Collectible Mcdonalds Toys

Written by Will Baum
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Collectible McDonalds toys allow us to taste America's favorite meal without the empty calories. McDonalds has transformed the way America eats and, in return, America is obsessed with the fast-food giant. Even detractors have a certain affection for this object of their obsession. Books like "Fast Food Nation" and films like "Super Size Me" may lament the widening of the American waist and closing of the American arteries, yet still they have to admit fondness for this omnipresent purveyor of mass-marketed meals.

A Brief History of Collectible McDonalds Toys

At 52 years old, Ray Kroc fell in love with a shake maker. He invested his life savings and became the exclusive distributor of "The Multimixer." Kroc heard tell of a hamburger stand in California using eight Multimixers at once. He headed west and found Dick and Mac McDonald's burger stand serving people at lightening speed. Seeing an opportunity for the Multimixer, Kroc suggested that the McDonald brothers open more burger stands.

A year later, in 1955, Ray Kroc opened the first of the new McDonald's restaurants in Des Plaines, Illinois. The fast-food idea was, needless to say, a success. McDonalds went public in 1967. The Big Mac was introduced in 1968. Breakfast soon followed. Marketing to families on the go, with each step in its incredible expansion, new collectible McDonalds toys were introduced.

Today, McDonalds is everywhere. So are McDonalds toys. Just about every major film release or sports event has a Happy Meal associated with it. Every one, that is, except the ones tied-in with Burger King. The Internet is a terrific place to find collectible McDonalds toys of all kinds.

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