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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby vegeta84 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:19 pm

While Funko never said anything about these figures, GameStop pre-orders are pretty reliable. The fact that they showed up in the GameStop system would normally mean that these were coming out, and then poof they were cancelled.

I just wish Funko could give us a little hint as to what's going on. That these might hit at some point, or not at all. Been holding onto a lot of hope for these.
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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby Ms_CcBabeyy » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:27 pm

vegeta84 wrote:While Funko never said anything about these figures, GameStop pre-orders are pretty reliable. The fact that they showed up in the GameStop system would normally mean that these were come out, and then poof they were cancelled.

I just wish Funko could give us a little hint as to what's going on. That these might hit at some point, or not at all. Been holding onto a lot of hope for these.


I agree, I wish Funko would at least announce something along the lines of saying they're coming or address the gamestop canellation? I'm still crossing my fingers lol

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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby vegeta84 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:44 pm

Ms_CcBabeyy wrote:
vegeta84 wrote:While Funko never said anything about these figures, GameStop pre-orders are pretty reliable. The fact that they showed up in the GameStop system would normally mean that these were come out, and then poof they were cancelled.

I just wish Funko could give us a little hint as to what's going on. That these might hit at some point, or not at all. Been holding onto a lot of hope for these.


I agree, I wish Funko would at least announce something along the lines of saying they're coming or address the gamestop canellation? I'm still crossing my fingers lol


Yeah, it's not like we don't know Funko was working with McDonald's. It would just be nice to know if these are still in the works or not. As a huge Funko fan, and huge McDonald's fan these pops were going to be a wish come true.

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McDonald's Pops cancelled?

Postby PorgHoarder » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:02 am

Have they really been cancelled or will they be exclusives in the future? Was super looking forward to those.

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Re: McDonald's Pops cancelled?

Postby vegeta84 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:24 am

I don't think anyone really knows what's going on with these besides Funko. There is also a topic on this already with like 20+ pages. Still, if this brings more attention to the issue, I'm OK with that.

Hoping someone asks Funko about this at some point.

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Re: McDonald's Pops cancelled?

Postby Xeno » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:40 am

it probably has to do with licensing( just guessing)

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Re: McDonald's Pops cancelled?

Postby Jortega321 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:40 am

I really hope not.

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Re: McDonald's Pops cancelled?

Postby vegeta84 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:31 am

Jortega321 wrote:I really hope not.


Same here. Again, I highly suggest those interested in the line to message Funko via their contact form, to show that there is interest in this line. Who wouldn't want a Grimace Funko pop? Mayor McCheese is another one I'm dying for.

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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby XSRK » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:16 am

Damn I would really love if they made these! McDonald’s characters were a big part of my childhood!
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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby deetran24 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:52 am

MCD ad icons would be super awesome. Hamburglar!
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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby vegeta84 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:47 pm

I really wonder if what happened here is that McDonald's didn't like the designs? I really wonder? Just wish we had something to go on here, as the anxiety of not knowing if these will happen or not, is something that's driving me nuts.

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@Brian The McDonald's License

Postby vegeta84 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:42 pm

I figured I'd give this a shot as this seems to be the only way us fans can get in contact with Brian. Don't want to bother Brian and don't want to make this the norm, but many of us were really excited about the McDonald characters when they showed up on the GameStop computer.

We all know how busy Funko has been with creating figures of their numerous licenses, but the McDonald license is one that is deeply missed. Just wondering if this line has any chance of still happening in the future? There are many fans who love these characters from our childhood and having them in the Funko family is something many of us dream of. (The McDonald's topic is an indication of this being the case)

Either way, hope this topic doesn't bother anyone as there is a lot of discussion on this topic already, but figured it was worth a shot to ask the King of Funko. Long live Funko and really hoping the McDonald's characters will show up sooner rather than later with Funko pops!
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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby Classier » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:52 pm

You gotta know that it’s not always Funko’s decision on what they get to make or not. If that were true, McDonald’s and Nintendo would’ve gotten pops ages ago. You can’t trust something’s coming until it’s announced.
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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby Jalapenopete » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:15 pm

I would love to see these made hopefully someday I think I'll go get some mickey d's we will have to settle for McDonald wobblers for now and the wobblers look fantastic
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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby GettingSodas » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:39 pm

I feel like it wasn’t Funko that chose to cancel
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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby vegeta84 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:39 pm

Jalapenopete wrote:I would love to see these made hopefully someday I think I'll go get some mickey d's we will have to settle for McDonald wobblers for now and the wobblers look fantastic


The fact that there were once Wacky Wobblers gives me hope for Funko Pops of the characters. Funko has worked with McDonald's in the past, so hopefully it can happen again.

