McDonald's is bring Pokemon Happy Meals to the UK - but there will be restrictions on purchases

McDonald’s is bringing its Pokemon Happy Meals to the UK next month, according to reports.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 3:38 pm
McDonald's is bringing Pokemon Happy Meals to the UK in May. (Photo credit should read TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images)

The current line-up of children’s meal toys are based around the popular cartoon series SpongeBob.

When the line comes to an end in mid-May, it will be replaced by Pokemon.

However there will be a limit on the number of Happy Meals customers will be able to buy, Video Games Chronicle reports.

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The website reports that an internal McDonald’s message says that people can ‘only purchase one additional “toy” when one or more Happy Meals are purchased within the same transaction’.

The fast food giant also told staff it expects the Happy Meals to be ‘extremely popular’ with customers.

In the US, the meals came with an exclusive range of 50 Pokemon cards, featuring 25 different characters from the game in normal and foil versions to mark the 25th anniversary of the franchise.

It has not yet been confirmed if the meals will feature the cards when they go on sale in the UK.

There has been huge demand for Pokemon cards over the last year, with one rare card selling for upwards of $300,000 recently.

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