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

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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

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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



Friday, July 23, 2010

McDonalds Bakugan and My Little Pony Happy Meal Toys 2010

The promotion of McDonalds Bakugan and My Little Pony happy meal toys starts at McDonalds restaurants throughout Australia and New Zealand next week. The 4 week happy meal toy promotion which begins on 29 July 2010 includes 4 Bakugan toys for boys and 4 My Little Pony toys for girls.

McDonalds Bakugan and My Little Pony Happy Meal Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release
McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys
Bakugan toys, based on the Japanese action adventure anime TV series are hugely popular in the North America. The game concept combines strategy and skill with collectible cards and figures.

The Australasian McDonalds Bakugan happy meal toy promotion is way behind the US release which along with Build-a-Bear Workshop happened back in October 2009. Also the Australia and New Zealand release is a cut down version of the US set with only 2 Bakugan action figures instead of 3 and only 2 battle balls.

Read more about
US release of the McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys 2009
US release of the McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys 2010

McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys - Australia and New Zealand Release 2010
The McDonalds Bakugan balls are small round spheres made of plastic that transform into a monster when the button on the toy is depressed. There are 2 transforming Bakugan battle balls in this McDonalds set each coming in 4 different colors. Also included with each McDonalds Bakugan toy is one of 12 exclusive McDonalds Bakugan battle cards.

Included in the McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys promotion for 2010 are the following set of 4 happy meal toys:

  • Hydranoid Figure
    2 headed Bakugan monster action figure with a grey body and pink arms.

  • Preyas Figure
    Blue and pink Preyas action figure. Lower body is blue, upper body pink, tail pink

  • Hydranoid Ball
    Hydranoid Battle Ball comes in 4 different colors: green, black, blue and red battle balls

  • Preyas Ball
    Preyas Battle Balls comes in 4 different colors: yellow and white, blue and green, black and purple, orange and red battle balls

McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys - Australia and New Zealand Release 2010 - Hydranoid Figure
McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys - Australia and New Zealand Release 2010 - Hydranoid Ball
McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys - Australia and New Zealand Release 2010 - Preyas Figure
McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys - Australia and New Zealand Release 2010 - Preyas Ball

McDonalds My Little Pony Happy Meal Toys 2010
McDonalds My Little Pony toys are always a popular promotion at McDonalds. In this McDonalds My Little Pony cute collectible set there are 4 cute miniature ponies to collect. Each My Little Pony happy meal toy in the collection comes with its own plastic comb accessory. The My Little Pony combs are in a different color for each pony and embossed with its name.

The Australia and New Zealand promotion of the My Little Pony set is a cut down version of the US set brought out with Astro Boy in October 2009. Cheerilee and Sweetie Belle are the ponies dropped from the Australia and New Zealand set. View US My Little Pony Happy Meal Toy release


The McDonalds My Little Pony Australia and New Zealand release for 2010 includes the following happy meal toys:

  • Rainbow Dash - green body, pink hair, green tail, pink comb
  • Pinkie Pie - pink body pink hair, pink tail, blue comb
  • Starsong - purple body, pink hair, pink tail, pink comb
  • Scootaloo - orange body, pink hair, purple tail, purple comb

McDonalds My Little Pony 2010 - Australia and New Zealand Release - Rainbow Dash
McDonalds My Little Pony 2010 - Australia and New Zealand Release - Pinkie Pie
McDonalds My Little Pony 2010 - Australia and New Zealand Release - Starsong
McDonalds My Little Pony 2010 - Australia and New Zealand Release - Scootaloo

Summary
One of 4 McDonalds Bakugan happy meal toys are being given away from 29 July 2010 throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Each of the Bakugan toys which target boys comes with its own McDonalds Bakugan battle card. There are also 4 cute My Little Pony happy meal toys for girls in this promotion.

Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
McDonalds Shrek Forever After Happy Meal Toys

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

Related Links
Previous McDonalds Toys Promotions
US release of the McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys 2009
US release of the McDonalds Bakugan Happy Meal Toys 2010
US release of the McDonalds My Little Pony Happy Meal Toys 2009.



