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by • March 1, 2010 • ToysComments (5)279

McDonald’s Not-So-Happy Meal Toys

McDonald's Happy Meal toy

Today, my wife and I passed by a McDonald’s outlet in Olivares, Tagaytay. I ordered a Happy Meal and got that orange-freak-on-gift-boxes toy above.

When I was still in college (yeah, 1996 to 2001), my colleges chums and I often had our lunch (or snack or whatever-time-it-was meal) just so we could acquire an addition to our ever growing Happy Meal toy collection. It didn’t matter that we really prefer Jollibee’s burgers than McDonald’s because Happy Meal toys are much much better that the Kiddie Meal’s. I remember a time when the two fast food chains’ competing toys were Disney’s 101 Dalmatians (McDo) versus Warner Bros’ Space Jam (Jollibee). And of course, we preferred the 101 Dalmatians toys. We were so into completing all 101 Dalmatian models (if ever a complete set exists) so there would be times when we would order two Happy Meals just so we could collect more dalmatian toys faster. There were times that we would hear a news from a random fanatic that better 101 Dalmatian models were available somewhere so we would storm that branch and harass the crews until they show us all their available Dalmatians. If we already have them all, we would not buy a Happy Meal.

That was so many years ago and a Happy Meal only costs PHP 35.00, no matter what meal you would have with your Happy Toy. Today, I bought a 5pcs. Chicken McNuggets Happy Meal for PHP 102.00 and only got that orange-freak of a toy. I wonder whether other freaking college students (like we used to be) still collect their Happy Meal toys.

Maybe these days, these should be called the McDonald’s Not-So-Happy Meal.

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5 Responses to McDonald’s Not-So-Happy Meal Toys

  1. glentot says:

    Don’t tell me nilalaro mo sila pag-uwi hahaha

    • Kotsengkuba says:

      ammm…. yes? hahaha. sa anak ko yang isang yan pero yung mga naipon ko nung college, napunta na lahat sa mga pamangkin. pati mga ferrari cars ng shell nun.

  2. arianne says:

    hi!..well if you have a successor that would be me!..i have lots of happy meal toys…just like you i only started collecting it during my college days.,but i don’t go gaga over all their toys, i only collect toys that are worth collecting for. Often times if there are lots to collect(like the pokemon balls and the letter bears)i even upsize my friend’s meals, if they were to order a spaghetti meal i will order a spaghetti happy meal and just add whatever amount is needed just to have a toy. My mom often scold me whenever she saw new toys from mcdo…hehehehe…for me its a collection, i am happy to see my collection… now a days mcdo offers old happy meal toys at a lower cost, sometimes its 3 or 4 for 100, and guess what!?!?!mcdonalds at Megamall offers it as low as P10!!yes!as in TEN-PESOS!… I just graduated from college last April, and i already have a 3-month old son, and i suppose all these will be his is due time…(except for the girly ones!lolz)…just to add up, since last week i am so problematic…hehehe…because i lack just one from the shrek’s collection.i didn’t knew that there are two sets of toys(both are shrek’s)..and i am very eager to have that last peice!…i’ve been to almost 10 branches but none of them have it…i lack shrek with his baby…huhuhuhuhu…

  3. Daniel Nieves says:

    I have the complete 101 Dalmatians set dated 1996. If you are interested in purchasing email me

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