McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys for Camp Cretaceous Coming In September

By August 14, 2020September 8th, 2020Feature

Update: According to the official McDonald’s press release, the four books will be released first, followed by the dinosaur figures with eggs on September 15.

Universal Pictures & Netflix have partnered up with fast-food giant McDonalds to mark the arrival of their brand-new animated series Camp Cretaceous, new photographs of an upcoming McDonalds Happy Meal Promotion have revealed.

The partnership will see Happy Meal boxes adorned with Camp Cretaceous branding – including the iconic gates which we have seen used across the branding for the new series up to this point. Alongside the branded Happy Meal boxes will come a series of four dinosaur figures – including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Bumpy the Baby Ankylosaurus, Toro the Carnotaurus and a Triceratops. Each of these figures appears to have a feature packed into it, so we wouldn’t be surprised if these dinosaurs embrace the best of Jurassic by packing-in roaring features.

Alongside the dinosaur toys, kids will be treated to one of four books which explores the Dinosaurs which appear within the upcoming show. These include ‘Horned Dinosaurs’, ‘Ferocious Dinosaurs’, ‘Armored Dinosaurs’ and ‘Big Dinosaurs’ – and each book seems to be packed with renders from the upcoming cartoon. Although we are doubtful that these books will be particularly in-depth inclusions, it is still nice to see the Jurassic franchise embracing the animals and creatures who have formed its extensive legacy – really re-investing in the idea that this franchise can inspire future generations of palaeontologists.

It is fun to note that this isn’t the first time the Jurassic franchise has partnered up with the fast food giant – with advertisements back in 1993 emphasising the release of the new blockbuster, and introducing a brand-new ‘dino-sized’ value meal at the time. It is fun to see a call-back to the way the franchise was originally advertised as we begin a new-era of the Jurassic franchise with projects now arriving on the small screen.

What do you think of this new partnership? Will you be tracking down these unique happy meal items to add to your collection? Or are you just excited to see Jurassic back in the limelight with such a broad and expansive marketing campaign?

Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to Collect Jurassic for the best news on Jurassic merchandise.

Join the discussion 33 Comments

  • Kevin McDonald says:

    Any word on whether or not these will be available in Canada?

  • Gooper Blooper says:

    I remember they did a Fallen Kingdom McDonalds promotion, but refused to distribute the toys in the US. We probably got Incredibles 2 toys instead since that movie came out at almost the same time. Would still like those FK toys, but the terrible distribution ensures they’re too rare and expensive.

    These look pretty cute for what they are. For those who don’t know, you can buy a Happy Meal toy by itself, without having to purchase a full meal. I believe they go for $1.50 each, so you can pick up the whole set for $6, $12 if you want the books too. Including books was an interesting decision, and I think the variety is worth it. I know I would have been super excited as a kid to get a dinosaur book with my dinner.

  • Gloria Martinez says:

    Can I buy the whole collection thru you?

  • Pires says:

    Pouvons nous trouver au mois de septembre dans les mac donald’s en france et les acheter via un autre vendeur

  • Ash says:

    Took the kids to get the McDonald’s jurassic world toys today, no food just toys. (Chippewa, Pa).We were told you only get the book,not the toy + book, they don’t come together (we even asked the manager). Kids were so disappointed, they use thier on money to buy the toys they really want.

    • Collect Jurassic says:

      McDonald’s always hands out the toys at random — the books and figures form 8 possible toys you could get! Just have to go back or ask what they have on hand. The toys can also be purchases by themselves or less than a dollar. 🙂

  • Alyssa Luedke says:

    My location had one book only right now, but we’re refusing to give them out until I asked for a manager. I was told they have them in the back, but are choosing to give out other toys for now. I was also told each 3-5 days they should get new items on shipments.

