The Most Valuable McDonald’s Toys

The most valuable McDonald’s toys you may have at home

We commissioned a toy expert to compile a list of the most valuable McDonald’s toys that exist and could be owned by members of the public. Along with the list, our expert has offered some helpful tips to prospective toy investors, on what to look out for when buying a toy as a collectable or investment. We usually specialise in antique furniture so this was a bit of fun.

15 most valuable McDonald’s toys you may have at home

The list has been compiled in the format of: toy, year, further information and price.

  1. TY’s Teenie Beanie Boos (2000) – Much rarer than their toy shop equivalent a set could get you $450
  2. Underwater Monsters (1979) – A set of these creepy creatures should fetch over $400
  3. Robots by Diener Keshi (1979) – Anything up to $400 
  4. Power Rangers (1994) – Find yourself a complete set of the hero’s and vehicles and its $350
  5. Inspector Gadget (1995) – Half man, half robot fetches $350
  6. Fraggle Rock (1992) – Set of four sold recently for $300
  7. Mario (1994 and 1998) – The video gaming plumber and friends fetch over $250 for the set
  8. 101 Dalmatians (1996) – You’ll be lucky to have all 101 toys but $220 is what they’re worth
  9. Snoopy (2000) – A set of the 50th-anniversary toys aren’t peanuts at $180
  10. Furby (2000) – The clippable one. Creepy but costly – $120 each 
  11. Jerry the Minion (2013) - From Despicable Me 2 - $120
  12. Potato Head kids (1987) – This set of offspring would bag you $100
  13. Transforming Food (1987/1989) – Individual pieces can fetch up to $70 each
  14. Clone Wars Happy Meal Box (2008) – The box, yes just the box could get you $50
  15. Hot Wheels (1983) – Individually these cars from a set of 14 are worth $40 each

101 Dalmations (1996)

Power Rangers (1994)

Fraggle Rock (1992)

Potato Head Kids (1987)

Furby (2000)

Inspector Gadget (1995)

Investor guidelines

  • It is imperative that you keep any future collectable toy in its box or in this case, the bag. They’re worth more with original packaging but, as toy collecting is increasing in popularity, all is not lost as there is a definite increase in prices in the “used” category too.
  • Buy two, keep one. Even if you don’t necessarily want to keep one to ‘use’, keeping hold of it for several more years will only increase the value.
  • Collect any sets, especially LEGO, that are tied to some specific film promotions; these are worth a punt as they are retired on a regular basis. We’ve also seen a huge rise in the popularity of board games of late and the interest in originals is increasing. Have a look in the attic and see if you have any titles that are intact and whilst you’re there Dinky and Matchbox cars attract plenty of interest.
  • Sadly, however all those Beanie Babies we were told could be worth thousands one day are just going to keep gathering dust – Best PR job ever by getting people to buy those, as there are millions of them out there!