Stupid: McDonald’s Condemned For Marvel Happy Meal Toys

- 08-09-10WTF? Posted by Thomas Landry

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Back in the day, I would choose either Burger King or McDonald’s based on whatever toy I was get from the kids meal. Sure, it was a cheap toy but still,. was an awesome feeling getting a small surprise with your burger fries that you can play with (unlike getting a small surprise now on your burger and fries). Well, it seems that the Campaign For Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) is not happy with the recent toys that comes with the Happy Meals.

McDonald’s is advertising Marvel Heroes action figures, which has two toys that the CCFC is very upset with. The two figures are Human Torch and The Thing. What’s wrong with them you ask? Well, the idea of telling a pre-school boy that a man engulfed in flames and some weird monster guy going around saying “It’s Clobbering Time!” is whats upsetting with these campaign folks. Also, the “fact” that these toys are part of an ad to promote a PG-13 movie is foul play as well.

So uhm, I’m sure the Happy Meal is for kids up to 10-12 years old and not just for pre-schoolers. Also, what PG-13 film are these toys advertising for, there is no Marvel film coming out anytime soon and the past two Fantastic Four films weren’t that violent. You know what these folks can do with the time they used to fight these “evil corporations?” They can use the time to actually take care of their kids and set down rules to what their child can and cannot do. You’re not forced to go to McDonald’s to buy their food so why fight against it.

Anyway, what do y’all think? You think is a “good fight that is worth fighting?’ or just some stupid family campaign groups that is blaming everything but themselves for their kids bad childhood?

Source: Bleeding Cool, CCFC Website

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