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Five McAwesome vintage Happy Meal toys

On a recent visit to McDonald's I spied a Hello Kitty toy in a Happy Meal, and I was almost inspired to order a kid's meal myself. The McDonald's Happy Meal was by far the most brilliant marketing idea to ever light up the golden arches -- luring kids, and their parents' disposable incomes, into the stores. Everybody loves Happy Meals -- unless they are cranks who don't love anything -- for the little cheeseburgers, tiny boxes of McNuggets, diminutive jugs of milk and plastic bags of apple slices, but most of all for the toys at the bottom. And there have been some memorable, nostalgic and downright adorable Happy Meal toys over the years.

Here are the five most McAwesome Happy Meal toys: I wish I had them today.

See also: - Michelle Obama should stay the hell out of my Happy Meal! - Happy Meals do not decompose, and McDonald's not lovin' it - Asian Flavors vs. Happy Meals

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Jenn Wohletz
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