Sunday, December 13, 2009

McDonalds Toys Ben 10 and Littlest Pet Shop

McDonalds throughout Australia and New Zealand are giving away Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toys for boys and Littlest Pet Shop Accessory Toys for girls during December 2009.

McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force Happy Meal Toys - New Zealand and Australia release - set of 4 - Goop, Jetray, Chromastone and Alien X
Ben 10 Alien Force
These action toys are designed to be worn on the wrist. Included in the Ben 10 Alien Force set of happy meal toys are the following toys:
  • Chromostone
  • Jetray
  • Goop
  • Alien X


McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force Happy Meal Toys - Goop
McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force Happy Meal Toys - Alien X
McDonalds Ben 10 Alien Force Happy Meal Toys - Chromastone

Littlest Pet Shop
There are 4 Littlest Pet Shop accessory kits in this 2009 release of McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop happy meal toys. The set includes the following toys:

  • Diary Kit
  • Hair Kit
  • Beauty Kit
  • Writing Kit

McDonalds Littlest Pet Shop Happy Meal Toys - New Zealand and Australia release - set of 4 accessories: writing kit, diary kit, beauty kit and hair kit

Summary
McDonalds are giving away during December 2009 1 of 4 Ben 10 Alien Force happy meal toys for boys and 1 of 4 Littlest Pet Shop Accessory Toys for girls throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
McDonalds Ronald and Friends Toys 2009

Next McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
Alvin and the Chipmunks - The Squeakquel Toys 2010

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Monday, November 16, 2009

McDonalds Toys Ronald and Friends 2009

Throughout New Zealand and Australia during November 2009 McDonalds are giving away 1 of 8 Ronald and Friends happy meal toys with every McDonalds Happy Meal sold. It's been a while since a toy promotion featured the McCharacters so McDonalds toy collectors out there are going to be pleased with this McDonalds toy promotion that features the popular McDonalds quartet: Ronald McDonald, Grimace, Hamburglar and Birdie.

McDonalds Ronald and Friends Happy Meal Promotion 2009 - Set of 8
The set is comprised of 8 McDonalds Ronald and Friends toys: 4 are cardboard build em buddies and 4 theme park games each featuring a McCharacter: Ronald, Grimace, Birdie and Hamburglar. Included in the McDonalds Ronald and Friends happy meal promo are the following toys:

  • Ronald Build'Em Buddy
  • Grimace Build'Em Buddy
  • Hamburglar Build'Em Buddy
  • Birdie Build'Em Buddy

McDonalds Ronald and Friends Ronald Build'Em Buddy toy 2009
McDonalds Ronald and Friends Grimace Build'Em Buddy toy 2009
  • Ronald's Vertical Funland
  • Birdie's Enchanted Tree
  • Hamburglar's Roller Coaster Playland
  • Grimace's Playland Runner

McDonalds Ronald and Friends Ronald Hamburglars Roller Coaster Playland toy 2009
McDonalds Ronald and Friends Ronald Grimaces Playland Runner toy 2009

Summary
McDonalds are giving away 1 of 8 Ronald and Friends McCharacter happy meal toys throughout Australia and New Zealand during November 2009 with every McDonalds happy meal sold. The Ronald and Friends set includes 2 toys featuring each McCharacter: Ronald, Grimace, Hamburglar and Birdie.

Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
McDonalds Leapfrog Toys 2009

Next McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
Ben 10 Alien Force and Littlest Pet Shop Toys 2009

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Friday, October 9, 2009

McDonalds Happy Meal Toys Leapfrog

McDonalds in New Zealand and Australia have released the Leapfrog happy meal toy promotion. One of 8 Leapfrog toys is being given away with every happy meal sold during October 2009.

LeapFrog are a renowned name for innovation in learning toys and educational toys. McDonalds have teamed up with Leapfrog to release this happy meal toy set which is a mix of CD-ROM's, activity toys and games. All these McDonalds toys come with Leapfrog character branding.

