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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I'm Lovin' It! McDonald's Valentines from 1974


Since it is February, and since I spend so much time at McDonald's, I thought now would be a good time to show off these unused McDonald's Valentines from 1974.

Most of the McDonaldland characters seem to have been retired. Besides Ronald McDonald, I think only Grimace can be seen these days at Mickey D's, and only on rare occasions.

These Valentines feature Ronald McDonald and some characters unknown to kids today (they were introduced in the 1970s and phased out in the 1980s). Here's Officer Big Mac (the cop with a hamburger for a head), the Professor, and The Hamburger Patch (in McDonaldland, the hamburgers grow like plants).

I love how wacky some of the McDonaldland characters were---especially Big Mac here. Too bad there wasn't a Mayor McCheese Valentine here (he may be my favorite). Like Officer Big Mac, he had a hamburger for a head.

When a friend of mine named Scott became the Mayor of his community (that's cool!), he received a Mayor McCheese toy from someone (also cool!).

4 comments:

  1. Wow....I remember these. I never gave out any of them, but I received some from classmates in elementary school. Thanks for the flashback!

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  2. I love the hamburger cluster... so cute!

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  3. Awesome!! There was some really cool and unique Mickey D's merchandising back in the day! I always wanted a Big Mac Doll. I also dug the Fisher Price McDonalds play set when I was a young lad!!

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  4. I was born in July of 1975, so I guess I wasn't even a twinkle in the eye or an itch when these debuted. Ha ha! I wonder if they were re-issued over the years, and what other characters were represented--I'm thinking that Grimace, Mayor McCheese, the Hamburgler, and Captain Crook may have been made as well.

    TokyoMagic!: Very cool! Funny story--I remember giving out cat Valentines that were free inside boxes of Tender Vittles cat food in the fifth grade!

    Peyton: Those hamburger puppets were very cute. I miss seeing all the McDonald's puppet commercials.

    Darrin: I remember wanting that Officer Big Mac, too! There is a company that re-made those dolls recently! They even made a Grimace with multiple arms, like the character originally had. My brother and I had the Fisher Price playset!

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