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Will there be Muppets McDonalds toys?

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by muppetlover123, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. ElectricMayhem1

    ElectricMayhem1 Well-Known Member

    i hope i get the electric mayhem ones:flirt:
  2. BornToWemble

    BornToWemble Active Member

    Oh please no glee. I can't stand that show.

    Anyway I hope this isn't true! I need to go on a diet and wanting to get all the McDonald's toys for the movie wouldn't help. I wouldn't mind Subway stuff though!
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah... as if nitrate filled, ultracured meat like substances on microwaved bread is all that much healthier.

    I swear, this self imposed healthstappo stuff needs to stop. Too many soccer moms watch too many "obesity epidemic" scare reports on the news and now we can't have kid's meal toys that are of quality. I mean, Twinkle toes mini shoes? Kid's Bop albums? I'm glad this year had so many good ones... but really.

    And meanwhile Disney makes fruitsnacks shaped like various characters. Gap of logic, much?

    I'd LOVE to see the Muppets have some nice MCD figures, but it's gonna be something else.

    Though... Disney DID license the Muppet ornaments to American Greetings when everything else was at Hallmark for a while.... read into that as far as you want.
  4. BornToWemble

    BornToWemble Active Member

    But you can put lettuce on Subway! Healthy! And the fruit snacks have vitamin c! HEALTHY! You gotta have those, don't want the kids getting scurvy.

    Didn't McDonald's add healthy choices to happy meals though? It's not the company's fault if people don't want to eat healthy. If all these soccer moms spent as much time cooking meals for their kids as they do complaining about fast food, they wouldn't need to resort to fast food. I mean I ate McDonalds as a kid. It didn't make me fat- the cyst I didn't know was in my head until this year most likely did (though I can't tell when it showed up).

    You can't control everything and it's not the world's job to baby sit.

    Ranting and jokes aside, I really miss the Disney McDonalds toys. They were so awesome! I remember the Little Mermaid ones. I loved those. Okay showing my age now... I would hope that there was some sort of Muppet Prize with some sort of kids meal thing.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    McDonalds was supposedly going to FORCE kids to get the apples and shrink the fries to an obscenely small amount. I don't know when this is happening, and luckily I didn't have to put up with that crap when I was collecting Smurfs (shoulda bought more separately).

    Still, Disney's fear of parental group soccer moms that have bone thin kids and lazy parents who get their kids whatever they want so they don't have to raise them cost them a Toy Story 3 prize. They would have done SOOO much better than Mattel did with their overpriced action figures. All I ever see on shelves are unwanted hedgehogs. And Cars as well... they did a disservice to happy meal figure collectors.

    But then again, they had that Marvel promotion last year. If they have another, that will be the test, though I haven't seen any that weren't movie related. Even then, Captain America wasn't at Burger King... though, that's probably due to the fact they still had Transformers, and gave the license to Dunkin Donuts (all we got are slurpies that cost 4 times as much as 7/11 would have and a really good frosted jelly donut). Of course, McD's somehow has a hang up over PG-13 movies being made into kids toys 9though they did Batman returns years ago).
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I'm both of a healthy consciousness mindset(I am horrified by what parents fill their carts with at Wallmart) but also of a "say no to the nanny state" mentality.

    Disney...we dont mind that our crap is made in chinese sweat shops, but for the love of pete we dont wanna be associated with mcdonalds! Then again, even as a "vegetarian" I love the occasional Big Mac...I just pretend the hamburger patty comes from Mcdonaldland hamburger trees and bushes.

    Anyways, even if Mcdonalds and Diz still had a partnership, there's no guarantee they'd even get figures in. I mean, where was the Emperor's New Groove toys?
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Claps loudly. Why is it that they don't mind the Chinese state sponsored child labor sweatshop that made the Cars 2 merchandise, but putting that same figure next to fries is the thing that's going to be the PR nightmare? Soccer moms really are dense, aren't they? "We don't want little Dakota eating anything that's not local fresh organically grown! Go play with your lead paint covered Dora The Explora made by children younger than you!" Disney kinda has some bad reputations here and there... falling into this nanny state pseudo health garbage isn't going to undo any of it, no matter what those dumbfrags at Commercial Free Childhood think.

    There were some...

    The US saw these:


    I have every one but the cat.

    They also saw this in the 100 years of Disney Happy Meal:

    Very ticked I didn't get him or Scrooge McDuck.