  • Amanda says:

    Went in I got two happy meals left to find two books I called and asked about the toys they said they don’t have the toys I said oh are they ones on display just decorations ? She said must be because we are only giving our books

    • Kira Newell says:

      We went September 1st and just got the onward Toys. We went again on the 2nd and got a book with a cardboard finger puppet thing of Bumpy but no toy Bumpy. My son is 8 and obsessed with Jurassic World And saw a YouTube video about this happy meal being released through McDonald’s and has been counting down the days til it’s release hence why we went on the 1st. Super bummed that no one seems to know what’s going on with this promotion

      • sam says:

        My mentally handicapped brother (CP) must have saw something about a jurassic park toy somewhere and my mom made me go out and buy two happy meals so he could get the toys (he never cares about any mcdonald’s toy stuff) . We ended up only getting the t rex paper booklet, two of them and he was pretty bummed as he is a BIG jurassic park fan, I cant even count how many times he made me watch it with him growing up. He also isn’t able to turn pages in the booklet because his muscles don’t work like that. So I have been turning the pages for him and reading it while feeding him.

    • Collect Jurassic says:

      They have the toys! Officially to be given out September 15, but some restaurants have beeb giving them out all the same. With Happy Meal toys, it just depends on what that particular restaurant wants to give out.

  • JJ says:

    I’ve been on the look and hunting them but every I go they just have the books and this is in the U.S why so I was really looking towards them.

  • Jennifer Severino says:

    Just bought two happy meals expecting these but got a cardboard finger puppet and book instead!!!! To say I’m pissed is a major understatement. Why display cool plastic figures if you’re going to give out literally a piece of cardboard instead. Big fail!!!!

    • Collect Jurassic says:

      The toys and books are all part of the promotion. It’s like any Happy Meal toy promotion, its whatever the restaurant wants to hand out :).

  • Bought a boys Jurassic park happy meal today for my 5 year old son he was so excited to get a dinosaur figure opened up the box and all he got was a book!!! Aren’t the toy and book suppose to come together because the book correlate’s with the type of dinosaur figure. What a disappointment this was to my son.

    • Collect Jurassic says:

      When it comes to Happy Meal toys, its always luck of the draw. The books and figures form 8 separate possible toys you can get with each Happy Meal. They are handing out the books first (numbered 1-4) followed by the dinosaur figures (numbered 5-8). Some restaurants will do it in order, some will hand out whatever they have randomly. It’s just the way Happy Meal toys go!

  • Lisa VanTress says:

    My son and I have been twice now because he is OBSESSED with dinosaurs and we have only ever gotten a book :/
    We just watched on YouTube a video that said you’re actually suppose to get a toy as well.

    • Collect Jurassic says:

      Just keep at it, the toy are officially supposed to be handed out starting September 15 but many restaurants have already started. You know how Happy Meal toys go, its luck of the draw sometimes!

  • Jennifer Ruffcorn says:

    Both of my kids were looking forward to the toy too. And we just the book & the paper finger puppet. Lame! My kids are pretty upset about it.

    • Collect Jurassic says:

      There are 8 toys total to choose from, the books are supposed to be handed out Sept 1-15, with the toys following but many McDonald’s are handing them all out at random (like their usual toy promotions). It’s just luck what you get, like most Happy Meal toys.

  • Tom says:

    Hey everyone – thanks for the all the comments on this. Cool to see a few of you have been getting out there and searching for these.

    Given the nature of everyone encountering just the books, we would imagine that the toys will come later down the line. Stay tuned as we will let you know if and when we hear more.

  • Lisa Showers says:

    It states you get the book with the dino egg, my local McD’s is only giving one or the other.

  • Donald Norris says:

    I’ve bought 4 happy meals for my 4 year old grandson with the Jurassic World box and they only come with a book. Never a toy. Needless to say, he wasn’t too happy.

    • Collect Jurassic says:

      Donald, according to the official press release from McDonald’s that was published after this article the books will be available September 1st through the 15th, with the toys available September 15th through October 5th. Of course, many restaurants will still hand them out as they do randomly with most month-long toy promotions.

  • Sheri Salvi says:

    Aren’t you supposed to receive a book along with the toy? we just ordered the happy meal with this theme for the first time today and did not get a book.

  • Los dinosaurios son
    Geniales

    Es increíble está promocion de Mac Donald
    Me gusto el ankilosaurio
    Y los libros

  • Jennifer Slovak says:

    So angry!a! My kid rushes to open up the happy meal and what does she find??? A lame action figure. We laid awake nights upon nights, just waiting to get our hands on one of those books!!!

    I am just kidding we are happy with what we got. But a book would have been cool too!

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