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OTHER KINDER SURPRISE ITEMS

 

On this page are listed all items in my collection that are related to Kinder Surprises, but which have not come out of an actual Kinder Surprise egg.

 

A note on acknowledgments: If I link to someone’s Web site or e-mail address, it means they’re still active in Kinder Surprise trading (as far as I know), and I would be willing to deal with them again. Someone whose name is not linked but is in bold is a person who is no longer actively trading (as far as I can tell), but with whom I would be willing to deal again or recommend to others should they decide to resume trading. Finally, someone whose name is neither linked nor in bold is a person, persons or business with whom I may have traded in the past, but for one reason or another would not do so again in the future. Nor would I recommend that person, persons or business to others, notwithstanding my acknowledgment of them as a source for one or more Kinder Surprise toys on this page.

 

 

BOARD GAME – 1

 

The “Kinderino goes to the zoo” Board Game. This game, which features the “Svitatelli” ball animals, was issued as part of an Auckland Zoo-Kinder Surprise promotion in 1997. The object of the game is simple: be the first to get from the start to the zoo exit. On the way, you will have to pick up a “Surprise” card if you land on a square with “SURPRISE” on it. A dice cube is provided, but for pieces, you are recommended to use Kinder Surprise toys. Thanks to Heather Knowles for this extremely cool item, which looks as if it may be a New Zealand exclusive – not something this country can boast too many of in the Kinder Surprise world! Condition: mint.

 

BOOKS -- 8

 

1. Wega Katalog - Spielzeug aus dem Ei K92-K95, by Gaspar Romain. No publication details given. Written entirely in German, this book lists every Kinder toy from the K92 to the K95 series and has a black-and-white photo for each toy. Gives info on toy colour, variations, number of stickers and accessories. Thanks to Jean-Pierre Comtois for this useful Kinder Surprise reference source. Condition: near mint.

2. Allerlei aus dem Ei, 1998 edition. Also written entirely in German, and has info about hand-painted figurines, puzzles, stick figures, dioramas, metal toys, vehicles and toys made by some of Ferrero's competitors like Nestlé. Also has pretty good info on German toys. Published by Verlag Schrage Design. Thanks to Ron Anglin for this work. Condition: very good.

3. Collector's Katalog - Spielzeug aus dem Ei, 1999/2000 edition. This is the pocket version of the best Kinder Surprise catalogue around, published by SU Verlag. The introductory section is in German, English and Italian. The rest of the book is -you guessed it - all in German. But definitely the most comprehensive source for Kinder Surprise toys, as well as Tombola and a few other brands. Thanks to Lynette Metcalf for this one. Condition: near mint.

4. Allerlei aus dem Ei, 2000/2001 edition. Published by Schrage Hansen Verlags und Marketing GmbH. Thanks to Anja Engeln for this one. Condition: near mint.

5. Collectors' Katalog - Spielzeug aus dem Ei, 2000/2001 edition. Published by SU Verlag GmbH, pocket edition. Introduction is in German, English and Italian. Rest of book is in German only. This book has about 500 more pictures than the previous edition. Thanks to Anja Engeln for this one. Condition: very good (I‘ve used it a fair bit!).

6. Kinder Surprise Notebook, a blank notebook that has a cover featuring “Kinderino”. It was issued as part of an Auckland Zoo-Kinder Surprise promotion in 1997. Thanks to Heather Knowles for this one. Condition: mint.

7. Katalog - Spielzeug aus dem Ei, 2004/05 edition. Published by SU Fantasia Verlag GmbH. Once again the pocket edition, but it's now called the "Kompaktausgabe" (Compact Edition). Unlike previous editions, this one has a major chapter about fakes. It also has much more detailed coverage of papers, and jigsaws are more clearly organised. All in all, this is the best SU catalogue yet! I bought it on eBay from a German chap called Hans-Peter Olschewski. Condition: excellent/near mint (but it will probably go downhill a little the more I use it).

8. Katalog—Spielzeug aus dem Ei Sammlerausgabe, 2011/12 edition. Limited-edition hardback published by SU Fantasia Verlag GmbH. I purchased this from Amazon Germany in March 2012. It’s actually numbered: mine is No. 33 out of 666 available copies (quite why they had to pick that number to limit the amount of copies to, I don’t know). Condition: mint.

