McDonald’s is doing a Mario Kart 8 promotion for this month’s Happy Meal.
Yesterday, the wife and I piddled around town for the yearly July 4th festivities. A wrestling match and caged tiger exhibit later, we walked into McD’s for some tea. As soon as I opened the door, there was a beautiful display, showcasing all the cool Mario Kart toys they’re offering this month.
It’s always awkward ordering a Happy Meal with no kid. the cashier totally knows it’s for you but you try to play it off by saying to yourself “I can’t remember what they asked for”. I pulled that and didn’t fool anyone. So after that brief bit of awkwardness, We took our loot and got home. First thing I did was give the food/ground up earthworms to the dog because I didn’t feel like falling asleep on the toilet. I anxiously got inside to discover my prize. I always expect the worse with Happy Meal toys because it’s usually how it ends up. In this case the worse was the flimsy Mario visor they were offering. To my surprise, I came out with a Luigi!! Best case scenario for sure. I wouldn’t have got that lucky as a kid.
The toy itself is of great quality. good paint job, rolls back and fourth. Leaps and bounds ahead of the Super Mario 3 toys offered in 1990. Well, the rest of the toys were great but that Luigi looked sad. He was also on a cloud for no particular reason. The only thing lacking in this toy is the “roll back and go” feature the old luigi had. This one you gotta push around yourself. It’s all about getting the kids active right?
it also came with decals, which will probably end up on my controllers or the inside of my wallet like all other stickers. A nice pack in item. Also the box has a punch out banana and green shell. The box says “set up your very own race course to challenge your friends”. A neat idea and a good way to utilize the packaging.
This is a great promotion and if you’re a Mario Kart 8 fan or a Mario Kart fan in general this is definitely worth having for the kids or even for yourself. I’d seat this with one of the better Nintendo themed kids meal items of the last ten years.