RID 2015 "Drink & Play Surprise" Toys

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  1. engledogg

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    Not sure if these are considered news or were mentioned before (if so, mods feel free to delete/lock this thread), but I spotted these at Walmart this afternoon.
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    RID 2015-branded Drink & Play Surprise Apple Spring Water, imported and distributed by Surprise Drinks USA, LLC. I'm sure you're thinking "we've had Transformers-themed food items before, like those fruit snacks we got during Animated, so what's the big deal?"

    The big deal (that's not likely true, more like small to medium...ish deal) is that these drinks have actual toys packed inside them, each found inside a plastic egg (found attached to the bottle, inside the wrap, but not inside the bottle itself). I haven't opened any of them up to check the contents, but from what I can gather, there are five Transformers toys available.

    Bumblebee
    Sideswipe
    Optimus Prime
    Grimock
    Strongarm.

    At first I thought these were the same as the RID Kinder Surprise toys (seen here), but they seem to be different toys entirely. Here are some close-ups of the figures on the bottles:

    RIDsurprisetoysoptimusprimegrimlock.JPG RIDsurprisetoyssideswipebumblebee.JPG RIDsurprisetoyssideswipeoptimusprime.JPG RIDsurprisetoyssideswipestrongarm.JPG RIDsurprisetoysstrongarmbumblebee.JPG

    Also, I'm not sure if the Grimlock-themed bottle, for example, actually contains the Grimlock toy, or if they're anything like the Kinder Surprise eggs, the Transformers-branding means nothing and you could get one of any number of unrelated, non-Transformers toys inside the egg.

    Even if these aren't exactly like the Kinder Surprise eggs, attaching them to food items like this seems to be a decent workaround to allow them to be sold in the United States.

    $1.87 each, found in the fruit juice aisle. So, if you love Transformers novelties and "Naturally Flavored Apple Spring Water with Vitamins" from Poland, this is a match made in heaven. Keep in mind, they're likely packed at random, and aren't what I consider cheap (inexpensive), so putting together a full set might get semi-expensive.

    I did a little more digging, and came up with this:

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    It seems you can also get pencil toppers, in addition to the 3D figurines. So, if you're interested in these and are a completist, good luck with that.

    MIKE
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  3. NemiMonkey

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    Their like kinder eggs apparently. Found this video if anyone's curious about what the figures look like:


    Looks kind of like they are kind of rubbery figures.
     
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    Are these sold in the U.S.?
     
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    is it just me or does \"drink and play\" sound really really wrong?
     
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    Phew... for a while there I thought that the capsules and toys were submerged in the beverage.
     
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    Don't drink and play!
     
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    Those are cute!
     
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    Nice if your into that sort of thing if this guy was creative he make them in ornaments hang on tree, put them on birthday cake, key ring was it necessary to do 360 of same figure more than once first time was good not more.

    Wander what that stuff taste like, transformers revotech figures without articulation.

    He should make transformers custom snow globe that be first
     
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    Ha! Those actually look very cool. Better than the Kínder ones, that's for sure. :p  "Drink and Play" does sound a Little odd ^^'
     
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    Those have more paint than the Hasbro Deluxes do. :lol 
     
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    So did I as I believe the kinder eggs are illegal here in the states. The ones with the toys inside of them at least.
     
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    ah, nothin like finding a surprise in a drink
     
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    "Surprise! There's a rat in the bottle!"
     
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    The girlfriend and I enjoy a good game of drink and play surprise. Heyooo!
     
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    Saw these when I was at Walmart sunday, didn't really get a good glimpse but I was like... Is that Bumblebee and Sideswipe's face on a bottle?
     
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    Hmm, Kiddy versions of Boss Coffee Transformers figures.
     
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    I bought a bunch of these today.. like 20.. and they only come with the figures.. so far not a single bottle in 2 boxes had a pencil topper. But there are slightly alternate versions.. one with autobot symbol, one without. For Bee, Prime and Sideswipe each had just one. figure without.. 3 with.
     
  20. engledogg

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    So...variants as well? Yippee!

    MIKE
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