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



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