McDonald’s chicken nugget shaped like Among Us character sells for $100,000

Nugget had been part of an exclusive meal offered by fast-food chain in collaboration with BTS

A single McDonald’s chicken nugget that is shaped like a popular video game character has officially sold for almost $100,000 on eBay.

The chicken nugget is in the shape of an Among Us character, an online, multiplayer video game that gained massive popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic, with almost 500 million monthly users at one point. Leftwing congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has even played the game on Twitch, a video game livestreaming service, netting more than 400,000 viewers.

The nugget had also been a part of an exclusive meal launched by McDonald’s in collaboration with the K-pop sensation BTS. The BTS meal has garnered huge popularity among fans, already outpacing sales from McDonald’s Travis Scott meal, a hit collaboration between the fast-food chain and the rapper.

According to bidding records of the 184 placed bids, the nugget was first listed for only $0.99 by user polizna on 28 May. After receiving no bids for two days, the nugget received an initial bid of $14,969, kicking off a bidding frenzy among other users. Bidding ended last Thursday after the chicken nugget reached a final bid of $99,997. The final auction winner will receive the sole nugget, frozen and air sealed to “ensure freshness”, as noted by the item description.

It is unclear whether users’ interest in the nugget is because of its resemblance to an Among Us crew member, the nugget formerly being included in the McDonald’s BTS meal, or both. Regardless, the recent purchase has been trending on social media, with many mystified by bizarre bid.

Despite the whopping bid, the chicken nugget isn’t the most expensive purchase on eBay. In 2006, a 405ft yacht designed by Frank Mulder was purchased for $170m.


Gloria Oladipo

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