How You Can Get a Hold of Nostalgic Toys Like Tamagotchi and Furby Again
What childhood memories can you relive?
McDonald’s is bringing back childhood nostalgia en masse. The chain is reintroducing timeless toys that appeared in Happy Meals throughout the years to celebrate the childhood staple's 40th birthday. The current toys are being swapped for play things of old, like Furby, Hello Kitty and the beloved Tamagotchi.
What childhood memories can you relive? Here’s a list of some of the ones so fondly remembered.
Who didn't love to feed and care for their Tamagotchi in the 90s and 2000s? It was the closest some of us ever got to having a pet, so it’s no surprise McDonald’s would have us remember the little alien we carried around on an egg-shaped keychain and watched poop.
The Hasbro action figure from 1995 is set to be available as well. Who doesn’t remember those “mighty morphin” vibes?. Since the hit show debuted, there has been several remakes, so it's no wonder they're being including in the McDonald’s packages.
A mini version of another Hasbro toy that most kid had — the Furby — will be available too. Fall in love with the fury gremlin-like creature all over again. It's not clear if this one will play “peek-a-boo” and ask you to pet it like the bigger ones, but at least the eyes on this one won't be as frightening.
Patti the Platypus
Who didn’t love Beanie Babies? Well, Patti the Platypus will be reappearing in the Happy Meal too. The purple animal was just one of many Beanie Babies offered by the food chain but she was most definitely a fan favorite.
Space Jam Bugs Bunny
The hit 1996 movie “Space Jam” is a staple for all 90s kids and the same year McDonald’s put Bugs in their happy meal. Bugs was just one of many Looney Tunes character — plus the great Michael Jordan — to appear in the cartoon-live action crossover.
The Hello Kitty brand was an extreme craze in the 2000s, and in 2013, McDonald’s introduced the Sanrio toy into their Happy Meals. The Japanese Design made by Yuko Shizmu in 1994 first appeared in the United States in the 70s.
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