The nugget in question was found in a McDonald’s BTS Artist Meal according to the seller.
eBay never disappoints when you are looking for wacky and strange items to add to your cart. From “Jesus” toast to a ghost in a jar, you name it, it’s there to bring you entertainment or perhaps get you on the bidding wagon.
Recently, a McDonald’s Chicken McNugget that comes in the shape of a Crewmate in the video game phenomenon “Among Us” was sold on the e-commerce site for a whopping $99,997 of P4.8 million.
On May 28, seller plizna put up on eBay the item with the heading “McDonald’s Among Us Shaped Nugget from BTS Meal.” The item was placed with a starting bid of $0.99 (P47).
It was only after two days when it gained bidding traction, from $0.99, the bid jumped to $14,969 (P713,000).
The seller marked the nugget as “used” and has an average expiration of 14 days. It will be shipped from Draper, Utah prior to expiration (frozen and air-sealed “to ensure freshness”) via the US Postal Service First-Class.
As bid was ongoing, the Among Us official Twitter account tweeted “There’s a $34,443.43 Among Us chicken nugget on sale and I don’t know how to feel about it??? But also?? I want it.”
Some consider this tweet as the one that gave a boost to the bidding war. Others also believe that because the nugget came from the K-pop supergroup-inspired meal as the reason it fetched that amount.
In its tweet, Among Us also tagged McDonalds and urged it to “split the cost with me or send me one for free!! Ok thank u.”
Meanwhile, Xbox also responded in the tweet, “For that price it must come with Szechuan sauce.” Later on, the seller updated the description of the item on eBay saying that the nugget comes with Szechuan sauce upon the buyer’s request.
Some 45 bidders went on to bid for the rare McNugget for seven days. After 184 bids, one bidder triumphed as the bidding concluded on June 4.
The fast food chain recently launched a BTS Meal inspired by the K-pop supergroup, much to the delight of ARMYs. The meal, which will be available in the Philippines on June 18, consists of fries, drink and 10-piece Chicken McNuggets with Sweet Chili and Cajun sauces.
These Chicken McNuggets come in four shapes that we are all familiar with—bell, bow tie (or bone), ball and a boot. With this viral rare-shaped nugget, are we actually going to see Among Us Crewmembers-shaped nuggets soon from the fast food chain? Let’s wait and see.
Banner and thumbnail images from @AmongUsGame on Twitter and plizna on eBay