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Old 07-11-2013, 10:56 AM   #26
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It's for the fiance. Very little money but she was very happy with the surprise toy since she liked the movie.

I am indifferent about the toy, but I like the challenge of hunting down.

The banana #3 gets all the hype because it's a NA exclusive. I believe the fart gun also.

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Can I ask something?

Why do people care about these?

AFAIK the first movie wasn't even that popular... and it's a kids' movie...

So why are these so sought after?
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:58 AM   #27
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I got 5 and 6 both yesterday at McDonald headquarter by willingdon. Searching for 7 and 8 as well. Collecting them for my son. But it's kinda fun for me as we'll.if I get 7-8 today I will buy extra see if anyone wants them
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My wife has #1-6.

I thought I visited Mc D quite often, but after this past week it's probably doubled hahaha.
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I got 5 and 6 both yesterday at McDonald headquarter by willingdon. Searching for 7 and 8 as well. Collecting them for my son. But it's kinda fun for me as we'll.if I get 7-8 today I will buy extra see if anyone wants them
If you do find some #7-#8, I will for sure take 2 of each. I'll let you know as well if we find some.
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I don't think 7-8 is out yet, I just checked downtown Granville this morning at 8am. They will have a shipment in tomorrow. Nothing today.

Seems like I missed out on the #3...


smh... people making pennies on these toys. This guy can't be serious...

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/va...925333462.html
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<---This guy would also want a set. Would make a great dash ornament. Hit me up if any of you have a set to sell!!!
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I am looking for a set for my gf... It's so much work hahaha
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I got #1-6 yesterday. Bought 4 Happy Meals.

1 & 2: near Ladner Trunk Rd @ Hwy 17
3 & 5: Moncton @ No. 1 Rd (Richmond)
4: Queensborough Wal-mart
6: Ironwood
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:27 PM   #34
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wait... so are they coming out each week with different ones... then not bringing out more of the previous if they sell out?
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IIRC (back in the days when I worked at mcdicks),

There are only so many boxes of happy meal toys each restaurant receives, and depending on the manager at each restaurant, they will release whatever number toy it is for that week until it is out of stock, then they willl move onto the next number.

Once its out of stock, it's done. They don't re-order any more, (and that's when they take out the OLD OLD toys they had stocked up previously that didn't sell). If that was the case, you would keep the OLD toys they gave you, and you could go to another mcdonalds and trade that one in for a despicable me toy.

But..... that was 11 years ago. Don't know about now lol.
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Finished off my collection on Saturday. Took me 3 days to find all the yellow minions!!
And I collected them because I genuinely love the movie. Super cute and it was the first movie me and the bf ever saw together! He even got me a minion stuffie from pne last year anyways....LOL!
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Finished off my collection on Saturday. Took me 3 days to find all the yellow minions!!
And I collected them because I genuinely love the movie. Super cute and it was the first movie me and the bf ever saw together! He even got me a minion stuffie from pne last year anyways....LOL!
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IIRC (back in the days when I worked at mcdicks),

There are only so many boxes of happy meal toys each restaurant receives, and depending on the manager at each restaurant, they will release whatever number toy it is for that week until it is out of stock, then they willl move onto the next number.

Once its out of stock, it's done. They don't re-order any more, (and that's when they take out the OLD OLD toys they had stocked up previously that didn't sell). If that was the case, you would keep the OLD toys they gave you, and you could go to another mcdonalds and trade that one in for a despicable me toy.

But..... that was 11 years ago. Don't know about now lol.
Control of toys is straight through Martin Brouwer... a company in charge of shipping everything to each McDonalds... amount of toys to each restaurant obviously based on volume (i.e you can order like 6 cases, but in reality they give u like 3), while at the same time there are no guarantees that a restaurant will get every single toy every different order (every 5 days). Considering these toys are quite popular I'd actually expect them to be sold out pretty quick and yeah most stock rooms have a couple cases of old toys that get used every now and then. It's not surprising that a store can completely run out of toys... then you get an extra yogurt lol.

I know that Kerrisdale normally has a shitload of old toys..

You guys could probably just call each store and ask what they have in stock... some people even ask to have them saved for them by name...

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half of my fb newsfeed the past week are about these toys
I guess they were cute in the first movie but I'm surprised everyone's going out of their way to track em down.
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I got #1-6 yesterday. Bought 4 Happy Meals.

1 & 2: near Ladner Trunk Rd @ Hwy 17
3 & 5: Moncton @ No. 1 Rd (Richmond)
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BUt seriously, they are so cute!!! My bestie and I found out on Thursday (when they were released) as we were having dinner, skipped our after dins plans and went to 4 mcdonalds to start our quest. Went to another 5 the next day (Friday), and then finished on Saturday when our friend went down to Seattle and found the remaining 2 we needed. Most unnecessary stress ever for 3 days. I feel bad for the peeps who got in on this minion craze late as McD's is running out of the first few (#1 #2) that were released

Best $12 we ever spent.

*I didn't want the purple minions so that's why I only got 6*
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FYI:

If you're really looking at getting the whole set and don't mind driving, the McDonalds just after the Aldergrove border in the US had all of them as of last Sunday.

When I asked about the toys, they said they had all of them in moderate quantity. I ended up buying the ones I wanted, but the whole set should still be available.
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BUt seriously, they are so cute!!! My bestie and I found out on Thursday (when they were released) as we were having dinner, skipped our after dins plans and went to 4 mcdonalds to start our quest. Went to another 5 the next day (Friday), and then finished on Saturday when our friend went down to Seattle and found the remaining 2 we needed. Most unnecessary stress ever for 3 days. I feel bad for the peeps who got in on this minion craze late as McD's is running out of the first few (#1 #2) that were released

Best $12 we ever spent.

*I didn't want the purple minions so that's why I only got 6*
My wife doesn't like the purple ones either but at least she'll have a full set. You don't mind not having a complete set?
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these minion are out of control. went to 4 mcd today. they only have 5-6
metrotown mcd. only number 5
mcd near highgate at end of kingsway, only 5-6
mcd on marine. near canadian tire. only 6 and 4
mcd headquarter.. 5-6

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i'm looking for the Stuart Blast and my set is complete not even getting the purple ones
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the one on still creek, Burnaby has 5 and 6 today
one on cambie and shell, Richmond has 2
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