Thanks to our friends at Alternative Mindz, we have a special presentation of the now classic Burger King Universal Monsters toys!
During our last few looks at some of the merchandise to come out of the Universal Monsters craze, we looked at the Aurora models, the oddities of the 90’s, and even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that were designed to reflect the classic monsters. But two aspects we overlooked were: 1) POGS! and 2) Burger King Universal Monsters toys. While we won’t be looking back on the pogs just yet (maybe check our Instagram for that), our friends at Alternative Mindz created a video looking at the fantastic set of four kid meal toys featuring:
- Down for the Count Dracula
- Bolts and Volts Frankenstein
- Scaly Squirter featuring The Creature from the Black Lagoon
- The Wolf Man Cellar Dweller
Kids meal toys were a big aspect of collecting for children and adults during the 80’s and 90’s. Between McDonalds and Burger King, fast food chains sure new how to attract families. The Burger King Universal Monsters toys are not only regarded as one of the most successful of kids meal toys during the 90’s, but also the most highly regarded in terms of offering an actual quality toy. Harkening back to the Remco action figures and serving as a precursor to Funko’s ReAction line of figures, Burger King’s Universal Monsters were the toy that most kids and adults wanted.
The 3.5 inch Burger King toys were not only perfect representations of their classic film counterparts, but they came at a perfect moment when the Universal Monsters were being honored not only through the U.S. Postal Service, but also seeing the VHS releases revitalize interest in the brand. If you were a monsters fan, Burger King was your go to spot for the month of October in the year 1997.
The video is only 6 minutes long so sit back, relax, and enjoy a look back upon the Burger King Universal Monsters toys from the 90’s.
We’d like to express our thanks to Rob at Alternative Mindz for putting together this fun and humorous look at the Burger King Universal Monsters toys for us. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we did watching it.
For more on the Burger King Universal Monsters toys, we recommend checking out Odd Things I’ve Seen.
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(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)