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Muppets Arrive At UK McDonalds !

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Luke, Nov 29, 2002.

  1. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Hi Guys

    'The Muppets' arrived today at McDonalds in the UK and it's all pretty fantastic - i ditched working for a late breakfast/dinner (which will probably last till around supper) and went along to find out about it all.

    This week's toys are Kermit & The Swedish Chef. Others available will be Fozzie, Piggy, Rowlf, Animal, Gonzo & Beaker. I've seen all the plushes up close and the quality is kinda medium good - Piggy is ugly and Kermit is weird, the Chef lacks any expression but Rowlf, Gonzo, Fozzie and Animal are VERY good likenesses.

    The happy meals come in 'Muppet Show 25 Years' boxes(not bags as had been thought) and the cover art is really well done. Some links to scans will follow this post - it shows all the characters in cartoon form.

    There are two posters in store. One is the old 'Coming Soon' (on the back of the old Beauty & Beast poster) one that will now be moved from the front of the store to be displayed behind the service desk, and there is a new one that has Muppets on both sides and is displayed in the store windows. This is the better one as it's similar in style to the box art.

    Best of all is the little display counter thing that sits beside the service desk and shows a display of all the toys in the series. It's actually a cardboard version of the Muppet Show arches with six of the Muppet toys sitting in an arch each and the other two sitting either side at the front. It really looks fantastic all made up - you could probably display the action figures in there.

    The actual Muppet toys come bagged and you also get a photo of all the toys with a game on the back where you have to find Miss Piggy in a maze ! (shouldn't be too hard then .....)

    The promotion goes on for four weeks - two a week !

    If you need me, i'll be in McDonalds ! Over and out !
  2. Luke

    Luke Active Member

  3. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Luke,

    You got here before me !

    Yup the first are Kermit and the Swedish Chef, and you can buy em for 99p each.
    So you dont have to eat it - LOL

    The plushes looks really nice, Ofcrouse you are going to get some with bad eyes etc, But all in all they are good!

    Im really pleased with the way Rowlf looks, I didnt think his mouth would go in.
    I thought it would just be black material over his face.

    I cant wait to get the Display unit, And there is a great poster with the curtians and all the Muppets peeking from behind it.

    There are four different boxes, One each week !
    So make sure you keep your eyes open.

    I asked for one of the flat boxes, And they gladly gave me one.

    OIn the actual boxes that has all the toys in they have a drawing on the side of the Muppet that is in them.

    See ya
  4. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Guys,

    I forgot to say there is a Commercial too !

    I caught it on tape earlier, Its Kermit on an empty stage with a bucket and a ladder behind him and a brick wall (much like The Muppet Show stage empty) there are curtains either side of the stage.

    Kermit runs out calling Fozzie and Gonzo and then looks around, runs off screen, a tumbleweed goes across the stage.

    Then the curtain closes and opens to reveal all the Muppet toys on stage.

    Its a great commercial, And it has the REAL Kermit with the REAL Steve - LOL


    See ya
  5. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Re: Luke,

    Nah all the fun is in the eating - the Swedish Chef tasted particularly fluffy ...... oh you mean the hamburgers right ? Yeah, it's handy that i could buy them and not have to risk death twice a week eating there. :D

    I didn't know about there being a different box each week - that's pretty cool.

    It's pretty embarrassing walking into a McDonalds near me though - i think i went to school with half the staff. Usually i sneer and laugh at their low paid jobs but now i wish i'd failed a few more exams and would be truly able to bask in Muppety glory ! :rolleyes:
    miss kermie likes this.
  6. Gonzo

    Gonzo Active Member

    *radiating waves of jealousy*

    Very cool guys--and thanks for the box scans--glad to see they're being promoted so heavily there...and especially in the very competitive time just before Christmas....

    NICE.

    Quinnnnnn
  7. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Luke + BlueFrackle

    I got the toy's too :D , Chef look's pretty good so far.

    I'm surprised they came in boxes ;)

    Any way now you can see The Muppets at the Mcdonalds Website now............. Must see now ;)

    Later
    MuppetDanny
  8. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Cool Stuff!

    I'm so jealous of you guys! The site was pretty interesting too. They were pretty harsh in their description of Miss Piggy though. LOL! "She can't sing, dance or act." Well, they haven't seen The Great Muppet Caper. She doesn't need a lousy duck pond! :D
  9. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Has any tried the on-line Muppet games ?

    MuppetDanny
  10. mattyboy

    mattyboy New Member

    Is it true that u can buy them without the happy meal? Also can u get all of them at once or do u have 2 wait every week 4 another 2 plushes 2 come out? This is gonna b a gr8 christmas, yey!!!!!
  11. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Hi mattyboy

    Yeah you can just buy the toys on their own.

    >>Also can u get all of them at once or do u have 2 wait every week<<

    It depends on where you are, some only sale 1 toy and others sales 2.

    Hope it helps

    Later

    MuppetDanny
  12. mattyboy

    mattyboy New Member

    THanks for the help MuppetDanny, I just brought the swedish chef and kermit, but I have 2 wait till chrimbo, boohoo!!!
  13. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith New Member

    Do guys think you could get me some of them?
  14. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Guys,

    There are two McDonalds Happy Meal Commercials on now, Both Star Kermit!

    And it really captures the feel of The Muppet Show .

    If anyone wants to trade for the toys, Email me.

    see ya
  15. sal

    sal New Member

    Yes, it is a great relief that you can buy the toys without having to buy an "Unhappy Meal". I think the staff would have been offended if I had bought a meal and then tipped it straight in the bin.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The boxes are kinda freaky! It looks like they've decided to make the Muppets on the box look like the toys and not the actual Muppets.

    It reminds me of an asignment that I'm doing in an advertising class, where you have to do a piece on a Happy Meal toy. I did mine on Jimmy Neutron.

    Right now, we have Treasure Planet. I'd rather the Muppet one.
  17. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    BlueFrackle

    What's the difference with the 2 ads?

    I got a Fozzie toy today, Have you got the Fozzie toy yet?

    See ya

    MuppetDanny
  18. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Danny,

    Hey,
    One Commercial is Kermit infront of a blue curtain, And the Other is athe blue curtain which opens to show an empty stage with a Ladder on it.

    I'll go look for Fozzie tommorow!

    See ya
  19. Ryan

    Ryan New Member

    My dad got me the set for Xmas for 15 bucks. I haven't seem them yet. Are they bendable?
  20. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Ryan,

    Nope, they are just plain plush.


    See ya


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