The iconic Happy Meal is turning 40, and McDonald's is giving out four decades of customers' favorite toys as party favors.
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For a limited time -- from Nov. 7-11 -- the fast-food giant will sell the "Suprise Happy Meal" in more than 90 countries, including one of 17 vintage toys: Cowboy McNugget (1988), Grimace (1990), Hamburglar (1995), and Hello Kitty (2013). For a full list, you can just click here.
“Parents tell us how fondly they recall their favorite toys,” Colin Mitchell, McDonald’s senior vice president of global marketing, said in a statement. “So unboxing the Surprise Happy Meal together creates a real moment of bonding with their children."
Introduced as the "Circus Wagon Happy Meal" in a national launch in June 1979 and marketed to children, the product has always included a toy. The earliest playthings were spinning tops and pencil erasers based on McDonald's characters such as Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar.