Sunday, January 18, 2009

Whats in a Happy Meal?

Last night at a dinner party we got to reminiscing about Happy meal toys. I remember as a child getting happy meal toys and I would play with them for a couple of hours than it was just another piece of junk sitting at the bottom of the toy box never to be played with again. I must have passed this trait over to my son cause its the same thing. He is begging for that toy than during spring cleaning he has nothing but a toy box of happy meal toys.
Everyone would believe that McDonald's was the first to promote this great marketing ploy but it was really a local small regional fast food chain called Burger Chef. They introduced these little thin plastic hand puppets.
Oh and if toys weren't enough than came the Play gyms at McDonald's, The paper King Crowns at Burger king and the antennae balls from Jack in the box. Oh than for .99cents with the purchase of a meal you could get a cool glass or wacky straw.
So Cheers to the happy meal toys....... you will never really be worth anything but a fond childhood memory.

These were from Burger King

The Mac Tonight figurines from Mcdonalds

**all photos were taken from online toys dealers**


Robby Cress said...

The old happy meal toys were great! Plus, why don't happy meals come in a cool box anymore?

Iris said...

I KNOW! All you get now is a sorry sack with some smudged graphics and a maze and a couple of bad jokes