McDonalds Happy Meal toys Leapfrog -  2009 Promotion - Set of 8 toys
The McDonalds Leapfrog toy set includes the following toys:

Leapfrog Leapster Pet Pals CD-ROM (4-7 years)
Leapfrog Activity Book (Question and Answer)
Leapfrog Rotating Ruler (Planets)
Leapfrog Leapster Dragon Kingdom CD-ROM
Leapster Maths Game (Calculator)
Leapfrog Drawing Kit (Pencil and Topper)
Leapfrog Word Learner (Spin Game)
Leapfrog Letter Tracer

McDonalds Happy Meal Toys - Leapfrog toys 2009 - Leapfrog Letter Tracer
McDonalds Happy Meal Toys - Leapfrog toys 2009 - Leapster Maths Game

Summary
McDonalds have released 8 Leapfrog happy meal toys to give away in New Zealand and Australia during October 2009. The McDonalds toys included in this fast food toys promotion are Leapster Pet Pals CD-ROM, Leapfrog Activity Book, Leapster Maths Game, Leapfrog Word Learner, Leapster Dragon Kingdom CD-ROM, Leapfrog Rotating Ruler, Leapfrog Drawing Kit, Leapfrog Letter Tracer.

Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
McDonalds Cartoon Network Toys 2009

Next McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
McDonalds Ronald and Friends Toys 2009

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

McDonalds Toys Cartoon Network 2009

McDonalds latest happy meal toy promotion has begun with one of 8 Cartoon Network toys being given away in New Zealand and Australia during September 2009 with every happy meal sold. 2 Cartoon Network toys will be released every week over the next 4 weeks.

The McDonalds toys are plastic and come in three parts which fit together stacking one on top of the other.

McDonalds Cartoon Network 2009 Promotion - Ben 10 Alien Force - 3 part stacker toy

The McDonalds Cartoon Network toy set includes the following toys:

Ben Tennyson - Ben 10 Alien Force
Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls
Bubbles - The Powerpuff Girls
Courage - The Cowardly Dog
Ed - Ed, Edd n Eddy
Billy - The Grim Adventures of Billy Mandy
Numbuh 1 - Codename: Kids Next Door
Blooregard Q. Kazoo - Foster's Home of Imaginary Friends

McDonalds Cartoon Network 2009 Promotion - Set of 8 -Ben Tennyson - Ben 10 Alien Force, Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls, Bubbles - The Powerpuff Girls, Courage - The Cowardly Dog, Ed - Ed, Edd n Eddy, Billy - The Grim Adventures of Billy Mandy, Numbuh 1 - Codename: Kids Next Door, Blooregard Q. Kazoo - Foster's Home of Imaginary Friends

Summary
McDonalds have released 8 Cartoon Network happy meal toys in New Zealand and Australia to be given away with every happy meal sold over 4 weeks beginning mid September. The McDonalds toys included in this fast food toys promotion are Ben 10 Alien Force, Blossom - The Powerpuff Girls, Bubbles - The Powerpuff Girls, Courage - The Cowardly Dog, Ed - Ed, Edd n Eddy, Billy - The Grim Adventures of Billy Mandy, Numbuh 1 - Codename: Kids Next Door, Blooregard Q. Kazoo - Foster's Home of Imaginary Friends.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Burger King GI Joe Kids Meal Toys

G.I. Joe toys are the latest kids meal toys at Burger King. As part of the promotion of new movie GI Joe - The Rise of Cobra one of 8 GI Joe toys is being given away with every Burger King Kids Meal sold.

