So last night we made a rare stop to McDonalds. For whatever reason, my stomach can no longer handle Mickey D’s, but yesterday in a moment of weakness we stopped in. I wasn’t super hungry, so I decided to get a cheeseburger Happy Meal. Since I got a toy, I figured I might as well do a quickie review of it.


It seems as though Hasbro may be working in conjunction with McDonalds on this one, as it’s Marvel Heroes for boys and Littlest Pet Shop for girls. Since I’m a boy, I got the Marvel Heroes. I ended up with Captain America.


Cap is stuck in one position, which works his gimmick. The good news is that he stays in that position perfectly. The sculpt, though, is pretty weak.


His gimmick, as explained here in the instructions, is that he can launch his shield when his torso is turned. It works well enough, but doesn’t give you much play opportunity. I think kids would enjoy a slightly articulated action figure, over a disc launcher. At least when I was a kid, I always did.


As a shelf trinket, Captain America looks pretty neat. The best part is the removable shield.


It fits in decent with Marvel Universe figures.


It’s just slightly larger than the MU shield and it’s slightly less curved. One interesting aspect is that the shield’s star and rings are actually sculpted. Score one for the Happy Meal toy!


Mego collectors who have Captain Americas without shields or just looking to replace the lame one that he originally came with… Track this figure down! It’s a really great Mego scaled Captain America shield. It doesn’t have a handle, but it does have a spot where you can rig up one. Very cool.

So there you have it, a decent little Happy Meal toy, but mostly because of the shield. Also, when did Happy Meals stop giving you cookies? Stupid fat kids ruining everything.

6 Responses to Happy Meal Captain America Toy Review

  • Anna! says:

    McDonaldland cookies seem to be a regional or even franchise based thing. In the 3 McDonalds in my area, only one gives out cookies in Happy Meals.

  • Henry says:

    This is one of the best mcdonalds toys I've seen. That isn't saying much really, but there isn't much wrong with it. Plus that shield is neat.

    Mcdonalds gives cookies out with their happy meals? I've honestly never heard of anything like that before in my life.

  • You've never seen the McDonald Happy Meal Cookies? They've been in the meals since the 80's, maybe even late 70's. I never much cared for them as a kid, but I was curious to try them out again as an adult, but I got stiffed I guess.

  • jestergoblin says:

    Oh man, please tell me you saw this: http://www.commercialfreechildhood.org/actions/mc

    I think my favorite part is where they call the Human Torch "a man engulfed in flames."

  • Haha, I hadn't seen that, but thanks for the link Jester. I found the part about "the horrifying spectacle of a man on fire and a menacing figure that explicitly spurs them to violence" particularly amusing.

    Of course, I guess the Human Torch is technically a man engulfed in flames. What kid doesn't know the difference though? The Human Torch has been around in one form or another since, what, the 1940's? How many kids have lit themselves on fire as a result. Exactly. None.

    Plus the Thing clobbers drugs and stuff.

  • Danny says:

    YYeah, I think this is an awesome toy from Mc. Captain America they should have more of him often.eah, I think this is an awesome toy from Mc. Captain America they should have more of him often.

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