Nostalgia is a funny thing. My sentimental longing of childhood toys, activities and places I’ve loved, came out in full force when I had children of my own.
I wanted to collect things for them that I had loved, because, I knew they would love them too.
Sharing sentiments with my children has been a pleasant surprise for me along the parenthood journey. When my kids cherish my favorite book, movie, meal or toy, I am delighted. The common affection connects us.
Most recently, my children and I bonded over McDonald’s #HappyMeal toys. I felt super nostalgic when I saw the iconic throwback toys. So many memories!
Do you remember your favorite Happy Meal toy? I do. Those TY Teenie Beanie Babies-I was crazy for them. Somewhere my mom still has my collection. I made her hang on to them, I thought it would make me rich.
Not so much, but I do have rich memories of collecting and trading those Beanie Babies and when McDonald’s released Patti the Platypus in 1997, I was on a mission to collect her.
Well, guess what, she is back and you can collect her too! From Nov. 7 through Nov. 11 at participating McDonald’s, while supplies last, McDonald’s is throwing it way back.
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Happy Meal, McDonald’s is bringing back 15 limited-edition toys in their Surprise Happy Meal. The toys span the past 40 years and the nostalgia will hit you hard. Grimace and Hamburglar, My Little Pony, Furby, even the Fireman McNugget is back. Take a walk down memory lane with even more fun toy surprises, there is one in each Surprise Happy Meal.
It has been the most fun collecting and sharing the new Happy Meal toys with my kids. I had to laugh when they thought the Tamagotchi, a digital pet, was a phone. They were perplexed. But, it did open up a fun conversation of what life was like when I was their age. No internet – you know – because I am as old as the Happy Meal itself. Ahhh the olden days….Head to participating McDonald’s for your dose of nostalgia and bring on the memories.
Exclusively in the U.S. at participating restaurants from Nov. 7 – Nov. 11, while supplies last, there will be two Disney toys: 101 Dalmatians (1997) and Mickey’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2002). Only one toy is included with the purchase of a Surprise Happy Meal.
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