The 8 piece GI Joe set of toys is a nice set from Burger King including GI Joe gadgets, vehicles and action figures. The Burger King GI Joe set for 2009 includes the following toys:

Mobile Mantis Sub - pull back action vehicle
Scarab Attack - eject figure from vehicle
SFX Scanner - shake to activate 3 sound effects
Vision Scope - hold up to eye for night vision scope
Turbine Twist Howler - turbine rotates
UV Classified Reveal Pen - write secret message in invisible ink
Snake Eyes Attack - light up GI Joe action figure
Spring Up Storm Shadow - jet pack GI Joe action figure

Burger King GI Joe toys 2009 - Vision Scope
Burger King GI Joe toys 2009 - Spring Up Storm Shadow
Burger King GI Joe toys 2009 - Turbine Twist Howler

Summary
Burger King is giving away 8 GI Joe kids meal toys with with every Burger King kids meal sold in New Zealand in August 2009. The action toy set includes 2 action figures, 4 gadgets and 2 vehicles. The fast food toys promotion is timed to coincide with the release of the upcoming movie GI Joe - The Rise of the Cobra.



Thursday, July 30, 2009

McDonalds Justice League Unlimited Toys

McDonalds have released 8 Justice League Unlimited toys to give away with every McDonalds happy meal sold in August 2009 in New Zealand and Australia.

McDonalds Justice League Unlimited Toys - Set of 8 - 2009 - Australia and New Zealand Release
You will want to nab this set for your collection. The toys display well and open on a hinged door. Instead of the whole figure this collection is limited to the bust of the character only. The set is made up of 8 of your favorite Justice League characters and comes complete with 3 mini Justice League cards apiece which fit inside each toy.

Included in the McDonalds Justice League Unlimited Collection of 2009 are the following happy meal toys:

Green Lantern
Red Tornado
Superman
Wonder Woman
Batman
Hawk Girl
The Flash
Martian Manhunter


McDonalds Justice League Unlimited Toys 2009 - Superman
McDonalds Justice League Unlimited Toys 2009 - Wonder Woman
McDonalds Justice League Unlimited Toys 2009 - Red Tornado

Summary
McDonalds are giving away 8 Justice League Unlimited happy meal toys with every McDonalds happy meal sold in New Zealand and Australia in August 2009.


Happy Meal Toy Promotion Coming Up Next
McDonalds Cartoon Network Toys 2009



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

McDonalds Releases Ice Age 3 Toys

McDonalds, New Zealand current happy meal toy promotion is Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs. This toy release is yet another global campaign by McDonalds and is part of a movie tie-in deal.

McDonalds Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs New Zealand Toy Release 2009
The New Zealand and Australian toy release includes 8 key characters from the movie. The toys are similar to their US counterparts but there are small differences mainly the green leaf on the side of the toy. When the leaf is rubbed with a fore finger a couple of times it reveals a hidden icon. It is a shame that none of the toys in the New Zealand and Australian version talk as in the North American release (Manny, Sid and Buck speak).

McDonalds Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs New Zealand Toy Release 2009 - Scrat - rub leaf to reveal hidden picture
McDonalds Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs New Zealand Toy Release 2009 - Scrat - Hidden Picture


Manny (Flick a switch on Manny's back to see his head move side to side) differs from North American toy release where Manny says, "Whoa!" and "You know I can hear with these things")

Diego (Push down on his hind legs for pouncing action)

Mamma Dino (Her head rotates for different facial expressions)

Buck (Buck wears a leafy sash. His head rotates 360 degrees, and all his arms and legs move) differs from North American release where his right arm activates the thumbs up and he yells out "Nobody Move!")

McDonalds Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs New Zealand Toy Release 2009 - Buck - arms, legs and head rotates

Scrat (Push the button to launch an acorn)

Sid (Throws a bundle in the air and catches it) differs from North American release which has Sid saying "Way to go Momzilla!" and "Everybody loves Sid!" activated by arm movement)

McDonalds Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs New Zealand Toy Release 2009 - Sid - Tosses bundle in the air and catches it

Rudy (Move his arm for jaw chomping action)

Scratte (Press down on the acorn to see it hide and reappear)


McDonalds Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs New Zealand Toy Release 2009 - 8 toys to collect Sid, Buck, Scrat, Scratte, Manny, Diego, Rudy, Mamma Dino

Summary
McDonalds New Zealand have released 8 happy meal toys with the Ice Age 3 Dawn of the Dinosaurs theme as part of a movie tie-in deal. Each action toy reveals a hidden icon when the leaf on its side is rubbed. Get 'em while you can as they make a nice collection. And because they are slightly different from the North American release may be of interest to collectors there.

