Friday, March 25, 2011

McDonalds Hot Wheels BF5 and Hello Kitty Stamper Toys

Throughout March 2011 at McDonalds restaurants in Australia and New Zealand the happy meal toy giveaway is McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 and Hello Kitty toys. There are 4 McDonalds Battle Force 5 vehicles and drivers targeting boys and 4 McDonalds Hello Kitty stamper toys targeting girls up for grabs in each McDonalds happy meal purchased.

McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 and Hello Kitty happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2011

McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Happy Meal Toys 2011
There are 4 character inspired toys from the TV animated series BF5 in the McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 set. The Australia and New Zealand release is identical to the US McDonalds Hot Wheels BF5 release made back in April 2010 except that 2 toys (Zemerik & Zelix and Sherman Cortez & Buster Tank) have been omitted.

McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 - Australia and New Zealand release
The Australia and New Zealand McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 happy meal toy promotion for 2011 includes the following 4 happy meal toys:

  • Sever & Vehicle - blue

  • Vert Wheeler and Saber Vehicle - red

  • Stanford Isaac Rhodes IV & Reverb Vehicle - purple

  • Kalus & Fangore Vehicle - brown

McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 - Australia and New Zealand release - Vert Wheeler & Saber Vehicle
McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 - Australia and New Zealand release - Sever and Vehicle
McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 - Australia and New Zealand release -  Stanford Rhodes IV & Reverb Vehicle



McDonalds Hello Kitty Happy Meal Toys 2011 (Aust & NZ)
McDonalds Hello Kitty happy meal toys for 2011 released in Australia and New Zealand is a set of 4 stampers - 2 vehicles, 1 heart and 1 apple. Each stamper has a different message: happy, lucky, party and smile.

McDonalds Powerpuff Girls Happy Meal Toys 2011 - Australia and New Zealand release - Apple Stamper, Aeroplane Stamper, Car Stamper and  Heart Stamper
Other McDonalds promotions featuring Hello Kitty themed toys released in Australia and New Zealand were the McDonalds Hello Kitty Watches released in 2009

The McDonalds Hello Kitty happy meal toys for 2011 includes the following 4 stamper toys:

  • Heart Stamper - "smile" stamp

  • Aeroplane Stamper - "party" stamp

  • Apple Stamper - "lucky" stamp

  • Car Stamper - "happy" stamp

McDonalds Hello Kitty Happy Meal Toys 2011 - Australia and New Zealand release - Heart Stamper>
McDonalds Hello Kitty Happy Meal Toys 2011 - Australia and New Zealand release - Aeroplane Stamper
McDonalds Hello Kitty Happy Meal Toys 2011 - Australia and New Zealand release - Apple Stamper


Summary
McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 and Hello Kitty Stamper happy meal toys are the toy promotion at McDonalds restaurants throughout Australia and New Zealand during March 2011. The McDonalds happy meal toys included in the promotion are 4 Hot Wheels BF5 character figures and vehicles for boys and 4 Hello Kitty stamps for girls.

Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force and Powerpuff Girls Happy Meal Toys 2011

Next Happy Meal Toy Promotion
McDonalds Rio Happy Meal Toys 2011


Related Links
Previous McDonalds Toys Promotions in Australia and New Zealand
McDonalds Hello Kitty Watches 2009
McDonald Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 - US Release



Saturday, February 5, 2011

McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force and Powerpuff Girls 2011 - Australia and New Zealand Release

McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force and Powerpuff Girls happy meal toys were released in Australia and New Zealand in early February 2010. There are 4 McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force figures for boys and 4 McDonalds Powerpuff Girls toys for girls in this 4 week promotion. You can obtain these McDonalds happy toys by buying a McDonalds happy meal or for toy collectors the toys can be purchased separately.

McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force and Powerpuff Girls happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2011

McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force Happy Meal Toys (Aus & NZ)
The Australia and New Zealand release of the McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toys has only 4 character figures. Each toy is in parts ready to be assembled and comes with its own sticker set to apply. The toys can be attached to bags or belts for added versatility.

Other McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toys promotions:

  • McDonalds Cartoon Network 2009
  • McDonalds Ben 10 and Littlest Pet Shop 2009

    McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2011 - Ben Tennyson, Goop, Swampfire, Chromastone

    The Australia and New Zealand McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toy promotion for 2011 includes the following 4 happy meal toys:

    • Ben Tennyson - blue

    • Goop - green

    • Swampfire - red

    • Chromostone - purple

    McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2011 - Ben Tennyson parts
    McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2011 - Ben Tennyson
    McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2011 - Swampfire
    McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2011 - Goop
    McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2011 - Chromastone


    McDonalds Powerpuff Girls Happy Meal Toys 2011 (Aust & NZ)
    McDonalds The Powerpuff Girls happy meal toys for 2011 released in Australia and New Zealand is a set of 4 different fashion accessories for head and hands intended for girls. Each toy (hair clip, bangles, headband and star ring) comes with its own sticker set ready to apply.

