Sorry, kiddos, but you can’t always get what you want–unless it’s at McDonalds in the United Kingdom. The restaurant chain is thinking about installing in-store 3D printers to appease kids who are disappointed in their Happy Meal toys selection and further enabling a generation of bratty children.
The Register writes that “countless” families have had their McDonalds experience ruined because the desired toy the kids wanted was sold out and nobody wants to walk away with a lame backup prize. So, to combat the crying children, MickeyD’s IT Director Mark Fabes said he’s toying with the idea of using 3D printers to create on-demand trinkets.
However, as Business Insider notes, it’s just an idea. The idea hasn’t even reached a pilot stage and continues to be a “thought” within the company. Let’s not even think about the manpower and time this would require at the tightly controlled conveyer belt system at McDonalds.
Don’t you miss the good ole days of lining up early for greasy smelling Teenie Beanie Babies that you would immediately lose in the back seat?