Friday, August 1, 2008

McDonalds Star Wars The Clone Wars Toys

In August 2008 fast food giant, McDonalds released a very cool set of McDonalds Star Wars: The Clone Wars happy meal toys in Australia and New Zealand.

The Clone Wars set is made up of eight collectable toys featuring characters from the new Clone Wars movie. This set is a cut down version of the McDonalds Clone Wars US Set which has a complement of 18 toys. Surprisingly McDonalds didn’t release all the toys here in New Zealand as I’m sure many delighted Star Wars fans (young and old) would have flocked in their droves to consume mountains of happy meals just to secure the full set.

The diet conscious among us could also opt to purchase the toys separately for $2.50 a pop. Probably a good investment as I see these toys mint in pack are now selling for $5.00 a throw on auction sites like Trademe.

The toys released two at a time over four weeks are bobble headed, made of hard plastic and have their own individual sound effects. The characters from the movie released in New Zealand like their US counterparts are all depicted in their respective spaceships. The eight piece set includes:

  • Padme Amidala in Naboo Starcruiser

  • Darth Vader in TIE Fighter

  • Ahsoka Tano

  • Asajj Ventress in Droid Fighter with Light-Up Lightsaber

  • Anakin Skywalker in Jedi Starfighter

  • Captain Rex

  • Yoda (says "May the Force be with you!")

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

McDonalds Asajj Ventress in Droid Fighter