Today I made it my goal to buy the set of ponies while running various errands. Unfortunately, I could only find 2 available at the 3 McDonald's I checked, which is strange since all of them had the entire set displayed. I have never worked at a McDonald's, nor do I know anyone that does, so I am not sure how their toys tend to work.
The final one I checked, I sucked it up and asked if they were getting any more in (for my friends daughter of course), and she told me to check back in a few days. Images on /co/ show people with the full sets, so I know they are out there somewhere. I'm assuming they have the rest packed away in back and will trickle them out over the course of the next few weeks, which sucks considering I get to repeat this process 5 more times.
Any McDonalds past/present employees out there know how this crap works?
They are pretty good quality for $1.60 toys, though there are defects all over the place. My Fluttershy one looks like that added her tail in with a knife blade or something, its all cut up back there. Pinkies is fine.
I think ebay would have been a better option at this point...