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Thursday, April 26, 2007

McBatman

Today you are getting two for the price of one since I've been away taking some Flash 8 courses. Enjoy.

Back when Batman: the Animated Series was on the air McDonald's had a Happy Meal promotion featuring some of the characters from the cartoon. There really isn't anything to special about these toys and they can be found pretty easily on Ebay, garage sales, or at flea markets. I actually ate a Happy Meal and lived to tell about it to get this Batman along with some of his friends. As I post more I'm sure I'll astound you with more tales of Junk food for toys.

Like I said there is nothing really special about this toy, except that he is a pretty cool action figure that was packed in a kid's meal in 1993. This has to be one of my favorite Batmans though, and I have several. I think I ended up with the whole set except for the Joker Mobile. I just couldn't handle another Cheese burger or Chicken Parts meal. Not to long after this they did the same thing with the Spider-man cartoon and I would hit the drive threw once again looking for my Happy Meal Fix. The Spider-man and Batman are about the same scale which makes it that much cooler. One thing that isn't cool is now I have to loose weight from all that crap I ate in the Nineties. Happy Meals aren't that Happy are they? At least I have the toys to go along with my high cholesterol.

5 comments:

Legions Of Gotham said...

Now, do you have both versions of this toy? There was a standard version with a removable cape and a 3 and under version with a molded on cape!

chunky B said...

Holly MIssing Toy Batman! I didn't know there was such an animal! I have the regular version and the reference book I used to verify the date did not mention the under 3 toy! Tell me it's a squeaky toy, that would be the best!

Thanks for the comment!

Legions Of Gotham said...

Reference book?! REFERENCE BOOK!? Ye needeth no such book! You have a friend that runs the most absurdly detailed Batman fast food archive in the world! lol

http://www.legionsofgotham.org/FastFoodToys.html

The only difference in the 3 and under toy, quite literally, is that his cape is molded on and cannot be removed. Its hard to spot..you have to pic each one up you find and try to take that cape off, lol

chunky B said...

Yep, I'm throwing the book out...

I hoping for the squeaky toy though... now that I know this, I'm going to be trying to pull capes off all the ones I run accross...

Jason said...

You know you could buy the toys separately, right? I think they come to a little less than 2 bucks. So if you want the toy, but don't want the food, you can always buy just the toy.
It works out to be a better deal to get the food as well, as a hamburger Happy Meal is like 3 dollars and some change.