They're back. And this time, there are 200 million of them.
Today, McDonald's launches another Teenie Beanie Babies promotion to pump up its lackluster sales of burgers and fries.
Last year, the promotion became a public-relations mess. Only 100 million toys were offered so shortages caused bad feelings among left-out customers. Adults were snapping up kids' Happy Meals just to get the toys. In some cases, wasted Happy Meal food was actually spilling out of trash cans near the restaurants.