The dawn of McDonald’s collectible toys is directly linked to the 1977 creation of the Happy Meal. The Happy Meal, conceptualized by McDonald’s management member Bob Bernstein, was originally inspired by a McDonald’s restaurant operator in Guatemala named Yolanda Fernández de Cofiño, who believed a pre-packaged children’s meal would be immensely convenient for working mothers. Early Happy Meals included a burger, fries, cookies, a small...Continue Reading