Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:30:00 GMT

Malaysians furious over McDonald's 'Despicable Me' minion toys

An announcement on McDonald's Facebook account left many fuming when they couldn't purchase the Happy Meal package which comes with a toy from the hit movie.

McDonald's Facebook

Fast-food branch McDonald's recently launched their Happy Meal campaign in conjunction with the hit movie 'Despicable Me 2', where with every meal comes with a toy in the shape of the film's famous character.

According to Marketing Interactive website, as of 10 July 2013, a Facebook posting was shared to announce the availability of the Happy Meal toys. It reads as below:

"Happy Meal Despicable Me 2 toys Week 2 are available tomorrow!

STARTING FROM 12.01am 11th July (tonight, basically)!

We would like to thank you for your tremendous support towards the Happy Meal ‘Despicable Me 2’ promotion. However, due to overwhelming response, we have been receiving numerous feedback from our Happy Meal customers that they are unable to attain the toy for their children. As this promotion was designed to be part of the Happy Meal programme, please be info...rmed that each ‘Despicable Me 2’ toy will be available only with the purchase of a Happy Meal and while stocks last.

One toy per one Happy Meal. Should you wish to purchase more than 1 Happy Meal, you may request for different Week 2 designs in each of your meals, but ONLY while stocks last."

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Just after midnight, McDonald's Facebook timeline was flooded with complaints from customers in Penang, Ipoh and Tawau that the branches there were not selling after midnight, and only would be made available in the morning after 7am.

Angry customers continue to leave comments on the Timeline and was furious that the complaints and matter were handled the next day.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Who do you think is at fault here? Was McDonald's at wrong for announcing the wrong time? Or the customers? Sign in with your email address below and share with us your comments.

Jul 11, 2013 6:44PM

Adults who wanted to collect just because it is THE THING to have vs childrens who wanted to play with them


Something is wrong somewhere? Even it is limited edition, competing with a kid for a figurine/toy says much


There are alot of alternatives out there with more designs in the internet (online stores)


Anyway it is turning ugly day by day until the craze is over

Jul 12, 2013 2:40AM
Fastfood chains operate 24/7 here? People must not believe that everything boleh!

Misinterpreting is no excuse for complaining.  
Jul 11, 2013 9:33AM
The Mcd staffs fault for not let us buy branches at the exact time that is announce from the official website of Mcd whi**** at 12.01am
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