Hapy Meal Toys 2017 ~ Despicable Me 3!

I just love the Despicable Me bunch! Gru is cool, the girls are all cute, + the minions are awesome! That is why I enjoy watching their films over again and playing with my old Happy Meal minion toys. I was also lucky to complete the set of Minions Happy Meal toys from a few years ago. It is also the reason why I am excited about the new Despicable Me 3 film + the Happy Meal toys!

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Just before I went back to school, we were able to get a complete set of the new Happy Meal Despicable Me 3 toys. The set includes the following toys:

  1. Agnes Rockin’ Unicorn {Agnes rocks back + forth if you move her unicorn ride}
  2. Despicable Duo {a cool car that has a surprise inside, a photo of Gru + Dru}
  3. Minion Antics {this minion’s arm rotates when you push the button at its back}
  4. Crab Bite Minion {his hat flies off when you push the red button on his backpack}
  5. Banana Launcher Minion {the purple anchor launches when you push the purple end of the Banana Launcher}
  6. Playful Minion {his tongue sticks out when you push at the “G” icon on his over-alls
  7. Groovin’ Minion {press it to the floor to see its arms alternately move up + down}
  8. Rocket Launcher Minion {push his wheels forward to see him zoom backwards}
  9. Pumping Iron Minion {move the lever on its back from left to write to see him pump his iron up + down}
  10. Minion Hydrocycle Surprise {the back of his ride pops + reveal a minion inside when the front wheel bumps into something}

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I am happy to add these toys to my minion collections. They are all my favorites but I think the Despicable Duo is my most favorite because it has Gru and his twin brother, Dru. The minions in prison uniform are also cool because they remind me of Scofield + Lincoln from mum’s favorite tv series. ^_^

Are you also collecting the Despicable Me 3 Happy Meal toys? Which one is your favorite? 🙂

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off the shelf: doc hudson from cars

I absolutely love Cars! Mum + dad has been buying me diecast Cars ever since I was a little tot in hopes of completing each and every character from the film and its sequel. So far, I already have a handful of them, including Lightning McQueen, his mate, Mater, Sarge, Fillmore, Luigi + Guido, Red, Sheriff, Finn McMissile, Holly Shiftwell, + Italian racer Francesco Bernoulli.

For last Christmas, my parents got me another Cars diecast to add to my collection ~ Doc Hudson.

Here’s a short background about Doc Hudson from Wikipedia:

Doc Hudson {voiced by Paul Newman in his last non-documentary film role} is Radiator Springs’ local physician. His license plate read 51HHMD, which is a reference to his year and track number (51), model {Hudson Hornet} and profession {medical doctor}. A racer-turned-mechanic, the character has Newman’s blue eyes.

Did you know that Doc Hudson is based on the real-life Fabulous Hudson Hornet in NASCAR competition? It was introduced in 1951 and manufactured until 1954.

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Off The Shelf: Disney Planes

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Mum + I were off to the mall one afternoon after school for some errands when I asked if we can drop at the toy section. No mall visit was ever complete without dropping by this part of the mall. No, I do not buy toys all the time, but I enjoy browsing through the display of latest toys and spend time checking for my favorites, like die-cast cars, action figures, among others.

While doing her own browsing mum stumbled into these books that are up at discounted price that day. Planes is one of my favorite films, so we opted for this Disney Planes book, which we got for half the original price! A great deal, right?

This book tells the story of the first Disney Planes film. It introduces us to a crop duster, Dusty Crophopper, who has big dreams of joining the Wings Across the Globe race. Many people laughed at his seemingly impossible dream but Dusty never gave up. He joined the qualifying rounds but failed to make the cut, but one stroke of luck got him in the race and went on to race around the globe along with his idol, Ripslinger, and popular racers like El Chupacabra, Ishani, Bulldog, + Rochelle. With the help of his friends, Chug + Dotty, and his mentor, Skipper, Dusty went on to win the championship to prove that anyone who does not give up on their dreams is bound to achieve them one day.

Planes is a spin-off of another popular Disney franchise, Cars, which is my most favorite! A sequel to the first film was also shown not too long ago, it was called Disney: Fire and Rescue.

Reading about one of my favorite films is such a great way to pass the time. This is my current bedtime read. What is yours?

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