Thursday, February 14, 2008

McDonald's Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!

To celebrate the day, I thought I'd share some old Valentines. McDonald's used to give these away over several years in the 1970s. Here are four Valentines from 1974 (or maybe 1973), making this the earliest set that I've found.

Here we have:
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Captain Crook
  • Officer Big Mac
  • Evil Grimace
In the early days of McDonaldLand, Captain Crook had green hair, as shown on this card. Shortly afterwards the green hair was cut to make him look more like an average pirate that you'd see on the street back then.

Also of note is the Evil Grimace. Our furry friend Grimace used to have four arms and was originally a bad guy called the "Evil Grimace". This is one of the last promotions that I've found with the four-armed version. After this, they dropped the "Evil" from his name, dropped two of the arms and made him into the more friendly-looking Grimace that most of us know.

Here are the cards. Enjoy!

Ronald McDonald Valentine

Captain Crook Valentine

Officer Big Mac Valentine

Evil Grimace Valentine

1 comment:

  1. Love the Evil Grimace. Great finds. Any appearance by the 4 armed Grimace makes for a good day.



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