McDonald’s 25th Anniversary Pokemon Promotion Starts in February — Way Too Many Goodies!

The McDonald’s Happy Meal promotion will start on February 9th to celebrate Pokemon’s 25th anniversary! Thanks to an ad spotted at a local McDonald’s, we know Happy Meals will come with promo cards, sticker sheets, and what appears to be a card frame:

Each Happy Meal will come with four of 25 promos featuring the Starter Pokemon from each region. (Previous promotions came with one of 12 promo cards, so Pokemon is going all-out for this promotion!) Each card is a reprint but with a 25th anniversary stamp in the corner of the artwork. They should be printed on McDonalds holofoil paper like previous promotions:

As every Pokemon TCG fan knows, you can buy the toys without the meals. You just have to ask your McDonalds to purchase them separately. That way you can keep your figure!

The promotion begins in less than two weeks, so we should have more information soon. Thanks goes to Miguel L. for snapping the photo!

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  1. JayMankey Optimistic Trainer/Collector
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    This is quite elaborate! I wonder if the four cards will come in an actual booster pack a la General Mills! I'm so using that card frame for a Charizard or somethin'...
     
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  2. The Almighty Bidoof Just your everyday MtF trans Bidoof worshipper
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    typically they come in a clear rap with cardboard behind it
     
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  3. CYL All hail Eevee!
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    Looks awesome! Is this in Canada too or just US?
     
    Jett likes this.
  4. UrGardevoir_callsmeMaster Aspiring Trainer
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    "Dear Diary,

    I had Mcdonalds every day this month."
     
  5. carrotfoot Aspiring Trainer
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    I think that poster has two Fennekin. There are 9 fire types and only 7 water.
     
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  6. JayMankey Optimistic Trainer/Collector
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    True, although I feel that something like this warrants it's own proper mini booster pack!
     
  7. Hongo Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope they are packaged somewhat better than they were last year. It was hard getting a card that wasn’t creased and/or had janky corners.

    Would be nice if they sold the whole set in a mini binder for $14.99 / $19.99.
     
  8. Me: Walks into McDonalds.... please can i have 100 Happy Meal toys.

    Art Graduate: Would you like fries with that?
     
  9. In Europe they generally come in Booster Packs... and because this time around its 4 cards per happy meal a booster is likely. UK never got the booster packs in the past but they gave us smaller cards sets than europe
     
  10. LePerchant Youtubehh: LePerchant
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    Well.. First cereals, then Mc Donalds. I dont know why people are overweight.
    Meanwhile in Germany we are crying without any promotion. Time to check Ebay again!
     
  11. treeckonation Treecko is a good pokemon
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    i like how i can see some x and y cards in it.
     
  12. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    Will we be getting them so soon though? Because the top trumps cards have just started. This could be USA for now
     
  13. Wavestripe Med Student
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    [​IMG]
    Here's a much clearer picture of everything!
     
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  14. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
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    Great article, but there's one thing that should be mentioned...
    While it is true that McDonald's site says that they can be bought seperately, it will vary from location to location due to how each manager handles the promotion. Some know that people will just buy the toys to hawk online for a profit and will restrict it to being a Happy Meal-only thing.
     
  15. iam10pm Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope most mcdonalds don't allow people to just walk in & buy the toys, if so they will more than likely sell out quick & in turn not have enough toys for the actual meals
     
  16. Charmaster:) The Cube Master, Charmander fan, & Lapras rider.
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    Scalping happy meals? Now THAT’S just sad! Now you’re hurting kids who aren’t even TRYING to collect the latest set!
     
  17. snoopy369 Aspiring Trainer
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    Thank goodness for the self-ordering kiosks...
     
  18. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
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    Like I mentioned in the post above it’ll vary from store to store. Most managers should know that this’ll be as popular as past Pokemon promotions (and some non-Pokemon ones too).
    And, for those of us who can order lunch whilst being on the clock, McDelivery.
     
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  19. I'm more interested in toys than reprinted cards, tbh. Wish they'd do something big like Burger King did for the first movie.
     
  20. The Binder Guy Aspiring Trainer
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    Unfortunately the BK promotion is something I doubt any fast food restaurant will ever consider replicating or outshining, it’d probably cost a fortune to do and there’s still that massive recall to consider.