In the 90s only a few were the lucky ones who bought McDonald's Happy Meal. Most children received it as a birthday gift or when they had good grades at the end of the school year, and most children did not want to buy the Happy Meal for the hamburger or the fries (well, maybe for the fries); What they really wanted was the toy.
The Happy Meal included so many models to collect, such as Hot Wheels, Furbys, Power Rangers, Tamagotchi and even toys that represented the brand. McDonald's recently announced that to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Happy Meal they will include old toys.
A curious fact is that before they were not known as Happy Meal, in 1979 McDonald's included for the first time these boxes with the name Circus Wagon Happy Meal. The first toys were people from McDonaldland that was a fantasy world created by the same brand to encourage children to consume their food.