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People of all ages are rushing to McDonald's in Canada for retro toys

Although most of us have likely grown out of our Happy Meal-buying days, there's nothing Canadians won't do for a little taste of nostalgia. 

That's why people of all ages are purchasing Happy Meals at their neighbourhood Mcdonald's today. 

In honour of the 40th anniversary of the Happy Meal, Mcdonald's has introduced the limited-edition Surprise Happy Meal featuring iconic throwback toys from the past 40 years. 

Some of the beloved retro toys making their return include Space Jam Bugs Bunny, Tamagotchi, My Little Pony and the original Cowboy McNugget.

"Parents tell us how fondly they recall their favourite toys," said Colin Mitchell, McDonald’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, in a statement.

"So, unboxing the Surprise Happy Meal together creates a real moment of bonding with their children. We hope these toys are something that they will treasure and remember."

Canadians seem to be extremely excited about the toys, and many of them are choosing a Happy Meal as their lunch for the day. 

Some are even calling their local McD's to ensure they have the toys before heading over. 

Satisfied Canadians are sharing photos of their retro toys on social media, and it seems most are making the purchase hoping for a specific retro toy.

Some are expressing their disappointment after buying a Happy Meal without a retro toy inside. 

Others are thinking of what toys deserve to make a comeback at this time next year. 

Many are laughing at themselves for buying a Happy Meal as an adult, but I think it's safe to say that no one is judging.

The retro toy offer is available in more than 90 countries around the world at participating McDonald’s restaurants from November 7 to 11 — that is, if they don't sell out first.

Lead photo by

Christine Laskodi

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