Happy Meal Toy Promotion Coming Up Next
McDonalds Justice League Unlimited Toys

Related Links
McDonalds Ice Age 3 Happy Meal Toys - North American release



Saturday, May 23, 2009

McDonalds Night at the Museum 2 Toys

As part of a global promotion McDonalds, New Zealand are giving away Night at the Museum 2 happy meal toys in May 2009. There are 10 movie tie-in collectable toys in this set unlike the US set which has only 8 toys. For some reason the New Zealand set includes 2 extra toys: Napoleon on a horse and Larry on a motorbike.

Night at the Museum 2 Happy Meal Toys from McDonalds 2009

The 10 character-themed toys are plastic. Each figure comes with a card which activates the toy and mimics the tablet in the movie.

Night at the Museum 2 Happy Meal Toys from McDonalds 2009 - Larry on Motorbike
The 10 happy meal toys included in the McDonalds Night at the Museum 2 set are:

Easter Island
Larry and the Giant Squid
Amelia Earhart
Able the Space Monkey
Octavius
Einstein
Rexy
General Custer
Larry on Motorbike
Napoleon

Night at the Museum 2 Happy Meal Toys from McDonalds 2009 - Napoleon Falling From His Horse
Night at the Museum 2 Happy Meal Toys from McDonalds 2009 - Napoleon

Summary
McDonalds in New Zealand have released 10 Night at the Museum 2 happy meal toys for May 2009 as part of a global promotion. The New Zealand set has 2 more toys than the US set: Napoleon and Larry on a Motorbike.

Related Links
Toy Alert - Night at the Museum 2 at McDonalds



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Burger King Star Trek Toys 2009

Burger King have excelled themselves again with the release of the Star Trek Kids Meal Toys. These toys are a great collectable and seem to be popular with new and seasoned collectors alike. The Star Trek movie has been pretty successful here in New Zealand even with non Trekkies so there are plenty of eager fans new and old queuing up to beam all 16 toys to their collection.

Burger King Star Trek Toys Promotion - 16 Toys in the Set.  Photo Credit: Trekmovie.com
Image Courtesy of Trekmovie.com

Personally I like these toys from Burger King. While they are not super detailed the likenesses are good. The toys also display well which in my book is a definite plus. The characters have oversized heads but are not bobble-headed like many of the recent releases. If you recall Burger King's Thunderbirds were bobble-headed as were the Clone Wars happy meal toys from McDonalds last year.

There are 16 toys in this global promotion from Burger King which are being released 4 at a time over 4 weeks. That's a lot of burgers for fans and collectors to chomp their way through in a month. Are you up to the challenge?

The Star Trek toys feature characters, spaceships, vehicles and equipment from the Star Trek movie. Each toy has its own sound effect. The packaging of the New Zealand set varies from the US set. As is typical here toys are distributed in a clear plastic wrapper with a paper insert as opposed to labelling on the plastic bag. This style of wrapping has advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side it is easy to see the toy. On the down side there is no indication of the name of the toy or the set it belongs to which can be annoying if you are trying to identify a particular toy.

The Star Trek set of 16 kids meal toys includes the following toys:

8 Star Trek Characters Figures:
Captain Kirk, Bones Chekov, Sulu, Scotty, Uhura, Spock and Spock Prime (original Spock)

Burger King Star Trek Toy 2009 - Bones says - I'm a Doctor, not a physicist
6 Star Trek Spaceship and Vehicle Toys:
USS Enterprise, USS Kelvin, Warbird, Spock's Ship (the Jellyfish), Shuttle, Hover Bike

Burger King Star Trek Kids Meal Toy Promotion 2009 - USS Enterprise
2 Star Trek Equipement Toys:
Tricorder, Communicator

