Ask which book or toy is available. Explore the latest arrivals and details about McDonald's Happy Meal toys. [11] This promotion continued after the Happy Meal was introduced in 1979 while Happy Meal toys have also become increasingly elaborate in recent years. https://kidsmeal.fandom.com/wiki/McDonald's_Happy_Meal_(USA)/List_of_toys While they were initially cheap items such as a Frisbee or ball, they have gradually been replaced with increasingly sophisticated toys, many of which are a tie-in to an existing TV series, film, video game or toy line. Some fast food corporations considered youngsters their "most important" customers, owing to the success of the kids' meal. In Canada, the promotion prior to the Happy Meal was called the "Treat of the Week", where a different toy was available free on request each week. Those glorious, surprisingly well-made and collectible toys. Happy Meal toys are tested continuously. The board overturned the veto of Mayor Gavin Newsom on November 23, 2010 to pass the law. https://kidsmeal.fandom.com/wiki/McDonald%27s_Happy_Meal_(USA)/List_of_toys?oldid=14632, E.T. Snort the Red Bull // Value: $6300. With 12 books in the collection, you’ll explore distant lands and learn about different creatures across the globe from the past … Give us your details and be the first to know about all the latest Happy Meal® news, toys and exclusive competitions via our newsletter. Get ready for adventure with SOUL Happy Meal® toys at McDonald’s®. Part of McDonald’s success can be attributed to its ruthless self promotion. Ask about our special toys for children under 3. Thank you for bringing the Happy Meal, a bold idea, to the McDonald's System. This is a list of lists of McDonald's Happy Meal Toys by country. "Food for Tots". In 1987 at the annual McDonald's marketing meeting, he was recognized for his accomplishment with a full-size bronze replica of the Happy Meal box with the following inscription: McDonald's Happy Meal 10th Anniversary 1977-1987 While stocks last. toys (December), Paul Frank toys/Adventure Time toys (January/February), Skylanders: Swap Force/My Little Pony: Rainbow Power toys (March/April), Pokemon X & Y toys/American Girl Isabelle toys (May/June), How to Train Your Dragon 2 toys (June/July), Mario Kart 8 toys/Ty Teenie Beanie Boos toys (July/August), Hot Wheels toys/Barbie toys (August/September), Madden NFL 15 toys/Littlest Pet Shop toys (September), HexBug toys/Monster High toys (September/October), The Book of Life Halloween pails (October), Max Steel/Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary toys (October/November), Spy Gear/Flutterbye Fairies toys (November/December), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops/Sweethearts Plush (January/February), Team Hot Wheels toys/Barbie: Life in the DreamHouse toys (March), Transformers: Robots in Disguise toys/My Little Pony: Equestria Girls (April/May), Skylanders: Trap Team toys/Littlest Pet Shop toys (May/June), Batman Unlimited toys/Monster High toys (July/August), Monster Jam toys/Hello Kitty toys (August/September), Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire toys/Build-a-Bear Workshop toys (November/December), Raving Rabbids toys/Shopkins toys (December/January), Step-It Activity Bands (August/September; these were recalled after multiple complaints about skin burns), Justice League Action toys/DC Superhero Girls toys (September/October), Barbie Fashionistas toys/Hot Wheels toys (March/April), Pokemon Sun & Moon/Hello Sanrio (November/December), Happy Meal Holiday Express (December/January), Happy Meal 40th Anniversary Throwback toys (November), Fast & Furious Spy Racers/Spirit Riding Free toys (early to late February), Disney and Pixar Celebration plush (late July/late August), Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous toys and books (September/October), Marvel Studios Heroes toys (October/November), Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway toys (November/December) (later recalled due to the coupons have the overdue expiration date) (were brought back later without the coupons). Eager to know which Happy Meal toy you're going to get in your next order? The Happy Meal contains a main item typically a hamburger, cheeseburger, or small serving of Chicken McNuggets, a side item french fries, apple slices, or a salad in some areas, and a drink milk, juice, or a soft drink. It's a really blatant strategy," says Marlene Schwartz, director of the University of Connecticut's Rudd Center on Food Policy and Obesity. McDonald's Corporation "Given the problem with poor nutrition in children and childhood obesity, yo… Recently, we’ve seen McDonald’s release some cool Pixar keychains, as well as some interesting (potentially terrifying) Marvel toys.. [15], In Chile, the Happy Meal, along with kids' meals at other fast food chains, will no longer include free toys, in response to a law banning such toys in a move to prevent obesity. Mega Happy Meal (March) (During this time, McDonald's held an instant win game with each Happy Meal, this promotion served as a "clean up" for McDonald's inventory of left over and unsold toys) My Little Pony Friendship is Magic dolls for girls/The Avengers (2012 movie) action figures for boys (May) On February 4, 2013, McDonald's announced that Fish McBites (fried Alaskan pollock, the same fish used in Filet-O-Fish) would be added as an entree, which would run until March, intended to coincide with Lent. