McDonald's toys catalogue 1996
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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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1996 - click on photos for larger view

Amazing Wildlife:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Eight soft toys, issued in two series: the first - comprising a camel, chimpanzee, elephant and lion - was issued as "Amazing Wildlife" in 1996; the second - comprising a moose, panda, rhinoceros and yak - as "Zoo Plush" in 1997.  The "Amazing Wildlife" set released in the US in 1995 included four toys not released in New Zealand: a koala, a Galapagos tortoise, a polar bear and a Siberian tiger.  The polar bear has been used as a "wash-up" toy in some restaurants here. 
US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP

Barbie & Friends: see 1994

Carnival Thrills:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four fun rides with stickers - aeroplane ride (green & orange); carousel (red & blue with yellow pull cord); ferris wheel (yellow & purple); rocket ride (purple & yellow).  Carousel US$1.50 each; US$2.50 MIP.  Others US$1 each; US$2.00 MIP
 

Hunchback of Notre Dame:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in August 1996, comprised five figures - Quasimodo the Hunchback climbing a rope; three Gargoyles on a stand, with a cardboard backdrop; Esmeralda on a stand; Phoebus; and Frollo (the bad guy).
Gargoyles on stand, complete with cardboard backdrop - US$2.50 MIP (only no loose available).  Others - US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP
 

Hunchback of Notre Dame glass mugs:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four glass tankards featuring Quasimodo, Gargoyles, Esmeralda and Phoebus.   US$2.50 each; US$7.50 the set of four
 
 
 
 

Island Getaway:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in June 1996 as "McIsland", comprises Birdie fishing; Grimace hula dancing; Ronald in a hammock under a palm tree; and some Fry Guys inside a tiki pole.   US$1 each; $3 MIP
 
 

McFarm:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four figures - Birdie pushing chickens in basket; Grimace in orange popping corn car; Hamburglar in red harvester; Ronald in green tractor.  US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP
 
 

Mickey's Merry Band:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.As the authors of McDonald Collectibles put it, "this is one fantastic Disney promotion...featuring the four most famous Disney characters: Mickey and Minnie Mouse with Goofy and Donald Duck...each dressed in traditional majorette costume".  Each toy has a hollow moulded PVC head, with the rest made of soft plush material. Although "McDonald's toys" as far as the world is concerned - they were originally released through McDonald's restaurants in Australia - they were sold through BP outlets in New Zealand.  US$2.50+ each 
 

Muppets Treasure Island:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.four tub toys - Miss Piggy on green lilo (skirt changes colour in hot water), Kermit in ship with sail (squirts water), Gonzo in purple rowboat with propeller, Fozzie Bear in blue barrel. Kermit (complete with sail) US$1.50; US$2.50 MIP.  The others US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP
 

Olympic cups/tumblers:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four different - Birdie's gymnastics (purple lid, green straw); Grimace running (teal green lid, purple straw); Hamburglar cycling (orange lid, blue straw); Ronald swimming (blue lid/yellow straw).  US$2.50 each, complete
 
 

101 Dalmatians
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.1996: A set, originally released in the United States in 1996, comprising 101 different dogs issued in white, opaque, plastic bags. US$2.00-US$3.50 each, depending on the appeal of the toy.  Bagged toys (unopened) US$3.50 each
 
 
 
 
 

101 Dalmatians
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.1997: four figures - Cruella De Vil, The Colonel & Sergeant Tibs, Pongo, Lucky with bone US$1 each, US$1.50 MIP
 
 
 

Sports Balls: see 1992 for a description of the 12 balls which have been issued in New Zealand. (The 1996 set of four have Olympic logos in two cases and extra large "M"s in the others.)

Tonka: see 1994
 
 
 

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PRICES: are expressed in US dollars.
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