McDonald's toys catalogue 1998
NZ Toys Trader
Thorndon Antiques & Collectables
PO Box 12-076 (109 Molesworth Street)
Wellington, New Zealand
Ph +64 4  473.0173   FAX +64 4  473.3560
Email ta@paradise.net.nz
Hours of opening: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday
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
 

2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1986
1985
1984
1982
Index by name
PRICES: are expressed in US dollars.
Click here to email us your order or enquiry

1998  -  click on photos for larger view

A Bug's Life:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four toys released to coincide with the Disney cartoon: Dim (a blue beetle); Flik (an ant: the hero); Francis (a ladybird); and Hopper (a brown grasshopper: the bad guy).  The US set included four additional toys: Atta; Dot; Heimlich; and Rosie.
US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP
 

Disney's Animal Kingdom:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in June 1998, comprises four pairs of toys plus in each case a cardboard backdrop (a la the Gargoyles on a stand in the Hunchback set): Donald on Discovery River (Donald in a boat: purple dragon background); Goofy in DinoLand USA (Goofy with a dinosaur: excavation site background); Mickey on Kilimanjaro Safaris (Mickey in a jeep: elephants background); and Minnie in Gorilla Falls Exploration Trails (Minnie with a gorilla: gorillas background).  US$1 each (without cardboard backdrops); US$2.50 MIP (includes backdrop).  The set (loose): US$2.50
The set MIP US$8

McDonaldland CD:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here."Mission to McDonaldland": After the vanishing 1997 CD, most collectors made sure they bought the 1998 version.
US$5+
 
 
 
 

McDonaldland mini-photoframes:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Four cardboard photoframes featuring the four main characters, apparently distributed with birthday packages.
US$2.50 MIP each
 
 
 

McFun Park:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.Originally released in Australia in 1997 as "McDonaldland Figures & Playground", this comprises Birdie's Seesaw; Grimace's Swingset; Hamburglar's Roundabout; and Ronald's Slippery Slide.  The Ronald figure was used as a "wash-up" or filler toy between sets in 1998. 
US$1 each; US$2.50 MIP
The set MIP US$8

McSpace
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in May 1998, comprises four toys which assemble to make a silver rocket ship: Birdie's Moon Buggy, Grimace's Explorer Spacesuit, Hamburglar & His Alien Friends, and Ronald's Astro Repair Unit.
US$1.50 each; US$2.50 MIP

Complete spaceship (12 pieces): US$4.50 loose, US$9.50 MIP
 
 
 
 

Mighty Dinos:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in April 1998, comprises four dinosaur soft toys inside plastic "shells": Ankylosaurus, Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus and Triceratops.
US$1 each; US$2.50 MIP
The set MIP US$6
 

Mulan:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in September 1998 to coincide with release of the Disney cartoon, comprised eight figures: 1 Mulan and her armour; 2 Khan (Mulan's horse); 3 - Little Brother (a dog); 4 - Shan-Yu (the leader of the Hun invaders); 5 Mushu (a red dragon); 6 - Shang-Li (the male hero); 7 - Cri-Kee (a cricket); and 8 - Chien-Po, Ling and Yao.  According to McDonald's this was the first time that the same Happy Meal set had been distributed at all 25,000 restaurants around the world.
Mulan (complete with armour and skirt) US$2; US$3.50 MIP The others US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP
 

Simba's Pride:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, released in the US in 1998 to coincide with the Disney video, comprised four soft toys - Kiara (a small lion), Rafiki (a monkey), Simba (a lion) and Zazu (a blue bird).  The US set included four further figures: Kovu (another lion), Timon (a meercat), Pumba (a warthog) and Zira (still another lion).  US$1 each; US$1.50 MIP
 

Snoopy's World Tour: see 1999 for details of the two Snoopy's World Tour sets in 1998 and 1999.
 

Underwater Adventure:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in April 1998, comprises four bath toys: Alvin Explorer (green); Nautile Sea Robot (orange); Nautilus Submarine (blue); and Ronald's Turtle (red).  US$1 each; US$2 MIP
The set MIP US$8

Winnie the Pooh's Most Grand Adventure:
click here for larger photo, then click back on your browser to return here.This set, originally released in Japan in August 1998 to coincide with the new Disney movie-length cartoon video, comprises Eeyore, Rabbit & Monster Tree, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh. I have had a lot of trouble with this set. Four of the figures - Eeyore, the Monster Tree, Tigger and Winnie - are spring-loaded (Eeyore nods his head; the Monster Tree rolls its eyes; Tigger raises and lowers his arms and Winnie lowers and raises his honey pot). Trouble is, the springs are broken in many of these toys; especially the Winnies.

Winnie the Pooh: US$5; the others US$1 each (good working order!)

The set, loose: US$4.50

MIP: US$10 per set
 
 
 

2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1986
1985
1984
1982
Index by name
PRICES: are expressed in US dollars.
Click here to email us your order or enquiry

Add to your bookmarks or favourites now! 

Home | NZ Toy Trader | |

Content updated 23 August 2001
Copyright (c) 1999-2002: Thorndon Antiques and Collectables