Mario Kart 8 Toys to Come With McDonald's Happy Meals

Buy some fast food and get yourself a Mario Kart 8 figurine.

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Avid Nintendo fans may soon have a reason to take their (real or, if need be, imaginary) kids to McDonald's, as the fast food joint plans to begin offering Mario Kart 8 toys with Happy Meals.

As noticed by Nintendo Life on the Happy Meal website (yes, they have their own website), it looks as if there will be seven Mario Kart 8-themed figures (possibly along with a Mario visor) available, each riding a kart or bike from the game. Pictured are Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Toad, Peach, Donkey Kong, and Yoshi, leaving Wario, Daisy, and the rest of the game's roster to fire their agents.

The Mario Kart toys are listed under the "next Happy Meal" section of the site, suggesting they'll be available soon. An exact schedule for when these toys will begin being offered, or for how long, was not shared. GameSpot has contacted Nintendo for more details.

Given that these are free toys being packaged with a meal for children, you likely shouldn't set your expectations too high. You will have a chance to own higher-quality Nintendo figures--and ones that can interact with Mario Kart 8, among other games, no less--when Nintendo launches amiibo, its Skylanders-like toys line announced at E3 last week.

Mario Kart 8 launched late last month and quickly became the fastest-selling game on Wii U: In its first weekend alone, 1.2 million copies of the game were sold worldwide. Nintendo had been hoping the game would act as a "catalyst" for sales of the struggling Wii U, and early indications are that it's succeeded to some degree. At E3, Nintendo said the kart racer has had a "significant impact" on Wii U sales, and just yesterday NPD data showed sales of the console in the U.S. during May were up 85% over the prior month.

Chris Pereira is a freelance writer for GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @TheSmokingManX
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Discussion

53 comments
Svedeesh_Cheff
Svedeesh_Cheff

Canada got screwed over with FIFA toys instead of Pokémon, so watch as we get mini NHL jerseys instead while America gets these decent Mario collectibles.


The local game store owner insists it's due to popularity. Sure there are more sports fans than game fans, but isn't it the other way around with kids?

Veenox
Veenox

Such Gaming News!!!!!

devilzzz2014
devilzzz2014

Nintendo I think you should have gone a step further and put some sort of code that unlocks something in the game, gives a discount towards buying a Wii U or a Wii U game, or whatever.  Still nice to see Nintendo sales up for the Wii U.  The only thing I have a problem with though is features at launch that worked with TVii no longer work for my area.  I am not looking forward to figuring out what happened with that.  

Hurvl
Hurvl

That McPlay Power logo is either a body with a really small head and a smiley across the torso or a face with a smile and raised beefy arms instead of eyes. I can't see anything else.

gajbutler
gajbutler

Nothing wrong with Mc Donalds, it's not unhealthy to have it on occasion. It's the parents responsibility that their kids do not eat it every day, when it becomes unhealthy, I'm sure lots of foods are unhealthy to eat constantly though, I mean fish is full of Mercury.

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

ts disgusting attracting kids to this instead of healthy food. But then again i assume this is only for good ol' America. 


GO EAT SOME VEGGIES YOU FOOLS OR FEED THEM TO YOUR KIDS.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

i haven't ate macsh*t for over 2 years 

i can't believe people eat0 those diaburgers still...

dani_i89
dani_i89

If this was Microsoft, it would have hit the fan, and it would be everywhere.

kimjong-un
kimjong-un

I get Peach for my daughter Ju-ae

huyckb04
huyckb04

I remember when there were Super Mario Bros. 3 toys in the happy meals.  I had the Luigi-in-a-cloud pull-back racer!

XxAK47xX
XxAK47xX

wow McDicks stepping up their toy game

imajinn
imajinn

Eat the worst food possible, and get a figurine.

Tauu
Tauu

Made in China.

Cellpwn
Cellpwn

Mario can drive fast but can he drive faster than my heart rate after a Big Mac?

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

Part of the magic of McDonald's was going being taken by your parents and treated to unhealthy food while receiving an awesome toy.  I never want to grow up.  I'm so getting these. 

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

They made die cast Mario Kart 7 toys recently, you can still find them available. Better than this cheap plastic.

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

I want these!  I want all of them now!

voldo25
voldo25

I still have my McDonald's Super Mario 3 toys from 1989.....i feel old now :(    

michaelstire9
michaelstire9

Here come the whiny Liberals to cry about how the food is Evil, and blame McDonalds for fat kids, and not parents that let them over eat.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

McDonald's slowly killing children 1 happy chicken nugget meal at a time lol. No Thanks.

deezdgbt
deezdgbt

@WolfgarTheQuiet sigh.....so many dam hipsters these days. go eat some vegan crap while playing on instagram on your mac

Triton
Triton

@WolfgarTheQuiet  FYI -  McDonald's are located in many other "good ol' Ccountries other than USA. 

179107199999
179107199999

@dani_i89 Nintendo always had a relationship with Mcdonalds. I remember that growing up. Didn't care for the toys though I had a lot of NIntendo to keep me happy. Now the Nintendo cereal...I wish that was still around and the Mario Sodas...

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@dani_i89 Its disgusting attracting kids to this instead of healthy food. But then again i assume this is only for good ol' America. 

KenshinXSlayer
KenshinXSlayer

@huyckb04 I have all of them, actually. Sad thing, is that they're in my basement :/

huyckb04
huyckb04

@complacentcouch www.cnn.com  This link will take you to a non-gaming related news site.

NTM23
NTM23

@complacentcouch You have to learn that anything that has to do with games, will be posted. And I really mean anything, so yeah, in a sense it is news, just not news that's particularly interesting compared to other things.

NTM23
NTM23

@Cellpwn Probably, because it'll go fast, but then slow down since you're about to die of a heart attack.

gameroutlawzz
gameroutlawzz

@voldo25 All I have is the tanooki suit mario that jumps.. what are the others?

ACMC85
ACMC85

@michaelstire9 Here is the defensive conservative whining before everything begins. "THIS IS THE END OF EVERYTHING." "NO MORE FAMILY VALUES"


Besides the dumbass, sounds great and I look forward to buying a few of these.

dawnraxzor
dawnraxzor

@LiquidGold McDonald's in my country is the worst ugh,  every burger are size kids meal. i really don't know why kids like them so much , there are far more better places.