Burger King Star Trek Kids Meal Toy Promotion 2009 - Tricorder

Star Trek Toy Sound Effects - Characters
Captain Kirk - “Kirk to enterprise”
Spock - “A rescue attempt would be illogical”
Bones - “I’m a doctor, not a physicist”
Scotty - “I’m giving it all she’s got, Captain”
Uhura - “Captain, we’re being hailed”
Chekov - “Ensign Chekov Pavel Andreivich, sir”
Sulu - “Warp 3, sir”
Spock Prime (Original Spock) - “Live long and prosper”

Burger King Star Trek Kids Meal Toy Promotion 2009 - Captain Kirk Figure
Burger King Star Trek Kids Meal Toy Promotion 2009 - Spock Figure
Star Trek Toy Sound Effects - Vehicles, Spaceships and Equipment
USS Enterprise - “Whoosh”
USS Kelvin - “Red Alert!”
Warbird - “Zoom”
Spock's Ship (Jellyfish) - “You’re gonna be able to fly this thing, right?
Shuttle - “Approaching Drop Zone”
Tricorder - Stardate 2248.42
Communicator - “Beam me up”
Hover Bike - “Vroom”

Burger King Star Trek Kids Meal Toy Promotion 2009 - Shuttle

Burger King Star Trek Kids Meal Toy Promotion 2009 - Klingon Warbird

Sadly No Glasses Included in Promotion
Unlike the US and Canadian franchises Burger King New Zealand has not released the Star Trek collectable glasses. This is a real shame as they look like a nice set and to be very high quality to me.

Summary
Burger King have released 16 Star Trek movie tie-in toys in New Zealand. The set includes 8 character figures: Kirk, Young Spock, Spock Prime, Scotty, Sulu, Bones, Chekov, Uhura, 5 Spaceships: Shuttle, Enterprise, Kelvin, Warbird, Jellyfish, a tricorder, a communicator and a hoverbike. The set is identical to the US set apart from the packaging. No collectable glasses are being promoted. Live long and prosper Trekkies!!!


Related Links
Toy Alert - Burger King Star Trek Toys and Glasses
TrekMovie.com - Exclusive First Look at the Star Trek Toys



Sunday, May 3, 2009

McDonalds Digi Sportz and Pixel Chix Games

Popular handheld games, Digi Sportz for boys and Pixel Chix for girls are being given away in happy meals at McDonalds, New Zealand in the early part of May 2009. McDonalds are continuing to promote handheld games which are very popular with 7-22age group and can usually be guaranteed to keep the kids amused for an hour or so. The promotion extends over a three week period when it will be followed by Night at the Museum 2.

Included in the McDonalds Digi Sportz set are 3 handheld games:

Soccer (green)
Motorcycle Racing (black)
Motor Racing (yellow)


Included in the McDonalds Pixel Chix set are 3 handheld games:

Car Game
Babysitting Game
Shopping Game

McDonalds Digi Sportz and Pixel Chix are being given away in happy meals at McDonalds in the early part of May 2009

Summary
McDonalds are giving away DigiSportz and Pixel Chix handheld games in every happy meal sold from early May 2009 for a period of 3 weeks. The following games are included in the promotion: Soccer, Motorcycle Racing, Motor Racing, Car Game, Babysitting Game, and a Shopping Game.



Sunday, March 29, 2009

McDonalds Monsters vs Aliens Toys

McDonalds has just launched Monsters vs Aliens happy meal toys at the end of March 2009 here in New Zealand. The 8 toy set is just in time for the release of the Monsters vs Aliens movie which features the voices of Hollywood stars Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie and Seth Rogen.

