The 2018 lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year is approaching and this year will be the Year of the Dog. In the past years Hong Kong McDonald’s have launched many special gift set for the Chinese New Year. Once again, this year they teamed up with Sanrio and announced the launch of a special set of cute plush toys with Pompompurin（Year of the Dog, right?). Without double, this McDonald’s Pompompurin Lucky Star Plush Set will win the heart of fans (take my money please) and be another hit collection in town.
For those who are not familiar with Pompompurin, Pompompurin or called Pudding Dog is a character from the famous Japanese company Sanrio, who is also the home of Hello Kitty. This cute adorable yellow dog is designed to be golden retriever whose trademark is a brown beret. In previous years, he has won the No.1 popular character of Sanrio and even had a themed restaurant and pop-up café in Hong Kong.
Since it’s the Year of the Dog, I was naturally expecting McDonald’s could launch something with Pompompurin. Especially when McDonald’s in Japan has launched several series of Pompompurin related products, my expectation just got higher. For the past years, it was always special Hello Kitty plush set. Therefore, it’s great to know Pompompurin finally earned his chance and turned in to plush, burgers, french fries and many more.
2018 McDonald’s Pompompurin Lucky Star Plush Set
The latest gift set is “McDonald’s Pompompurin Lucky Star Plush Set”. Like always, the special set contains an exclusive plush (the big Fortune Candy Box) which is only available when purchasing the complete set. Besides that, there are four cute Pompompurin plushies in the set.
They are Bright and Rosy Lucky Star (as Japanese Daruma doll), Peace and Safety Lucky Star (wearing Japanese Kimono), Fortune and Sparkling Lucky Star (as beckoning cat Maneki-Neko) and All-Things-Good Lucky Star. Orange represents fortune in Hong Kong’s culture and every family will purchase a pot of orange tree in Chinese New Year. Thus both the Fortune Candy Box and All-things-good Lucky Star plush are carrying an orange or tangerine for good luck.
When are McDonald’s Pompompurin Lucky Star Plush Set available?
Starting from 19th to 24th of January 2018, the order for the McDonald’s Pompompurin Lucky Star plush set is available for Mother’s Club and Fun Club members. Others can start to order the set from 25th of January 2018. The price is HK$ 238, including all the five Pompompurin characters and a set of 5 McDonald’s food coupons. Each coupon is worth HK$10. Besides, there are also get a set of special Pompompurin Tasty Cards available.
If you don’t want a complete set or you cannot get your hands on the limited set, you will be able to purchase the Pudding Dog characters separately from the 25th of January 2018. All you need to do is to buy any food at McDonald’s Hong Kong. The you can get one of the plush toys for HK$ 30.
Hong Kong McCafé Pompompurin Coaster Gift Set
There is even more to come. Hong Kong McCafé also launches a special Pompompurin coffee promotion. The HMcCafé Pompompurin Coasters Gift Set is available for HK$ 100. It includes two wooden Pompompurin coasters plus 4 drink vouchers for McCafé. Each one is worth HK$ 25 and can redeem a hot medium size coffee.
In case you really love Pompompurin, you should not miss the special designed and themed McDonald’s food. There are Pudding Dog Prosperity beef burgers, Twister Fries, Chicken McNuggets Prosperity Sharing Box, Red Bean pies and Crayfish Soup.