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Eat And You Shall Receive...Pokemon!

By Kevin on Jan 07 2012 05:03 PM
I'm not a fan of consuming the unhealthy food products from McDonald's. I'll admit it though. Every once in a while, a nice greasy double-cheeseburger or six-piece McNugget hits the spot! Recently, I discovered (actually it was my wife) that McDonald's is promoting Pokémon toys! You know those toys that come in the happy meals for kids to swallow and choke on? Well, the McDonald's here in Japan are adding some really cool Pokémon toys to compliment their happy meals. Happy meals here aren't called "happy meals" though; they're called "kid sets." A "number 1 combo" isn't known at any of the Japanese McDonald's either, for that matter. If you want a combo, it's known as a "set" over here in the Japanese McDonald's.

They have a wide variety of promotional Pokémon toys...and I'm gonna try to catch 'em all too! Even if I have to order a kid set and ditch the food, I'll still get a new Pokémon. They have maybe ten or so different ones to choose from. So far, I've managed to get Pikachu, Zekrom and Oshawott. What's really cool about the toys is that they actually do different things. For example, by pulling down on Pikachu's tail, a loud (and quite annoying) audible "Pika Pikachuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu" screams from the speaker inside the toy. Zekrom's characteristic is much nicer because it's not audible. Zekrom has a little switch. When turned on, it lights up and makes his tail flash a soft blue color. Oshawott's is also pretty neat as well. Although I haven't experimented with it, you can fill him up with water, press down on his tail, and make the water squirt from his mouth. I'm sure all the mothers are really loving that one!

I'll post more pictures whenever I catch more of these!

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Comments: 8

aww those are so cute. I don't know if they are doing that in the united states though yet. :)
I highly doubt anything like those will ever make it stateside.

View PostBuffinator, on 07 January 2012 - 05:25 PM, said:

I don't know if they are doing that in the united states though yet. :)

Ahh...one of the many beauties of living in Japan.
Nintendo Warning : Do not eat the pokemon. :awesome:
That is great! Of course Pikachu's action was going to be his cry! Ay yay yay! Lol
They were actually very well made toys! All i wanted was tepig though.. i heard that they are going to have plushies soon of pikachu, servine, dewott, swoobat, and pignite and they will come with cards i think they were scraggy, crustle, and the second form of the 3 starters

View PostSkitty843, on 16 June 2012 - 12:14 AM, said:

i heard that they are going to have plushies soon of pikachu, servine, dewott, swoobat, and pignite and they will come with cards i think they were scraggy, crustle, and the second form of the 3 starters

I haven't heard of anything like that happening here in Japan, but I'll keep my eyes open. If they do another promotion like this, but with plushies, that will be great! I'd like to add a few of those to my scant collection.
I usually see info on north America but I'm pretty sure they were plushiest and well made ones top! They are suppose to be distributed around the 16th? You guys will probably get something so much better, as always..