McDonald's Nintendo-themed Happy Meal toys are pretty awesome — as you'll know if you watched our unboxing of the ones recently sold in the UK — but it would seem that South Korea is going totally mad for these attractive lumps of plastic.

Kotaku has been tipped off that early this morning, queues began to form at McDonald's restaurants up and down the country due to the launch of new Mario toys.

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In case you were wondering, these are the toys that are driving South Koreans to consume vast amounts of processed meat (cat and Super Mario All-Stars 25th Anniversary Edition not included):

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Some restaurants have been cleaned out entirely of the toys, which could indicate that Nintendo's brand is pretty strong in this region — or that Koreans just really like burgers.

[source kotaku.com]