Kiddie Meal Collectibles

Kiddie Meal Collectibles

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by Robert J. Sodaro, Alex G. Malloy
     
 

This book provides a comprehensive listing and price guide to toys given away as premiums in fast-food chains across America -- from Arby's to White Castle. It includes information on how to collect, and how and where to locate dealers, publications, clubs, toy shows, and Web sites. Extensive color and black-and-white photographs of individual items make it useful…  See more details below

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This book provides a comprehensive listing and price guide to toys given away as premiums in fast-food chains across America -- from Arby's to White Castle. It includes information on how to collect, and how and where to locate dealers, publications, clubs, toy shows, and Web sites. Extensive color and black-and-white photographs of individual items make it useful and fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780930625160
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.59(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.45(d)

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Kiddie Meal Collectibles 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For a long time I thought I was the only adult who seriously collected Fast food toys, then I saw a film segment on Mr. Sodaro's book while traveling on an in-flight film. Facinated, I purchased a copy. Wow, there is some really great stuff about this field in this book. I'm glad that I bought it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Top 5 (the Food Channel), had Mr.Sodaro on the other night talking about fast food toys and their high level of collectiblity. Very interesting stuff. I found it so interesting, that I went out and bought his book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read many books about collecting, including a number of books on this particular topic, and I have to say, without reservation that Mr. Sodaro's book is clearly the best. He so obviously knows and understands the topic, and has uniquely covered it from numerous angles. It is so obvious that he is well versed in the lore of this topic, and thoroughly enjoys not only the subject matter, but collecting the toys as well. I highly recommend this title.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this country we have a long history of adding premiums (or collectible items) to other products to attract customers, Cereal boxes, gas stations, Cracker Jacks, Little Debbies, etc. even banks give away toasters. (In the '40s and '50s movie theaters and laundry detergent companies even gave away gifts.) No where is this more prevalent than in the Fast Food Industry, where--for the past 30 years--they have been including toys with kid meals (kids, naturally enough bring their parents, who bring the money). Needless to say, when you mention Kid meals, people think first of McDonald's. Well, they may have standardized the genre, but they didn't invent it. How do I know that? I learned it in this outstanding book about the subject. Kiddie Meal Collectibles is a very well-written research book and price guide on fast food toys and collectibles. The authors are obviously not only experts, but fans as well, which makes reading this book so enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey. if you, like me, are a collector of fast food toys, then you really need this book as a reference guide. It is concise, full of intelligent information, and offers accurate, real-life pricing. It well researched and documented, by true experts in the field of collecting (Malloy is the author of several books, and Sodaro has not only assisted on several of them, but has been writing magazine articles in the collectibles field for years). Fun, informative, and delivering more info per page than should be possible for one book. What a great gift. (My father gave me my copy, and man am I thrilled!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Almost everyone I know has some of these little googaws sitting on their desk or at their workstation. I know that I've got some that go back 10 or 15 years myself. Now I finally have a place to go to look up prices on what my stuff is worth, plus, I can find other cool stuff that I missed. My grandmother bought me this book, and I'm glad that she did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Cool. buy lunch, get a toy, keep the toy, watch it increase in value, sell the toy, retire to a South Seas island. Nice fantasy, eh? Actually This book is really not only informative, but entertaining to read as well. Now I know how much all of my kids toys are worth, and the book makes for a great gift as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a truly unique concept for a book! I¿m not really a toy collector, but I¿ve eaten in a number of fast food chains over the years, and have acquired my fair share of toys and collectibles from them. Not only does this book offer up pricing for hundreds (thousands!) of toys is it also stuffed with facts, figures, and information on the various restaurants that distribute them. It is very obvious that the book¿s authors fully understand, and love, this unique market of collecting, because they have made it understandable and enjoyable to read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bugs Bunny glasses! Little Mermaid toys! I love this stuff & this book is bursting with them! A fun read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everyone has a bunch of these silly toys, myself included. Some my kids collected, and some I acquired myself because I'm a fan of the toy/movie tie-in. With this book, not only can I check the relative value of the toys (admittedly not much, except when you consider that you 'bought' then for the price of lunch), but now there is a real backdrop story to the company that distributed them in the first place. Unlike many other price guides, this book actually offers some strong editorial material documenting the history of the toys, fast food chains, as well as the trends in distribution. Very fun stuff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Man, if there isn't a price guide for everything. I remember growing up and eating out at McDonald's, Burger King, White Castle, and other places. I'd always love to score the toys. I must have a couple of boxes of fast food toys stashed away. Now, using this book, I can see if any of them are actually worth anything. Very cool stuff!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very cute, and loads of fun to read. It gives prices and background info on dozens of restaurants, and thousands of toys. Kids may like it to find out if they have anything valuable, but the real value of the book is as a testament to the types of things that we as a culture collect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
my grandchildren have been saving fast food toys for some time.when i saw this book with its great pictures i knew they would like it i bought them a copy and they love looking at the pictures and checking which toys they have
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an easy-to read, informative reference guide to buying and selling fast food toys. With this book, you can finally look up in an authoratative price guide how much toys are worth and not simply rely on what someone is asking for on e-bay. The author is obviously a collector himself as he includes several articles about collecting fast food toys, and on various aspects of the hobby. Well worth the (small) investment of the cover price. Will probably make for a great gift for a collector or young child.