McDonalds has a new set of Super Mario Happy Meal toys, starring the leaping plumber and his usual gang of friends and frenemies, and people are buying the hell out of them. Adult Nintendo fans are descending en masse on the fast food joints in an attempt to collect all 8 character toys before the promotion ends on May 22. It's prompting some serious introspection on Twitter.
Grown-ass adults buying Happy Meals
Shout out to McDonalds for having a grown ass man walk in and order a happy meal just for one of those Mario toys smhApril 27, 2017
lowkey i'm about to go buy a happy meal from McDonald's so i can cop some of those Super Mario figuresApril 27, 2017
Really stupid question..Do you gotta have a kid in your car to order a happy meal? I want one of those super mario figures 🤔🤔🤔April 27, 2017
Anyone else going to be buying Happy Meals for the Super Mario toys? @McDonalds I wanted to steal my 4yo's luminated Mario. lolApril 27, 2017
Did I, a grown-ass man, just go to McDonald's and buy a Happy Meal for a Super Mario toy? Hell yeah I did! pic.twitter.com/yqqazLBSKtApril 27, 2017
The best part is that last guy actually works at Nintendo (opens in new tab).
To be fair, some of the toys are pretty cool
You have jumping sound Mario.
.@brad_burdick THIS IS SO DUMB!!!TURN SOUND ON 😂 pic.twitter.com/nvebDC6kXzApril 27, 2017
And generalized anxiety Bowser.
Fui a @McDonalds_PTR a comprar una happy meal pq queria ver si tenian a mario😁.Uno menos pa la coleccion quiero los 8 pleaseeee😁😁😁😎 pic.twitter.com/5h9we0U0sQApril 27, 2017
But the best one is obviously...
Invincibility Mario, aka Laser Rave Mario
Today I bought a Happy Meal and I got Invincible Mario!!! ☺ I swear I'm an adult. pic.twitter.com/rps5Ji0scMApril 27, 2017
Mario McDonalds toy pic.twitter.com/IcWqWXKU9mApril 27, 2017
I got star power mario in my happy meal!#WhatsMyAgeAgain pic.twitter.com/lTKUaOg81FApril 27, 2017
So the best of the Mario mcdonalds toys definitely goes to this Invincibility Star!Mario. HE'S AWESOME. pic.twitter.com/AMUYHssUroApril 27, 2017
It all makes the old-school Super Mario Happy Meal toys look a bit wanting
#Character #Toy: SUPER MARIO BROS. - MARIO (RACCOON MARIO) PVC FIGURE - HAPPY MEAL TOY - 1989 https://t.co/r672TjwsRa #Toys pic.twitter.com/DUDEB7zo8CApril 25, 2017
You vs the Happy Meal™ Toy she told you not to worry about. pic.twitter.com/zhOAnu96E2April 27, 2017
For more on the games behind the flashing plastic figurines, read our Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review (opens in new tab) and our preview for Super Mario Odyssey (opens in new tab).