Jump to content

Transformers Prime Happy Meal Toys Coming to MacDonalds January 25th


Recommended Posts

Pretty sure if Hasbro hasn't released the Microns stateside, McDonald's isn't going to liscense the molds for their kids meals.

Why pick a good idea when you can cheap out...

Because it would require McDonald's to license molds from another country, which wouldn't fit their pricing structure. Remember they license and have the toys produced for these meals,not Hasbro. Personally I'd really like to see the Microns come over here as well, but it would probably be through a alternate outlet similar to the blind packed ones in the UK. Which would be perfect for those toys and this market.

Has/Tak shouldnt have to licence their own products, only Makky-d's would...

Right, MCPoop would have to if they chose to do it in their own happy meals. If a licensee was to do it, they would have to pony up the funds.

But the obviously have a licence to their image and trademark names..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thats prolly the biggest cost put towards these.

nope, making the molds for these figures, the design costs testing etc.. Why go through that when there are MANY minicon molds?? Hell they could even have done em in McDonald's colours..

Dirt Boss minicon as a delivery truck with the McDonald's logo..


for once corporate laziness would be a bonus.

Link to comment
Share on other sites



McDonalds would then have to license the molds for use in America and other countries, then have them safety tested for the different market. The easier and cheaper route for a toy that comes in a cheap meal was the cheapo solution, cheap figurines that look like the characters. Not to mention, let's face it, do you think the fast food company even knows about the Microns? They license the name and likeness of a popular boys brand. The bulk of the research probably doesn't extend beyond a license package. Which is going by the old G2 ones I looked through, didn't include anything past basic presentation and cast of characters in the US.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know man, it seems ridiculous, but McDonalds would have to pay more to do something like that. And lets face it, when was the last time they offered retail toys in the kids meals? Best I can remember is early-mid 80's when they had a Hot Wheels promotion. And even now they don't use retail Hot Wheels, which are dollar toys.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Find Transformers on Ebay

  • Create New...
Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!

Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE