Probably the best-known fast food chain in the world not only makes a lot of money with its fast food, but also indirectly with the goodies in Happy Meals (aka Kids Menu), which are intended to lure us. The small menu boxes contain sometimes more, sometimes less interesting extras, whereby the latest toy can even be bought independently of it – but unfortunately only in China so far, which is a real omission!
Tetris handheld in nugget form sells out quickly
That’s what it’s about: As RetroDodo reports, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Chicken McNuggets, McDonalds China is currently selling a very special piece of hardware: a gaming handheld that looks like one of the famous nuggets and on which a licensed, adapted version of Tetris can be played .
Packed in a cardboard box like the ones we know from real Chicken McNuggets and equipped with an LCD screen, the simple handheld is available for the equivalent of $4.25 (about 4 euros) – much cheaper than a real nugget in the form of an Among Us character that was auctioned off on eBay.
The Nugget GameBoy, or whatever you want to call it, is sold with a protective case, which you can take a closer look at in this video by SuiBianChiChiChi:
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On the official Chinese website it is advertised together with a Happy Meal, but it sounds as if you can also buy it in the branches.
As a child, it was my custom to eat at McDonalds after a sports club tournament. So I’ve had a lot of goodies in my Happy Meals – a lot of them were real crap.
Nowadays I really only go into a McDonalds in exceptional situations. So it means something if, upon seeing this playable nugget, I wish that it was also available in German McDonalds branches to get me a goodie for a change that I think is really cool.
Sure, the Nugget handheld is also a cheap little thing, but given my love for gaming – especially Tetris – and the curiosity behind this “gem”, I’d still like to add it to my collection.
Will the nugget handheld also come to Germany? We asked McDonalds whether the small piece of hardware would eventually make it into the German branches. There are currently no plans for this. So if you don’t live in China but still want the Tetris Game Toy console at any price, you can still find it on eBay for around $30.
What do you think of the Chicken McNugget handheld? Would you go to McDonalds for that?