    McDonalds Powerpuff Girls Happy Meal Toys 2011 - Australia and New Zealand release - Powerpuff Girls Bangles, Blossom Star Ring, Buttercup Hair Clip, Bubbles Head Band

    Other McDonalds Powerpuff Girls toy promotions in Australia and New Zealand have included Cartoon Network toys 2009

    The McDonalds The Powerpuff Girls happy meal toys for 2011 includes the following 4 toys:

    • Bubbles Headband

    • The Powerpuff Girls Bangles

    • Buttercup Hair Clip

    • Blossom Star Ring

    McDonalds Powerpuff Girls Happy Meal Toys 2011 - Australia and New Zealand release - Buttercup Hair Clip
    McDonalds Powerpuff Girls Happy Meal Toys 2011 - Australia and New Zealand release - Blossom Star Ring
    McDonalds Powerpuff Girls Happy Meal Toys 2011 - Australia and New Zealand release - Powerpuff Girls Bangles


    Summary
    McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force and Powerpuff Girls happy meal toys are the latest give away at McDonalds restaurants throughout Australia and New Zealand. The McDonalds happy meal toys included in the promotion are 4 Ben 10 Alien Force character figures for boys and 4 Powerpuff Girls fashion accessories for girls including a ring, bangles, headband and hair clip.

    Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds Marvel Heroes and Littlest Pet Shop Happy Meal Toys 2010

    Next Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 and Hello Kitty Stampers Happy Meal Toys 2011


    Related Links
    Previous McDonalds Toys Promotions in Australia and New Zealand
    McDonalds Cartoon Network 2009
    McDonalds Ben 10 and Littlest Pet Shop 2009



  • Monday, December 27, 2010

    McDonalds Marvel Heroes Littlest Pet Shop Australia and New Zealand

    McDonalds Marvel Heroes happy meal toys and the Littlest Pet Shop will be released in Australia and New Zealand on 31 December 2010. There are 4 McDonalds Marvel Heroes figures for boys and 4 McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop toys for girls in this 4 week promotion. These McDonalds happy meal toys can be obtained either by buying a McDonalds happy meal or purchasing the toys separately.

    McDonalds Marvel Heroes and Littlest Pet Shop toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2010

    McDonalds Marvel Heroes Happy Meal Toys (Aus & NZ)
    What a disappointment to find that the Australia and New Zealand release of the McDonalds Marvel Heroes happy meal toys has only 4 of the 8 toys that made up the US McDonalds Marvel Heroes set released back in July. Silver Surfer, Human Torch, The Thing and Captain America are the toys that have been dropped for the Australia and New Zealand release.

    Still the remaining 4 toys are all firm favourites with avid toy collectors and will no doubt be popular with kids too since the movies have made marvel heroes household names.

    The Australia and New Zealand McDonalds Marvel Heroes happy meal toy promotion for 2010-2011 includes the following 4 happy meal toys:

    • Spider-Man
      Crawls on metallic surfaces

    • Iron Man
      Pull back action

    • Hulk
      Depress lever to see his fists bang together. Says "its clobbering time"

    • Wolverine
      Claws spring open and retract

    McDonalds Marvel Heroes toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2010 - Wolverine
    McDonalds Marvel Heroes toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2010 - Spider-man
    McDonalds Marvel Heroes toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2010 - Iron Man
    McDonalds Marvel Heroes toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2010 - Hulk

    McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop Happy Meal Toys 2010 (Aust & NZ)
    The McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop happy meal toys for 2010 is a cute set of 4 different pets that come with their own basket which can be clipped onto belts and bags. There is also an exclusive LPS sticker set that comes with each toy.

    The Littlest Pet Shop set is a cut down version of the US McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop set having only half the number of toys - 4 instead of 8 toys. The happy meal toys that have been omitted are bird, hamster, ferret and armadillo.

    The McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop happy meal toys for 2010 in the Australia and New Zealand release for 2010-2011 includes the following toys:

    • Dog

    • Giraffe

    • Cat

    • Koala

    McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2010 - Koala
    McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2010 - Giraffe
    McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand 2010 -Cat



    Summary
    McDonalds Marvel Heroes happy meal toys and Littlest Pet Shop toys are being given away throughout Australia and New Zealand McDonlads restaurants from Friday 31 December 2010. The toy giveaway includes 4 toys cute pets for girls and 4 Marvel action figures for boys.

    Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds Megamind Happy Meal Toys 2010

    Next McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force and Powerpuff Girls Happy Meal Toys 2011

    Related Links
    Previous McDonalds Toys Promotions in Australia and New Zealand
    US McDonalds Marvel Heroes and Littlest Pet Shop Happy Meal Toys
    Previous McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop Happy Meal Toy Promotions in Australia and New Zealand



    Thursday, December 9, 2010

    McDonalds Megamind Toys Australia & New Zealand

    McDonalds Megamind happy meal toys have finally made it to Australia and New Zealand. While the rest of the world has had their hands on the McDonald's Megamind toys for more than a month the Australasian promotion has only just got underway this week.

    McDonalds Megamind Happy Meal toys - NZ and Australia release - Set of 8 toys - Megamind, Light Brainbot, Snapper Brainbot, Minion, Mirror Bot, Tighten, Bulldog Brainbot, Roxanne
    The Australia and New Zealand Megamind promo varies from both the McDonalds US release and the McDonalds Malaysia release.

    Included in the US release of McDonalds Megamind were three toys - Voice Distorter Brainbot, Light Effects Brainbot and Metro Man that have been not included in this Australasian release.

    Five toys out of 7 are identical to the Malaysian Megamind happy meal toys with the exception of Metroman and Fanbot.

    The Australia and New Zealand McDonalds happy meal toy promo of Megamind includes 8 plastic character toys from the movie of the same name. The toys are as follows:
    • Megamind
    • Bulldog Brainbot
    • Snapper Brainbot
    • Minion
    • Roxanne
    • Light Brainbot
    • Mirror Bot
    • Tighten

    McDonalds Megamind Happy Meal toys - NZ and Australia release - Megamind
    McDonalds Megamind Happy Meal toys - NZ and Australia release - Light Brainbot
    McDonalds Megamind Happy Meal toys - NZ and Australia release - Tighten
    McDonalds Megamind Happy Meal toys - NZ and Australia release - Roxanne
    McDonalds Megamind Happy Meal toys - NZ and Australia release - Mirror Bot

    Summary
    McDonalds have released 8 character Megamind happy meal toys in Australia and New Zealand starting Friday 10 December 2010.

    Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds DK Watch Me Grow Books 2010

    Next McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds Marvel Heroes and Littlest Pet Shop Happy Meal Toys 2011

    Related Links
    Previous McDonalds Toys Promotions
    McDonalds US Megamind Happy Meal Toy promotion
    McDonalds Malaysia Megamind happy meal toy release.



    Thursday, November 4, 2010

    McDonalds DK Watch Me Grow Books

    McDonalds DK Watch Me Grow books are the latest McDonalds happy meal toy promotion. The books are available at McDonalds restaurants throughout Australia and New Zealand during November 2010. The McDonalds happy meal toy promotion features 10 educational books each featuring a different animal.

    McDonalds DK Watch Me Grow Books - NZ and Australia release - Set of 10 books - frog, turtle, apes, butterfly, panda, duckling, elephant, penguins, bear, farm animals
    McDonalds have promoted DK books before back in early 2009 with the DK Eye Wonder series. Those books also were educational in nature and focussed on endangered animals.

    The 10 McDonalds DK Watch Me Grow books are colourful and informative. The 10 books that make up this DK books happy meal set are as follows:
    • Turtle
    • Farm Animals
    • Bear
    • Penguin
    • Elephant
    • Apes
    • Frog
    • Butterfly
    • Panda
    • Duckling

    McDonalds DK Watch Me Grow Books - Panda
    McDonalds DK Watch Me Grow Books - Panda - Detail of inside pages
    McDonalds DK Watch Me Grow Books - Apes
    McDonalds DK Watch Me Grow Books - Apes inside pages example

    Summary
    McDonalds have released 10 DK Watch Me Grow books as a happy meal toys promotion for 2010 throughout Australia and New Zealand during November 2010.

    Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds Batman and iCarly Happy Meal Toys 2010

    Next McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds Megamind Happy Meal Toys 2010 (Australia and New Zealand Release)

    Related Links
    Previous McDonalds Toys Promotions
    McDonalds DK Eye Wonder Books Happy Meal Toys 2009



    Tuesday, October 12, 2010

    McDonalds Batman and iCarly Toys 2010 Happy Meal

    McDonalds Batman the Brave and the Bold and iCarly happy meal toys 2010 are being given away at McDonalds restaurants throughout Australia and New Zealand with every happy meal sold. The Batman and iCarly toy promotion last over 4 weeks during September and October 2010. There are 4 different Batman the Brave and Bold happy meal toys for boys and 4 iCarly happy meal toys for girls.

