BTS x McDonald's McNugget that looks like Among Us character sells for $100k
This is the peak of fast food
Combine two of the most talked about things of the internet and you've got a McDonald's McNugget that sells for more than a brand new sports car. This is just a flavour of the wacky world of eBay listings. In a world where virtually everything is sold online, many people have taken advantage of this exponentially-expanding online marketplace to sell some pretty crazy stuff.
When McDonald's announced that it would be collaborating with South Korean boy band BTS, the internet exploded. Having created meals based around music artists J Balvin and Travis Scott, it was about time that McDonald's tapped into the vast fanbase of K-Pop fans. Working with what is currently the most famous pop act in the world was inevitably going to be met with a lot of praise from the BTS fans, more commonly known as 'The Army'.
The meal's main component will be the ten McNuggets that come with limited edition Sweet Chili and Cajun dipping sauces. A McDonald's x BTS merchandise drop was also revealed alongside the meal announcement. Nothing about the actual nuggets is special.
The nuggets still come in the same regular shapes, known as the bone, bell, ball, and boot. However, one lucky eBay user spotted that their McNugget wasn't in the regular shapes that McDonald's usually sells. Instead, it was in the shape of a character from the popular online multiplayer game Among Us.
If you've been using social media for the past two years, you would have undoubtedly seen the rise and fall of Among Us. It was once a game that had nearly half a billion players in November 2020 but due to the satirical nature of the internet, it quickly lost popularity. Despite this, there is still quite a buzz around Among Us as it is expected to expand to gaming consoles within the next few years. The eBay listing of this Among Us shaped nugget was put on the site on May 28th where it was titled "McDonald's Among Us shaped Nugget from BTS Meal."
The official Among Us Twitter account helped to legitimise the listing and caused chaos amongst social media.
The starting price was $0.99 and it eventually increased to an eye watering $50k. "Authentic Among us shaped Chicken McNugget that originated from a BTS Combo meal. Item will be Frozen and then Air sealed to ensure freshness with secure shipping method," wrote eBay user polizna. The seller also promised to pack a few sachets of McDonald's Szechuan sauce, which have been selling on eBay for a few dollars each.
How much did it sell for? Bidding for the McNugget only took place over a week and it was shared on social media a lot, attracting a lot of bids. After 184 bids the BTS x Among Us McNugget was sold for $99,997.00 - that's nearly 100k for a chicken nugget.
I think it's safe to say that eBay listings will never fail to surprise and that listings like these might pave the way for another food item that'll sell for six figures. Let's hope we can enjoy more of BTS and Among Us, outside the context of chicken nuggets.