Growing up, a well-placed McDonald’s happy meal toy could make an otherwise mundane meal feel considerably more memorable. A good happy meal toy was all that any kid could ask for, even if the novelty often wore off within a few hours. However, when viewed with more mature eyes, the toys quickly lose their magic; what was once essential is now just worthless plastic meant to bait children into eating the unhealthiest food imaginable. Well, perhaps worthless isn’t the right word, as there are some happy meal toys that are worth a lot of money.
Ebay users have gone mad bidding on the most valuable McDonald’s happy meal toys. While it might seem absurd to drop over $50 on something that was once given out for free, this isn’t the first time seemingly worthless objects have garnered a high price on the website; Pokémon cards routinely sell for more money than any piece of cardboard ever should. The farther back one looks, the rarer the toys become, and happy meal prizes from the ’80s and ’90s tend to fetch the highest prices.
If you ever frequented the restaurant, you’ll probably remember a lot of these toys from your childhood. In that case, get ready to feel happy, then sad, because you’re about to be reminded of a lot of McDonald’s toys you’ll wish you still had.
TY Teenie Beanie Babies: $100
These Teenie Beanies are so rare and sought after that even an incomplete set sells for $100.
Halloween Buckets: $50
Do you love these nostalgic Halloween buckets enough to spend $50 on them?
Furby Toy Set: $899
A full set of 80 McDonald’s Furbys will run you almost $900.
Snoopy World Tour Complete Set: $317
With 28 figures in total, the Snoopy World Tour complete set has sold for $317.
‘101 Dalmatians’ Complete Collectors Box Set: $150
At $150, each figure in this 101 Dalmatians set sells for approximately $1.49. Not such a bad deal, when you think about it like that.
‘The Lion King II’ Plush Toys: $20
A set of Lion King II plush toys will cost $20.
2017’s ‘Super Mario’ Happy Meal Toys: $50
Despite these toys being widely available in 2017, a full set is now selling for about $50.
Mr. Potato Head Kids Complete Set: $70
These Mr. Potato Head Kids sell for more than their Mr. Potato Head parents at $70 a set.
Complete Set Of ‘Despicable Me 3’ Minions: $350
Despite the Minions being a relatively new property, a full set still costs $350.
McDino Changeables Set Of 27: $80
A complete set of 27 McDino Changeables sells for $80.
‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Set: $35
If you want some McDonald’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers toys, it’s going to cost you; a set sells for $35.
Mr. Men Set Of 40: $90
40 Plush Mr. Men sell for $90.
Complete Set Of ‘Inspector Gadget’ Toys: $36
The Inspector Gadget set that comes together to form a full Inspector Gadget toy will cost you $36.
Diener Keshi Rubber Figures: $80
A huge hit in the ’80s, these Diener Keshi figures now sell for $80.