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. justalesh Aspiring Trainer
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    Will this release be worldwide or US only?
     
  2. LexGoyle Aspiring Trainer
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    That'll depend really but yeah for the 2019 promo I needed a manager approval to buy 10 of the toys. I really do hope someone had warned McDonald's that this year is particularly bad with Pokemon in the sense of scalpers looking to sweep up product to flip.

    I would say given what happened this year they should have to buy the happy meal with the ability to add on 1 or 2 extra toys like they normally would. I just have a feeling the scalping is going to be insanely bad with this promo.
     
  3. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    So, other than Mcdonalds, and the Cereal, and the music thing, are there any other promotions for Pokemon Day? im guessing due to covid, that there is absolutely no in store giveaways for Gamestop, Bestbuy, Target, Walmart...?
     
  4. Adam Ryder Aspiring Trainer
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    Will I be able to buy the 25th anniversary cards elsewhere? Not a fan of the McD's holofoil paper, but I need that pika (I have the 10th, 15th and 20th anniversary Pika cards).
     
  5. KairosDialga Aspiring Trainer
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    Saying that past pokemon promotions were popular is what is making me laugh here. Having worked in a McDonalds, we actually almost never had anyone asking for just the toys as a set or anything like that for any of the past pokemon promotions since Black/White. We also often times still had quite a good amount of stock of the toys remaining afterwards too that we normally put in the shed in case we ran out of toys for other promotions and needing something to stuff the boxes inbetween promotions.

    I honestly doubt we are in danger to selling out of them at my store, though I cannot say much for stores in more populated areas. (Though we have allowed people to buy the toys separately here, but we have not once, no matter what promotion it is, ever had someone trying to ask for them en-masse either. Could just be the benefit of being in a smaller town too.). Though honestly....I'm just...not fond of this set. I miss having the actual figures now at this point so even I am looking at just passing on getting most of them for myself like I have before. But I am curious as to what the pokeball logo thing in the upper-right corner is. I wanna say something like a deck box, though if it is a pokemon-themed set of standard playing cards I would definitely snatch that in a moment.
     
  6. Lechu v 2017 Pokemon connoisseur
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    Heck with buying the toys alone, happy meals it is! It all looks awesome!
     
  7. Raven Zombie Dark/Ghost Trainer
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    Lets see those scalpers scalp Happy Meals! lol
     
  8. Water Pokémon Master I like Pokemon more than you. :D
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  9. Jean Luc Aspiring Trainer
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    So the Pokemon Company decided to earn tons of money together with McDonalds and in the process make children and adults more fat. If these packs will not be available separatedly, it's a win win situation. Including also non-holo versions is the most idiotic thing Pokemon has done recently, pure cash-grab If you ask me.
     
  10. Squidmoto Aspiring Trainer
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    You've literally always been able to buy the toys from McDonalds separately - so nothing would be different about this. And of course it's a cash-grab... that's how businesses work... literally every business is a cash-grab, otherwise they wouldn't exist.
     
  11. LePerchant Youtubehh: LePerchant
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    The only thing that scares me is that scalpers gonna raid Mc Donalds and ask for all booster packs.
     
  12. klonoahype Aspiring Trainer
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    Nothing like grabbing a large fries, Large Drink, and 50+ Mc'donalds "Toys". Can't wait.
     
  13. FireLizard Dragon shipper
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    I hope Italian McDonald's will do this thing too
     
  14. Poke_collector Aspiring Trainer
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    I hope the UK gets this at the same time
     
  15. srsrox Aspiring Trainer
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    Can't wait to see the card list :)
     
  16. Matteo Scagliola Aspiring Trainer
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    I have already asked 6 different McDonald's in Italy and nobody sells the "games" separately from Happy Meals. Do I really have to spend more than 100 euros on Happy Meal to complete the series?
     
  17. Winkachu Aspiring Trainer
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    Yea imagine Logan Paul with his goons raid McDonald's and say: " Give me 100k Happy Meal". Pretty sure if that happen they would put it on youtube and ask their advisors how much that card is worth, hmmm 10/50/100$, I don't know xD.

    But yea Pokemon company wants to make a new generation of Sophocles a real-life version xD.
     
  18. Number51x Blasting off at the speed of light!
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    Please tell me the non-holo cards aren't part of the Mcdonalds set numbering.
     
  19. or nahh Aspiring Trainer
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    this is pointless for people who play competitively because you would get more and better cards for your money if you order the cards online.
     
  20. Victorsaurus Aspiring Trainer
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    I'm more interested in the other stuff (non TCG cards) , I'm guessing each will come with a booster pack.