Parents don't stand a chance
This month, the inevitable will happen for the billion-dollar Skylanders franchise: it'll pair up with McDonald's for placement in Happy Meals. Nine toys based on Skylanders Giants will be offered from April 12 to May 2 in North America, with other countries to follow.
Going a step further, the restaurant will throw in coupons for $10 off the Skylanders Giants starter pack. Clearly, these companies have this business figured out. The featured characters, pictured below, include: Spyro, Gill Grunt, Drobot, Chop Chop, Ignitor, Jet-Vac, Tree Rex, Crusher, and Kaos.