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? ūüôā

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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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Toy Review: Hot Wheels Speedtropolis Playset

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We received the Hot Wheels Speedtropolis Playset earlier this year. I absolutely love cars so I was very happy to see it and way too excited to open it! Dad + I immediately opened the package and set it up before mum can even take photos.

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The Speedtropolis Playset has the following features:

  1. The elevator
  2. The cinema
  3. The gasoline station
  4. The diner
  5. The track, of course!
  6. The parking slots
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From The Toy Box: Dinosaur Excavation Kit

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How is your summer so far? Are you bored or have you found some interesting ways to pass your time. I sure hope I can squeeze in a few more activities before summer is over. I would love to learn how to play one of those 60s guitars, but I am not sure if mum can find an affordable music tutor nearby.

Anyway, it was another one of those lazy summer afternoons when mum unearthed this National Geographic Channel¬†Dinosaur Excavation Kit so I can play with it. I’ve had it for a while now but have not found the time to play with it. I was also down with coughs and colds when we received it that mum kept it until I am well and free from the sniffles. The educational toy kit include this small grey block, a small brush, + a chisel. The goal is to dig into the small block until you find the remains of a dinosaur buried somewhere underneath.

played adventurers for a day + found this seismosaurus! #jaredslittlecorner #weekend #fms_photoaday #fms_neutrals

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Mum set up my chairs outside +¬†unboxed this toy. I dug the afternoon away, searching for a sign of a dinosaur in between the dust and the rubble. With a little help from mum, I finally managed to dig up this cool seismosaurus from the block. Don’t you think he was cool? It was also an awesome idea to be a little adventurer for a day, searching for this buried treasure. I think dinosaurs are very awesome creatures + I also currently like the film, The Good Dinosaur, which we saw at the cinema a few months back. Mum downloaded a copy + I’ve watched it several times at home.

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What is your current favorite toy? I will be featuring my new Hot Wheels Speedtropolis Playset next and I hope you stay tuned for that. Cheers!

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Jollibee Kids Meal Toys December 2015: Jollitown Build and Craft Blocks

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Jollibee Kids Meals will make our Christmas even merrier with the launch of their new toy offering ~ the Jollitown Build and Craft Blocks! It features 3 sets of colorful blocks and pieces that kids can play with and build different structures using their imagination and creativity.

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Here are the toys included in the Jollitown Build and Craft Blocks series:

  • 1. Super Shapers ~ little artists like me can press a button on the side of the pen tower to reveal the pen tip. We can usee this to trace stencil images onto paper. We can also slide our picture in the photo frame slot and the other container can be used as a desk calendar, or as organizer for our school or arts supplies.
  • 2. Jolly Stamper ~ kid designers can decorate our own Jollitown memo pad using the stamper with 2 stamp design plates. Pressing a button on top of the tower will also activate a light to reveal Hetty’s image.
  • 3. Fun Tracer ~¬†we can easily trace Jollibee’s face onto paper by turning on the switch on the Fun Tracer to project an image of every kid’s best friend. We can also display photos at the back slots and use the 2 main boxes as storage bins for our pencils, crayons, or other stuff.¬†

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