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#1 NightViper

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:15 PM

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Someone named EVN tipped me off in email about some upcoming McDonalds, so I called the them up to confirm it.

Apparently another wave of ponies is planned for March 9th (though she told me not to quote her on that exact date), along with Transformers on the boys side. They don't know specifically what characters/designs will be available, but she did say they usually try to release new sets, so hopefully something awesome pops up.

I was also told that this is going to be a huge promotion, and they expect to sell out of them pretty quickly. I guess our rabid collecting last time around tipped them off? We didn't have much access to blind bags back then, so these and the five piece molded set were the only show accurate stuff we could get our hands on (Even if McDonalds toys aren't really known for their quality). It sure was funny trying to sneak into McDonalds incognito style only to be called out as the third guy to come looking for ponies for his "Niece" or "Sister". I'm sure it will be twice as funny this time around.


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#2 Daith

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:59 PM

Ack double the Happy meal buying icon-screamer.gif Lots of mcnuggets and cheeseburgers for me. And yes I know it's possible to buy them seperate. I'd rather get the meal anyways icon-fire.gif
I did end up grabbing the whole round of ponies last year. But I want to see if these are similar to the last set or if it's random gimmick toys. Same for the Transformers. I like ones like they did for Animated but the stuff BK did for the movies tended to be nothing of interest.

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#3 Pocket

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:39 AM

This should be interesting. Wasn't there supposed to be a Happy Meal My Little Pony/Pok?mon promo in Europe soonish? I assume whatever toys they end up using will be the same in both regions.

Ugh, I wish they'd scheduled these for the summer promos rather than the winter ones. We always go get Happy Meals with the free coupons our library's summer reading program gives out and donate the toys as prizes in our annual family get-together's Bingo game. We pretty much have no reason to go near McDonald'ses any other time of year.

On the lighter side, this gives me an opportunity to crank out a certain comic I'd been wanting to do.
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#4 MrBlud

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:13 AM

They could always "recycle" the lightup Brazil ones too.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 02:19 AM

I'd like to replace Pinkie Pie with a better one at least--totally the weakest of the last bunch. And maybe they'll give us the Cutie Mark Crusaders.



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Posted 26 January 2012 - 03:43 AM

Really?

I'd give the "worst off" to Rarity.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:53 AM

I don't have any, so I'm very excited.
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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:48 AM

I only got the one's my friend sent me, I'll see if I can bribe someone to take me up there to buy them all.
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#9 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:29 AM

I didn't get any of the MLP's last time, much to my chagrin. Once I finally got to a McDonald's, they were over... finished.

Just hope these are good ones.

And hoping that Cliffjumper will be part of the Transformers side, if they do Prime.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:46 AM

QUOTE(LBD @ Jan 28 2012, 01:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't get any of the MLP's last time, much to my chagrin. Once I finally got to a McDonald's, they were over... finished.

Just hope these are good ones.

And hoping that Cliffjumper will be part of the Transformers side, if they do Prime.

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:42 PM

I just hope the Bronies won't throw a hissy if Cheerilee included instead of Trixie/Luna/Derpy/Heartstrings/DJ Pon3/etc.

Also hope Cheerilee is included again. icon-hotrod.gif
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Posted 29 January 2012 - 09:50 PM

It would be ironic if these were reissues but Cheerilee was excluded, and ended up commanding serious money on ebay.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE(Agent X @ Jan 29 2012, 09:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just hope the Bronies won't throw a hissy if Cheerilee included instead of Trixie/Luna/Derpy/Heartstrings/DJ Pon3/etc.

Also hope Cheerilee is included again. icon-hotrod.gif


I personally hope Cheerilee is NOT in the next line up of toys. Why you may ask?

Because we already GOT Cheerilee. Give the spot to some other Background pony. I don't care who, just so there is somepony new.

I mean we can already guess the mane six will be there again. I'd like to see some variety in the toys.
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:38 PM

I still wanna see a Big Mac just for the irony.

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:52 PM

QUOTE(Cybersnark @ Jan 31 2012, 11:38 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still wanna see a Big Mac just for the irony.


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Posted 08 February 2012 - 10:16 AM

QUOTE(TM2 Dinobot @ Jan 30 2012, 03:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It would be ironic if these were reissues but Cheerilee was excluded, and ended up commanding serious money on ebay.


In Hungary, the MLP-FiM Happy Meal toys have been out for a month now. Only the main six have been found so far, and totally randomly. Christopher... erm, Cheeri Lee and Celestia are not on the promo materials even, so they are most likely excluded.

And yeah, they are the same toys as the ones sold in the USA, but they are lacking the cutie mark brooms, erm, combs.

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#17 Pocket

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE(Cybersnark @ Jan 30 2012, 11:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still wanna see a Big Mac just for the irony.

Or Spike. Hey, does anyone here know if past McDonalds Transformers promos have ever included "female" bots? I figure this is as good a place to ask as any.
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#18 NightViper

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE(Pocket @ Feb 8 2012, 07:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Cybersnark @ Jan 30 2012, 11:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still wanna see a Big Mac just for the irony.

Or Spike. Hey, does anyone here know if past McDonalds Transformers promos have ever included "female" bots? I figure this is as good a place to ask as any.


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#19 Pocket

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

Well, now we know what we're getting:



Lily Blossom. For some reason they decided some toy-only periwinkle pony was more important than Celestia, Luna OR any of the established background characters.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:12 PM

Well, Lily Blossom is at least a nice looking character.



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