A quick search found this, which is rather unfortunate as now I can't say "McDonald's got whipped".
It wasn't surprising to learn that the members of Devo weren't happy about "New Wave Nigel," an "American Idol"-related toy given out at McDonald's restaurants in 2008. The colourful "Nigel" sported a hat that looked an awful lot like Devo's trademarked Energy Dome which can be seen in the band's "Whip It!" music video. Band member Jerry Casale told the AAP in June 2008 that "this New Wave Nigel doll that they've created is just a complete Devo rip-off." But apparently the situation was resolved amicably as the office of the band's lawyer issued a statement soon after, stating that "[n]o lawsuit has been filed and no litigation is pending."