    McDonalds Batman the Brave and the Bold Happy Meal Toys
    The latest McDonalds Batman the Brave and the Bold happy meal toys are sure to be a hit with kids and Batman toy collectors alike.

    As is becoming more and more typical of McDonalds happy meal toy marketing in Australia and New Zealand they have once again released a cut down version of the North American set - the Australia New Zealand Batman the Brave and the Bold promotion having only 4 toys compared to the US set of 8. Plastic Man, Black Manta Sub-Launcher, Blue Beetle and Green Arrow were all dropped from this promotion. See the US McDonalds Batman the Brave and Bold happy meal set.



    Included in the Australia and New Zealand McDonalds Batman the Brave and the Bold Happy Meal Toys promotion for 2010 are the following set of 4 happy meal toys:

    • Batman
      Launchs 3 cardboard batarangs when switch on back is activated

    • Aquaman
      Flick the switch on his back to see him hurl a ball of ice

    • Batmobile
      Reveal Batman's Batcycle inside

    • The Joker
      Immerse in water to squirt water from The Joker's flower button hole


    McDonalds iCarly Happy Meal Toys 2010 (Aust & NZ)
    McDonalds and Nickelodeon have joined forces for this iCarly promotion of toys inspired by the iCarly TV show (an American Sitcom shown on Nickelodeon).

    The McDonalds iCarly happy meal toys set being released in Australia and New Zealand only contains 4 of the 8 toys released in the McDonalds US iCarly happy meal set.

    The McDonalds iCarly happy meal toys in the Australia and New Zealand release for 2010 includes the following the fashion accessories:

    • iCarly Laptop

    • iCarly Tote Bag




    McDonalds iCarly Happy Meal Toy 2010 - LaptopMcDonalds iCarly Happy Meal Toy 2010 - Tote Bag

    Note: Apologies I was unable to get all the information about the toys I needed to complete this article because of technical difficulties. If you can help me out with photos and more information on iCarly I would be very grateful.


    Summary
    During September and October the McDonalds happy meal toy promotion in Australia and New Zealand is Batman the Brave and the Bold and iCarly. Up for grabs are 4 Batman different character-inspired toys for boys and 4 activity style iCarly happy meal toys for girls.

    Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds Endangered Animals Happy Meal Toys 2010

    Next McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    Australia and New Zealand McDonalds DK Watch Me Grow Books Happy Meal Toys 2010

    Related Links
    Previous McDonalds Toys Promotions



    Tuesday, August 24, 2010

    McDonalds Endangered Animals Happy Meal Toys 2010

    McDonalds Endangered Animals happy meal toys are back in McDonalds restaurants throughout Australia and New Zealand from 20 August 2010. The McDonalds happy meal toy promotion features 12 plastic endangered animals toys that can be found at Australia Zoo.

    McDonalds Endangered Animals Happy Meal Toys 2010 - Set of 12 - Australia and New Zealand release
    This is not the first time that McDonalds have teamed up with Australia Zoo to highlight the plight of endangered animals around the world. Back in November 2008 McDonalds in partnership with Australia Zoo released 10 McDonalds Endangered Animals plush toys.

    Each happy meal toy comes with an exclusive McDonalds educational collector card that gives key details about the endangered animal.

    The McDonalds Endangered Animals happy meal toy promotion includes the following 12 toys:

    • Green Turtle - push and go
    • Sumatran Tiger - press button to see tiger pounce
    • Humpback Whale - press button to see tail flap
    • Asian Elephant - memory game
    • Andean Condor -
    • Estuarine Crocodile - turn tail to see head go around
    • Southern White Rhinoceros - press button to shed armor
    • Tasmanian Devil
    • Cheetah - push and go action
    • Red Panda - press button to activate hand grip action
    • White and Black Ruffed Lemur -
    • Woma Python - turn wheel to view hidden snake

    McDonalds Endangered Animals Happy Meal Toys 2010 - Andean Condor
    McDonalds Endangered Animals Happy Meal Toys 2010 - Southern White Rhinoceros
    McDonalds Endangered Animals Happy Meal Toys 2010 - Cheetah
    McDonalds Endangered Animals Happy Meal Toys 2010 - Green Turtle
    Red Panda

    Summary
    McDonalds have released 12 more Endangered Animals happy meal toys for 2010 in association with Australia Zoo. The toys are available throughout Australia and New Zealand from 20 August 2010.

    Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds Bakugan and My Little Pony Happy Meal Toys

    Next McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
    McDonalds Batman and ICarly Happy Meal Toys 2010

    Related Links
    Previous McDonalds Toys Promotions
    McDonalds Endangered Animals Happy Meal Toys 2008