13 July 2005

Happy Kiddie Meal!

I m a sucker for toys packaged with meals by fastfood chains (or restaurant, as McDonald's likes to call itself). Especially items with movie tie-ins!

Here's three of my recent acquisitions. The artoo unit at the left is from Jollibee, the Philippine equivalent to McDonald's. They came out with this item only last week; perhaps it was due to a delay in production. I did my usual rush to a nearby Jollibee outlet, only to find out that I need not really rush, because the thing costs a whooping P199.00 plus you have to buy a meal worth at least P150.00. Not many would like to shell out that much cash in one sitting. At any rate, I bought mine since I was already there. It's actually a lunch box. Push R2's 'eye' and out pops a straw from its domed top. The body divides into three containers, the top for water or juice, the other two for rice and viand. The arms convert into spoon and fork, though the handles look quite clumsy to use, and the spoon is a bit shallow. The feet become tissue holders I think. It's quite difficult to detach it from the arms so I didn't try. Personally, I think this lunch box is a disaster waiting to happen because the three compartments don't really lock into place securely so there's a huge possibility that your lunch can become quite a spectacle - on the floor.

The one in the middle is a Burger King water bottle. Buy a sizzling something meal and get this tumbler for P20.00. Or you may buy it separately at around P60.00 I think. I removed the rubber ball in the middle eventually; it's easier to hold with the gaping hole.

And the black tumbler is a KFC promotional item for Batman Begins. Harry, Francis and I bought the bucket meal good for four, and we got 4 tumblers and the plastic chicken container with the Batman design on it.

I have other toys at home that came from fast food specials: Finding Nemo, Tarzan, The Incredibles, Treasure Planet, etc. etc. But I don't have space at home anymore so they end up getting displayed anywhere there's a flat surface. I've brought some up to Baguio actually due to space constraints. Aaargh. Where will I place these new acquisitions now? Wait, what's this I see on TV? A new toy! Later!
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