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From Card Holder To Earrings: Creative Ways People Are Upcycling (Then Selling) Their McDonald’s BTS Meal Packaging

A little food for thought before the BTS meal’s Singapore release date.

A little food for thought before the BTS meal’s Singapore release date.

A little food for thought before the BTS meal’s Singapore release date.

There are less than three days to go before the highly-anticipated McDonald’s BTS Meal is released here in Singapore.

For local fans of the K-pop group, it’s been a long wait indeed. After all, the meal was launched in other countries on May 26. Since then, we’ve seen loads of well… interesting attempts to preserve the limited-edition, purple packaging.

There were fans who carefully washed and cut out the paper bags, sauce labels and cups, and those who flexed their DIY skills by turning the packaging into things like earrings, keychains, and more.

And then there are those who just want to make a quick buck.

This Taiwanese netizen recently compiled an album of the most outrageous listings made on what looks like the Taiwanese version of Carousell, and well, you just have to see it to believe it.

Photos: BTS/Instagram, 小野 さき/Facebook

1 of 9 BTS McDonald’s Paper Bag DIY NT$1,899 (S$92)

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. This listing, consisting of a homemade pencil case, pouch, and two key straps, is retailing for $92. At this rate, we reckon springing for official BTS merch would be cheaper.

2 of 9 BTS McDonald’s Card Holder (No Photocard Included) NT$370 (S$18)

A little more reasonably priced, but we’re pretty skeptical at how the seller claims it’s “waterproof”. Anyone care to spend $18 to test it out?

3 of 9 BTS Paper Bag McDonald’s Limited Edition Crumpled And Slightly Oily Version NT$9 (S$0.50)

A relative steal, compared to the next listing.

4 of 9 McDonald’s BTS Paper Bag Sauce-Stained Edition NT$30,678 (S$1477)

The real gold comes from the second half of the listing’s title, which states: “Picked up after being thrown away by my mum into the trash edition”.

5 of 9 BTS McDonald’s Limited Edition Handmade Fan NT$500 (S$24)

Anyone could create their own limited edition fan at home in less than five minutes. Hard pass.

  • 6 of 9 BTS McDonald’s Full Set Meal Nothing Edition NT$3,527 (S$172)

    Well, at least this seller’s making his intentions clear from the start.

  • 7 of 9 BTS McDonald’s Handmade UV Earrings Exclusive Limited Edition NT$888 (S$43)

    At least this is pretty cute.

  • 8 of 9 BTS McDonald’s Paper Bag Bulletproof Cat Edition NT$987 (S$48)

    You know ‘cos BTS actually stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan, or Bulletproof Boy Scouts. Wonder if the cat’s included though.

  • 9 of 9 BTS McDonald's Paper Bag Non Bulletproof Edition NT$64 (S$3)

    Guess the cat in the previous listing didn’t exactly appreciate having a paper bag covering it. Oops.

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