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG9NpQ8QPzE Playtime in the McDonalds unboxing Happy Meal toys surprise. If you have a small collection or a large collection selling these toys will not only make other collectors happy it will give you a little extra spending money. Included in each happy meal is a small toy usually suitable for children ages 3 and up. Consumers had to buy numerous meals in order to complete the set. The redesigned meals will contain a smaller portion (1.1 ounces) of fries, along with the apples. The Happy Meal did not introduce the practice of providing small toys to children. [7] In 1992, McDonald's withdrew their range of Happy Meal toys for the film Batman Returns, after complaints from parents that the film was unsuitable for children. McDonald’s promotional materials take a plethora of forms and fulfil a number of functions. Reactions were mixed, with criticism that the mascot's design was too frightening.[10]. The golden arches are the most recognised symbol in the world according to the McDonald’s Collectors Club. We have been rigorously testing and re-testing our Happy Meal toys for decades. The law, urged in part by an increase of childhood obesity in the United States, would allow toys to be included with children's meals that have less than 600 calories and less than 640 milligrams of sodium, contain fruits and vegetables, and include beverages without excessive fat or sugar. McDonald's is eliminating a four-decade-old deal with its franchisees that subsidized the price of Happy Meal toys for customers. Olly Richards (September 1992). In 1997, Ty quietly replaced their red bull named Tabasco with a … Develop a deeper love for reading as a family and bond over the fun of story time when you choose from a book or toy in every Happy Meal ®. 7 Mar 2011. The package is the key!" The first kids' meal, Funmeal, emerged at Burger Chef in 1973 and succeeded. As the 1980s rolled in, McDonalds Happy Meal Toys reflected a wide variety of pop culture interests, including Kellogg’s Rise and Shine for Breakfast toys (with free cereal samples), Dungeons & Dragons books and game table; video-game themed toys (Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Jr, and Super Mario Brothers). Starting today, November 17, Happy Meal toys featuring Mickey Mouse and friends are now available at participating McDonald’s locations. Kids Meal Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. The company gave the development of the product to Bob Bernstein, who then came up with the idea for the Happy Meal.[4]. Some of … To Robert A. Bernstein, Bernstein-Rein Advertising The choice of items changes from country to country, and may depend on the size of the restaurant.In most countries, McDonald's introduced a healthy option to the Happy Meal. But now, whether you’re stopping by the new solar powered McDonald’s on Disney property or just the McDonald’s that’s closest to you, you can pick up some AMAZING Happy Meal Toys themed to Disney attractions! [6] The packaging used for the Star Trek Meal consisted of various images and games related to the film, as well as a comic strip adaptation of the film. A small toy is included with the food, both of which are usually contained in a red cardboard box with a yellow smiley face and the McDonald's logo. A list of McDonald's Happy Meal toy promotions from 1979 to the present day in the USA. In 1979 McDonald's rolled out the U.S.'s first Happy Meal. Since the pandemic has made it harder to go to Disney World, McDonald’s … [16], United States Patent and Trademark Office. September, 1987, Often, the Happy Meal is themed to promote a family-oriented film. Web. Now available through January 11th. In some countries, the choices have been expanded to include items such as a grilled cheese sandwich (known as a "Fry Kid"), or more healthy options such as apple slices, a mini snack wrap, salads or pasta, as one or more of the options. Happy Meal® - Fun & Toys in Every Meal | McDonald's UK 365 In light of local and national government regulations, opening hours and services are variable and subject to change. History. These goodies that come with meals meant for kids became a favorite menu item everywhere, with both parents and children waiting in anticipation what new toys Ronald would have for them. [1], In the mid-1970s, Yolanda Fernández de Cofiño began working with her husband operating McDonald's restaurants in Guatemala. The first such promotion was the "Star Trek Meal", which promoted Star Trek: The Motion Picture in December 1979. The choice of items changes from country to country and may depend on the size of the restaurant. A small drink would accompany these items. [12] The law has been ridiculed by the satirical news program The Daily Show. [8], In July 2011, McDonald's announced plans to make Happy Meals healthier, including the addition of apples. He then called in his creative team and had them mock up some paperboard boxes fashioned to resemble lunch pails with the McDonald's Golden Arches for handles. In 1977, the McDonald's restaurant owner clients who regularly met with Bernstein were looking for ways to create a better dining experience for families with kids. At participating McDonald's restaurants. In the mid-1970s, Yolanda Fernández de Cofiño began working with her husband