McNugget Buddies Collectibles Are Back with Street Artist Kerwin Frost

McDonald’s is indulging in nostalgia again and this time it’s the long-forgotten mascot McNugget Buddies. The iconic McNugget Buddies are back with a bang with the Kerwin Frost Box. Customers who order the meal can choose between a 10-piece McNuggets or a Big Mac and will receive fries and a soda.

Tariq Hassan, McDonald’s USA Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer, said they unlocked the childlike joy of opening a Happy Meal box for fans of all ages with 2022’s Cactus Plant Flea Market Box. “Fans told us they wanted to celebrate that quintessential childhood experience again. So we’re excited to team up with Kerwin on this next take, as he brings his childhood McDonald’s memories to life through reimagined McDonald’s characters, immersing our fans in the world of Frost Way.”

He said McNuggets Buddies were first introduced in 1988 as part of a Happy Meal collectors’ item. “They’re best known for their wacky adventures and personalities, wild imaginations, and interchangeable outfits.”

For this collaboration Kerwin Frost drew freedom of expression and tapped into his childhood experience to create five new McNugget Buddies. “I’ve loved McDonald’s since I was a kid. I even had my own Ronald McDonald doll that I brought to picture day at school, and it was my dream to collect all the McNugget Buddies. Now, coming up with my own special set of Buddies – each one representing different aspects of self-expression – it’s unreal, a dream come true.”

Available from December 11, the Kerwin Frost Box includes the choice of 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, or a Big Mac, World Famous Fries, a soft drink, and a special McNugget Buddy collectible. Furthermore, McDonald’s lovers can also take advantage of the first-of-its-kind new footwear silhouette with the Fry Guy shoes.

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