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)

Related Links
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



Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sanitarium Super 14 Super Flyers Rugby Cards

Sanitarium Rebel Sport Super 14 Super Flyers are collectible rugby cards available in Sanitarium cereal packs throughout New Zealand until 13 June 2010. You will find the Super Flyers collector cards in specially marked packs of WeetBix, WeetBix Bites, Honey Puffs, Double Crunch, Ricies and Skippy cornflakes.

Sanitarium Rebel Sport Super 14 Super Flyers Rugby Cards Promotion 2010Sanitarium Rebel Sport Super 14 Super Flyers - 50 Rugby Cards - 10 per team including 1 legend card per team
50 Super Flyers Rugby Cards to Collect
There are 50 rugby ball shaped cards to collect in the Super Flyers set. 10 cards from each of the 5 New Zealand Rebel Sport Super 14 teams: Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders, Highlanders, Hurricanes. Within each team is one special gold all-time "Legend" card.

Legend Cards
  • Blues - Carlos Spencer
  • Chiefs - Jono Gibbes
  • Crusaders - Andrew Mehrtens
  • Highlanders - Jeff Wilson
  • Hurricanes - Christian Cullen

Each card is glossy on one side and matt on the other. One side features an iconic player jersey while on the reverse is an action photo of a player together with the player's detailed stats.


In addition Sanitarium released an official Rebel Sport Super 14 Super Flyers Collector Album that sold out very early in the promotion. The Super Flyers album has a glossy cover and depicts photos of all the cards on the back cover. Inside are 5 transparent pages each with 10 individual pockets to hold cards from each team.

Super Flyers Collector's Album 2010 - Front Cover
Super Flyers Collector's Album 2010 - Front Cover

Sanitarium Super Flyers Collector's Album - Individual card pockets
Super Flyers Collector's Album - Individual card pockets

Super Flyers Collector's Album 2010 - Back Cover
Sanitarium Super Flyers Collector's Album 2010 - Back Cover

Where Do I Find Sanitarium Super Flyers Cards?
Sanitarium Rebel Sport Super 14 Super Flyers cards come in selected Sanitarium breakfast cereal packs.
  • Weetbix Bites 500g (Apricot,Berry,Crunchy Honey) - 3 cards
  • Double Crunch 425g (Forest Berry,Apricot) - 3 cards
  • Honey Puffs 425g - 3 cards
  • Weetbix 1kg - 2 cards
  • Honey Puffs 250g - 2 cards
  • Skippy Cornflakes 500g - 2 cards
  • Ricies 460g - 2 cards
  • Weetbix 750g - 1 card
  • Skippy Cornflakes 300g - 1 card
  • Ricies 275g - 1 card

Sanitarium Super Flyers Weet-bix Box
Sanitarium Weet-Bix 1 kg Box


How Much are Sanitarium Super Flyers Cards Worth?

  • Typically standard Super Flyers cards sell for about $1.00-$2.50 each depending on the popularity of the player. Expect to pay $5.00 for any of the 5 Legend Super Flyers cards.

  • The short supply of the Super Flyer albums has overly inflated the price of the album on the collector's market. I saw one empty Super Flyers album sell for $72 on Trademe. The album is currently worth about $25 minus cards and about $70 with a full set of 50 cards.


Where Can I Find Out More About Super Flyers?
Sanitarium run an excellent Super Flyers website that is worth a visit. Not only can you play Stat Attack online with your Super Flyers cards by entering the unique code on the card you can also visit the gallery for pictures of the cards for each team.



Summary
Sanitarium has released in their breakfast cereal range 50 Rebel Sport Super 14 Super Flyers rugby cards to collect. The cards depict 10 cards from each of the 5 participating New Zealand teams: Blues, Chiefs, Crusaders,Highlanders and Hurricanes.

Related Links
Sanitarium Super Flyers Official Website
Sanitarium Weet-Bix Stat Attack II Rugby Cards