Different TFA Happy Meal Toys (or "How we always get crappier toys than the USA")

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  1. airfox

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    Hi!

    I searched on the TFA News section for Happy Meal Toys and couldn't find anything about these. If these are old, please delete.

    I went to McDonalds for lunch, and noticed they have the TFA Happy Meal promotion. Happy as I was to get some of the TFA Happy Meal toys shown on these very forums some months ago, to my surprise the toys were different.

    The promotion includes: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and Starscream (what a surprise!)

    All 4 toys have the same gimmick, a G1-Jumpstarter-like transformation. This also means the alt mode doesn't resemble anything.

    The toy for today was Optimus Prime. I bought it (couldn't resist)

    I'm attaching some pics. Sorry about the quality, but the only camera I have here at work is my crappy cell phone. I'll upload better ones tonight.

    EDIT:

    Here are better pics (as promised). They're in my photobucket account. I also added a comparison pic with 2-Pack Battle Damaged Optimus Prime and Activators Optimus Prime, as well as copyright information on the back of the figure.

    (Sorry for the glare on some of the pics)

    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04136.jpg
    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04137.jpg
    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04138.jpg
    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04139.jpg
    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04140.jpg
    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04142.jpg
    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04143.jpg
    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04148.jpg

    (The bagged pic is of a second OP I bought earlier this evening)

    And ZOMG!!!!10101101 video review:

    (Ok, I kid. :p  Just a little vid showing the Jumpstarting Transformation with very poor lighting. How do video reviewers shoot their clips with proper lighting???)

    MOV04147.flv - Video - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

    EDIT2:

    Megs pics:

    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04277.jpg
    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04276.jpg

    EDIT3:

    Bumblebee and Starscream:

    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04453.jpg
    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04454.jpg

    All four:

    http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m204/alvarocarvajal/Transformers/Animated/DSC04455.jpg

    -airfox
     

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  2. panzerjedi

    panzerjedi Well-Known Member

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    Happy meal toys are generally different in each country. Hong Kong McDonalds has amazing quality toys, imo.
     
  3. shibamura_prime

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    Dude...those are so retarded they're AWESOME. Can you nab me a set? Seriously.
     
  4. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    Wow, they're like Top Spin and Twin Twist all over again.
     
  5. Hollywood Hoist

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    I really want the Bumblebee in fact I want 2 one for the "alt mode"
     
  6. Lucs

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    That's crazy/awesome/rediculous at the same time.

    1st off sweet that you get different McD toys
    2nd it's awesome that they are jumpstarters, cuz I love those guys
    3rd they look like poop seriously no real alt modes just folded in half YogaFormers
     
  7. Lucs

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    Are there pics of those anywhere? Are their animated ones or just previous series?
     
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    As much as I think that the ones here were okay, these are: Fucking. Funny.
     
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    :lolol  I want Twin Twist's reaction on this one. Paging Twin Twist to this thread...:p 
     
  10. Optimus Clyde

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    Huh... And I thought the US Happy Meal toys were crap...!
     
  11. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Optimus in 'alt mode' there looks like he's waiting for someone to change his nappy. :p 
     
  12. Takara_destron

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    Wow....thats an alt mode?
     
  13. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Well, it's not a robot mode, so I guess it's an alt.

    What the alt is actually supposed to be though is subject to debate.
     
  14. Lumpy

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    someone call twin twist stat...

    those look pretty rad...i want them...almost...
     
  15. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Someone could probably take the Starscream and do a decent Animated Top Spin or Twin Twist kitbash :) 
     
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    They look like they had extra recycled plastic to make these. Sorry for U guys.:( 
     
  17. Deonasis

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    The Megatron doesn't look too bad ..looking pretty good actually.
     
  18. McBradders

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    Wow, those things are fucking awesome.

    Can't keep the jumpstarters down :lol 
     
  19. The Asp

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    South America + oddly remolded jumpstarters + oddly colored minibots = transformers.
     
  20. G1Wheeljack

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    Triggercons, meh. It's just McArmada Starscream all over again.
     

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