Mario and His Friends Are Now Happy Meal Toys

by Robert Workman

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Nintendo has enjoyed a bit of a retro resurgence as of late, something it’s bound to continue with the announcement of its Nintendo Switch tomorrow night. But if you’re in the UK, you can get even more of a Mario fix by visiting your local McDonald’s.

The toys are now officially on sale today inside Happy Meals at the restaurant chain, at least over in Europe. These include a number of toys, including a posable Mario sitting in a chair, Princess Peach standing next to a background, Bowser and many more. The picture below, which was tweeted by John Galley, shows the toys that are available in the Happy Meal.

Customers will be able to collect the whole set over the next four weeks, in case they want their own Star Blocks and Piranha Plants to go along with these favorites.

Unfortunately, Nintendo nor McDonald’s have announced any plans to bring these toys to the United States just yet. However, considering their popularity – and Nintendo’s focus on the Switch launch this March – they’d make for a rather timely release, don’t you think?

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.