McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys from the 80s- 1988

Happy Meal toy and promotion selection from 1988.


Sailors Floating toys– Ronald Airboat, Fry Kids Ferry, Grimace Sub, Hamburglar Galleon
Under 3– Grimace Speedboat, Fry Guy Floater
Duck Tales– Wrist Wallet Decoder, Magnifying Glass, Duck Code Quacker, Telescope
Under 3– Magic Motion Map w/viewer lens
Fraggle Rock veggie cars– Gobo in carrot, Mokey in eggplant, Wembly and Boober in cucumber, Red in radish
Under 3- Red w/radish, Gobo w/carrot (tested in 1987)
CosMc! Crayola sets of colour sheets- Crayon set, Marker set, Chalk sticks set, Paint set
Under 3- So Big crayon set
Super Summer – (tested in 1987) Inflatable ball, Inflatable sailboat,Professor sand castle pail w/shovel, Fish-shaped Sand Mould, Birdie Pail w/shovel
Bambi – Bambi (2 versions), Friend Owl, Flower, Thumper
Under 3– Bambi (2 versions), Thumper
On-the-Go– Vinyl lunch bags w/ velcro closures- Ronald McDonald, Grimace
On-the-Go– Lunchboxes w/ sticker sheets – Green, Red, Blue
Zoo Faces- tested in 1987. Nose masks- Toucan, Monkey, Alligator, Tiger
Under 3– paper face masks- Monkey, Tiger
Muppet Babies Storybooks – The Legend of Gimme Gulch, Just Kermit and Me, Piggy the Living Doll
Oliver & Co finger puppets– Oliver, Francis, Gorgette, Dodger
Black History colouring books– Little Martin Jr., Vol 1, Little Martin Jr., Vol 2
New Archies bumper cars- Reggie. Veronica, Archie, Betty, Jughead, Moose
Sea World of Ohio rubber figures– Shamu, Perry Penguin, Dolly Dolphin
Sea World of Texas stuffed toys– Whale, Dilphin, Penguin, Walrus
Flintstone Kids animal cars– Wilma in Dinosaur-mobile, Fred in Gatormobile, Betty in Pterodactyl-mobile, Barney in Mastodon-mobile
Under 3– Dino
Hot Wheels cars– Street Beast (red/silver), P-911 Turbo (black/ white), Split Window (silver / black), ’57 T-bird (turquoise/ white), ’80s Firebird (blue/ black), Sheriff Patrol, Red Fire Chief
Sport Ball – Basketball w/ basket, Baseball, Tennis Ball, Football
Under 3– Baseball
Olympic Sports medallions– Ronald McDonald / cycling, Birdie / balance beam, CosMc! / basketball, Grimace / soccer, Fry Gal /diving, Hamburglar / hurdles
Peter Rabbit books– Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, Tale of Benjamin Bunny, Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies, Tale of Peter Rabbit
Duck Tales vehicles– Webby on tricycle, Launchpad in airplane, Uncle Scrooge in sports car, 3 nephews on a ski boat
Under 3– Huey on roller skates
Fraggle Rock coffee mug
Moveables McDonaldland characters– Hamburglar, Birdie, Ronald McDonald, Professor, Fry Girl, Captain Crook
Turbo Macs pullback cars – Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar, Birdie, Grimace
Under 3- Ronald McDonald soft rubber car
Matchbox Super GT cars – BR 5/6, BR 7/8 (white/ orange), BR 9/10 (aqua / white), BR 19/20, BR 21/22 (silver/ orange), BR 23/24, BR 27/28 (almond / green), BR 29/30, BR 31/32, BR 33/24, BR 35/26, BR 37/38
Mickey’s Birthday Land – Mickey’s roadster, Minnie’s convertible, Pluto’s rumbler, Goofy’s sport coupe, Donald’s engine
Under 3–  Mickey’s car, Minnie’s car, Goofy’s car (blue / green), Donald’s car (blue/ green)

Other promotion items for 1988

Luggage Tags w/raised characters – Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar, Grimace, Birdie
Combs– Ronald McDonald or Fry Guy on handle, several colours
McDonaldland embossed plastic spoons and forks- Ronald McDonald, Grimace, Fry Guy
Dress-up McNuggets stickers
Zipper pulls– Birdie, Grimace, Hamburglar, Ronald
McDonaldland character pens on lanyards- Birdie, Fry Guy, Fry Girl
Photo Cards- Ronald/ Birdie/ Grimace/ Fry Kids, Ronald w/balloons and Fry Kids
45 RPM Record– Good Times, Great Taste
Fun Times Magazine
Oliver & Co. Christmas  Musical Ornaments free w/ purchase of $5 gift certificate book – Oliver, Dodger
Grimace cloth doll in baseball uniform, 12″
Muppet Babies Christmas stuffed dolls– Baby Kermit 10″, Baby Miss Piggy 11″, Baby Fozzie 12″
McNugget Fiesta hat
Browns 1988 football cap
Cleveland Browns handkerchief
Mac Tonight t-shirt
McDonaldland cookie / play-doh cutters 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ McDonald’s Logo (metal cut out), Fry Guy (plastic press mould)
McNugget Fiesta wooden coin w/card, map and flags of South America
Poster– Mac Tonight
Fisher Price toy sets– Breakfast,  Chicken McNuggets, Crew Uniform, Garden Salad, McDonald’s Happy Meal, McDonald’s Soda Fountain
Mac Tonight Piano music box “Mac the Knife” w/song book
33 1/2″ record, Million Dollar Menu song
33 1/3″ Record, Welcome to McDonaldland
Summer Triathalon mug 5 1/2″
Mac Tonight glasses and storage jar– Juice glass 4 1/8″, 8 oz glass 5 1/4″, Large glass 6 1/2″, Super Size glass 30 oz 7″, Storage jar
Roger Rabbit  mug
Super Size 20 oz w/ soda logos


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