McDonald’s’ BTS Meal, named after the record-breaking Korean band, includes 10 Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, a Coke, and two dipping sauces: sweet chili and cajun. It’s as popular as the group itself, so much so that a single BTS Meal McNugget that looks like one of the crewmates from the murder mystery party game Among Us is going for nearly $100,000 on eBay. It’s the ideal mix of music, video games, cuisine, and spending a ridiculous amount of money on a novelty item.
However, the McNugget wasn’t always $99,897.00. According to eBay seller polizna, it was previously posted for $0.99 before going viral owing to its “unmistakable association with the genuine character, even featuring an odd bulge on the back that would represent the bag.” It also helps to have a BTS connection. If you want to be the 184th (!) bidder on the nugget, you’ll have to act fast: the auction finishes in 11 hours, as of this writing.
“I had figured it would get somewhere around $50 but nothing like this,” polizna said. “There are some people out there who *would* pay some absurd price for a McDonald’s chicken nugget, but I don’t think the final bidder will actually go through with the purchase as there are lots of people who bid on things like this for the ‘memes.’”
The Among Us Twitter account agrees:
yea idk what's going on
— Among Us (@AmongUsGame) June 3, 2021
I can think of better ways of spending $100,000 — like on this Jungkook cutout.