Well, the upcoming G4 Happy Meals toys made me think back to the first McDonald’s MLP toys, from 1985. They had an extremely limited release, only being available in and around St. Louis! They are bookmarks—that’s what the clip on top is for.
This mold was also used for “My Pony Pixie” (a Charmkins character), Powder Puff (tiny pony charm who came with the My Little Pony club), the 20 Mommy Charms, and the charm version of Sweet Scoops.
But then I thought to myself, “If MLP was the ‘girls toy’, what was the ‘boys toy’?” The answer is Transformers, of course, making this the perfect topic for Transformers Tuesday!
There were four molds (of Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Brawn, and Gears), and the interesting thing is that unlike the pony charms, where they meticulously made them match the first six ponies, they just went completely crazy on the Transformers colors, making six colors for each mold (24 in all).
Probably the weirdest thing is that there isn’t a Bumblebee figure with the main color yellow. I’m digging the black and hot pink version, though.