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Are McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Worth Money?

Cha-Ching! Those Old McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Lying Around the House Could Be Worth a Fortune

Are McDonald's Happy Meal Toys Worth Money?

Parents who never quite got around to donating all their kiddo's old toys might be in luck. Believe it or not, there's a huge market for old-school McDonald's happy meal toys, and that could mean big bucks for anyone with a few vintage finds lying around.

Gary Sohmers, an antiques appraiser, told Today that a lot of things can affect the value of a collectible. "As with any collectibles category, the main factors of value are supply and demand, impacted often by a 'nostalgia curve' based on generational change and new media."

He added that: "McDonald's collectibles have been led by franchise owners and longtime customers or employees whose loyalty to the brand supersedes market logic at times, along with the cross-marketing with other high-demand categories like Disney, Hot Wheels, and current media hits."

According to the site, some toys are more valuable than others, with TY's Teenie Beanie Boos and Underwater Creatures heading up the top of the list. So if you have a few boxes in your attic or basement you've been meaning to sort through, now might be the time to cash out.

Scroll through to see just how much your kids' old toys could be worth.

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