McDonald’s McNugget Buddies & Adult Happy Meals Return Today!

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These new McDonald’s Adult Happy Meals include an old childhood favorite!

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McDonald’s has brought back the McNugget Buddy collectibles. 🎉

McDonald’s has teamed up with New York artist Kerwin Frost to bring back some old favorites that kids at heart have been hoping to see – the McNugget Buddy collectible figurines!

It’s been a whopping 25 years since McDonald’s patrons have seen McNugget Buddy collectibles, and their return is sure to bring back some childhood memories.

The McDonalds Kerwin Frost Box, one of the new Mcdonald's Adult Happy Meals
Photo credit: Markie_devo

These new McNugget Buddy figurines have a fresh new look, too! They’re inspired by Kerwin Frost’s Harlem roots. If you’re not familiar with Kerwin Frost, he’s a creative director, DJ, and street-style icon. His cool and funky fashion sense is reflected in the mix-and-match outfits that come with these new McNugget Buddy figurines. They wear everything from tiaras to capes to top hats! 👑

These Harlem-inspired characters include Kerwin Frost, Don Bernice, Uptown Moe, Waffutu, BRRRICK, and Darla. Each character has a backstory that you can read on You’ll have a limited time to collect them all!

The new Kerwin Frost McNugget Budy collectible collection available in McDonald's Adult Happy Meals
Photo credit: Markie_devo

The McNugget Buddy collectibles come in a special McDonald’s meal…

If you want some McNugget Buddy collectibles of your own, you simply have to order The Kerwin Frost Box. With such nostalgic toys included, these boxes are kind of like McDonald’s Adult Happy Meals, except kids will love them too. The boxes are now available starting today, December 11th! The price of these boxes is still unlisted in the app, but you should be able to see it when McDonald’s switches its menu over from breakfast to lunch.

This yummy meal includes fries, a soft drink, and your choice of a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets or a Big Mac. Included with the meal is a customized box that features the new McNugget Buddy collectibles that can be enjoyed by McDonald’s fans of all ages.

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Support the Harlem Arts Alliance by ordering McDonald’s x Kerwin Frost merch.

Starting today, December 11th, at 11 AM ET, you can also order some fun Mcdonald’s x Kerwin Frost merch. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Harlem Arts Alliance. This organization works to continue the cultural development of Harlem by nurturing the creativity and growth of artists living in Harlem and surrounding communities. 🙌

Harlem has been home to some of the most prolific artists of the past 100 years like Augusta Savage, Sammy Davis Jr., Claude Brown, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Duke Ellington, Tupac Shakur, Felicia M. Gordon, and more!

If you’d like to help spark creativity in Harlem’s youth and help Harlem’s artistic community continue to grow and inspire, head on over to and sign up to receive an alert when the new merch becomes available!

Happy snacking and enjoy your fun, new McNugget Buddy collectibles! 🍔🍟

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About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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Comments 19

  1. Gramma C

    Sure seems like they use a lot of rap stars for the promotions. I don’t get it.

    • Hip2saver

      “…If you’re not familiar with Kerwin Frost, he’s a creative director, DJ, and street-style icon…”

      Others see a lot more than “a lot of rap stars” in these promotions, grandma.

      • Kg


    • bigjoe1025

      Which one’s? I don’t see any of those rap guy’s featured on here.

      • lexisdeals

        Maybe not on this post but they’ve had Travis Scott, Cardi B, Offset,

  2. Princess'Mom

    These are WAY better than the previous adult happy meal toys! I actually want these! 🙂

  3. Marlene

    Any idea what kind of price will be on these?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Marlene! We’ll keep an eye out for possible pricing on these, though it may vary by location. If you have the McDonald’s app, you might take a peek on December 11th for a more accurate price for your area. ❤️


    I agree 100 percent. These are awesome.

  5. Ali S

    Meh. McDonald’s hasn’t had very good toys in years. These seem very niche. I think the last good toys they had were Madame Alexander dolls or LEGO Movie character cups.

    • Jennifer

      I loved the Lego movie cups!! Ours are still going strong after nearly 10 years! I would be so happy if more cups like that came out because they were so useful!

  6. Tracy

    The 10 piece McNugget box is $10.69 here. Bought separately the nuggets are $4.79, medium fries are $2.99 and medium drink is $1.29 for a total of $9.07, The Big Mac box is $10.99… items bought separately total $9.17.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for letting us know the pricing at your location, Tracy! 🤗

  7. DeeBeeTee

    Location in Orange County shows $11.99 in the app. Kinda pricey, considering my McDonalds has Big Mac Mondays for $2.99. But, the toys are super cute 😀

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      I agree about the toys, DeeBeeTee! 😍 Thanks for commenting about the cost in your area. 💕

  8. Kristin

    The meals are $12.89 in northern MN.

  9. Tobie Chaiet

    HI everyone Well my crazy husband humored me today Went to Mc Donalds to purchase the Kerwin Frost Adult Happy Meal and to my surprise my husband ordered one to We got the big mac comes with fries and a drink (was tasty) BUT for the 2 of us it cost us $32 (This is in Brooklyn New York) The nuggets come in a decorative small box and the nugget is wrapped in Mc Donald wax paper you have no clue which one your getting My husband and I each got a different one We got DARLA and BRRICK I am a collector of all things BUT even though a portion of the cost goes to the Harlem Arts Alliance I will not be buying a BIG MAC for over $15 and this collection will remain small Oh one more thing the meal and nugget comes in a decorative box

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing about your experience today, Tobie. ❤️ So fun that the McNuggets come in a decorative box on their own! 🙌

  10. Jo

    Picked one up for my 11 year old son after school today, a bit overpriced, but he was happy.

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