Articulated non-transformable figures in German Kinder Eggs

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Henriquedematos, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Optimist Prime

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    I bet you all can't wait til these reach the US!



    Oh wait.
     
  2. lars573

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    This is what a candy toy looks like in Europe, and are illegal in the US.

    The company that makes this is Italian, Ferrero. The same people who make Nutella and Tic tac's.
     
  3. Tman978

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    I see 4 points of articulation on these non articulated toys
     
  4. vrba79

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    No no! That's quite alright. I think we'll somehow manage without these.
     
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    Love it, better than those barbies that my nephews have.
     
  6. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Hopefully they'll see a Canadian release. Though the real treat is the chocolate itself. :p 
     
  7. Cha Chi

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    Pretty cool. Want them.
     
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    I'm liking these. I would be very happy if I got one of them. You have to keep in mind just how tiny these are and how complex the Prime designs are. I actually picked my biggest Kinder Surprise toys for that comparison shot.


    I hope they reach Canada but I'm not getting my hopes up too high since I don't know how many of the German toys make it into the Canadian eggs.

    Yes, the chocolate totally made up for all those puzzles and repeats I've gotten over the years.

    For the most part... Getting 8 puzzles in 9 eggs was not going to be made up by tasty chocolate any day of the week. That positively sucked.
     
  9. KnightHawkke

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    Still better quality that AOE First Edition Prime!
     
  10. LegendAntihero

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    why?
     
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    I lol'ed at the german name onthe kinder egg
     
  12. Prime Aspect

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    We Americans are too stupid (or maybe too gluttonous) to be able to distinguish between a chocolate egg and a plastic toy found inside said egg, so we will inevitably eat the plastic toy as well.
     
  13. NemiMonkey

    NemiMonkey Whippin Dem Fungals

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    Nestle tried something similar back in the 90's in the form of the Wonderball. Kids would get a chocolate ball and a mini Disney figure inside. Kids choked on the figures and they were pulled from shelves.

    The post over at Seiberton has a pic of the little Bumblebee figure.
    Mirrored pic
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    and original article
    Transformers: Prime Kinder Eggs
     
  14. KnightHawkke

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    would saying useless parents be insensitive?
     
  15. lars573

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    In 1937 when the import restriction was put in place chocking hazard was the reason given.
     
  16. thewiredknight

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    YEah this killed it, I used to have a lot of Kinder Egg toys when I was a kid and they were legal. Then some kid choked on a disney one and ruined it for everybody. I really want these too and I'd really like to get one in an egg but short of finding a bakery that somehow manages to import these without running afoul with customs is going to be hard.



    Also, let's see who is willing to collect these MISB and see if they hold value in another 30 years :ev: 
     
  17. Optimist Prime

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    Apparently they're less safe than guns!
     
  18. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    I've not read the whole thread, but I'll help out on this. Kinder eggs are kind of like the American equivalent of a breeding of a KrackerJack prize and a gumball machine prize. Kinder eggs are a candy, which is a chocolate egg (OMG, I miss Kinder eggs!) that have a small, plastic egg inside. Inside the egg is some kind of toy. Usually, it would be some kind of simple, put together toy, which makes these perfect. The Kabaya minifigs would actually be a step up from the Kinder eggs, but the same idea.

    I'm an Army brat that was born and grew up in Germany, thus I have a lot of fond memories from there. Kinder eggs were a part of that.
     
  19. Gingerchris

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    I'm reminded of my childhood when Kinder Surprise used to have those cool little robot figures you could plug together and swap the limbs and heads around on.
    The whole thing including the chocolate egg and inner plastic egg costs less than a pound (or a Euro or whatever) so you can't expect something too amazing for that low price.
    That said, these things do look nicely detailed and fun and collectable with a likely mix and match appeal too so well worth the small outlay of money.

    As for being illegal in the US because of the toy being inside the chocolate egg, I'm honestly surprised that we in the UK are still allowed to have these things considering our country's obsession with Health and Safety, especially where the welfare of children is concerned.

    I used to enjoy squeezing one end of the inner plastic egg to fire the other half across the room. I see now that unfortunately they've hinged both halves of the plastic egg together as a single piece. Spoilsports.
     
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    sorry to dig this up but really trying to find someone who can get me a whole set of these.