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.