Saturday, December 20, 2014

McDonald's Hook - MERMAID!

McDonald's Happy Meal presents Hook - Mermaid - McDonald's Corp 1991

Every time I watch some incarnation of Peter Pan I spend the whole time wishing and hoping that the mermaids will be represented properly.  It's kind of a silly part to view as the highlight of the story, but it's totally my favorite part.  I was in Middle School when Hook came out in 1991.  This Steven Spielberg film starred Robin Williams as the titular boy -- who did grow up.  Peter was reluctantly dragged back to Neverland to fight Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook.  I haven't seen this movie in twenty years, but I think I would still like it today.  I specifically remember being thrilled with the Mermaid scene.  If my memory serves me correctly, when Peter plunges off the gangplank, there are several colorful mermaids who greet him under the water.  Of course I told all my friends my favorite part was the swordfight or something, but we all know the lure of mermaids.  The merchandise for the movie was pretty scant, limited to a small action figure line from Mattel and a 4-piece Happy Meal set from McDonalds.  None of the toys are great, but hey, Mermaids will always have a home in my collection.  Let's check her out below!

This mermaid figure is a wind-up swimming figure.  The the knob is wound, the tails flips back and forth rapidly.

Here are some screenshots from the movie.

Time for a Comparison Shot!



  1. She's very strange. i feel part love and part hate. i might have to get her to make up my mind...hahaha.

    1. Oh she's mostly strange in my book. That tie-dyed skin and blue fin are totally weird. Not to mention the pose. You can get her dirt cheap on eBay though so she was a no-brainer for me.