If you remember the excitement of opening up a Happy Meal and getting the toy inside, then check out this list of the most valuable McDonald’s Toys of all time!
That’s right; you’re about to discover how you should have kept all your old Happy Meal toys instead of throwing them away!
From burger transformers through to the king of the jungle, you’re going to discover which McDonald’s toys are worth the most at auction sites while taking a trip down memory lane at the same time!
Take a look and see which one came out top!
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First up on our list of the most valuable McDonald’s toys of all time are these dino-licious McDonald’s Changeables Transformers toys!
What at first look like unsuspecting burgers, fries, and cartons, are actually dinosaurs in disguise.
Yep; just unfold each of the food items and voila! Inside each toy is a dino head, arms, and feet just waiting to pop out.
Ok, so they’re not as cool as Optimus Prime and the gang, but they’re still a bit of fun and a cool piece of McDonalds memorabili!
Fancy adding a McNugget dressed as a character to your collection? Well, these 1992 McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys McNugget Buddies Halloween toys should do the trick!
Nuggets dressed up in Halloween gear… this is everything you never knew you needed and more!
Choose from Ronald McDonald, a dragon, a scientist, and many more in this extensive collection.
A collection that might set you back $129 in great condition. I wish I’d held onto more Happy Meal toys now!
Next up on our list of the most valuable McDonald’s toys of all time are some very recognisable faces indeed – 1990’s Furby Keychain Toys!
These Tiger Electronics Furby keychains were all the rage back in the 90s, and now you can either buy or sell your collection for upwards of $127!
Or, you could be the ultimate Retro warrior and keep one on your keychain at all times.
Just don’t get scared when it randomly goes off in your pocket!
One of the most iconic cars of all time also made it’s way into the McDonalds franchise. This 1982 McDonald’s Dukes of Hazzard General Lee was a huge win for the company and still fetches a pretty penny today.
Seriously, imagine pulling this out of your Happy Meal box!
And then imagine selling it on again for $175 in 2022!
This would make a great piece for your desk or workspace, a reminder of one of the greatest TV shows of all time as well as being one of the best cars in the business!
There’s something about these Astrosniks Happy Meal Toys that makes me smile every single time.
Looking a little like a cross between the Clangers and the crocodiles from the Nutella jars, these characters are so unique and interesting.
And, more importantly, they all have their own funny little personalities.
Ok, so the dragon looks a little stoned, but that’s not something we need to talk about right now. Whatever he does in his own time is his business, and who are we to judge?
One Piece characters have since spread from the WonderSwan, but I never guessed that they would end up in McDonald’s stores.
Though, I guess the most valuable McDonalds Pokemon cards should have told me otherwise!
All the gang are here; grab your favourite fighter or collect the whole team!
If you have a cool $200 burning a hole in your pocket, then why not spend it on this 101 Dalmatians 1996 Official Happy Meal Collector Set.
Complete with a box that’s lined with a kind of velvet material (let’s face it, it’s not real), this collectors box is a human’s best friend.
Or rather, the guys and girls inside it are.
With a little box for each Dalmatian and character, you can keep your four-legged friends safe and sound no matter where you go.
Next up in our most valuable McDonalds toys list is the super-popular McDonalds 2001 Lego Bionicle Set.
Complete with their own individual disc and bringing a toned-down likeness of the original Bionicle characters, these little figurines are super exciting.
They make me feel like a kid again, although that’s not a hard job considering I spend every day writing about toys and games from my childhood.
Yes; you read that right. These Vintage 1986 McDonalds Halloween Buckets sell for upwards of $210 for the complete set.
I don’t think I’d want to leave these on my doorstep in case somebody stole them!
Each bearing a different spooky face in in traditional Halloween ghostly white, witchy green and pumpkin orange, they help to bring ghoulish fun to every Halloween party.
Just don’t let someone walk off with one; they can have the chocolate, but the buckets stay with you!
The results are in, and the most valuable McDonald’s toys of all time are part of the Tarzan 1999 McDonalds Happy Meal Complete Set.
Tarzan was an incredible Disney movie. In fact, I watched it again recently and still loved it.
All of the characters appeared as part of a McDonald’s Happy Meal toy campaign, and now they’re worth some serious dough.
If you have the complete set in great condition, then you could be looking at a price tag of $449!
That’s crazy considering the price of a Happy Meal back in the late ’90s!
And that’s a wrap!
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 33 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.