 

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS - 6

 

Set of six Kinder Surprise Christmas "ornaments", which are basically cardboard hangers. Three of them are actually identical. Thanks to Norm Christman for this set, which includes the outer shell of the original packaging.

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR PAPERS - 4

 

These papers are pasted to doors or walls at each Chinese New Year, and remain up until the next year comes around. Each paper has four Chinese characters and a picture of the Kinder egg man. In one, he's playing with fireworks. In another, he's with some strange character. In the third, he's got a paper windmill and in the fourth, he's wearing a yellow scarf. My thanks to Wayne Lovett for these rather unusual additions to my Kinder Surprise collection, all the way from Taiwan.

 

COLOURING COMPETITION – 1

 

Belgian colouring competition for “The Polar Express”. In French and Dutch (or maybe Flemish). Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

 

COOL CAPS - 7

 

NB: These were available in Germany in 2000, and sat on top of Kinder Surprise eggs, thus making them bear a stronger resemblance to the Kinder Egg man.

 

1. Dark blue "cool cap" with word "SMILE" on the peak. Thanks to Michelle Plakas Kaiser for this one.

2. Light blue "cool cap" with words "Ei feel good" on the peak. Thanks to Michelle Plakas Kaiser for this one also.

3. Green "cool cap" with words "Mach's gut" on the peak. Thanks to Michelle Plakas Kaiser for this one as well.

4. Green "cool cap" with words "Viel Spaß" (Have Fun) on the peak. Once again, thanks to Michelle Plakas Kaiser for this one.

5. Red "cool cap" with word "Danke" (Thank You) on the peak. Thanks to Michelle Plakas Kaiser for this one too.

6. Red "cool cap" with words "HAVE FUN" on the peak. Thanks to - you guessed it - Michelle Plakas Kaiser for this one also.

7. Light blue "cool cap" with words "Ei miss you!" on peak. It has a flower on it as well. Thanks to Peter Knubben for this one.

 

DIORAMAS - 2

 

1. "Sunny City" diorama playset for the Pinky Piggys. Has all sorts of folding bits and pieces to make a really nice display and place for your Pinky Piggys to play. My warmest thanks to Michelle Plakas Kaiser for this very cool and collectable item.

2. Magic Sport diorama, comprising a playing field and goalposts. I bought this off a lady on Trade Me. I now have a spare for trade.

 

DISPLAY BOXES - 21

 

1. "Kinder House" - special six-pack for Easter 1999. Shaped like a house. I obtained this just before Easter from the Woolworth's Supermarket in Kilbirnie, one of Wellington's eastern suburbs. Condition: mint.

2. Another "Kinder House", this one a bit larger and again shaped like a house. Got this one from Thorndon Antiques and Collectables. Useful for storing and displaying Kinder toys.

3. A THIRD Kinder House, believe it or not. Another Easter six-pack, shaped like a house and depicting various animals. Thanks to Jan de Ruiter for this one. Condition: Mint.

4. Sales display box featuring the Sharkybaba and a few K97 toys. I obtained this from the Strathmore Dairy after buying their last two Kinder eggs. It's a bit bent in one or two places, but basically in excellent condition.

5. Sales display box featuring the Pyramiao and some K99 toys. Came from New World Miramar. (If you’re in NZ, New World is a good place to get Kinder eggs reasonably cheaply.)

6. Sales display box featuring various K99 toys. Came from New World Miramar.

7. Sales display box featuring various K00 toys. Came from New World Miramar.

8. Sales display box featuring the Galacteenies and assorted K00 toys. This too came from New World Miramar.

9. Pyramid-shaped display box that was a six-pack including two Pyramiao toys. Box shows various Pyramiao characters. Thanks to Karelyn Douglas for this one, which is mint.

10. "Kinder Village" display box or showcase with lavender sides. Features Kinder Airport, Kinder Station and depicts various houses. Thanks to Thorndon Antiques and Collectables for these. Has three "shelves" to display Kinder toys.

11. "Kinder Village" display box or showcase with green sides. Same as the one with lavender sides. Thanks to Thorndon Antiques and Collectables for this one.

12. Sales display box featuring various K01 toys, including some of the Flintstones. Interestingly, the Kinder egg man only has the word “Kinder” on him; not “SURPRISE”, as has been the case with past boxes. I think this may be the first Argentine Kinder display box. Got it from New World Miramar in February 2003.