McDonalds Monsters vs Aliens Happy Meal Toys 2009 - Set of 8 Toys

The happy meal toys included in the McDonalds Monsters vs Aliens set are:

Ginormica
Robot
Gallaxhar's Ship
Insectosaurus
Dr Cockroach PH.D
B.O.B
The Missing Link
Gallaxhar

Monsters vs Aliens Happy Meal Toys 2009 - The Missing Link

Monsters vs Aliens Happy Meal Toys 2009 - Ginormica

Summary
8 Monsters vs Aliens happy meal toys released by McDonalds in New Zealand at the end of March 2009. Toys included in the set are: Ginormica, Robot, Gallaxhar's Ship, Insectosaurus, Dr Cockroach PH.D, B.O.B, The Missing Link, Gallaxhar.



Thursday, March 26, 2009

KFC Planet Pocket Games Toys

Planet Pocket Games are the latest collectable toy promotion at KFC. One game comes with every kids meal sold. The games are made of hard plastic and are relatively durable. There are 4 handheld games to collect in this set including:

UFO Invaders (green)
Robo Skate (yellow)
Robox (blue)
Robo Dodge (red)

The Planet Pocket games follow on from the Scribble Monsters promotion which was a set of 4 plastic toys promoted in December 2008 and January 2009.

Next KFC Promotion



Monday, March 23, 2009

McDonalds Spider-man and Hello Kitty Toys

Spider-man toys for boys and Hello Kitty watches for girls are the current happy meal promotion at McDonalds. These McDonalds toys will have you eating burgers by the boxfull.

McDonalds Spectacular Spider-man and Hello Kitty Promotional Toys March 2009
Spider-man Happy Meal Action Toys
Spectacular Spider-man Animated series toys are being given away with every happy meal sold at McDonalds over four weeks in March 2009. The toy promotion, based on Marvel’s Spectacular Spider-man series (Peter Parker battles Super Villians while struggling to conceal his web-slinging identity), is being rolled out in over 25,000 McDonald’s restaurants around the world throughout the US, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

McDonalds Spectacular Spiderman Promotional Toy 2009 - Spider-man Suction Cup
As is common with Australian and New Zealand releases McDonalds is limiting the set to four toys instead of the eight toys released in most sets around the world including the US set. The happy meal toys that have been omitted are Spiderman Launcher (Web Shooter), Doctor Octopus, Sandman, Spiderman Swinging. This is frustrating for downunder collectors as we would have loved to get our hands on the full set of these super heroes and super villians. I wish McDonalds would change its policy around this.

Unpacked the Spider-man toys are solid and durable enough to sustain the kind of action you would expect any superhero ready to endure. Don’t expect to develop super powers overnight though! Still fans and collectors will love posing these happy meal toys as they look great on display. Included in the set are:

Spiderman suction cup
The Green Goblin - pull back roll action
Venom - water squirter
Spiderman Crawling - floor crawler


McDonalds Spectacular Spiderman Promotional Toy - The Green Goblin
McDonalds Spectacular Spider-man Promotional Toy 2009 - Venom

Hello Kitty Happy Meal Watches
Hello Kitty fans and collectors will be pleased with the Hello Kitty Sanrio watches that are being given away with every McDonalds happy meal during March 2009. Designed for girls these toys will have the little girl in your household begging to get her hands on one of these little kitties. Unfortunately for Australian and New Zealand collectors this promotion is limited to four of the eight toys released overseas and does not include Hello Kitty Green Apple, My Melody, Chococat, and Little Twin Stars as pictured below.

McDonalds Hello Kitty Watches Promotion Set of 8

The Hello Kitty watches included in this New Zealand McDonalds happy meal promotion are:

Down With Brown
Purple Fairy
Red Flower
Starry Princess


McDonalds Hello Kitty Watches Promotion 2009 - Starry Princess

Please Note: This promotion differs from the US promotion which includes Spider-man and Littlest Pet Shop toys instead of Hello Kitty watches.

With this promotion McDonalds can expect the number of happy meals to soar as kids persuade their parents that nothing will satisfy them other than to get their laughing gear around a McDonalds happy meal.

Four Hello Kitty watches and four Spectacular Spider-man toys given away by McDonalds with every happy meal sold in March 2009.


McDonalds Next Promotion
Monsters versus Aliens toys

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