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Fast Food Toys and Promotional Items


See Also: McDonalds 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990s

It seemed like the 1980s were the heydey of fast food promotional toys. Well before the 2000s ushered in a healthy happy meal, the 80s not only filled us up with cheap, crappy (but oh so good) food, it filled our over-materialistic bedrooms and car boots with plenty of toys for dads everywhere to break their necks on in the middle of the night. Summer brought inflatables to take to the beach, spring brought garden tools to work right alongside grandparents, fall filled our McDonald’s-issued pails with fast food coupons and winter filled our stockings with premium ornaments and special toy sets for just $4.99 with the purchase of whatever else they were hawking at the time. While McDonald’s was and continues to be the granddaddy of fast-food giveaways, there were other restaurants in on the gig in the 80s too. Here’s some highlights:



1981 Little Miss character figurines: Little Miss Helpful, Little Miss Shy, Little Miss Splendid, Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Naughty, Little Miss Late, Little Miss Lucky, Little Miss Giggles

1981 Mr. Men character figurines: Mr. Bounce, Mr. Bump, Mr. Daydream, Mr. Funny, Mr. Greedy, Mr. Mischief, Mr. Nosey, Mr. Rush, Mr. Strong, Mr. Tickle

1987 Looney Toons characters on oval bases: Pepe LePew, Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, Tweety Bird, Porky Pig, Tazmanian Devil

1988 Lonney Toons pencil toppers: Sylvester, Daffy Duck, Tazmanian Devil, Yosemite Sam, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird

1989 Looney Toons car set: Sylvester, Bugs Bunny, Tazmanian Devil, Roadrunner, Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck

1989 Loony Toons fun figures: Fireman Sylvester, Freshman Daffy, Pilot Taz

1989 Loony Toons holiday figures: Elf Tweety, Santa Bugs, Soldier Porky

1991 Babar’s World Tour stampers: King Babar / “Now Read this”,  Zephir / “This Book belongs to”, Rataxes / “Message from”


Big Boy

1984 Big Boy with hamburger figure

1990 Big Boy sports figures: Big Boy racing car, Big Boy playing baseball, Big Boy surfing, Big Boy skating


Little Caesar’s

1992 Little Caesar Squirter, Little Caesar Spinner, Little Caesar Ball, Little Caesar Popper, Little Caesar Roll em! Roll em!, Little Caesar Blimp! Blimp!, Little Caesar Scuba! Scuba!, Little Caesar Pepperoni Flyer, Little Caesar Knock Down, Little Caesar Pan Pipes, Little Caesar Secret Ring


Long John Silver’s

1986 Go-fish cars

1989 Playing card sets:  Fish Cards, Go Fish Game

1990 Sea Walkers: Tommy, Sylvia, Sydney, Quinn, Captain Flint

1990 Sea Watchers: Pirates & Parrot Prism, Ship & Fish Prism, Dolphin & Gator Prism

1990 Water Blasters: Long John Silver, Captain Flint, Billy Bones, Ophelia Octopus


Blake’s Lota Burger

1989 Grimmy figures (Mother Goose & Grimm): Dog Aid, Dog Food, Fleas on Board, Sitting, Leash, Open Arms


Pizza Hut

1980s  Character figures: Alien, Smiley, Little Green Man from Mars, Space Kat, Moon Man

Care Bears drinking glasses (Cheer Bear, Tenderheart Bear, Grumpy Bear, Funshine Bear, Good Luck Bear (regional), Friend Bear (regional))

Garfield glass mugs


Popeye’s Chicken

1980 Popeye character figures: Popeye (pink), Olive Oyl (pink), Sweet Pea (red), Brutus (blue), Wimpy (red)


Roy Rogers

1988 Snorks character figurines: various versions of Allstar, Casey, Dimmy, Tooter, etc

1989 Gator Tales plush ornaments: AV Gator (blue), Flora Gator (red), Investi Gator (yellow), Skater Gator (green)

1989 Skateboard Gang Kids: kid figurines with red, purple, orange and blue skateboards


Showbiz Pizza (Chuck E. Cheese’s game prizes)

