June 15, Teenie Beanie Babies
Three years ago, McDonald’s introduced teenie beanie babies as Happy Meal toys. Because I was in Japan, I never felt the craze, or the need to collect them. And I still don’t own any “regular” Beanies. But there’s something fun about collecting things (like those Pokemon toys at Burger King), and so for the past two years, I have religiously eaten Happy Meals for a month to complete the set!
This year, McDonald’s started their Teenie Beanie Baby promotion without much fanfare or publicity. In fact, I almost forgot about it! There are two different “sets” of toys: the regular Happy Meal Beanies, and the Premium Beanies. The Happy Meal Beanies come with the purchase of a Happy Meal, or can be purchased for $1.49 with purchase of a menu item. The Premium Beanies are $2.49 with the purchase of any regular priced menu item.Both campaigns started on June 13, with new toys being released weekly.
I completed my set this week with help from my colleagues, who ate Happy Meals just so I could get the toys. This week’s toys were the “Pet Pals” teenie beanies, and the “Dinosaur Trio” premium beanies.
So cute, yeah! Next week (June 20) will be the “At the Zoo” teenie beanies, and the “International Bears II” premium beanies:
The following week (June 27) will be the “Garden Bunch” teenie beanies, and the “Legends” premium beanies:
And the final toys are the “Under the Sea” teenie beanies, and the “The End” premium beanie:
So, it you’re in Hawaii during the next month, you can either join the craze and fight the beanie collectors at McDonald’s, or stay away! But, collecting the toys are exciting!
Susan Sensei’s English Lesson #33（スーザン先生の英語講座 その33）
For two years I taught English in Japan, and was “スーザン先生” to my students in Ikaho town, Gunma Prefecture. I will try and introduce new words and phrases for the Japanese visitor to Hawaii. Here is this week’s situation:
McD: “May I take your order?” （ご注文は何にしますか?）
McD:” What kind of drink would you like?”（ドリンクは何にしますか?）
McD: Which toy would you like?（どのおもちゃにしますか?）
Have a nice trip!
|Loco Girl’s Profile（ロコ・ガールのプロフィール）
Born in Hilo, I grew up going fishing with Dad, shopping with Mom, and trying to be a good “big sister” to a younger sister and brother. A Waiakea High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa alumni, I taught English in Japan for two years on the JET Program, and am now employed at PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. I love doing a lot of things-shopping, reading, lettering, making jewelry & crafts, watching Friends-and that’s just the start of my list! I like being busy, and am active with the JET Alumni Association (JETAA) and the Honolulu Junior Japanese Chamber of Commerce (HJJCC.) My family and friends are, of course, very important to me, and are why I live a very typical, happy, local-style life in Hawaii and will never leave!