I can remember going to McDonald’s with my dad after seeing Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) in the theatre and getting a movie-themed Happy Meal — the one with the transporters on the front, I think. (It’s the one on the top left in the video below.) I believe I might still have the Happy Meal box somewhere among my still-packed items here, and if I’m lucky, I might still have the plastic communicator with comic-strip roll that came with it.
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One thing I did not know, until I read this item at TrekMovie.com tonight, is that ST:TMP was the first movie to get a McDonald’s Happy Meal tie-in. Learn something new every day.