SINGAPORE - If you can't wait for McDonald's Singapore to release the full set of their new NanoBlock collection, you might want to buy it online first - but only if you're willing to fork out more money.
These miniature toy blocks, which are made to resemble McDonald's food items, are already being sold on multiple online merchants with prices ranging from $6 for individual pieces to as high as $85 for the full set.
The complete collection will be sold at selected McDonald's outlets from Monday (Feb 22) at $29 for every Extra Value meal purchased. It consists of six items: a miniature McDonald's French Fries, Cold Cup, Apple Pie, McFlurry, Big Mac, a restaurant model, and comes in a display box.
Individual NanoBlocks will be released weekly from Feb 29 for $4 each with the purchase of a McDonald's Extra Value Meal.
However, for eager fans, these blocks and full sets are already being listed for sale online at Trezo, Carousell and Airfrov, as well as Qoo10.
Although most sellers did not reveal the source of the toys, some did state that the products come from Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Seller jinglovemayday posted her offer on Trezo, where she is selling an individual NanoBlock for $6 and $25 for five blocks. She indicated that the products were "authentic" and from Malaysia.
Others sellers have also listed the items at a much higher price. Seller people4toy posted on eBay offering US$29.95 (S$42) for a McCafe Premium Roast Coffee NanoBlock, which is an exclusive item available at McCafe outlets only.
A set of McDonald's NanoBlock from Hong Kong was sold for $85 on Airfrov, an app which gets travellers to bring back overseas products.
McDonald's launched the NanoBlock collection in Malaysia and Hong Kong late last year. Singapore is the third country in Asia that will have the collection available to customers.
On Wednesday (Feb 17), a pre-launch event of the McDonald's Food Icons X NanoBlock collection was held at Bugis Junction Shopping Mall, where 100 fans eagerly stood in line for a chance to land their hands on the toys.