McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys from the 80s- 1983



McDonaldland Junction train cars with connectable wheels- Ronald McDonald engine, Hamburger Patch flat car, Birdie parlour car, Grimace caboose
Fun Times Magazines
Mystery Ronald McDonald Detective Kit
Mystery Unpredict-a-ball
Mystery Magic Crystal Ball w/fortune cube
Mystery Magni Finder– Ronald McDonald, Birdie, Fry Guy
Ship Shape Plastic boats that doubled as Happy Meal Containers- Hamburglar Jet Splash Dasher, Grimace Tubby Tugger, Captain Crook Rub -a-Dub, Ronald McDonald Riverboat
Circus toys- Grimace Strong Gong, Acrobatic Ronald, Ronald McDonald Funhouse Mirror, French Fry Faller
Punch Out Circus Scenes– The Ronald McDonald Midway, Grimace McDonaldland Theatre, The Great Ronald McDonald w/ Hamburglar, Fun House, The Great McDonald’s Circus tent w/ Birdie
Astroniks- figures w/McDonald’s arches logos – Skater, Sport, Scout w/ flag, Robo, Thirsty, Lazer, Astralia w/ Ice cream cone, Snikapotamus
Fun House mirrors- Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar
Happy Pails– Pail and shovel sets doubled as Happy Meal containers- Ronald McDonald, Beach Scene, Fry Guys
Winter Worlds flat vinyl toys– Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar, Mayor McCheese, Grimace, Birdie
Children’s Size Reach Toothbrush w/ Colgate Toothpaste tube
Hot Wheels Promotion- Crew Advertising Gift (Cadillac Seville w/wheel shaped box given to McDonald’s crew members), Pop Kit, clothing items, etc.
Hot Wheels cars– Firebird Funny Car, Jeep CJ-7, Sheriff Patrol, Baja Breaker, Land Lord, Corvette Stingray, Three Window ’34, Split Window ’63, Minitrek Camper, Mercedes 380 SEL, Chevy Citation, Porsche 928, Malibu Grand Prix, Turismo, Tricar, Front Runnin’ Fairmont, Dixie Challenger, Datsun 200 SX, ’56 Hi-Tail Hauler, Stutz Blackhawk, Cadillac Seville, ’57 T-Bird, Race Bait
McDonaldland Combs
McDonaldland Baseball game
Spinner Baseball toy
Fun Ruler w/ characters
Styro-glider – Ronald McDonald

Other promotion items in 1983

Plastic cup- Going Places
Vinyl ornaments with loop– Birdie, Grimace, Hamburglar, Mayor Cheeseburger, Ronald McDonald
White plastic cup– Ronald McDonald’s Happy Cup
Ronald McDonald hand puppet– adult and child sizes
Fun Times Magazine
78 RPM record Merry McBirthday from Ronald McDonald
1983 Ronald McDonald Space Explorer Colouring Calendar w/ magic rub ‘n discover spots
1983 Norman Rockwell Christmas ornament w/purchase of $5 gift certificates- flat brass grandfather and son rocking
Leader of the Pack cup series – Happy Meal Guys sailing, racing, playing music
Camp Snoopy glasses– “Rats! Why is having fun so much work?”, “There’s no excuse for not being properly prepared.”, “Morning people are hard to love.”, “The struggle for security is no picnic!”, Civilization is overrated.”
Ronald McDonald seated wristwatch – Red/ Girl’s, Black/ Boy’s
Postcards- McDonald’s Moonwalk
Colouring Books – Baby Animals, Toys 11 x 14″ 1983
McNugget Mania apron
Blue denim backpack- Ronald McDonald and Fry Guys
Grimace plush doll 12″
Ronald McDonald cloth doll 15″


Images in the toy pages are courtesy McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys from the Eighties – Joyce & Terry Losonksy
And courtesy McDonald’s Collectibles 2nd Ed.– Gery Henriques & Audre Duvall