Sunday, September 6, 2009

Toys from Ebay.ph

I remember the Coca Cola promo in the mid-60s when kids like me could exchange several Coke/Tru-Orange/Lem-o-lime crowns for white Disney plastic miniatures. Because we had a store then, I was at an advantage (didn't have to buy/drink a lot of soft drinks to collect crowns). I must have gotten the complete set of miniatures and the special board similar to that of the snakes and ladders game board. I jealously kept this collection from my siblings by putting them in a box with my comic books and climbing a cabinet to put it on the top shelf. The box was lost when looters barged into our store during a fire nearby and with it, a part of my childhood memories, or so I thought then. And so when I saw this boxed collection of 42 silver Disney miniatures on Ebay.ph, I gave a whooping yell and immediately bid on it. It was a 7 Eleven promo for the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland in 2005. I guessed it was an attempt to recapture that part of my childhood when I was happy reading Disney comics and playing with the Disney miniatures.The boxed set features 42 Magical Miniatures from Disney and Pixar films - from Mickey Mouse, Cinderella, Snow White & the 7 dwarfs, to Toy Story, Little Mermaid, Lion King, The Incredibles, Beauty and the Beast, Lilo and Stitch, Winnie the Pooh, and Peter Pan. It also includes a book tracing the development of film animation and a pop-up Disney cinema in the centerfold where one can put in screencaps from the movies.Mickey and Minnie Mouse were my very first favorite Disney characters. Those are three of the seven dwarfs of Snow White behind them. Dumbo and Tinkerbelle had to put in lots of flying hours as I had them flying all over our bedroom. Goofy and Pluto gave me hours and hours of laughter.
Three Mickey Mouse permutations. At left is the Chinese Mickey stuffed toy, in the middle is the Mickey with the Philippine flag on his shirt front and a Mickey key chain at right.Mickey in Pinoy shirt
I'm proud to own this Charlie Brown plush toy which must have been part of a McDonald's promo. It occupies a special place among my collection of Snoopy figures.


Dominique said...

Cool! Did you win it already?

Gilbert Yap Tan said...

Yeah, Dom. I did! I did! :D

orman said...

congratulations!!! inggit ako!