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    Default Re: McDonalds to release Pig zodiac Doraemon toy

    There is one more option to choose from: Wendy's @ Lau Pa Sat
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    Default Re: McDonalds to release Pig zodiac Doraemon toy

    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    You have to be kidding me. It's a $2 stuffed toy.
    Are you seriously telling me that you felt so offended that they didn't have one character in the chinese zodiac,for a $2 stuffed toy?
    (: haha. certainly i doubt we are that picky lol. face it. u eat mac, u get fat, and u get a soft toy;D wad else would u want?

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    In Malaysia all calendars showing the zodiac cannot depict a picture of a pig.. only the Chinese character.. I guess some kids will grow up not knowing what a pig looks like.

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    Hong Kong McDonald has the full set.

    http://www.mcdonalds.com.hk/english/campaign/cny_2010/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    There is one more option to choose from: Wendy's @ Lau Pa Sat
    Yeah. Haven't try that before. Will give it a go some time down the road, but surely can't be as bad as Mac I hope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    You have to be kidding me. It's a $2 stuffed toy.
    Are you seriously telling me that you felt so offended that they didn't have one character in the chinese zodiac,for a $2 stuffed toy?
    It's not just about a $2/- stuffed toy. It's about McD saying that they are being sensitive to the feeling of one race and in the process, taking lightly the feelings of another race. While some may feel that this is a small matter, others may feel differently.
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    Most people in Singapore(including Muslims) don't see anything wrong with the sale of a pig soft toy. McDonald presumed that it is offensive to do so in Singapore. That's the problem.

    And they have been here for decades; Don't tell me they don't know anything about Chinese culture, and could be so ignorant & blunt as to exclude the "pig" from the Zodiac!

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    They are responding via media, thus got more weight. You will be surprised what in up in their sleeve.

    Quote Originally Posted by aryanto View Post
    The complain is not because we want to buy.
    The complain is because the reason why they are not selling.
    Imagine if they reason they give is that their supplier runs out of the pig one... will it attract this much attention?

    People complained that Ris Low's english is bad. Does that mean people want to listen and understand her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    It's not just about a $2/- stuffed toy. It's about McD saying that they are being sensitive to the feeling of one race and in the process, taking lightly the feelings of another race. While some may feel that this is a small matter, others may feel differently.

    Frankly them not putting in the pig sounds like a very Singaporean thing to do, which is to cover all their bases and try not to piss anyone off. It's also understandable considering that McD's is a halal joint and they have a considerable consumer base of Malays.

    I guess I find the public reaction ludicrous because it's...a stuffed toy...by a fast food company....
    If you don't like their promotion you could always just not buy it. The food still remains the same.
    I don't think they expected Singaporeans to react so strongly over a stuffed toy. What's more ludicrous is that it's a stuffed toy of a JAPANESE anime character.

    I would have expected the public to be more gracious in understanding the logic behind the management's actions.

    For people to feel so strongly about it shows that Singaporeans take their fast food companies very very very seriously and have very very high expectations of them.
    Last edited by mattlock; 22nd January 2010 at 04:35 PM.

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    It's about McDonald's plain disrespect for Chinese culture that people are not happy about.

    NOthing to do with "fast food" or "soft toys".

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnlim View Post
    It's about McDonald's plain disrespect for Chinese culture that people are not happy about.

    NOthing to do with "fast food" or "soft toys".
    Exactly! It seems, many still don't seem to get it.

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    Default Re: McDonalds to release Pig zodiac Doraemon toy

    er hello...
    which part of McDonald's Singapore does it say that Doraemon "ZODIAC"?
    pls note that
    Doraemon Lucky charm (Singapore) IS NOT EQUAL to Doraemon Zodiac (Hong Kong).

    Just because there is a 90% match to the zodiac characters doesn't mean it is a zodiac collection.

    All these pig issues with the Doraemon collection is an assumption that it's a zodiac collection.

    I repeat! This is NOT a zodiac collection.

    and bcos people complained, now it's indirectly becoming a zodiac collection.

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    Default Re: McDonalds to release Pig zodiac Doraemon toy

    From what I see, it is simply a number of full-grown adults throwing a hissing fit when they are unable to get a toy they wanted in ways identical to the Hello Kitty fiasco back in 2000.
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    Default Re: McDonalds to release Pig zodiac Doraemon toy

    But Cupid where got lucky? Hong Kong Zodiac got well known Peter So's fortune prediction. Cupid not root so no prediction

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattlock View Post
    You have to be kidding me. It's a $2 stuffed toy.
    Are you seriously telling me that you felt so offended that they didn't have one character in the chinese zodiac,for a $2 stuffed toy?
    for not including the pig, nope. for saying that it's out of consideration for the muslim regardless of the others...that is a bit...yeah...offended.

    Quote Originally Posted by antacid View Post
    i thought we singaporeans would be sensible enough to not blow this way out of proportion. and besides, i bet half the chinese singaporeans can't even list the 12 animals of the chinese zodiacs in sequence without googling!
    i cant too.that doesn't make me any less aware of chinese culture to be overlooked in my sensitivities.
    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    It's not just about a $2/- stuffed toy. It's about McD saying that they are being sensitive to the feeling of one race and in the process, taking lightly the feelings of another race. While some may feel that this is a small matter, others may feel differently.

    Quote Originally Posted by johnlim View Post
    It's about McDonald's plain disrespect for Chinese culture that people are not happy about.

    NOthing to do with "fast food" or "soft toys".
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    Default Re: McDonalds to release Pig zodiac Doraemon toy

    Quote Originally Posted by johnlim View Post
    Most people in Singapore(including Muslims) don't see anything wrong with the sale of a pig soft toy. McDonald presumed that it is offensive to do so in Singapore. That's the problem.

    And they have been here for decades; Don't tell me they don't know anything about Chinese culture, and could be so ignorant & blunt as to exclude the "pig" from the Zodiac!
    well. lets say it was like drawing a snake and addign legs

    yet again. at least we know that they are scared of this kind of issues. just that they added legs. perhaps they shld had consulted others first haha...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojopy View Post
    er hello...
    which part of McDonald's Singapore does it say that Doraemon "ZODIAC"?
    pls note that
    Doraemon Lucky charm (Singapore) IS NOT EQUAL to Doraemon Zodiac (Hong Kong).

    Just because there is a 90% match to the zodiac characters doesn't mean it is a zodiac collection.
    All these pig issues with the Doraemon collection is an assumption that it's a zodiac collection.

    I repeat! This is NOT a zodiac collection.

    and bcos people complained, now it's indirectly becoming a zodiac collection.

    haiz... tsk tsk tsk

    Borrow the 11 zodiac characters and omitted the pig, and then call it the "Lucky Charm"?

    That's really funny. It's obvious they wanted it to be linked to the Chinese Zodiac(90%). But sadly, it is a failed attempt.

    Sometime, people are too clever and do not take into consideration the perspective of majority. They learnt a lesson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    From what I see, it is simply a number of full-grown adults throwing a hissing fit when they are unable to get a toy they wanted in ways identical to the Hello Kitty fiasco back in 2000.
    was there a hello kitty pig toy?

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    see, this is why you can't please people in singapore.

    no toy, complain.

    got toy, still complain.

    so what do you want? mcdonald's to give everyone $50 and a free pig toy?

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    It's a publicity stunt. Free publicity is good publicity. Do you really think Coca-Cola was serious about replacing Classic Coke with New Coke?

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