Hello Kity’s charm never gets old, spanning generations and even causing people to risk their health, not to mention the amount of money they are ready to shell out. With such love for the most famous kitty in Asia, if not in the world, it is no wonder that when it is offered in the market, a sudden stir awakens among the masses. At least such was the case in Singapore, swept by Hello Kitty Fairy Tales.
Back in May, McDonald’s began selling “happy meals” that come with Hello Kitty plush toys inspired from fairy tale characters like the green Frog Prince, the golden Wizard of Oz, the yellow Ugly Duckling, the black Singing Bone, and Little Red Riding Hood. A witch Hello Kitty with a broomstick was also available, but only through McDelivery.
The Hello Kitty cosplaying as the Singing Bone, based on a German fairy tale, was the last set of toy offered by McDonald’s, and was even launched on a Thursday at midnight. The plush toy was supposed to be available until the third of July, but Hello Kitty fans were able to clear the stocks in a single day. Others may have gone home exuberant, but some were disappointed.
Quek Hui Ying, a 22-year old college student, admitted disappointment. “In some cases it turned quite ugly and people argued with each other.” One customer, who braved the state’s haze, posted his disappointment for missing the chance to buy a toy for his 3-year old granddaughter on McDonald’s Facebook page. “I am one unhappy grandfather! I had deliberately taken public transport in the haze to buy the ‘Ugly Duckling,’” he shared. McDonald’s said that they did not expect such response from people in Singapore, promising to make their services on par to customers’ expectations.
[via Malaysia Chronicle]