Tuesday, October 4, 2011

McToys! Part One

I probably should have done this before our garage sale last weekend, but I finally sat down with several of the bins of old Happy Meal and other miscellaneous small toys and sorted them into the ones I wanted to keep and the ones I was willing to part with. Some of these toys are as old or older than I am, so it was quite the walk down memory lane! I've held on to these for ages, because (unlike a lot of kids), I actually played with them a fair amount. Lots of good memories were tucked away in those bins.

I've decided to show off a few of my favorite finds. These aren't necessarily the oldest or most valuable of the lot; they're just the ones that brought me the biggest smiles when I rediscovered them. ;)

Anyone remember these? These are actually from three different sets. The robots/dinos are from the late '80s and early '90s (I think), and the little spy cassette-player is from the mid '90s. What I love most about these, though, is that they make great props for my American Girls - LOL! You know me, always on the lookout for miniature items for my doll dioramas.

These got a BIG smile from me when I found them. ^.^ They aren't actually McToys. Back in the early to mid '90s, there were these stuffed animal "mothers" that had a velcro pocket in their bellies with these little beanbag babies inside. You didn't know how many babies you got until you opened the toy. They were quite popular at the time. If I remember correctly, my grandparents bought one each for my sister and I, letting us pick them out. Megan picked a bulldog, and I picked a pink and white cat. I'm actually pretty sure I still have them in storage! I remember that Megan was SO angry, because my cat came with more babies than her bulldog. But man, we had some good times with these little guys!

Disney! I don't know that all of these were McToys. I know that Bambi and Thumper were, but I'm not so sure about the others. These are totally going to decorate my craft room/toy room/office. ^.^ Ursula doesn't want to stick to the window very well, but I think I just need to clean the suction cup a bit.

Once I outgrew Barney as a kid, I was all about the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers. Trini (the yellow ranger) was my favorite, but I don't seem to have had her in McToy version. You can imagine my excitement when they did the run of Rower Rangers toys at McD. Some of these were the "special" toys that you had to buy extra at McDonald's. The larger action figure I think was bought from the toy store. I also have the red ranger action figure, but he's already locked in an epic battle with a Lego dragon in my room, so he couldn't make it to the photoshoot. ;)

Well, I have more pictures, but Blogger keeps trying to freeze Google Chrome. >=( So I guess they'll just have to wait for another day.

1 comment:

April @ Red-Dirt-Mama.com said...

I remember those toys! The Hot Cakes ones were my favorite! I almost want to go buy a happy meal now. :)