab

McDonald's Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh Happy Meal toys

It’s time to duel… in the cutest way possible! McDonald’s throws a curveball with their newest Happy Meal collection, featuring a surprising crossover between Hello Kitty and Friends and the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. This limited-edition set features adorable makeovers for your favorite Sanrio characters, transforming them into iconic Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters. Below is everything you need to know about McDonald’s Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh! Happy Meal toy collection

What’s McDonald’s Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh! Happy Meal toy collection?

The Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh! McDonald’s Happy Meal collection is a limited-edition set of toys featuring Hello Kitty and Friends characters dressed up as iconic Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters.

The Happy Meal toys feature Hello Kitty dressed as the Dark Magician, Cinnamoroll as Blue-Eyes White Dragon, My Melody as Dark Magician Girl, Kuromi as Slifer the Sky Dragon, Pompompurin as Exodia, Badtz-Maru as Red-Eyes Black Dragon, and more.

McDonald's Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh Happy Meal toys
McDonald’s Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh Happy Meal toys

McDonald’s Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh! toy collection features a crossover Happy Meal box, which allows fans to “scan the QR code on the box to take part in our digital experience where your little one can create their character’s world and watch them collide.”

Fans can also visit the official McDonald’s website to play games like Spot the Difference, Portal Maze, Character Drawing, Noughts and Crosses, Puzzle Match, “Who is that character?” and “Create your own story,” which encourages children to create their own comic strip.

McDonald's Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh Happy Meal box
McDonald’s Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh Happy Meal box

Where is McDonald’s Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh! Happy Meal toy collection available?

Interestingly, the Hello Kitty x Yu-Gi-Oh! McDonald’s Happy Meal toy collection has surprising release strategy. While both franchises are popular worldwide, the collection has only been released in select countries so far. These include Belgium, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore. While not confirmed yet, fans in the United States can likely look forward to the collection arriving in the country later this year.

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Has McDonald’s released Hello Kitty and Yu-Gi-Oh! Happy Meal toys in the past?

No, McDonald’s has not released Hello Kitty and Yu-Gi-Oh! toys before the launch of the limited-edition collab in Belgium. This unique collaboration is the first official crossover between the two franchises specifically for McDonald’s Happy Meals.

In addition to they toy collection with Yu-Gi-Oh!, there have been confirmed instances of McDonald’s collaborating with Hello Kitty in the past. In 2000, Hello Kitty enjoyed a massive McDonald’s Happy Meal promotion, particularly in Singapore. The promotion featured Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel figures dressed in various wedding costumes, causing long queues and excitement!

How to get a Happy Meal toy at McDonald’s

Here’s how to get a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy in the U.S.

Order a Happy Meal: Happy Meals are on the McDonald’s menu. You can order them in person at the restaurant, through the McDonald’s app, or via McDelivery with Uber Eats (availability may vary).

Choose Your Toy (if applicable): Sometimes, McDonald’s offers a choice of toys with Happy Meals. If this is the case during your visit, you’ll be able to choose the toy you prefer when placing your order.

How much is a McDonald’s Happy Meal?

The price of a Happy Meal can vary slightly depending on location and what’s included in the meal. However, in the U.S., a Happy Meal typically costs between  $4 and $6.  This price includes the sandwich or main item, fries, a drink, and a toy.

Unfortunately, you can’t purchase just the toy by itself. It comes as part of the Happy Meal package.

Sources: CBR, McDonald’s
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