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#1 NightViper

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:17 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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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

TFP, I guess.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:41 PM

The trick is to go to the resteraunt with a niece AND a sister(just in case).
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:45 PM

I remember when my wife and I went hounding for McPonies. My wife tried to do the whole "what would our kid want, the yellow one or the pink one" but I cut her off right away, "DUDE THESE ARE FOR ME. HELLO, CASHIER. THESE ARE FOR MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE."

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:18 PM

I never got Rarity, Rainbow or Applejack, so I'm hoping-

uhh, I mean,

TF Prime! Yeah! I hope they do an Optimus Prime!


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:23 PM

You know, this is good for us. You go in, you ask for one boys toy, one girls toy. It actually comes across less weird (at least in my head). Uh.

I mean, what Fwiffo said! Right on!

#7 Detour

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:46 PM

Well let's hope for transformable toys unlike the movie-based ones that just had gimmick arms.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:09 PM

I don't think I'll need the ponies, and we haven't had awesome fast food TFs since Beast Wars/Machines.



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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:19 PM

Drive-thru. They just assume you're getting it for your kid, and happy meals are lower calorie options.
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:21 PM

One of my brothers usually comes up with his wife and kids for Spring Break.

I could hypothetically go into one of the local Wal-Marts and ask for all the MLP and TF Happy Meals I want and have a perfect excuse. icon-op.gif
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#11 Detour

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:44 PM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Jan 25 2012, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I'll need the ponies, and we haven't had awesome fast food TFs since Beast Wars/Machines.

I liked the ones for Animated!

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:49 PM

YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes!!![/Twilight Sparkle]

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:22 AM

Guys.

Be men.

Don't fabricate stories or excuses about why you're buying ponies.

Just buy the damn ponies.

Be men.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:22 AM

Hahahahaha awesome.


If I wanted the ponies this would be a cakewalk for me as I have 3 daughters. icon-fire.gif

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:32 AM

I wonder what the TF stuff will look like?

Probably will pick up the ponies though, hopefully they'll be show accurate. With proper colors and Applejack's hat.

Edited by Cabooceratops, 26 January 2012 - 01:35 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 01:35 AM

The only Pony I got last time around was Fluttershy. I may try to get one or two more, or if I can, round out the mane six.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:43 AM

QUOTE(Code of Walky @ Jan 26 2012, 12:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Guys.

Be men.

Don't fabricate stories or excuses about why you're buying ponies.

Just buy the damn ponies.

Be men.


Seriously. When frickin' Walky is telling you how to man up, you know you're a sad case. What are you guys, thirteen?

You're seriously embarassed by what some idiot at McDonalds will think of you if you buy MLP toys?

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#18 Octavius Prime

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:19 AM

I can't say I understand the need for the MLP toys. I'm already enough of a misfit buying little boy's toys, plus I truly don't desire small plastic rainbow horses. I'm sure it's a great show, but still. Now, maybe if they [i]transformed[i]...

Also, I support the sentiment for wanting actual transforming happy meal toys. The Animated ones were particularly great since they came with those $5 off coupons...maybe they'll do that again.

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:43 AM

QUOTE(Daytonus @ Jan 25 2012, 11:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
we haven't had awesome fast food TFs since Beast Wars/Machines.


To digress from the "pony shame" for a moment.

None of the Happy Meal/Fast Food promos have been nearly as good as the very first McDonalds Beast Wars set that gave us actual New Original Characters with actually pretty neat minibot-type tfing toys. Loved those SO much that every promo since has been a let down.

The only runner up in coolness was Beast Machines which at least provided a resonably in scale Nightscream (how sad is it that he easily trumps the giant ultra one in my collection) and lots of inexpensive (though tiny) on model Vehicon drones.

I'm not sure what these could do that would be equally cool but I doubt they'll do it. ...I'm so bitter and dissolusioned about fast food freebies now...


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 08:03 AM

They should just mix them together and give us ponies that transform into Prime characters

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