McDonald's Changeables "Turbo Cone" Happy Meal Toy, 1989

Summary

Fast food restaurants draw on popular culture for their children's meal toys. In the mid-1980s "Transformers" became popular. McDonald's created Happy Meal "New Food Changeables" -- they were unable to secure the Hasbro trademarked name -- based on food found in their popular meals.

Fast food restaurants draw on popular culture for their children's meal toys. In the mid-1980s "Transformers" became popular. McDonald's created Happy Meal "New Food Changeables" -- they were unable to secure the Hasbro trademarked name -- based on food found in their popular meals.

Artifact

Character toy

Date Made

1989

Creators

McDonald's Corporation 

Place of Creation

China 

Creator Notes

Made in China for McDonald's Corporation.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

97.5.271.5

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Jeff and Marilyn Escue.

Material

Plastic
Metal

Color

Yellow
White (Color)
Red
Pink (Color)
Green

Dimensions

Height: 2 in

Width: 1.75 in

Inscriptions

Stamped on bottom: 1988 / MCDONALD'S / CORPORATION / PW / CHINA Printed on side, in red: MCDONALD'S / M

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