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The most valuable McDonald's Happy Meal toys ever

Some of these collectables could earn you a small fortune.

McDonald's Happy Meal cash
Collectors are paying hundreds of dollars for tiny Macca's toys.

Happy Meals have been popular with youngsters since McDonald's introduced them in 1979, not least because of the toys included within, some of which are now worth serious cash to collectors.

From Hot Wheels cars to Beanie Boos, here are the nostalgia-inducing Happy Meal toys fetching a decent chunk of change on auction sites today.

Hot Wheels (1983)

Estimated value: From $70 each

McDonald’s Happy Meal Hot Wheels collectables
McDonald's released a set of 14 Hot Wheels toys with their Happy Meals in 1983. (Source: eBay) (Ebay)

Back in the early '80s, McDonald's teamed up with Hot Wheels to give out cars with their Happy Meals. The rarest of these toys are now worth several hundred dollars on the collectors' market, especially if they're in mint condition and in their original packaging.

Furbies (2000)

Estimated value: $180 AUD each

McDonald's Furby Happy Meal toys
In 2000, McDonald's capitalised on the immense popularity of Furbies. (Source: Etsy) (Etst)

McDonald's jumped on the Furbies craze 23 years ago with its own version of the toy. Nowadays a single clippable Furby from a Happy Meal could fetch up to $180 on auction sites such as eBay, with whole sets commanding a small fortune.

Snoopy's World Tour (2000)

Estimated value: $265 for a full set

McDonald's Happy Meal Snoopy World Tour toys
The Snoopy World Tour came with 28 figurines, each representing a different country, and a case designed as Snoopy's house. (Source: shopcollectpeanuts.com) (shopcollectpeanuts.com)

McDonald's launched a set of Snoopy toys to commemorate the character's 50th birthday. Fast forward to today and these little canine keepsakes are highly sought-after by collectors around the globe.

Fraggle Rock (1992)

Estimated value: $445

Fraggle Rock, a puppet TV series for kids, hit the screens in 1983, featuring a bunch of Muppet creatures. Source: Etsy
Fraggle Rock, a puppet TV series for kids, hit the screens in 1983, featuring a bunch of Muppet creatures. Source: Etsy (Etsy)

Featuring a cast of quirky characters, kids TV show Fraggle Rock was a big hit in the 1980s, so it's no surprise that McDonald's jumped on the bandwagon. These collectables are now almost impossible to come by, with full sets fetching upwards of $400.

Robots by Diener Keshi and Underwater Monsters (1979)

Estimated Value: $593 each

McDonald's Robots Happy Meal toys
These rare Happy Meal toys double as erasers. (Source: eBay) (Diener Keshi)
McDonald's Happy Meal Underwater Monsters toys
If you have Underwater Monsters hiding away somewhere, now would be a good time to sell. (Source: eBay) (Diener Keshi)

Because of their rarity and age, a single Happy Meal Robot or Underwater Monster toy is worth almost $600 today.

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (1994)

Estimated Value: $520 for a full set

McDonald's Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Happy Meal toys
These Happy Meal toys were released at the height of Power Rangers mania in 1994. (Source: bigbadtoystore.com) (bigbadtoystore.com)

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers were everywhere in the 1990s, including at Macca's. Nowadays, a complete set of these collectables, including all the vehicles, could net you a cool $500.

TY Teenie Beanie Boos (2000)

Estimated Value: $670 for a full set

McDonald's TY Teenie Beanie Boos Happy Meal toys
TY Teenie Beanie Boos are the most valuable vintage Happy Meal toys. (Source: Etsy) (Etsy)

These miniature plushies have become the most popular Happy Meal toys of all time, and although several series have been released, the line from 2000 is the most valuable. Today, a set of these TY Teenie Beanie Boos could earn you over $650.

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