A McDonald’s outlet at a shopping mall in Georgetown was partly damaged when Pe­­nangites made a mad rush for a plastic toy of a characters which appears in the popular movie Despicable Me 2.

Customers were seen queuing up in front of the outlet even before it opened for business just to purchase the “minions”, which comes free with every purchase of a Happy Meal.

A minion is a small, yellow, cylindrical-shaped, genetically humanised kernel which is one of the most notable characters in Despicable Me 2.

Most outlets here in the state apparently also saw a long queue of people waiting to get their hands on the toy.

Scenes of the mad rush for they collectibles were posted on Facebook and in just few hours, about 800 people had shared or reposted the photos.

Another Facebook posting showed long lines of patrons queing up at an outlet in Kampar, Perak, to get hands on the toys.