McDonald's toys catalogue 1997
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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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1997 -  click on photos for larger view

Combs: McDonald's NZ released a Grimace comb, primarily for use in birthday packs. Prior to this the McDonald's Australia Ronald comb(1993) was being used in these packs.
US$1 each

Disney on Parade:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in July 1997, comprises Mickey the Sorcerer's Apprentice, Minnie in a blue pumpkin coach, Donald on a red parade wagon holding some balloons, and Goofy in a yellow box.
US$1.50 each; US$3.00 MIP
Set MIP US$10
 

Fisher-Price Toys:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Two batches of these marvellous U-3 toys have been released in the United States: 24 in 1997, and 24 in 1998. So far, it's the 1997 set (all dated "1996") which have been found in New Zealand. The set comprises: (1) a waterproof, three-page book with a cow on the cover; (2) a blue kennel with a red roof: press a bone-shaped button and a puppy comes out; (3) a red and yellow "thumb shuffle" puzzle (this is the best name I can think of for it: when you find it, you'll recognise it from this description); (4) a yellow and red McDonald's shop with Ronald inside; (5) a yellow dog (which squeaks) in a red kennel; (6) a yellow ball (described by my correspondent, on what authority I cannot tell, as a "wiffel ball") with two smaller balls inside; (7) a white, red and yellow telephone; (8) a white rattle shaped like a gateway with a blue barrel and a pink pig on a bar inside (truly!); (9) a white cow with a red band around its head ; (10) a very strange rattle comprising four "spokes" on a yellow wheel; (11) a yellow and green radio with a blue dial; (12) a radio identical to (11) only the colours are reversed ie in one toy the blue "dial" is on a yellow background while in the other it's on a green background; (13) a yellow, red and blue segmented ball; (14) a brown and white puppy on red wheels; (15) a white and red train, with blue wheels; (16) a red clock with a blue "roof" and yellow hands; (17) a yellow and white bus with blue wheels; (18) a red car with yellow wheels; (19) a blue puppy on wheels: the face changes as the toy rolls along; (20) a green jeep with purple wheels; (21) a red and white McDonald's delivery truck with blue wheels; (22) a purple Grimace on wheels: the face changes as the toy rolls along; (23) Birdie in a blue car with pink wheels; and (24) a red and yellow rattle shaped like a key. In the US set the jeep is green and the face of the "thumb shuffle" is yellow, not red.

US$1-US$3 each; more for MIP.

Flubber:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in March 1997, comprises four characters/items from the Disney movie: Weebo (a little yellow flying robot), Weber (a grey & green robot with arms), a grey mixing tank (for the flubber, you see), and a red T-Bird car. 
US$1 each; US$2 MIP The set, loose: US$2.50
The set MIP US$6

Hercules:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.There were 10 figures in the US set, only four of which -Hercules and the Hydra; Nessus and Phil; Pegasus and Megara; and the Rock Titan and Zeus - were released in New Zealand.  (Interestingly, the same short set of four figures was released in southeast Asia and Japan.) US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP  The set, loose: US$2.50
 

Lady & the Tramp:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four figures - Lady, Tramp, Si & Am, Trusty Tramp MIP only US$3 (the loose figure falls apart) 
The others US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP
 
 

McDonaldland CD:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here."Adventures Through McDonaldland": It came; it was bought by very few of us; and then it vanished. Estimated value US$10+.
 
 
 
 
 

McDonaldland Space 3000:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in January 1997, comprised four items: Super Sparker (a yellow "plane"); Triangle Trekker (a red, wheeled object); Saucer Spinner (a blue, yellow and green top); and Creeper Crawler (a beetle-like vehicle). US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP
 

101 Dalmatians: see 1996

Pencils:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four different.  US$1 each
 
 
 
 

Safari:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in October 1997, comprised Ronald in a jeep; Birdie on a raft comprising two crocodiles; Hamburglar in a tree (watching birds through binoculars); and Grimace on an elephant.  US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP  The set, loose: US$2.50
 
 

Snoopy All Stars:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in southeast Asia and Japan in 1997, comprises four figures on platforms which lock together: Snoopy playing baseball, golf, soccer and tennis.  US$1 each, US$2 MIP.  The set, loose: US$2.50
The set MIP US$6

Sports frisbees:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four small frisbees featuring the main characters in sporting mode: Birdie playing basketball; Grimace weight lifting; Hamburglar playing football; Ronald running.  (See also Frisbees 1991.) US$2.50 each  The set: US$7.50
 

Super Shifters:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.A set, originally released in Japan in April 1997, of four cars: green (Ronald), yellow (Hamburglar), pink (Birdie) and red (Grimace).  US$1 each, US$2 MIP
The set MIP US$6
 

Walt Disney Video Classics:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.seven figures in full-colour plastic boxes - Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Pocahontas, Robin Hood, Pete's Dragon, The Three Cabelleros (Donald), and Toy Story (Woody).  Three "Walt Disney Masterpiece Collections" have been released in the US, including 12 titles not yet released in New Zealand: 1996 - Cinderella; Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs and The Sword in the Stone; 1997 - Bambi; The Lion King; Oliver & Company; and Sleeping Beauty; and 1998 - The Black Cauldron; Flubber; Lady & the Tramp; Mary Poppins; and The Spirit of Mickey.  Many Disney cartoons have yet to be featured in this series, including Beauty & the Beast, Fantasia, The Jungle Book, Mulan, One Hundred & One Dalmatians, Pinocchio, The Reluctant Dragon and Song of the South. 
US$2.00 each

Zoo Plush: see Amazing Wildlife 1996
 
 
 

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