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Super Mario toys now available in McDonald’s Happy Meals

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Mario and Luigi Celebrate the Release of Mario Kart 8 At McDonald's
Mario appears at a McDonald’s restaurant in Los Angeles on July 12, 2014.
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Mario, Luigi and others from the Super Mario universe are the newest toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals, Nintendo announced today.

If you buy a Happy Meal in the U.S. from today through May 22, you’ll get one of eight different recognizable toys: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Invincible Mario, a Red Koopa Shell or a 1-Up Mushroom. Each of the toys does something special — for instance, one of the Mario figures is translucent and lights up in various colors.

In case you’re wondering why Nintendo picked those specific characters and items, the reason is that they’re all featured in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Nintendo Switch re-release of the best-selling Wii U game of all time. And if this McDonald’s promotion sounds familiar, your mind isn’t playing tricks on you: In July 2014, about a month after the debut of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo partnered with the fast-food giant to put Mario Kart 8-themed toys in Happy Meals.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches this Friday, April 28, on Switch; for more on the re-release, check out our article on the differences between the original and Deluxe version. You can see the eight Happy Meal toys in the image below.

Super Mario Happy Meal toys Nintendo/Business Wire