Screen Shot 2013-11-16 at 9.53.04 AM Kids nowadays have it rough. Sure, they have the Internet, sophisticated video games, and more electronics than fingers, but their McDonald’s Happy Meal toys are awful. I remember the days when you’d get a quality, hard-plastic toy that would withstand anything your imagination could throw at it. Now it’s half-heartedly put together pieces of garbage that are strewn alongside your mini pouch of fries (or apple slices if your mom isn’t cool). But in Japan, everything is different, especially this Christmas. Not only do you get a toy that blows all other modern day Happy Meal toys out of the water, your entire meal comes in a real cardboard golden arches box, just like old times.

Though technically called “Happy Set,” the name change doesn’t take away from this meal’s cool factor. Children (and awesome adults) are invited to order kids’ meals at McDonald’s across Japan and get their hands on special Mario toys. Here’s the line-up:

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The Happy Set will come in a special Christmas edition box that can fold out to reveal a full Christmas tree:

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Both the Mario toys and Christmas box will only be available for three weeks, and those purchasing their 420 yen (US$4.19) Happy Set on December 23 or 24 will receive a special dice game.

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So go ahead and indulge a little this holiday season with a Happy Set from McDonald’s Japan. You can reminisce about the good ol’ days and talk about how kids just don’t understand a good toy when they see one.

Source: Game Watch
Images: McDonald’s Japan