McDonald's Teenie Beanie Babies Happy Meal Toys, 1997

Summary

In the spring of 1997, McDonald's took advantage of the Ty Beanie Babies collecting craze and offered Teenie Beanies in its Happy Meals. The promotion appealed not only to children, but also to adults. Many who had never visited a McDonald's before came and waited in line to order Happy Meals. It is one of the most successful and memorable Happy Meals promotions.

In the spring of 1997, McDonald's took advantage of the Ty Beanie Babies collecting craze and offered Teenie Beanies in its Happy Meals. The promotion appealed not only to children, but also to adults. Many who had never visited a McDonald's before came and waited in line to order Happy Meals. It is one of the most successful and memorable Happy Meals promotions.

Artifact

Toy (Recreational artifact)

Date Made

1997

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

98.6.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Polyester (Fiber)
Plastic

Dimensions

Height: 6.75 in  (.1)

Width: 5.375 in  (.1)

Length: 1.25 in  (.1)

Height: 6 in  (.2)

Width: 6.125 in  (.2)

Length: 1.75 in  (.2)

Height: 5 in  (.3)

Width: 6.25 in  (.3)

Length: 1.5 in  (.3)

Height: 5 in  (.4)

Width: 6.25 in  (.4)

Length: 1.5 in  (.4)

Height: 5.875 in  (.5)

Width: 5.375 in  (.5)

Length: 1 in  (.5)

Height: 4.75 in  (.6)

Width: 5 in  (.6)

Length: 1.5 in  (.6)

Height: 4.375 in  (.7)

Width: 6.375 in  (.7)

Length: 1.75 in  (.7)

Height: 6.875 in  (.8)

Width: 5.25 in  (.8)

Length: 1.5 in  (.8)

Height: 6 in  (.9)

Width: 5.5 in  (.9)

Length: 1.75 in  (.9)

Height: 6.75 in  (.10)

Width: 5.375 in  (.10)

Length: 1 in  (.10)

Inscriptions

on product packaging: Ty Inc. Oakbrook, IL U.S.A. / Safety-tested for children of all ages. / Recommended for children age 1 and over. / WARNING:TO AVOID DANGER OF SUFFOCATION DEEP AWAY FROM / BABIES AND CHILDREN. DISPOSE OF THIS BAG IMMEDIATELY. / CONTENTS MADE IN CHINA. POLYBAG PRINTED IN CHINA. / 1996 McDonald's Corporation, Oakbrook, IL 60521

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