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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby Thehueys » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:41 pm

I’m really hoping for these too. As someone who really focuses on the icons line I had a set preordered for my in box collection and for out of box. So I’m really hoping these happen!!
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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby vegeta84 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:19 pm

Thehueys wrote:I’m really hoping for these too. As someone who really focuses on the icons line I had a set preordered for my in box collection and for out of box. So I’m really hoping these happen!!


The Ad Icons line is one that is quite meaningful for Funko. A few of the earliest pops were Ad Icons, and there have been many Wacky Wobblers.

I'm truly happy that the line is expanding in the coming months. There are a ton of awesome characters coming with my favorites being the Noid and King Ding Dong coming. Never in a million years would I have imagined a King Ding Dong figure, but I'm truly excited.

Still, the collection of these icons is missing a few MAJOR icons from the era. The collection wouldn't be complete without the McDonald's crew.

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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby Optimistic » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:01 pm

They most likely can't talk about, rights issues aren't something they'd usually talk about if something went wrong. It's not like they owe one anyway, they never announced anything and the only reason we knew about it in the first place was that it was leaked on Gamestop's system. If it didn't appear we'd never know it was worked on. They might one day resolve the issue, but bringing it up is not going to change what is likely a rights issue
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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby MONSTER » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:12 pm

I doubt we will hear anything unless it's too announce that they are back on again.
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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby Thehueys » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:31 pm

vegeta84 wrote:
Thehueys wrote:I’m really hoping for these too. As someone who really focuses on the icons line I had a set preordered for my in box collection and for out of box. So I’m really hoping these happen!!


The Ad Icons line is one that is quite meaningful for Funko. A few of the earliest pops were Ad Icons, and there have been many Wacky Wobblers.

I'm truly happy that the line is expanding in the coming months. There are a ton of awesome characters coming with my favorites being the Noid and King Ding Dong coming. Never in a million years would I have imagined a King Ding Dong figure, but I'm truly excited.

Still, the collection of these icons is missing a few MAJOR icons from the era. The collection wouldn't be complete without the McDonald's crew.



Agreed. I think them as well as The Burger King are both pivotal. Even Chuck E Cheese would be fantastic!
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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby Wakeup2011 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:26 am

vegeta84 wrote:I figured I'd give this a shot as this seems to be the only way us fans can get in contact with Brian. Don't want to bother Brian and don't want to make this the norm, but many of us were really excited about the McDonald characters when they showed up on the GameStop computer.

We all know how busy Funko has been with creating figures of their numerous licenses, but the McDonald license is one that is deeply missed. Just wondering if this line has any chance of still happening in the future? There are many fans who love these characters from our childhood and having them in the Funko family is something many of us dream of. (The McDonald's topic is an indication of this being the case)

Either way, hope this topic doesn't bother anyone as there is a lot of discussion on this topic already, but figured it was worth a shot to ask the King of Funko. Long live Funko and really hoping the McDonald's characters will show up sooner rather than later with Funko pops!


Thank you for starting trying to reach out Mr. Mariotti about the McDonalds Pops. We also placed all five MCDONALDS Pop preorder at GameStop to add to our son’s collection. We were looking forward to receiving them, not hearing about a cancellation here on this Forum. Hopefully, FUNKO will BRING this BACK to life REAL SOON.

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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby Kfresh » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:57 am

Yes would love to see the McDonald’s Pops one day!
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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby vegeta84 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:30 am

Optimistic wrote:They most likely can't talk about, rights issues aren't something they'd usually talk about if something went wrong. It's not like they owe one anyway, they never announced anything and the only reason we knew about it in the first place was that it was leaked on Gamestop's system. If it didn't appear we'd never know it was worked on. They might one day resolve the issue, but bringing it up is not going to change what is likely a rights issue


I'm not sure how it works with license's that haven't officially been announced. I just find it odd that they appeared within the GameStop pre-order system if the McDonald's license wasn't officially in the books with Funko. At this point, it's not an unknown that something was in the works at some point. I don't expect Funko to give us all the details, but would be nice to know if they are working on it, or if it's just something that isn't going to happen.

