We just got stabbed right in the childhood — McDonalds is upping the price on the beloved Happy Meal.
Now that the Happy Meal has been removed from the revamped “$1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu,” it will be raised to an average of 25 percent more nationally. But, the kid-themed meals we know and love might still be discounted at some locations.
“The $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu was created to bring our customers better value with the intent to flexibly rotate menu items on and off over time,” a company spokesperson told Food & Wine. “Some markets may even offer slight variations to the menu that best fit the preferences of their local customers. While the Happy Meal is no longer part of the nationally advertised $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu, it is still available for $3 at some U.S. restaurants.”
In remembrance of everyone’s favorite affordable childhood delicacy, we decided to take a trip back in time to take a look at the best part about the Happy Meal — the toys. Each toy is a significant milestone in the days of our innocence. From movies to video games to television shows, each toy had a special meaning to someone.
Check out our top picks down below.
1 Sonic Video Games
Getting dragged to go food shopping and you couldn’t bring your GameBoy? This always kept you entertained.
2 Looney Toons
Shout out to Bugs and Daffy.
3 Batman Race Cars
Racing these off of every surface you could find was always the best.
4 Inspector Gadget
Did anyone ever actually get all of the pieces?
5 Lion King
*plays the Circle of Life in the background*
6 Disney VHS Toys
Today’s kids will never know about the time wasted trying to rewind all the VHS tapes.
7 Fraggle Rock
You couldn’t *not* love these fuzzy creatures.
8 Hot Wheels
A staple. A classic. A legend.
9 Chip n’ Dale Rescue Rangers
How could you not love two chipmunks fighting crime around the world?
10 Beanie Babies
If you couldn’t collect the big ones, these were your next bet.
Zero to Hero — just like that.
12 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
A true representation of our generation.