McDonald's toys catalogue 1991
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McDONALD'S TOYS & COLLECTABLES
RELEASED IN NEW ZEALAND

This is not a list of what I have in stock at any time.  Rather, it's a catalogue of all significant items released in New Zealand.  While I have 95+ percent of items released here I don't always have stocks of (a) rare, early items; (b) extremely popular toys such as Snoopy's World Tour; or (c) the very latest sets.  (I'm currently finding it very difficult to keep up with demand from foreign collectors for the 1999 sets, for example.) 

COMPOSITION OF SETS:  Where the description in the list is simply "four items" this means that there is a Birdie, Grimace, Hamburglar and Ronald in the set.  Unless stated otherwise, prices for sets are the prices for single items multiplied by the number of items in the set.

DATES ETC:  Toys and collectables are listed in order of their release in New Zealand, but some of the dates of release are my best guess.  If local collectors have more accurate information, it would be appreciated if they would let me have it.  I'd also be grateful for advice of any amendments or additions to the list.

CONDITION:  The assumption made throughout is that toys are in good condition.  Worn, damaged or dirty McDonald's toys have no value. PRICES: are expressed in US dollars. 

MAIL ORDERS: postage is charged at cost.  Foreign orders are sent by economy air.

Note: MIP = Mint in Packet
 

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Big Mac & Co:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in 1991 as "McDonald's on My Desk", comprised four items: a Big Mac--shaped notepad; paper clips in the form of french fries, in a red container; a strawberry icecream sundae eraser; and a red picture frame.  The notepad is very scarce, and rare MIP.
Notepad US$7.50-17.50 (depending on condition), US$25+ MIP
Eraser, fries and frame US$2.50 each, US$7.50+ MIP

Duck Tales:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Similar to, but not the same as (see below), the Duck Tales set issued in the US in 1988, the New Zealand version comprises four figures in plastic vehicles - Uncle Scrooge in a red car; Webbigale on a blue & pink trike; Donald's nephews Huey, Dewey & Louie in a yellow & green jetski; and Launchpad McQuack in an orange plane.  There are two versions of both the Nephews and Launchpad McQuack.  In both cases they are available as a two piece and a one-piece toy.  In the latter case, the figures are fitted into the vehicle, and are immovable.  There are other differences, too: Launchpad McQuack is bigger (like the US version) and, among other differences in the figure, the nephew on the right of the jetski, in a blue shirt and hat, has his arm in, rather than out waving.  Both versions were distributed in New Zealand and in both cases the two-piece figure is much more common than the one-piece figure.
One-piece figures: US$1 each; US$3.50 MIP
Two-piece figures: US$3+ each

Erasers
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.(4 items)  US$1 each
 
 

Frisbees:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Eight frisbees, all featuring Ronald. (A similar set released in 1997 featured the four main characters in sporting mode: see Sports Frisbees 1997.) There are actually two very similar sets of four frisbees. In one set Ronald is holding a large frisbee in front of his chest, partly obscuring the McDonald's logo on his shirt, and he is pointing with his left hand to the right. The right arm is very badly drawn (or he's badly dislocated his elbow: take your pick), and there are black streaks in Ronald's hair. In the other set Ronald is holding a smaller frisbee lower down; his left hand is slightly cupped rather than pointing; there are no black streaks in his hair; the right arm is better drawn (which leads me to suggest that this is a revised version of the first set); and Ronald's sleeves are striped black, red and white rather than red and white, as in the first version. Finally, there are colour differences between the two sets. The blue and yellow frisbees
are pretty much the same shade in both sets but (1) there is a dark green frisbee in the first set and a light green frisbee in the second set and (2) there is a pink frisbee in the first set and a red frisbee in the second set. 
US$3 each

Funglasses:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Birdie/white and pink; Grimace/purple; Hamburglar/red and black; Ronald/red and yellow
US$2 each; US$7.50+ MIP
 
 

Happy Meals on Wheels:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four items, also known as "McCharacters" - Hamburglar on yellow connectable trike; Grimace on blue connectable trike; Birdie on pink connectable trike; Ronald on red connectable trike
US$1.50 each; US$2.50 MIP
 

McDino Changeables:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Six items, each of which changes into a dinosaur: Happy Meal-o-Don (Happy Meal box which changes to a red dinosaur); McNuggets-o-saurus (McNugget box/green dinosaur); Big Mac-o-saurus-Rex (Big Mac/orange dinosaur); Fry-ceratops (large fries/yellow dinosaur); McDino Cone (icecream/blue dinosaur); Tri-Shake-Atops (milkshake/pink dinosaur).  A similar set was released in Japan in 1992.  US$1 each; US$3+ MIP
 

McDonaldland Carnival:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four figures - Ronald on a green carousel; Birdie on an orange swing; Hamburglar on a purple ferris wheel; and Grimace on a turnaround with purple handle.  This set was released in the US in 1990.
US$2.00 each; US$4.50 MIP
 

McDonaldland Magic:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four figures - Birdie with a disappearing burger (two pieces); a green Fry Guy with disappearing fries inside (three pieces); Grimace with a disappearing milkshake (three pieces); and Ronald with a magic string (two pieces).  It's common to find Birdie without her burger and Ronald without his string. The green Fry Guy is notoriously rare, allegedly because this toy was withdrawn from circulation when reports came in of infants swallowing bits of it. (In a similar set of toys released in Japan in 1992 the green Fry Guy was replaced by a "magic box" toy.) 
Birdie and Grimace US$2.50 each; US$5+ MIP
Ronald with string US$3.50; US$5+ MIP
Fry Guy US$7.50; US$12.50+ MIP
 
 
 

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