To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first-ever Happy Meal, McDonald’s is launching the limited-edition Surprise Happy Meal with some of its most popular Happy Meal toys from the last four decades.
The Surprise Happy Meal will be available in more than 90 countries around the world for a limited time at participating McDonald’s restaurants beginning Thursday, November 7th through Monday, November 11th – while supplies last.
The toys include beloved treasures from across the globe. You can check out this video to travel through time and see some of the toys included:
“Since the Happy Meal was introduced on the menu, it quickly became synonymous with our brand,” said Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s CEO. “Today, this iconic red box creates delicious, lasting memories for billions of families annually across the world.”
The Happy Meal was first introduced as a Circus Wagon Happy Meal in June of 1979. The early versions of the Happy Meal featured a decorative box including various toys, such as a spinning top and McDonaldland character erasers. Through the last 40 years, the Happy Meal has expanded to more than 38,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries around the globe —with the iconic toy still a beloved staple—serving as a symbol of surprise, playfulness and fun.
“Parents tell us how fondly they recall their favorite toys,” said Colin Mitchell, McDonald’s Senior Vice President, Global Marketing. “So, unboxing the Surprise Happy Meal together creates a real moment of bonding with their children. We hope these toys are something that they will treasure and remember.”
Families worldwide can collect one of the 15 iconic toys in the Surprise Happy Meal:
Mail Carrier McNugget
Dino Happy Meal Box Changeable
McDonald’s Hot Wheels Thunderbird
Space Jam Bugs Bunny
Patti the Platypus
Ty Beanie Baby
My Little Pony
Through this global Surprise Happy Meal event, fans of all ages are invited to join in the fun and discover what old or new favorite awaits them.
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