Whether you were on a road trip, your parents were taking you for a treat, or even if you had no food in the fridge and you were short on cash, everyone has ordered at least one kids meal from Burger King. The franchise has been ruling the burger kingdom since 1953, and it hasn’t changed much at all except for a name change in 1954. Kids go there for the crown shaped chicken nuggets and adult go there for the burgers. One of the best parts, though, were the toys that the kids were able to play with once their food was gone. Here are some of the most valuable ones!
The children’s mystery cartoon from the 60s has always been extremely popular. Everyone—man, woman, and child—fell in love with this silly Great Dane and his best friend, Shaggy. The entire gang was popular enough to earn themselves in the Burger King hall of fame. If you find all of these toys still sealed in your attic, you’re pretty lucky; although they are not as expensive as some toys on eBay, they are still worth more than the few cents they would have been in the 90s.
Every year, even recently, fast food restaurants come out with special toys depending on the time of year, as well as new movies or shows that are coming out. It was no different in the 90s when these Halloween figures came out. The entire monster set included four different monsters—Dracula, a werewolf, Frankenstein, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon—and three different props—a coffin, a surgery table, and a wooden box. These figurines were all based on classic horror films such as Dracula by Bram Stoker and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
There are many movies that feature horses as beloved and trusted animals. Spirit was no different, telling the story of a brilliant animal and their companion. Of course, as we all know, Burger King, McDonald’s, and other large fast food restaurants like to play into what is popular when they release kids toys as with kid's meals. Really, it’s a great marketing strategy. This set of toys can be sold for quite a bit of money since the toys have been discontinued, even one sealed figurine can go for $70.
When the Wii U came out, it was a great concept. However, Nintendo’s newest idea was not so great at the time. Now a dead console, everything that was or is involved with the Wii U can be sold for quite a bit of money. That includes the Burger King Wii U set of toys, valued at $75. Nintendo does not fail very often, but this time it was worse, probably being their least popular console yet, even though the GameCube was just about on the same level in the 90s.
If you were a kid in the 90s and early 2000s, we would be willing to bet that you at least heard of the Rugrats. Some people still remember watching the funny, quirky movie on VHS, while others still watch is as adults online. Of course, the wacky babies and their families made their way into the fast food chain, since they were loved so much. Collectors will dish out a surprising amount of money on the toys—but hey, who are we to tell you how to spend your money?
J. R. R. Tolkien is responsible for coming up with the extremely famous The Lord of the Rings franchise which included a book trilogy as well as a movie for each book. They were both extremely successful. Around the time that the first movie, The Fellowship of the Ring, was released in 2001, Burger King had a series of toys that you could get with the kid’s meals. At the very least, the entire set will go for about $60, but if you have them all packaged and sealed, they can be sold for about $100.
SpongeBob SquarePants was one of the most popular children’s shows in the early 2000s and is still relevant today. The show has been running since 1999 and has claimed the hearts of millions of children all over the world, as well as, let’s admit it, millions of adults, too. While the show was at its peak in the 2000s, Burger King and many other fast food establishments featured the show as toys. This particular set is worth the effort of selling if you find them all sealed in your attic.
The Simpsons is one of the longest running TV shows ever, and it proves to be one of the most popular. The wacky family is known for its funny, satirical humor and, of course, its time traveling conspiracies. Even though some parents would prefer their children not to watch the show, as sometimes the humor can tilt into the adult realm, these toys were very popular. For those who were kids when the toy set came out, it can offer some great nostalgia, now as adults. You’d be lucky if you kept all of these in their sealed packages.
Everybody has, at one point, heard of the show, played one of the many games, or at least held one of the many Pokémon playing cards. The Pokémon universe has been around for a long time and was and is beloved by many kids even now. However, those who have nostalgia for the cute, “pocket monsters” will find value in all 57 of the Pokémon toys that were given with kid’s meals throughout the years. It may not seem like these little toys can be worth a whole lot, but they are worth more than you’d think.
It’s not surprising that numbers one and two are both Pokémon toys and are actually both tied for first place. The Japanese creatures know that the only competition for the interesting concept in itself. Of course, it’s hard to forget Saturday morning cartoons with Ash and the gang with all of their Pokémon, but this set is from the first Pokémon movie, which was a great success. Each of the figurines came with their own Pokéballs and everything; except, of course, for Mewtwo, who came in his cloning capsule from the movie.