|07.23.2013 – Happy Meal’s recent success with the Despicable Me 2 Minions has pushed a huge demand that can never be compared. The global popularity of the yellow guys talking gibberish has changed the way some McDonald’s in other regions to re-think the policy to avoid some incidents from happening again.
Smurfs 2 is the next Happy Meal toy in the line-up following the smashing success of DM2’s minion craze. This puts a lot of questions about how this will be done.
This will be put in into an inquiry if McDonald’s in the Philippines will follow how their other counterparts in the Asian region like Singapore putting policy to control the distribution of the upcoming toys.
Because the marketing in the Philippines needs to re-think their strategy of “Invest now than for the future” concept which have reports of the recent minion mayhem produced would-be secondary market sellers. McDonald’s Singapore has learned from the situation that haunted them with the Hello Kitty incident.
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When the minions came out they have controlled the release having the new toys to come out every Thursdays limited three toys per-customers since they released three versions once a week. It reflects why Singapore is a disciplined country compared to the Philippines that has put a lot of questions IF the country’s Golden Acres would re-think and follow that concept of marketing.
The Smurfs 2 toys won’t be out until possibly July 23 or 24 as they have no set of available characters. The idea of controlling the release of these toys could benefit everyone and to limit secondary market selling of the toys.
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But then again it’s all up to McDonald’s Philippines if they have been checking out their foreign counterparts. Singapore has a smaller population but for a city state they thrived on discipline which everyone got the chance to take home their favorite minion. But would the McDo Philippines follow suit?
Everyone will find out soon enough how they will release the Smurfs 2 toys to the country. Would they have it two per character release on a single day dine-in only policy?
Hoarding collectibles in the Philippines is at all-time high producing flippers and a secondary market selling them at a cost. Years ago McDo Philippines have that certain policy of releasing the line of toys weekly. It’s a challenge for some and there will be others who won’t approve but it will help having everyone benefit from this.
It works in Australia, Canada, US, and Singapore with some parts of the world it can work too in the Philippines all McDo has to do is think over a broader perspective that the people who collect Happy Meal now are not only kids but also adults who grew up collecting them.