13. German Cybertops display box which I got complete with 72 German Kinder Surprise eggs in February 2003. Thanks to Michelle Plakas Kaiser for this one.

14. Sales display box featuring assorted K03 toys and promoting the Internet Surprise concept. It says you get one real toy plus one Internet Surprise. Got this from the Miramar BP Service Station.

15. Sales display box featuring assorted C toys. Got this from the Miramar BP Service Station.

16. Sales display box promoting the Monster Hotel series. Got this from New World Miramar some time in early 2007.

17. Sales display box featuring assorted K and MPG toys. Got this from New World Miramar in July 2007.

18. Sales display box promoting the Mole Mission 2 set. All the figurines in the series are named on the rear. Got this from New World Miramar in September 2007.

19. Sales display box promoting the Simpsons set. Got this some time in 2008, probably from New World Miramar.

20. Sales display box promoting the 2011 Smurfs set. Got this from New World Miramar in September or October 2011.

21. Sales display box promoting the 2013 Smurfs set. Got this from New World Miramar in August 2013.

 

DISPLAY CARDS - 10

 

1. Kinder Maxi Surprise display card. Thanks to Karelyn Douglas for this one.

2. Another Maxi display card, which I think originally surrounded a Maxi egg. This has words "Kinder Christmas - DISCOVER YOUR GIGANTIC TOY". Also has a rather nice red ribbon. Thanks to Vic Morris for this one. NB: I have a spare of this, which is for trade.

3. German display card promoting the “Funny Castle” set. Includes the words “Jetzt mit DVD!” (Now with DVD!) and “+3 garantierten Figuren” (3 Figurines Guaranteed). Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

4. German Kinder Freude (Kinder Joy) display card promoting the Polar Express Maxi set. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

5. German display card promoting the “Polar Express” set. It also shows a “Funny Castle” toy. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

6. German Kinder Freude display card promoting assorted Maxi toys. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

7. German display card promoting the Smart set. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

8. German display card promoting a Mission Maulwurf six-pack. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

9. Kinder Surprise Maxi display card promoting Tom and Jerry. This was part of a Kinder Surprise Maxi egg that I purchased in my local supermarket at the end of March 2012.

 

FOUR-PACKS - 5

 

1. Eco Bunnies four-pack all the way from Canada. This has pictures of some K98 toys and a couple of Eco Bunnies and is in French and English. It claims to have four Kinder Surprise including one Eco Bunny. Thanks to Jean-Pierre Comtois for this most interesting Canadian Kinder Surprise item.

2. Four-pack from the UK for Easter 2001. Has rabbits, chickens and Kinder Surprise eggs on it. Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

3. Four-pack from Canada for Christmas 2001. Has an image of Santa Claus holding a Kinder Surprise egg, plus some pictures of K00 and recast toys. Thanks to Norm Christman for this one.

4. Four-pack from Germany for Easter 2005. Has an orange rabbit, picture of a smart car and assorted “C” toys, plus the words “1 von 4 smarts garantiert in jeder Packung”, which as you might be able to guess, means “1 of 4 smarts guaranteed in each pack”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

5. Four-pack from Germany for Easter 2005. This one has a blue rabbit, picture of the same smart car (the Crossblade) as the other pack, but shows some different “C” toys. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one also.

 

GLASS - 1

 

Special Ferrero glass featuring three of the Crazy Crocos - Ines Patines, P.C. Barney and Macho Mike. Words "LET'S GO!", "GAME OVER" and "I'M SO COOL!" appear next to respective characters. Thanks to Ron Anglin for this unique item.

 

MAGAZINES - 5

 

1. 2 copies of Kinder Surprise World Report/Revue du Monde - First Edition/Première édition. This little gem came courtesy of Jean-Pierre Comtois, and among other things has a picture of most of the K98 toys. Condition: near mint. The other copy is for trade.

2. Kinder Surprise Collection 1998. Introduced by "Kinderino", this magazine or booklet features the toys in the K97 series and has quite a lot of educational info. Thanks to Thorndon Antiques and Collectables for this one. Condition: mint.

3. Disney Adventures - September 2000. This contains two pages of information about the Galacteenies, and also has a Galacteenie word find on the back cover. It was sold with a free Galacteenie in a capsule, part of a special promotional offer in Australia and New Zealand. I got this on 12 September 2000.

4. Disney Adventures - January 2001. This has some Kinder Surprise puzzles on the back cover. Also, on Page 66, there's a picture of a young reader and her Kinder Surprise collection of about 1,200-1,400 toys. I got this from my local New World supermarket on 31 December 2000.

 

"MINI-HATS" - 58

 

"Mini-hats" (called "Hütchen" in German) with stickers are a frequent accessory to hand-painted sets or seasonal holidays in Germany.

 

1. "Mini-hat" , from the Happy Hippo Hochzeit series. This has a sticker featuring Paulus Predicus, and is 4th in a set of 10. Has words, "IMMER MIT DER RUHE!", which means, "DON'T PANIC!" My thanks to Anja Engeln for this, my first-ever "mini-hat".

2. "Mini-hat" from Die Happy Hippo Company series. This has a sticker featuring Träumer Tommy, and is 1st in a set of 10. Has words "ARBEIT?? Mach ich doch … im Schlaf!" which means "WORK?? I do it ... in my sleep!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

3. "Mini-hat" from Die Happy Hippo Company series. This has a sticker featuring Babsy Baby, and is 2nd in a set of 10. Has words "cool bleiben … auch wenn's heiß hergeht!", which means, "stay cool … even when the heat is on!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

4. "Mini-hat" from Die Happy Hippo Company series. This has a sticker featuring Susi Sonnenschein, and is 3rd in a set of 10. Has words "Bitte lächeln … am besten 3x täglich!", which means "Smile please … 3 times a day is best!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

5. "Mini-hat" from Die Happy Hippo Company series. This has a sticker featuring Klara Klatschmaul, and is 4th in a set of 10. Has words "Ich quassel gern … aber nur im Vertrauen!", which means "I like a good chat … but only in private!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

6. "Mini-hat" from Die Happy Hippo Company series. This has a sticker featuring Emil Erbsenzähler, and is 6th in a set of 10. Has words "Mit mir … kann man rechnen!", which means "You can count … on me!". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

7. "Mini-hat" from Die Happy Hippo Company series. This has a sticker featuring Rudi Rohrbruch, and is 7th in a set of 10. Has words "Na … wo klemmt's?", which I think means "Hi … where's the blockage?". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

8. "Mini-hat" from Die Happy Hippo Company series. This has a sticker featuring Guido Geistesblitz, and is 9th in a set of 10. Has words "Man hat Köpfchen … oder 'nen Computer!" which means, "Either you have brains … or you have a computer!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

9. "Mini-hat" from Die Funny Fanten im Cluburlaub series. This has a sticker featuring Pauli Power, and is 1st in a set of 10. Has words "ohne mich … läuft gar nichts", which means "Absolutely nothing happens … without me". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

10. "Mini-hat" from Die Funny Fanten im Cluburlaub series. This has a sticker featuring Charlotte Charme, and is 2nd in a set of 10. Has words "schüchterner … bin ich nur bei Dir", which means "I'm only bashful … around you". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

11. "Mini-hat" from Die Funny Fanten im Cluburlaub series. This has a sticker featuring Willi Wirbel, and is 3rd in a set of ten. Has words "schlagfertiger … ist nur mein Tennisschläger!" This is tricky to translate, because there's a pun in the German. "Schlagfertig" means "quick-witted", but the verb schlagen in German means "to hit" (hence a tennis racquet is a "Tennisschläger - something you hit a tennis ball with!). So there's a pun going on with "schlagfertig/Tennisschläger". A literal translation is "Only my tennis racquet is more quick-witted!" Doesn't make a lot of sense in English though, does it? Time for some lateral thinking. I've come up with "My tennis racquet serves me well!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

12. "Mini-hat" from Die Funny Fanten im Cluburlaub series. This has a sticker featuring Arnold Angsthase, and is 4th in a set of 10. Has words "mutiger … sind meist die Kleinen!", which means "It's usually the little guys who are more courageous". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

13. "Mini-hat" from Die Funny Fanten im Cluburlaub series. This has a sticker featuring Nadja Nahtlos, and is 5th in a set of 10. Has words "hübscher … als ich ist nur mein Spiegelbild", which means "The only thing prettier than me is my reflection in the mirror". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

