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Monday, April 16, 2012

McDonald's® Happy Meal® Toys from the Eighties Book Review

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McDonald's® Happy Meal® Toys from the Eighties Book Review

About the Book: Welcome to the world of McDonald's® Happy Meal® collecting! Within the pages of this comprehensive book you will find a complete listing and updated price guide for the thousands of toys, promotional items, and other McDonald's® collectibles distributed in the United States from June,1979 through the end of 1989. Hundreds of color photographs illustrate the wide variety of Happy Meal® promotions of this decade, including boxes, bags, premiums, and advertising materials.The authors have established a definitive numbering system which identifies and distinguishes each of the items, and check-off boxes are provided to help you organize and document your own collection. Brief historical comments from each year chronicle the phenomenal growth and success of the McDonald's® Corporation during the 1980s. For the fast food collector and enthusiast, this is the definitive guide to Happy Meal® toys from the 1980s! Be sure to complete your McDonald's library with the Losonskys' companion volumes, McDonald's® Pre-Happy Meal® Toys from the Fifties, Sixties, and Seventies, McDonald's® Happy Meal® Toys from the Nineties, and McDonald's® Happy Meal® Toys Around the World.

Our Take: This book is a very specialized offering from the Losonskys about McDonalds toys from just the 1980s.  Its great to have a specialized book that really delves deep into cataloging from a specific decade.  They also have an edition for the 1990s that we're going to review next, so watch for that.  This one starts in the early 1980s, which was before they really got into licensed kids meal toys.  The offerings were mostly McDonaldland characters.  Then, they started to get into the Star Trek Movie and Dukes of Hazzard and it took off from there!  This one covers everything from one of the best decades for toys and cartoons and is an absolute MUST have for any collector!   Thanks to ebay the price guide is rather irrelevant and obsolete, but their collection of information and detailed pics of toys, happy meal boxes and employee premiums are out of sight!

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