December 2013 Fast Food Toys Round-up


December 18, 2013 - November saw just a single visit to McDonald's, and the boy scored a blue Build-A-Bear. eBay came through with the other Angry Birds Star Wars trick-or-treat buckets, together in a single lot with a few Angry Birds plush toys which were assimilated into the Borg Collective of his plush toys.

Let's see what's out there in restaurants this month! (More after the jump)

A quick check of the web sites for the more popular fast food restaurants reveals the following:

- McDonald's has Furby Boom and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys in their Happy Meals. The next promotion shown is Adventure Time and Paul Frank. Their McPlay app now has free ebooks in it as well as a game. The ebooks are also available on their web site.

- The Wendy's web site still does not list the toys at all, but sometimes they mention the toys on their Facebook page. This month, the toys are tied in to Toys'R'Us, you can see an album of the toys at this link. If that link does not work, go to their Facebook page and scroll down to the December 6th post. It also appears that they are including a Toys'R'Us coupon in every Kids' Meal: spend $50 at Toys'R'Us and get a $10 Toys'R'Us gift card.

- Burger King has Matchbox and Polly Pocket toys in their Kids Meals, with Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures toys coming soon.

- Carl's Jr. and Hardee's both now have Smurfs 2 toys and activities. Starting in late January, the promotion changes to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

- Subway Kids Meals have Disney's Frozen lunch sacks.

- Sonic has I Spy toys in their Wacky Pack meals.

No changes from last month at these restaurants:

- The Chick-fil-A site lists five different Cow Card Games as the goodies in their Kid's Meals. The "kids under 3" item is a board book.

- Taco Bell is phasing out Kids Meals and their Kids Menu. Most of the items will still be available on their regular menu, but will no longer be marketed as for kids, so really the only difference is that the toys are gone.

- Like Wendy's, Arby's has revamped their web site and it doesn't seem to show the toy anymore.