operating McDonald's restaurants in Guatemala. McDonald's Happy Meal Toys are popular collector's items. "When you put a toy in a meal, you're obviously marketing it to children. Trademark #113678. , 1977. All Happy Meal toys are made exclusively for McDonald’s by McDonald’s own safety-approved suppliers. Inside the box would be a burger, small fries, packet of cookies and a surprise gift. Potato Head Halloween Pails (October), Transformers/Hello Kitty toys (November/December), Tonka/My Little Pony toys (January/February), Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Fused/Barbie toys (February/March), Young Justice/Littlest Pet Shop toys (March/April 7), Batman: The Brave and the bold toys/Zoobles toys (April 29-May 26), Pokémon Black & White toys/Liv toys (June 17/July), Star Wars: The Clone Wars/Strawberry Shortcake toys (July), Ben 10: Ultimate Alien toys/Twinkle Toes toys (August/September), Power Rangers Samurai toys/iCarly toys (September/October), Bakugan toys/Hello Kitty toys (November/December), Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked toys (December), Star Wars Episode 1 in 3-D/Build-a-Bear Workshop toys (January/February), Transformers Prime/My Little Pony toys (March), Green Lantern: The Animated Series toys/Squinkies toys (Late March/April), Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted toys (May/June), Pokemon: Black/White toys/Zoobles toys (June/July), Ice Age: Continental Drift toys (July 6-26), Power Rangers Super Samurai/Paul Frank toys (August/September), Hotel Transylvania toys (September/October), Young Justice fingerboards/Littlest Pet Shop toys (November), Rise of the Guardians toys (November/December), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys/Moshi Monsters toys (December), Transformers Prime toys/Hello Kitty toys (January/February), HexBug toys/Barbie in the Pink Shoes toys (February/March), Skylanders: Giants toys/Fijit Friends Shimmies toys (April), Team Hot Wheels/Twinkle Toes toys (June/July), Power Rangers Megaforce toys/Justice toys (August/September), Beware the Batman toys/The Wizard of Oz toys (September/October), Angry Birds Star Wars/Monster High Halloween Pails (October), NFL Rush Zone toys/Build-a-Bear Workshop toys (November/December), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys/Furby Boom! The Circus Wagon Happy Meal, as it was originally known, launched in the United States in June 1979. the Extra-Terrestrial posters (June), The Real Ghostbusters School Supplies (September), Mattel's Totally Toy Holiday toys (December), Happy Birthday Happy Meal Train toys (June), Mickey & Friends Epcot '94 Happy Meal Adventure toys, Aladdin and the King of Thieves toys (August 10-September 12), 101 Dalmatians toys (November 27-January 2), The Hunchback of Notre Dame toys (March 7-April 3), The Little Mermaid toys (November 28-December 25), 101 Dalmatians toys (December 26-January 29), 101 Dalmatians the Series toys (December 26-January 29), My Little Pony/Transformers Beast Wars toys (March 27-April 16), Disney's Animal Kingdom toys (April 24-May 21), Hot Wheels/Barbie toys (August 14-September 10), Disney Video Favorites toys (September 11-October 1), Ronald and Pals Haunted Halloween Nerds Candy Dispensers (October 9-October 29), The Lion King II: Simba's Pride toys (October 30-November 26), A Bug's Life toys (November 27-December 24), Mulan on DVD and Video toys (January 29-February 25), Winnie the Pooh: Sing-A-Long With Pooh Bear clip-ons (February 26-March 25), Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog toys (April 23-May 20), Ty Teenie Beanie Babies toys (May 21-June 17), Hot Wheels/Barbie toys (August 13-September 9), Doug's 1st Movie toys (September 17-October 14), Toy Story 2 toys (November 26-December 23), An Extremely Goofy Movie toys (February/March), Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue (April/May), Fingerboard/Hello Kitty toys (July/August), The Tigger Movie backpack clips (August/September), Hot Wheels Toys/Barbie toys (September/October), The Emperor's New Groove toys (December 15-January 11), Buzz Lightyear of Star Command toys (January 12-February 1), Disney's House of Mouse toys (February 2-22), Robo-Chi Pets toys (February 23-March 29), Atlantis: The Lost Empire toys (June/July), LEGO Bionicle/Diva Starz toys (September), Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs toys (September-October), Peter Pan in Return to Neverland toys (February), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (May), Sonic the Hedgehog handheld games (June 27-July 24), Madame Alexander toys/Stretch Screamers toys, Hot Wheels/Polly Pocket toys (August/September), Brother Bear toys (Late October/November), Power Rangers: Dino Thunder/Disney Princesses (December/January), The Lion King 1 1/2 toys (February/March), 25 Years of Happiness Ty Teenie Beanie Babies toys (June/July), Madame Alexander toys/Aladdin toys (October/November), Sonic the Hedgehog handheld games (December 3-27), Dave the Barbarian/Lizzie McGuire toys (December/January), Duel Masters/My Little Pony toys (January/February), The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D toys (June), Hot Wheels toys/Barbie in the Magic of Pegasus toys, Tak: The Great Juju Challenge toys/Madame Alexander toys, Walt Disney Park and Resorts toys (September/October), Power Rangers/W.I.T.C,H. 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