Friday, August 28, 2020

Disney·Pixar Plush Keychain McDonald's Happy Meal Toys—Complete Collection

pixar plush keychain mcdonald's toys 2020

At the end of last month, McDonald's released their latest and greatest Happy Meal toys with the theme being, unbeknownst to me until the drop, PIXAR (celebrating 25 years of films)! So you know I was all about it. These adorably stylized plush keychains represent eight different characters from much of Pixar's library from Toy Story all the way up through this year's release of Soul. I'm lovin' it!

It took about three full weeks of daily trips to several different McDonald's in my area (I would ask the staff there what characters they had currently and they would help me out), but I finally completed the collection. As a collector, the hunt is half the fun! It's something I enjoy. By the way, if you didn't know, you can just buy the toys on their own without a Happy Meal for $1.60 each. I didn't buy a single Happy Meal to get any of these keychains, which I appreciated since I don't really eat fast food too often.

pixar plush keychain mcdonald's toys 2020

The characters included in this lineup (with their corresponding release numbers are)
  • Buzz Lightyear—1 
  • Dory—2 
  • Lightning McQueen—3
  • Mike Wazowski—4 
  • Joy—5
  • Miguel—6
  • Jack-Jack- 7
  • Joe Gardner—8
These soft plushies (with plastic keychain/hooks) have both printed and embroidered features and measure about 4"-5.5" tall. The only one that isn't a keychain, surprisingly (not sure why), is Joe Gardner from Soul.

What's also cool and unique about Joe is that he has the soul version of himself on the backside of the plush and it's a really neat iridescent/sparkly fabric. Some of the other characters would have also benefited from being double-sided I think—like Jack-Jack (with one of his powers on the back) and Miguel (with the skeleton version of himself on the back). Just a thought!

And here's the Pixar themed Happy Meal box. One of the locations I visited was nice enough to give me the box with the toy, even though I didn't purchase a full meal. Well done to the design team!

pixar plush keychain mcdonald's toys 2020
pixar plush keychain mcdonald's toys 2020
pixar plush keychain mcdonald's toys 2020

Lastly, here's a shot of the whole gang together! They look so great, huh? I don't usually collect Happy Meal toys (even the Pixar ones), but these really stood out to me as they weren't little figures or your standard fast food toy. Fans of all ages can enjoy displaying these, whether you're hanging them on your backpack, purse, luggage or your car's rear view mirror. I've even heard of some people turning them into Disney Parks style Mickey ears. Fans certainly get creative!

What are your thoughts? Did you collect the whole set as well? Or maybe just a few of your favorites? I'd love to know about your experience with these! Shout it out in the comment section below and be sure to stay tuned for more from my Pixar collection right here soon.

pixar plush keychain mcdonald's toys 2020
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