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys 2010

McDonalds Shrek Forever After happy meal toys hit McDonalds restaurants throughout Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Samoa on 17 June 2010. The 6 week happy meal toy promotion which is in time for the Shrek 3D movie lasts until 28 July 2010. The Shrek toy premiums are part of a global promotion being rolled out by McDonalds together with DreamWorks Animation which began in the USA on 14 May.

McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release
The Australasian Shrek Forever After toys vary from the North American release in several ways. Firstly only some of the characters in this Pacific region set are the same as their US and Canadian counterparts (Rumpelstiltskin, Little Wooden Puppet Pinocchio, Three Little Pigs). Secondly the Australia and New Zealand set is larger containing 10 talking character-themed toys instead of only 8 as in the North American release. The 2 additional toys are the Brogan and Dragon figures. Read more about the US release of the McDonalds Shrek Forever After happy meal toys.

Each toy in the Shrek Forever After set featuring the lovable green ogre says several signature phrases from the 3D movie. Included in the McDonalds Shrek Forever After promotion for 2010 are the following set of 10 happy meal toys:

McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release - 10 toys: Brogan, Shrek, Princess Fiona, Donkey, Dragon, Gingy, Three Little Pigs, Little Wooden Puppet, Rumpelstiltskin, Puss in Boots
  1. Donkey
    Put Donkey's saddle accessory on to hear him say the phrase "I don't know you!" and "Princess!" when you take the saddle off
  2. Gingy
    Pull Gingy's armour on to hear him say "Lalalalala!" and take his armour off to hear the phrase "Much more for man!"
  3. Shrek
    Put the baby carrier accessory on Shrek, the green ogre to hear him say "My little man!". Take off the carrier to hear "Arghhh!" and then hear Shrek burp.
  4. Little Wooden Puppet
    Press the little puppet's nose to hear him giggle and say "Oh!" and "I'll never become a real boy!"
  5. Princess Fiona
    When Princess Fiona is wearing her armour she says: "I am going to save my ogres!" Remove her armour (breastplate) accessory to hear her say: "My hero!"
  6. Rumpelstiltskin
    Push down on his head to hear him say: "Ha!", "Haha!", "Hoho!", "Bap bap bap!" and "Rumpelstiltskin!" (same as US toy)
  7. Puss in Boots
    Hear Puss in Boots say "I feel so alive" with his cape accessory on and "I've gone soft!" with his cape accessory off.
  8. Three Little Pigs
    Press the middle pig's belly to hear them say "Ohhh!", "Uhhuh!", "He hoofed!", "He poofed!", "Hyaaa!" and "Yaaa!"
  9. Brogan
    Press down on Brogan's face to hear him say "Ho." "Hh,hh, hh", "Hi. What's going on?", "Victory is ours!"
  10. Dragon
    Hear Dragon roar differently depending on whether his accessory collar is on or off.

McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release -Donkey
McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release - Donkey with saddle
McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release -Shrek with Baby
McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release - Princess Fiona with body armour
McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release - Puss in Boots with Cape
McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release - Gingy with armour
McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release - Brogan
McDonalds Shrek Forever After Toys - Australia and New Zealand Happy Meal Toy Release -Dragon with collar accessory

Summary
One of 10 McDonalds Shrek Forever After happy meal toys are being given away between 17 June and 28 July throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Each toy comes with its own sound chip and delivers several signature phrases from the hit movie Shrek Forever After 3D.

Previous McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
McDonalds Wootonia Happy Meal Toys [CD ROMs]

Next McDonalds Happy Meal Toy Promotion
McDonalds Bakugan and My Little Pony Happy Meal Toys (29 July)

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Previous McDonalds Toys Promotions
Shrek Forever After Movie Dates and Happy Meal Dates Worldwide
US release of the McDonalds Shrek Forever After Happy Meal Toys