Taiko: Drum Master toys included with McDonald’s “Happy Sets” in Japan. It’s bad enough that none of the three Taiko no Tatsujin DS games ever made it to the States, but now Japan gets these cute figures? Our Happy Meals almost never include anything half as cool as these.
[Update: Espiox adds in the comments below, “What’s even better is that when you play the sound [the toys] make into Taiko no Tatsujin DS 3’s “Sound Password” screen, they unlock extra content including a bonus (McD-related) song, some drum sounds, and costumes (yes, including that McD uniform seen above).”]
By the way, I’m not sure about Japan, but McDonald’s in Asia is typically much better than in the U.S., as you can sometimes get a fried chicken and steamed rice combo, which is deeeelicious. Of course, lots of other places have this (e.g. KFC), but the novelty of ordering such a meal at McDonald’s hasn’t worn off for me yet.
Import: Taiko no Tatsujin games
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