Fans of Doraemon may want to check an unexpected spot for the newest Doraemon merchandise — their local McDonald’s branch!
That’s right, McDonald’s Japan has teamed up with the Doraemon franchise and will be offering some spiffy looking glassware featuring Japan’s favorite anime robot cat.
The glasses come in three designs, one with a close-up of Doraemon, another featuring his sister Dorami, and a third showing Doraemon with one of his gadgets from the future, the Anywhere Door.
The glasses actually look quite nice, at least based on the pictures, and what’s even better, they each come with a special lid shaped like the bell Doraemon wears around his neck that can also be used as an ice cube mold!
The collaboration coincides with the release of the 37th feature length animated film in the Doraemon series, Doraemon the Movie 2017: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi (Doraemon Nobita no Nankyoku Kachikochi Daibōken), which is currently showing in theaters across Japan, and McDonald’s Japan will also be offering a special Happy Meal for kids with six different Doraemon toys. The glasses, however, are stand-alone items that can be purchased individually or as a three-glass set.
▼Here’s what the glasses look like individually, packaged in brightly colored boxes.
▼ Or you can also get all three glasses in one set.
▼ For the children, there’ll always be the good ol’ reliable Happy Meal, which will be available in the special Doraemon version for about a month starting March 17.
The glasses will be available at McDonald’s branches across Japan from March 17, at a price of 390 yen (US$3.40) per glass or 1,100 yen for the three-glass set, with any other purchase. They look like they should make nice gifts, especially with the boxes they come in, but supplies will be limited, so if you’re going to be in Japan and interested in getting your hands on one of them, you might want to stop by at a McDonald’s sooner rather than later.
Source: McDonald’s Japan press release, McDonald’s Japan Doraemon glass campaign website
Top image: McDonald’s Japan Doraemon glass campaign website
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