14. "Mini-hat" from Die Funny Fanten im Cluburlaub series. This has a sticker featuring Conny Cocktail, and is 6th in a set of 10. Has words "lustiger … ist's nur, wenn ich dabei bin!", which means "It’s just more fun when I'm around!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

15. "Mini-hat" from Die Funny Fanten im Cluburlaub series. This has a sticker featuring Sammy Speed, and is 7th in a set of 10. Has words "fitter … als ich ist nur ein Turnschuh", which means "The only thing fitter than me is a gym shoe". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

16. "Mini-hat" from Die Funny Fanten im Cluburlaub series. This has a sticker featuring Nina Nachschlag, and is 8th in a set of 10. Has words "schnuckeliger … als ich ist nur der Nachtisch", which means "The only thing sweeter than me is dessert". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

17. "Mini-hat" from Die Funny Fanten im Cluburlaub series. This has a sticker featuring Pit Paparazzo, and is 9th in a set of 10. Has words "schärfer … als ich sind nur meine Fotos", which means "Only my photos are sharper than me". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

18. "Mini-hat" from Die Funny Fanten im Cluburlaub series. This has a sticker featuring Danny Dauershower, and is 10th in a set of 10. Has words "spritziger … als ich ist nur die Feuerwehr". Here we have another pun which doesn't really translate into English. Spritzig means "witty", while spritzen means "to spray", and Danny Dauershower is spraying himself. Time for some more lateral thinking: "Only the Fire Service has a bigger blast than me!" (A blast is a good time, and water can blast out of a fire hose or elephant's trunk, geddit? Well you try coming up with something better, then!) Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

19. "Mini-hat" from Die Bingo Birds" series. This has a sticker featuring Peter Kneter, and is 1st in a set of 10. Has words "Andere fit machen … macht selber schlapp!", which means "Getting others in shape … wears you out!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

20. "Mini-hat" from Die Bingo Birds" series. This has a sticker featuring Conny Coach, and is 2nd in a set of 10. Has words "Alles Bingo … oder was?", which means "Everything Bingo … or what?" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

21. "Mini-hat" from Die Bingo Birds" series. This has a sticker featuring Willy Wichtig, and is 3rd in a set of 10. Has words "Ich tu' nicht so … ich bin wichtig!", which means "I'm not pretending … I am important!". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

22. "Mini-hat" from Die Bingo Birds" series. This has a sticker featuring Tina Topspin, and is 4th in a set of 10. Has words "Aber jetzt … geht's los!", which means "But now … it's under way!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

23. "Mini-hat" from Die Bingo Birds" series. This has a sticker featuring Mecker Joe, and is 5th in a set of 10. Has words "Ich mecker' nicht … ich hab' bloß recht!", which means "I'm not whingeing … I'm just right, that's all!" An inaccurate, but tempting translation here is "That ball was ON THE LINE!" à la a certain J. McEnroe. Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

24. "Mini-hat" from Die Bingo Birds" series. This has a sticker featuring Rudi Ratlos, and is 6th in a set of 10. Has words "Sponsoren … herzlich willkommen!", which means "Sponsors a very warm welcome to you!". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

25. "Mini-hat" from Die Bingo Birds" series. This has a sticker featuring Anja Augenaufschlag, and is 7th in a set of 10. Has words "Ich hab' den schönsten … Augenaufschlag", which means "I've got the most beautiful … gaze". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

26. "Mini-hat" from Die Bingo Birds" series. This has a sticker featuring Karla Kaffeeklatsch, and is 8th in a set of 10. Has words "Schweigen ist Silber … reden ist Gold", which means "Silence is silver ... talking is golden". Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

27. "Mini-hat" from Die Bingo Birds" series. This has a sticker featuring Fritz Vorsitz, and is 9th in a set of 10. Has words "Einen herzlichen Applaus … für mich!", which means "A round of applause … for me!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

28. "Mini-hat" from Die Bingo Birds" series. This has a sticker featuring Schorschi Schlichter, and is 10th in a set of 10. Has words "Lieber oben sitzen … als unten schwitzen!", which means "Better to sit up above … than sweat down below!" Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

