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Coolest McDonald’s Toys 1988-92

Get ready for a huge nostalgia bomb. If you are/were a kid that lives, pretty much anywhere in the world, you have probably eaten at McDonalds more than just a few times. I remember as a kid I would love to go there and get a Happy Meal, Toys used to be the best part.

I wanted to write this because recently McDonalds renewed their contract with Disney witch means, you guessed it, NEW DISNEY TOYS! There was a long while where  I don’t think they were offering anything good.

Here is a breakdown of ten of my favorite toy sets in the past, Disney and Non Disney

10. Oliver and Company 1988

These little guys were soft plastic and great to squish

9. McNugget Buddies 1989

I loved these guys. They had little dress up capability but what kid doesn’t like to give their food a personality and play with it?

8. Rescue Rangers 1989

Every afternoon this was what I would watch so when these came out you better believe I was toddling up to my mom and dad and saying “Happy Meal Please”

7. Garfield Vehicles 1989

I must have had McDonald’s a lot at age 3 because I had all of these. How can you hate mondays with these adorable little guys to play with? How? I know these aren’t Disney but look at them, aren’t they so cute!

6. The Little Mermaid 1989

I can’t tell you how many times I used flounder to fill up Prince Eric’s boat and drown him in the tub.. Not as dark as you think, come on guys, Ariel always saved him. Also remember how fun it was to bend back her tail and watch it go back into place? No? Just me?

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5. Mickey Birthdayland Racers 1989

If I remember correctly these were the cars you could pull back and let go and they would zoom forward.

4. Tiny Toon Flip Cars 1991

Keeping with the theme of Cars in happy meals, these Tiny toon cars were great! The only issue I had was when I liked both sides of the car, and couldn’t choose which character to display/play with.

3. McDino Changables 1991

Ok this one is obviously because um, DINOSAURS ARE FREAKING COOL.

2. Dinosaurs Figures 1992

Ok again guys, DINOSAURS ARE COOL. Plus this show was pretty legit, “Not the MAMA!”

1. Nickelodeon Game Gadgets 1992

If you didn’t annoy your little brother by clapping these hands, or using the megaphone to announce every time he entered a room I feel sorry for you. These were some of the most fun toys they put out.

Let me know what some of YOUR FAVORITES are in the comments!


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