Growing up, a well-placed McDonald's Happy Meal toy could make an otherwise mundane meal feel considerably more memorable. A good Happy Meal toy was all that any kid could ask for, even if the novelty often wore off within a few hours. However, when viewed with more mature eyes, the toys quickly lose their magic; what was once essential is now just worthless plastic meant to bait children into eating unhealthy food. Well, perhaps "worthless" isn't the right word, as there are some happy meal toys that are now worth a lot of money.
eBay users have gone mad bidding on the most valuable McDonald's Happy Meal toys. While it might seem absurd to drop over $50 on something that was once given out for free, this isn't the first time seemingly worthless objects have garnered a high price on the website; rare Pokémon cards routinely sell for more money than any piece of cardboard ever should. The farther back one looks, the rarer the toys become, and happy meal prizes from the '80s and '90s tend to fetch the highest prices.
If you ever frequented the restaurant, you'll probably remember a lot of these toys from your childhood. In that case, get ready to feel happy, then sad, because you're about to be reminded of a lot of McDonald's toys you'll wish you still had.
TY Teenie Beanie Babies: Over $800Photo: McDonald's
These Teenie Beanies are so rare and sought after that even a set of 16 can sell for over $800.
Some sellers are offering single unopened, obscure Teenies Beanies for thousands of dollars.Do you wish you still had this?
Furby Toy Set: $1,000
A set of 1990s McDonald's Furbys will run you up to $1,000.
Single Furbys are much more reasonably priced.Do you wish you still had this?
Snoopy World Tour Complete Set: $100-200
With 28 figures in total, the Snoopy World Tour complete set is available for between $100 - $200.Do you wish you still had this?
'101 Dalmatians' Complete Collectors Box Set: Up to $380
While you used to be able to get a complete 101 Dalmatians set for $150 - approximately $1.49 per dog - similar sets now go for about $50 to $380.
Not such bad deals.Do you wish you still had this?