29. "Mini-hat" with sticker featuring the Kinder egg man with a mirror. He's saying: "Du und ich: doppelt schön!", which means "You and me: twice as beautiful!". An alternative translation could be "You and me look twice as good!" I am not sure how many stickers are in this set. I only know it's from 1996 and that there are at least five "mini-hats" in the set. Each "mini hat" has the words "… auf in den Frühling" on the bottom. I think this means "… until the spring". It is not related to any particular hand-painted set. But anyway, thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

30. "Mini-hat" with sticker featuring the Kinder egg man and a rabbit. The egg man is saying "Du und ich: tolles Team!", which means "You and me: great team!", or maybe better, "You and me make a great team!". 2nd in the "auf in den Frühling" set. Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

31. "Mini-hat" with sticker featuring Kinder egg man and chicken in egg. The egg man is saying "Du und ich: überraschend gut!", which means "You and me: surprisingly good!" A more loose, but nicer translation, might be "You and me: a nice surprise!"

rd in the "auf in den Frühling" set. Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.
32. "Mini-hat" with sticker featuring the Kinder egg man carrying a suitcase and waving with a handkerchief. The egg man is saying "Ohne Dich: halb so schön!", which means "Without you: only half as good!" 5th (and last?) in the "auf in den Frühling" set. Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

33. "Mini-hat" from the "Pinky Piggys" series. This has a sticker featuring Lara Laufsteg, and is 2nd in a set of 10. Has words "BEAUTY QUEEN!" (that doesn't need any translation!) Thanks to Anja Engeln for this one.

34. "Mini-hat" from the "Pinky Piggys" series. This has a sticker featuring Garry Gameshow, and is 4th in a set of 10. Has words "REKORD VERDÄCHTIG!", which means "RECORD SUSPICIOUS!" Thanks to Anja Engeln for this one.

35. “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a Jack O’Lantern and the word “SMILE!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

36. “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring ghosts flying around a tower plus the words “KOMM, WIR DREHEN NE RUNDE!”, which means “COME ON, WE’RE DOING A CIRCUIT” or some such. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

37.  “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a bat hanging in a tree, some other bats flying plus the words “LASS DICH NICHT HÄNGEN!” which means “DON’T HANG AROUND!” or something along those lines. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

38. “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a spooky castle entrance with three pairs of eyes peering out, plus the words “TRAU DICH!”, which means “TAKE COURAGE!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

39. “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring Frankenstein’s Monster holding his head in his hands, plus words “KOPF HOCH!”, which means “HEADS UP!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

40. “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a spider knitting, plus the words “ICH GLAUB, ICH SPINNE!”, which means, “I THINK I’M BONKERS!”, although to retain the wordplay, it could be rendered as something like “OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB I WEAVE!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

41. “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a magician pointing a wand at a Jack O’Lantern, plus words “LASS DICH ÜBERRASCHEN!”, which means “LET YOURSELF BE SURPRISED!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

42. “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a witch with a crystal ball and a crow in a witch’s hat, plus words “ICH HAB DEN DURCHBLICK!”, which means “I’M IN THE KNOW!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

43. “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a vampire, a couple of bats and a castle in the background, plus words “KOMM VORBEI!”, which means “COME ON OVER!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

44. “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring an elf with a treasure chest, plus words “MEIN SCHATZ!”, which means “MY TREASURE!”. Although if you want to allude to Lord of the Rings, “MY PRECIOUS” is not beyond the realms of possibility. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

45. “Mini Hat” from the 2002 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a rather amorous-looking owl plus words “ICH FLIEG AUF DICH!”, which means “I’M CRAZY ABOUT YOU”, although to keep a pun in English, it could be rendered as something like “I’M HEAD OVER WINGS FOR YOU!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

46. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a mouse with sunglasses and a Jack O’Lantern, plus the words “HAPPY HALLOWEEN”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

47. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a ghost and haunted house, plus words “HIER SPUKT’S”, which essentially means “THIS PLACE IS HAUNTED”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

48. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring three ghosts flying round a clock, plus words “VOLLE RUNDE, GEISTERSTUNDE”, which translates (somewhat loosely) to: “HAUNT AROUND THE CLOCK”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

49. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a bat and a rising sun, plus word “AUFWACHEN!”, which means “WAKE UP!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

50. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a bat flying in the moonlight, plus words “DU NACHTSCHWÄRMER!”, which means “YOU NIGHT OWL!” Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

51. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a vampire with a glass of blood and an Olympic torch (not sure why that’s there), plus words “LUST AUF ‘N DRINK?”, which means “FEEL LIKE A DRINK?” Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

52. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a Frankenstein’s monster plus words “WOHL’ NE SCHRAUBE LOCKER!”, which means “THERE’S PROBABLY A SCREW LOOSE!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

53. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a wizard pulling a featherless bird out of a hat, plus words “ALLES FAULER ZAUBER”, which means “A BAD SPELL” or something like that. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

54. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a crow with a witch’s hat and its beak bandaged and a cat with a wand and wizard’s hat, plus words “HALT DEN SCHNABEL!”, which means “SHUT YOUR BEAK!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

55. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring an owl with binoculars plus words “ICH HAB DEN DURCHBLICK”, which means “I’M HAVING A LOOK-SEE”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

56. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a dinosaur with a daisy plus words “ICH HAB DICH ZUM FRESSEN GERN”, which means “I’D LIKE TO EAT YOU”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

57. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring a dragon plus the words “LASS MAL DAMPF AB!”, which means “LET OFF STEAM!”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

58. “Mini Hat” from the 2003 Halloween series. This has a sticker featuring an elf with a candle walking through a forest, plus the words “ICH GLAUB ICH STEH IM WALD”, which means “I MUST BE SEEING THINGS”, although to keep the German word play, could also be rendered as something like “I’M NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET”. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

 

NINE-PACK—1

 

“Kinder Mix” pack that has a picture of a reindeer, so was presumably issued for Christmas. It originally contained one Kinder Surprise, six Kinder Schoko-Bons, two Kinder chocolate bars and a set of four Kinder tattoos (see under “Tattoos” for more details of those). Thanks to Seanoha Finigan for this one.

 

PORCELAIN FIGURINES - 4

 

1. French “Ayden” figurine from King Arthur set. I’m not sure how many figurines are in this set, which is apparently designed for Epiphany cakes, or whether it’s even an official Kinder Surprise toy (I can’t find it in any catalogues). What I do know is that it originates in France and was issued in 1999. It’s also a beautiful little piece of craftsmanship. Thanks to Christine Warman-Grieder for this one.

2. French “Kayley” figurine from 1999 King Arthur set. Thanks to Christine Warman-Grieder for this one.

3. French “Lionel” figurine from 1999 King Arthur set. Thanks to Christine Warman-Grieder for this one.

4. French “Merlin” figurine from 1999 King Arthur set. Thanks to Christine Warman-Grieder for this one.

 

POSTERS - 10

 

1. Poster featuring K97 toys in imaginary setting. Also has some puzzles and activities. In French and English. Thanks to Jean-Pierre Comtois for these. Condition: mint.

2. Kinder Surprise birthday calendar, in Dutch. Features pictures of most of the Galaxini/Stratulani characters, plus a few of the K00 toys. Thanks to Jan de Ruiter for this one. Condition: mint.

3. Kinder Surprise 2000 poster calendar in Chinese, featuring toys from the K00 series. Thanks to Wayne Lovett for this one.

4. Poster featuring K97 toys in imaginary setting, entitled "1998 World of Kinder Surprise". Thanks to Kerry Harris for this one.

5. Chinese poster featuring the K01 toys and Fantasmini. This doubles as a board game and comes with three cardboard pieces and a cardboard dice! Thanks to Michelle Plakas Kaiser for this one. I reckon it's one of the best posters yet!

6. Small Japanese poster featuring the Sporting Peanuts set on one side and the Fancy Fuxies set on the other. The side with the Peanuts figurines also shows some K03 toys. Thanks to Kay Bundo for this one.

7. Small Japanese poster featuring the Holiday Peanuts set on one side and the Fantasmini II set on the other. The side with the Peanuts figurines also shows some K03 toys. Thanks to Kay Bundo for this one.

8. Canadian poster calendar promoting the “2003 Collection”, which we are also getting in New Zealand. Thanks to Jean-Pierre Comtois for this one. I have a second one, which is for trade.

