A rare set of evil McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys has obsessed toy collectors and spawned countless creepy tales. But could these toys really be the devil’s own work?
The McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys are a collection of strange and seemingly evil toys that have appeared in a handful of countries. The toys, which include a large, black ball and a tiny, black figure with a red face, were sold exclusively in McDonald’s Happy Meal boxes in the Netherlands in 2003 and 2004.
The toys were never officially sold in the United States, but they were widely circulated on the internet, and they became a phenomenon. There are even a number of stories about kids who received the toys and were traumatized by them.
One of the most widely circulated stories is about a young boy who received the toys as a gift. The boy, who is now in his 20s, told a Dutch newspaper that he had nightmares about the toys.
“I still have nightmares about the toys,” he said. “I don’t sleep well at night.”