1983 Chuck E. Cheese sports: Basketball Chuck E., Football Chuck E., Baseball Chuck E.

1983 Pizza Time Theatre set: Munch, Jasper, Chuck E. Cheese, Helen

1986 Chuck E. Cheese flourescent figures: pink, orange, red, green

1986 Parachute Chuck E. Cheese figure: yellow

1986 Chuck E. Cheese 3.5″ mini discs, Chuck E. blue ribbon, Chuck E. token holder, Chuck E. pink comb, Chuck E. pink purse, Chuck E. pencil case w/water & glitter, Chuck E. viewer

1986 Chuck E. Cheese 7″ disk, Chuck E. yoyos, Chuck E. telescope, Chuck E. watch game, Chuck E. stencils, Chuck E. round ball games, Chuck E. colouring cup

1988 Chuck E. Cheese figure, Jumping Chuck E. figure, Chuck E. pencil topper, Chuck E. van, Chuck E. car, Chuck E. water ball, Chuck E. hackysack ball, Chuck E. jeep



1989 Brown Bag Juniors character figurines: Marbles, Basketball, Reading, The Fonz

1989 Sidewalk Surfers character figurines: Mr. Big Fun, Miss Sidewalk Savvy, MEan Sidewalk Machine, Sidewalk Shoot





So many you’ll want to check out the McDonald’s pages above!!


Burger King

Rodney Reindeer and Friends mini plush

1985 Whopper play fun food set

1988 ALF puppets

1990 Beetlejuice toys

1990 Burger King Kids Cubs Transporters

1990 Simpsons dolls

1990 Simpsons camping


Dominoes Pizza


Fox’s Pizza



1982 Star Trek Wrath of Khan poster

1984 Where’s the Beef? Stickers

1985 Wendy and the Good Stuff Gang

1986 Gobots

1987 Gummi Bears

1987 Furskins plush mini bears

1987 Teddy Ruxpin

1987 Potato Head Kids

1988 The Good Stuff Games

1988 Wendy and the Good Stuff Gang series 2

1988 Wilow magic cups

1988 Definitely Dinosaurs

1988 Potato Head Kids series 2

1988 World Wildlife Animal books

1989 Laser Slates

1989 Glo Friends

1989 Mighty Mouse: The new adventures

1989 The Jetsons space vehicles

1989 Definitely Dinosaurs series 2

1989 Halloween Play-Doh FIngles

1989 All Dogs go to Heaven

1990 Alien Mix-ups

1990 Fast Food Racers

1990 Yogi Bear & Friends

1990 Meet the Jetsons series 2

1990 Micro Machines Sky Carriers

1990 Halloween Play-Doh FIngles series 2

1990 ALF tales

1991 Sarus Sport balls

1990 Nestle Quik toys


Taco Bell

1984 Star Trek drinking glasses

1989 Garfield Toys


Rainbow Brite mini sprites

Hugga Bunch Tuggins dolls




Krispy Kreme

1. The famous paper hat


Church’s Chicken


Chik-Fil- A


Dunkin Donuts  (Time to make the donuts)






Rax Roast Beef

Uncle Al Alligator-shaped sipper mugs

Bluebird shaped sipper-mugs

Beefy Bull hand puppet


Proof of Purchase Giveaways

There were tons of these mail away offers in the80s- see if you remember:

Mr.Salty Pretzel doll

Dole Bananimals- I recall one of these was a kangaroo that had a banana for a body and a tiny little banana baby with an embroidered face and felt ears tucked in its pouch.

Bazooka Gum giveaways -you sent in x amount of the gum wrapper comics and got something totally goofy

1989 Kodak camera Kolorkins stuffed animals