9. Belgian poster featuring the Incredibles. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

 

PROMOTIONAL PAPERS - 12

 

1. Promotional paper featuring K96 series. Includes order form for Kinder Surprise activity and collection calendar. In French and English, from Canada. Courtesy of Jean-Pierre Comtois. Condition: mint.

2. Promotional paper featuring K97 series. Includes order form for toy showcase. In French and English, from Canada. Once again, I have Jean-Pierre Comtois to thank for this. Condition: mint.

3. Promotional paper that came out of a Kinder Surprise egg with a K01 toy inside. The paper is in Spanish and advertising a Web site called Tareasya.com. The Spanish says, “Kinderino y Tareasya.com te ayudan a realizar más facilmente tus tareas escolares. Visitanos: www.tareasya.com/kinder”. My translation of this: “Kinderino and Tareasya.com help make your homework easier. Visit www.tareasya.com/kinder”. On the right-hand side of the paper is a picture of Kinderino with the words “Kinder SORPRESA” and just above this, “RICO EN LECHE”, which means “RICH IN MILK”. Quite an intriguing and fascinating item. Also pretty rare—indeed, the 2005 Spielzeug aus dem Ei catalogue lists its value at a staggering 450!

4. Spanish promotional paper or leaflet featuring the Sir Condor set and an order form for a Fisher Price castle. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

5. Spanish promotional paper or leaflet promoting the Mole Mission series and assorted C toys. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

6. Italian promotional paper advertising the Vampirelli. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

7. Czech promotional paper advertising the Vampirelli. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

8. Czech promotional paper advertising the Pappagalos set. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

9. Czech promotional paper or leaflet advertising the Cavemen. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

10. Czech promotional paper-cum-leaflet advertising the Cybertops. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

11. Small Brazilian promotional paper or leaflet advertising the K02 series (as the new series for 2003). Doubles as a checklist for the series. The Smurfs are on the front. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

12. Small Brazilian promotional paper or leaflet advertising the K03 series (as the new series for 2004). Doubles as a checklist for the series. Tom and Jerry are on the front. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

 

PROMOTIONAL WATCH - 1

 

Kinder Surprise promotional quartz watch. A Kinder egg man is the second hand. Comes in a display box with the Kinder Surprise logo and some numbers and clock hands. A special limited item, released in Taiwan. My thanks to Wayne Lovett for this fantastic addition to my Kinder Surprise collection.

 

RULER - 1

 

A Kinder Surprise ruler featuring three K94 toys (“Ludwig Käfer” with red cap, bee with twirling wings and a steam engine) and “Kinderino” himself. Thanks to Heather Knowles for this one. Condition: mint.

 

SINGLE PACK - 1

 

Japanese single pack showing Snoopy with lifesaver and Snoopy fishing, along with a couple of Fantasmini and K03 toys. In addition, it’s promoting the Internet Surprise concept. Thanks to Kay Bundo for this one.

 

SIX-PACKS - 5

 

1. Australian six-pack that doubles as a Sharkybaba diorama. It also has some pictures of assorted K97 toys. Thanks to Wayne Flint for this one.

2. Portuguese six-pack promoting the Doraemon series plus assorted other “C” toys. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

3. German six-pack for Easter featuring six different rabbits, under which are holes for Kinder eggs to go in. It’s called “6 fröhliche Osterhasen” (6 Happy Easter Bunnies) and is very cool. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

4. German “Spongebob Schwammkopf” (Spongebob Squarepants) six-pack featuring assorted Spongebob Squarepants characters and promising one Spongebob Squarepants surprise in each pack. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

5. German “Magic Sport” six-pack, featuring the Magic Sport set and other Magic Sport accessories, and also guaranteeing two Magic Sport figures per pack. Thanks to Ulrike Degen for this one.

 

SOFTWARE - 2

 

1. Kinder Surprise game on CD-ROM called "KS-n-Kickin'". Features an superb 3D game with various levels and six funky songs. You can play the game, which includes a Kinder Egg Man and various K00 toys, at up to 40 different levels! My thanks to Rose Unsworth for this one.

2. German database program called Dotterman's Friend, on CD-ROM. This appears to be a program specially designed to help you catalogue your Kinder Surprise collection, and is entirely in German. Thanks to Vic Morris for this one.

 

STICKER SHEET - 1

 

Sheet with six “Kinderino” stickers. Thanks to Heather Knowles for this one. Condition: mint.

 

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