This must be the month to promote video games at fast food restaurants. If you head to Burger King for the next couple weeks, you can pick up a cheap Kids Meal with a Spongebob Squarepants toy and a video game coupon.
The coupon is for US$5 off THQ’s Cooking Mama-esque SpongeBob vs. The Big One: Beach Party Cook-Off for DS when purchased at Toys R Us. The game retails for $29.99 and was released march 3, 2009. The coupon is good April 6, 2009, through May 31, 2009, and is part of the mini booklet that comes with each toy.
As for the toys, there are 12 Spongebobs in the “set,” although the only differences between each toy is the color of Spongebob’s pants and the paper extras. The stickers include one full-face (with a hole in it for the nose), an optional face (eyes and mouth) and a few smaller stickers that somehow relate to the theme of the other two stickers. There’s also a small paper punch-out accessory that stick out the top of the toy. can’t say that really entices me to collect them all and I love kids’ meal toys.
Otherwise, they are all the same height (3 1/2 in.), the same yellow plastic body and twistable arms and legs. The duplicated production may likely be part of Burger King’s plan to produce inexpensive toys and offer Kids Meals for $0.99 with the purchase of any other value meal.
For your viewing pleasure, here are scans from the little booklet that comes with each Burger King Spongebob toy.
And in case you have not already seen the “I Like Square Butts” commercial, check it out: