McDonalds to hand out Skylanders in Happy Meals

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The first time I saw the headline I got quite excited as i thought I had just found the perfect way to boost my kids Skylanders collection for less than R99 a Skylander… unfortunately while it is true that McDonalds are handing out Skylander toys in Happy Meals they aren’t workable ones.

In what can only be described as a brilliant marketing move by Activision they have made an agreement with McDonalds America to hand out Skylander characters in their Happy Meals.

They will start appearing in Happy Meals on the 22nd April and will continue infesting the minds of little children up until the 2nd of May.


Skylanders are very quickly becoming the fourth most recognisable video game character set after the Mario family, Pokemon and Sonic which is a very impressive feat for a franchise that is only 18 months old.

Last Updated: April 11, 2013

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Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    2 guesses where you are taking the kids for lunch for that time period

  • TriangularRoom

    Awesome… will they be coming to SA on 22 April?

    Suddenly I have the urge to eat a Happy Meal…

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Hmmm, think my daughter will looooove this. Pity there is no Star Wars toys at McD. That’s her favourite.

  • My kids will dig this 😀 and by my kids, I mean I’ll secretly save one for myself and keep it until I’m like 90 years old and die.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Hmmm. Happy meals here I come!

  • DieJason

    Bah. Only time I venture to McDonalds is when I go partying and need food afterwards. Who else is open at 2am???? And I always regret my choice of drunk food-shopping 😛

    • Rincethis: Spellalicious

      Said like a BOSS

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    I feel so old… 🙁 This doesn’t appeal to me at all. 🙁

  • Merril Reid

    One Happy Meal please …. err it for my son .. mmmm err He is sick on bed and i want to cheer him up.
    .. mean while a few days day ..
    One Happy Meal pelase …. No No ! I am sure I have not been here everyday after work

  • Lupus

    You can also now get Skylander figurines that are just normal figurines, it’s brilliant. Luckily my wife gave up after the first one.

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