‘Unhappy’ at the drive-thru: McDonald’s ‘adult happy meal’ toys hard to find

Classic Halloween pails will be back Oct. 18- 31

Miramar McDonald's posts note saying Cactus Plant Flea Market toys are not available. (Copyright 2022 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

People searching for McDonald’s new adult Happy Meals with a special toy are not having much luck and some members of the fast-food giant’s frontline are starting to crack under the pressure.

“We ran out of boxes the first day we had them, ran out of toys the second, and on the third day we had to say the truck doesn’t come till tomorrow,” wrote one worker online. “It’s been... not fun.”

Signs that said the restaurant was out of “adult toys” were posted on the drive thru menu at a Miramar McDonald’s on Friday.

McDonald’s launched the “Cactus Plant Flea Market Box” on Oct. 3. It comes with a Big-Mac or 10-piece Chicken McNuggets meal and one of four McDonaldland figurines including Grimace, the Hamburglar, Birdie or Cactus Buddy! starting at about $11.

The toys may be sold out at restaurants, but eBay is bustling with posts selling the toys separately or in a set. Prices range from $24.99 to $69.99 on the online marketplace.

Ebay listing for Cactus Plant Flea Market McDonald's toys. (Copyright 2022 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

McDonald’s has also announced the return of their classic Halloween pails.

McBoo, McPunk’n and McGoblin are set to return to a Happy meal near you from Oct. 18 – 31, while supplies last.

They’re BACK! McDonald’s USA’s Iconic Halloween Pails Will Return Oct. 18 (McDonald's)

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