    Unfortunately, looks like Eurpoe got the GOOD ones:


    Of course, they BARELY had any ENG stuff in Disney Stores (a short run series of bean bags and NO Kronk) and Disney treated the movie as a red headed step child for years... still don't see why the TV series or sequel video didn't get them to make a figure set.
  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Oh wow...those EU New Groove toys rock! Are those on ebay? See Im a fan of the Disney stuff that doesnt get big. New Groove/Kronk/tv series, Fantasia 2000, Chicken Little. LOVE all three of those...but they get no love.
  9. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I checked out www.happymeal.com and www.happymeal.com.au and it shows the current toys and the next toys, so I guess we will find out early november, unless someone leaks it before!
  10. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    i really do hope this is true but i can wait but i wonder if maybe if they don't do it at mcdonalds they might try burger king or somewhere else i really hope we get something like this the last time i remember the muppets as fast food toys was 2002 here in the uk celebrating 25 years of the muppet show so i hope something comes out
  11. ElectricMayhem1

    ElectricMayhem1 Well-Known Member

    me want EM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Chicken Little at least had that fantastic figurine set from The Disney store, as well as a few Pez dispensers (no pig, though :ouch: ) and a bunch of bean bags. I think I even saw egg shaped block figures somewhere. But ENG had that Happy Meal, 4 Bean bags (Pacha, both versions of Kuzco, and Yzma... okay... no Kronk), and an Applause plush Kuzco llama.

    But I tell you what... I'd kill for those 2009 (or where they last year... I forget) Japanese Yatterman Happy Meal figures. They even had the robot pig climbing up the golden arches.
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    What is Yatterman? Hey remember the posable Disney figure collection at McD that spanned every decade? Man McD used to go all out on their fast food toys. Heck by 2000 Burger King had pretty much whole playsets in their fast food toys(like Wild Thorn Berrys) I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE the Monsters vs Aliens toys, so Im glad McD still has toys. I really wish there was a site where I could see a chronological list with pictures of every single kids meal toy from Taco Bell, Hungry Jacks, Dairy Queen, Carls Jr, Jack in the Box, Hardees, McD, Wendys, etc from the 1970's through present. I guess ebay is the closest. Toys have pretty much sucked in the last decade as far as mainstream stuff
  14. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I want an 80's Robot...not a McDonalds toy, just an 80's Robot.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    1970's Japanese cartoon that had a 2008 redo that I was obsessed with for 2 years... The characters were in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom which miraculously came to the US. That and some old Central Park media released Time Bokan OVA were all the US ever saw of them.

    Lemme see if I can find them...
    here they are http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae209/DrakenMaster/PICT0097.jpg Image is too big to post here. Kinda disappointed there's no Boyacky, though (that's the character that Nintendo ripped off the design of to create Waruigi). I've been trying to get my hands on Yatterman SOMETHING for a couple years now. Darn convention didn't have anything. I did see a Kewpie Doll keychain of one of the characters a while back.
  16. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Oh those are amazing. No idea what the show is but I want em. I could see maybe a cool new flash version of this show
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Eh, the new series already ended a year or two ago. It was kinda created as a cross promotion because they made a live action movie version of it (that was extremely successful in Japan). Then a few months later it had a regular animated movie (which the original series never had).

    It's basically what Nintendo watched to rip off for the Pokemon cartoon... only a whole lot better.
  18. Walter

    Walter Well-Known Member

    Well, Mcdonalds has started the whole apples and fries thing... We are now forced to accept both.. but could this be all part of the plan? Remeber, Disney left Mcdonalds because they did not want to be associated with something " So Unhealthy.. So, do you guys think this planned months ahead as a sort of compromise??.. healthier kids meal in exchange for the rebirth of a disney partnership?? I sure hope so..
  19. MuppetySmurf

    MuppetySmurf Well-Known Member

    If they do make Muppets Mcdonald's toys, I would collect them all! My ideas: 1.Kermit 2.Miss Piggy 3.Fozzie 4.Gonzo 5.Animal 6.Bunsen 7.Beaker 8.Walter 9.Scooter 10.Rowlf 11.The Electric Mayhem 4-pack 12.Statler and Waldorf 13.Swedish Chef 14.Rizzo 15.Pepe 16.Sam the Eagle :):mad::o:concern::halo::confused::eek:;):sympathy::D:sing::flirt::cool::boo::sleep::hungry::shifty::rolleyes::attitude:
  20. muppfozz

    muppfozz Well-Known Member

    Months ago at the local McD I was told I could not buy just the Happy Meal toy.It was not allowed any more. Maybe this rule is just for the owner of these McD stores.....I was so mad.....I was able to buy the toys from Burger King for the Hop movie so the Burger King is where I check for good toys and was hoping the Muppets would and yes, some toys in kids meals are just sad junk. I remember when the toys were wonderful and were actually something to treasure.

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