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Old 09-01-2006, 10:50 PM   #1
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McDonald's offering Nintendo Happy Meals

http://www.gamespot.com/news/6157028...stnews;title;1

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Fast-food chain's latest kid's combo promotion includes free Mario, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong toys.
By Brendan Sinclair, GameSpot
Posted Sep 1, 2006 4:10 pm PT


With Nintendo's Wii promising to put the "active" back in "interactive entertainment," it's only fitting that the publisher's marketing tie-ins leading up to the console launch should have a similar focus. So for fast-food chain McDonald's current Nintendo-themed promotion, the Big Mac monger is offering one of six freebie "active toys" with its Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals, each one featuring Mario, Donkey Kong, or Yoshi. The toys include a Mario-shaped ball for playing catch, a flying disc, an inflatable Mario Power Tennis mallet with ball, and more.

The emphasis on activity is part of the fast-food chain's ongoing effort to reform its long-suffering public image when it comes to healthy eating. According to the company, "The 'Take the Mario Challenge' Happy Meal and Mighty Kids Meal event is part of McDonald's ongoing commitment to helping guests better understand the keys to living balanced, active lives. This initiative...underscores the importance of eating right and staying active, and includes a wide variety of programming for guests of all ages."

The Nintendo toys will be available at participating McDonald's locations until September 21, or while supplies last. This is not the first Nintendo-McDonald's cross-promotion, as many of the chain's restaurants are Wi-Fi hotspots for Nintendo DS online play.
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:58 AM   #2
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Terrorists don't get Nintendo Happy Meals. Only freedomlovers do.

And they sound dope!
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:28 AM   #3
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the commercial was the WORST Real Life Mario Bros. "impersonation" of the video game i have EVER SEENN!!!!

also the toys arent good
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Old 09-02-2006, 03:34 AM   #4
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i was at work today and i heard a snipit of the yoshi song, i spun around and a toddler was holding a yoshi toy. i actually said to her (out of shock) "holy **** a yoshi toy, with a cool ability"...what is the mario one?
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wait.... does this mean the toys were made BY nintendo!!?!?

All of what i said is now somehow a lie!
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:47 AM   #6
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Terrorists don't get Nintendo Happy Meals. Only freedomlovers do.

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Old 09-02-2006, 04:57 AM   #7
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why would nintendo want happy meals?
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:49 AM   #8
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the commercial was the WORST Real Life Mario Bros. "impersonation" of the video game i have EVER SEENN!!!!

also the toys arent good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWA4JPbJqDg
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:21 AM   #9
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My girlfriend wants to collect them, we went last night and she got the yoshi one, all it does is play Yoshi's tune when you press its sadle. Lame. The rest look retarded too, its all about getting kids to play sports or something, like a DK flying disk, or a Yoshi softball shooter. etc.
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:17 PM   #10
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I've seen the commercial for this a few times, and the toys are pretty lame.
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I got Nintendo toys from McDonalds when i was a wee lad. I still have them. One is mario being chased by chain chomp. you wind it up, and it chases him! The other one is Link spinning around and pwning octorocks with his shield.
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I still have the Raccoon Mario with the suction-cup-ass-jumping-action on my desk from McDonald's
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:41 PM   #13
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I know that's so cool im gonna get the mario rubber ball for my collection man!

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I got Nintendo toys from McDonalds when i was a wee lad. I still have them. One is mario being chased by chain chomp. you wind it up, and it chases him! The other one is Link spinning around and pwning octorocks with his shield.
Yo those were from Burger King lol
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:43 PM   #14
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pfft Nothing beats the Spider-man Happy Meal toys, They had a fashion doll of Mary Jane, NOTHING BEATS THAT! I think today she will wear a new hat!
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pfft Nothing beats the Spider-man Happy Meal toys, They had a fashion doll of Mary Jane, NOTHING BEATS THAT! I think today she will wear a new hat!
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