The ’80s were a fantastic time to be a kid. The cartoons and toys were great and many popular and iconic franchises such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Duck Tales, and Thunder Cats popped out of the ’80s. McDonald’s likes to capitalize on popular cartoons and movies with their Happy Meal toy offerings, and these 25 awesome Happy Meal toys will have you reminiscing back to a time when your responsibilities included eating sugary cereal and watching saturday morning cartoons.
Enjoy the nostalgic trip below!
1. McNugget Buddies
These were great but I distinctly remember their belts falling off all the time.
2. Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers Gadgetmobiles
These were amazing because the parts of each toy were interchangeable. I remember spending hours trying out all the different combinations.
3. DuckTales Vehicles
Awesome toys from an awesome cartoon.
5. McDonald’s Pullback Racecars
6. Fry Kids
9. Garfield Vehicles
I remember being bummed when I had all but the skateboard one until my mom went to McDonalds one day and asked to trade in my duplicate for the skateboard one. Thanks mom!
10. Oliver & Company
11. Mickey’s Birthdayland Race Cars
12. Fraggle Rock Cars
Fraggle Rock was a staple of my childhood in the ’80s. I had every one of these.
13. Kissyfur Figures
14. Hot Wheels
15. Stompers 4×4
16. Bambi Figurines
Another Disney classic.
17. The Little Mermaid
Of course McDonald’s took advantage of the opportunity to promote this iconic Disney movie that began the “Disney Renaissance”.
18. Halloween Pails
I used the crap out of these for collecting as much sugary goodness as possible. I remember filling up all three variations of the buckets one Halloween.
19. Berenstain Bears
If you don’t remember the Berenstain Bears then I’m sorry for your childhood.
20. Playmobil Figures
21. Mac Tonight “Moon Man” Figures
22. Ronald McDonald Cloth Doll
24. Cinderella’s Jaq and Gus Plush Christmas Ornaments
I clearly remember having both of these on our family Christmas tree that year.
25. Muppet Babies
I still catch myself singing the theme song in my head from time to time.