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Re: @Brian The McDonald's License

Postby RSVHockeyDad » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:05 am

Yep ... for sure ... McDonald's was a set @RSVHockeyDude and I were really looking forward to. We had our pre-orders done and all ... :blackeye: :-({|=
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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby vegeta84 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:41 am

I see that my question to Brian was merged with the the other McDonalds thread, which defeats the purpose of why I created the other topic.

I was hoping to get a fresh take on the lisenc issue, and was crossing my fingers Brian might see my question which is less likely now that it's been merged into a topic that has numerous pages.

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Postby Kingdavid206 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:39 pm

Money saved I guess lol, I would have bought all of these haha.
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Postby Kingdavid206 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:40 pm

Money saved I guess lol, I would have bought all of these haha.
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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby vegeta84 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:04 pm

Kingdavid206 wrote:Money saved I guess lol, I would have bought all of these haha.


I'd imagine these would sell well if they ever come out. Lots of McDonald fans out there.

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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby Kingdavid206 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:39 pm

vegeta84 wrote:
Kingdavid206 wrote:Money saved I guess lol, I would have bought all of these haha.


I'd imagine these would sell well if they ever come out. Lots of McDonald fans out there.


Yeah exactly, these hold some great childhood memories haha.
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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby vegeta84 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:02 am

At the end of the day, I really wonder what the issue was that got them cancelled? Was it McDonald's didn't like how they turned out? Did McDonald's want to distribute them at McDonald's locations versus GameStop? I would guess it was a McDonald's issue, and hopefully it gets sorted out at some point.

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Postby The Popfather » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:24 pm

Nerdfulthingz wrote:Just put in my pre-order last night for the McDonalds ad icon Pop's! I have a feeling I'll be getting myself a happy meal the night I pick these guys up!! \:D/


I had the same level of excitement when these went up for pre-order and immediately ordered the whole set. I have so many fond memories of the McDonalds characters from childhood. The Hamburglar was at my 5th birthday party :) I was super bummed when they cancelled them. I am hoping they will be released at some point in the future.
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Postby geoffdude » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:34 pm

Was there ever any art, designs, shown? I would love to see them if so.
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Postby coopscohen » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:49 pm

Someone asked about these on the Funko Twitter Q&A a few days ago and got a response of “Sorry, no plans.” Doesn’t look like it’s happening anytime soon unfortunately.
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Postby XSRK » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:58 pm

Kingdavid206 wrote:Money saved I guess lol, I would have bought all of these haha.


Yeah I would have too. Out of all the ad icons McDonald’s is the one that I remember the most as a child. All those hamburglar commercials. I miss the cookies with all the characters shapes too.

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Postby codytranum » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:00 pm

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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby RogerDuckDodgers » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:35 pm

vegeta84 wrote:At the end of the day, I really wonder what the issue was that got them cancelled? Was it McDonald's didn't like how they turned out? Did McDonald's want to distribute them at McDonald's locations versus GameStop? I would guess it was a McDonald's issue, and hopefully it gets sorted out at some point.

I think McDonald's is like Nintendo and the Apple's of the world. They own so much of their own world, they're so big themselves, why market out? Why share? We can dream though!

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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby TheLastAnimator » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:05 pm

Was so happy to pre order these only to find out they were cancelled? Was really excited, thinking they were going to be commons, or at least gamestop exclusives (A great store to give exclusives to, and having the ability to pre order pops there is nice). All those characters would seriously be a great addition to the ad icons. Hopefully they come back sooner.
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Re: Ad Icons - McDonalds Pre-Order - Cancelled!

Postby abefarley » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:53 pm

I would love this set as well. At this point, Im not sure why every company doesnt let Funko make figures of their characters. It's good for both companies. I really hope this ends up happening...I'd really love a Grimace and a Hamburglar!

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Postby Mos_Eisley » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:57 pm

Hopefully one day these happen. I’ll be fine having to go to Mcdonald’s to get them.


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