By now, you have probably heard that, beginning on May 19th in the UK, McDonald’s is going to be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise by selling some Pokémon Happy Meal toys. The toys are actually 25th-anniversary trading cards. This event has already happened in the United States, and the results caught McDonald’s by surprise.
The cards have been very popular, but McDonald’s didn’t anticipate them to be so popular that they kept selling out in the United States. On top of that, some Happy Meals in North America came with packs containing four cards, resulting in scalpers reselling them for hundreds of dollars. To stop that, McDonald’s is restricting sales so customers can only purchase one additional “toy” when one or more Happy Meals are purchased within the same transaction