Fans are already geared up to obtain one of McDonald's most popular toys. Mickey D's staff prepare themselves as leaked photographs have collectors buzzing online.
McDonald's Happy Meal and Pokémon card offer starts August 16. Each Happy Meal will receive a 4-card booster pack with one foil card, totaling 15 cards.
Since 2010, yearly card releases have occurred. Collectors anticipate limited-time releases practically yearly.
Rowlet, Gossifleur, Growlithe, Victini, Pikachu, and Smeargle have holographic cards this year. Meals feature spinners and cardboard money.
A McDonald's employee posted a photograph of a Pokémon-branded box with the words "Toy 2, Victini — Dark Blue" on Reddit last Friday. 11.5k fans voted on the post.
If you desire cards this time, schedule your trip soon considering the toy's popularity.
Professional collectors and scalpers flooded restaurants during last year's event, selling out the toys in days.
A single McDonald's Pikachu card went for $500 on eBay, while cases of cards were over $1,000.
Last year, some restaurants sold the collecting cards as side items rather than with a Happy Meal, so the burger company altered its policy.
Last year, the business added, "We appreciate witnessing fans' devotion for our 25th anniversary Happy Meal campaign.
" We're working swiftly to alleviate shortages of our promotional Pokémon TCG cards, and we're urging businesses to impose a limit on Happy Meals served per customer.