We saw the TV commerical yesterday. I panicked (my husband said I looked like I was having a seizure, lol) because I thought we heard the news late, and the ponies might be out of stock already. Turned out they only became available yesterday.
Of course we couldn't wait to get our hands on them, so early this morning, we had McDo delivery. Haha. I didn't want to eat 4 meals, so I asked my Lola if she wanted to order something. I ended up only having to buy two Happy Meals, because I requested Lola to upgrade her two orders so Little Moon gets the complete set of all 4 toys today. Hihi.
|Little Moon with her "Happy Meals", Pinky Pie is still inside that paper bag.|
The little one excitedly said: "Mom, let's show them to the other ponies on the bed. They're famiwyyyyy! (family)"
|The new ponies with last year's collection. "Famiwyyyy!"|
Apparently, the US got 8 ponies: Pinky Pie, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Princess Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, DJ Pon, and Rarity. We only got 4 here in the Philippines (the first ones I mentioned). You can get the other 4 on eBay.
I like these Happy Meal My Little Pony toys because they're not as cheap looking as other Happy Meal releases that look like disposable plastic toys. These are actually well-made, as far as Php35 toys go (that's how much you actually pay for the toy, if you consider the cost of the food). For that price, they're a good alternative to the My Little Pony toys you can buy at toy stores, which start Php299 each.
Some of the differences I noticed: they come with stickers this time around, and not with a comb/keychain like last year. And because of this, they no longer have that unsightly bump on their heads, where the comb used to be attached. This year's Pinky Pie is is a bit darker than the old one, with a slightly different Cutie Mark (that's what the signs on their butt are called, I kid you not. haha).
Troop to your nearest McDonald's ASAP if you're a MLP fan. These will get sold out fast, I'm sure. Better yet, have your Happy Meal delivered so you don't have to leave the house on this hot, hot day!
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. I wasn't paid to post about this. I just like My Little Pony because it reminds me of my childhood. :)