Happiness as a Kid: Our Favorite Vintage Happy Meal Toys

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Who doesn’t remember being a kid, looking forward to going to McDonald’s for a Happy Meal? The best part about it was the toys, always one thing after another, and often better quality than you’d think. Here are some of our favorite memories:
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Camp McDonaldland

A whole generation went to McDonald’s and pretended to be Indiana Jones.
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Polly Pocket

This was a great little toy kit for little girls.
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Power Rangers

Two great franchises that were great together!
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Space Jam

Too bad MickeyD couldn’t have added a Michael Jordan figure as well!
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Mac’s Changeables

Literally, toy food. They really pushed the toy Happy Meal, for instance.
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Duck Tales

It never was hard to imagine Scrooge McDuck bringing the kids to McDonald’s.
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Beanie Babies

For a good long spell, there was almost nothing as hot as the Beanie Babies.
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Marvel Action Figures

It sure was great to come to McDonald’s with a few comics and pick these up with your Happy Meal – back when a kid could still afford ‘a few comics’.
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The Mighty Ducks

These alien ducks in hockey pucks were SO big in Southern California.
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The Active Garfield

Garfield always seemed a little grumpy for McDonald’s. Maybe we figured a Happy Meal might brighten him up. It worked on us.
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Batman

The movies, the cartoons… it was a great time to be a Bat Fan. McDonald’s jumped into the fight for justice in Gotham City.
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Muppet Babies

These were so cute… Well, back then we were all a lot cuter!
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