15 Feb 2014

Review: Limited Edition Kinder Surprise Disney Princess & Marvel Heroes


UPDATE: I would love to add more photos of these Kinder toys to this post - if you have a photo of your collection please send it to me at grocerygems@gmail.com. Full credit will be given. Thank you! 

Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs have been been available in blue and pink versions for a while now, since last year at least. As a bit of a Disney geek and with two children who are fans of Marvel Heroes, I'm loving these new Limited Edition Kinder Surprise. Let me know what you think about this latest release in the comments below!


Firstly the Kinder Egg Disney Princesses. There are seven princesses to collect; Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle, and Rapunzel. I'm old enough to know better but I still enjoy cracking the chocolate and opening up the little orange plastic egg to find out which toy is inside. Obviously I was holding out for Belle, as she's the BEST Disney Princess, no question.


Inside I found a little Princess Jasmine, made of three interlocking pieces. It's very easy to put together, i.e. even I managed it! I wasn't disappointed, she looks incredibly detailed for such a miniature toy, even her skirt is glittery (which doesn't show up on the photo I'm afraid!). I'll just have to buy a few more Kinder Eggs until I find Belle...


My kids however, were only interested in the Marvel Kinder Surprise. Unlike the Disney Princesses, these toys are not realistic miniatures, these are Marvel characters as rounded "Twistheads", a concept Kinder has used before in previous ranges. I'm not sure where these Twistheads originated or the concept behind them, so feel free to leave a comment if  you have any information. There are ten different Marvel characters to collect; Iron Man, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Loki, Thor, The Lizard, Venom, and Green Goblin.


Super cute Wolverine! These toys have little twistable heads (well only their scalps really!) that will reveal a number when twisted off. The idea is simply to get more than one and pit them against each other, whoever has the biggest number wins. I liked the look of these and the little strings on their heads which mean they can be attached to school bags or clothing.


We also got a mini Loki. Guess who won in the Twistheads battle between Wolverine and Loki? Overall these are lovely little toys that I'm sure any little fan (and more than likely quite a few big fans too...) of Disney or Marvel will enjoy.

UPDATE:


Our Marvel collection so far!


Here's an absolutely gorgeous photo sent to me by Sophie B. This is a full collection of the Disney Princesses completed by Ellie-May aged 2. Thank you so much for the lovely photo - the collection looks so wonderful displayed altogether! Well done for such a brilliant collection! :)




Kirstie L. sent me this fabulous photo of her Marvel Heroes collection. I love it, such a brilliant collage of photos that perfectly sums up the buy>devour>display sequence of trying to complete a full collection! Just three more to go for this collection, I'm sure it won't be long now. Thanks Kirstie!

Grocery Gems Verdict: Kinder Surprise Disney Princess & Marvel Heroes

RATING: 8 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Yes..
Purchased: Co-Op.
Price £0.79p each or 2 for £1.20.


108 comments:

  1. I should get the Disney Princess ones myself because I've been a huge fan of Disney ever since I was little and they sound more appealing than the Marvel ones. Right now I hope to get an Ariel, a Cinderella or a Tiana. I'll look out for them when I next visit my local Co-Op.

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    1. Ariel would be my next choice so I hope I get her too! Let me know if you find them :)

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    2. Oops - they don't do Tiana toys :-(.

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    3. They really should have included Tiana. There are only 7 of the Disney Princesses available but 10 of the Marvel Characters to collect. Not fair!

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    4. I know re the number of Princesses vs the number of Marvel characters. I agree with you Katherine - Tiana should well have been included. If we can get Jasmine, why not Tiana, Pocahontas or Mulan?

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    5. Oh Pocahontas and Mulan would be wonderful! I would much prefer them over many of the others!

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    6. Bought two more eggs last night. I got Ariel in one (yes!) and Snow White in the other.

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    7. Yay! Well done! Really pleased you found the Ariel :) I haven't managed to get back to a Co-op yet but I'm going to stock up and buy quite a few next time I go!

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    8. I have only just seen these so started collecting them for my daughter, they make lovely little ornaments in any kids room. It seems it's only the co op that have these special ones. We now have 6 out of 7, trying to get Cinderella, think she will be like gold dust. We have got nearly 3 sets with all the doubles and trebles lol

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    9. I've bought my daughter 4 eggs and she's had 3 cinderella's,luck of the draw

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    10. Hi just to let you know Aldi do these for only 50 pence each ... bargain��

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  2. Great stuff. I reckon Wolverine would slice Loki to pieces!

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    1. You're right :)

      Wolverine had 4 and Loki 2.

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    2. The numbers aren't fixed if u twist the body it changes, best we can figure its a game u put 2 together twist the bodies (to produce 2 random numbers) then seperate to see who's won

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  3. My boys are loving the marvel ones. Luckily out of the 6 we have bought (so far!) They have had a different character each time. Wonder what the chances of getting the remaining 4 in our next purchase would be x

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    1. Wow getting 6 different ones is very lucky! Did you choose them all from the same display tray? I hope you get the last 4 you need soon. It's always nice to have a complete set :)

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  4. Sorry to be a nerd but Loki is a God and would destroy Wolverine.

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    1. I'm with you on that one! But it was actually Wolverine who won the Twistheads battle. I wonder if all the "evil" characters will lose lol

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  5. Bought two Disney Princess eggs and got Cinderella in both to them. I will only be keeping one but I hope my next one has Ariel or Rapunzel.

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    1. Ah that's a shame April. It's annoying to get a double so soon. I just bought my second one and got Rapunzel, she was one of the ones I wanted too. Still no Belle or Ariel yet...

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    2. No Ariel or Rapunzel yet either. I'll see which ones I'll get when I go to my local Co-Op this evening. Think I'll get a couple of the Marvel ones too... Perhaps I'll put any duplicates I get on eBay.

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  6. I need these in my life! I would have flipped out for these as a kid, and things haven't changed much since then.

    Great review!

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    1. Thanks! I'm still a big kid when it comes to these things too :)

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  7. Has anybody got spiderman? We have bought quite a few on the 2 for £1.20 deal and had 6 wolverines, 3 captain americas, 3 iron man and a few others but no spiderman, hulk or thor. My little boy is holding out for spidey just interested to if anyone has actually got him yet?

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    1. I haven't actually got one myself but there are lots of the Spider-man listed on Ebay so they do exist!

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    2. I've got two Spider Mans so I'll put one of them on eBay.

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    3. It's worth doing, they seem to be selling well on there!

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    4. I have a couple of spiderman as spares any got venom as a spare

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    5. Can someone ship a spiderman to the Netherlands? Mail me at rsj1987@gmail.com

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  8. Tonight I got Spider Man and Belle!

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    1. How lucky, well done! I finally got Belle too so I'm happy now :)

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  9. I'm 20 and love these! So far I have Ariel, Jasmine and Rapunzel. I'm on a quest for Snow White, but I went to the co-op yesterday and they've somehow all gone. :(
    I wish Pocahontas was available too.

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    1. Good collection so far! My Co-Op was sold out completely of the Marvel ones, when only a few days before there had been loads. I suppose they must be very popular. Good luck with your Snow White quest, I hope you find one!

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  10. Hi,my co-op also ran out,I've been everywhere to find more,i found Asda do them,so I bought 24 eggs today and completed my marvel collection and had loads of swaps aswell which I've listed most of on eBay tonight(hopefully make a bit of money back on them)

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    1. Hi, thanks for letting us know that Asda are now stocking these. That's good news and hopefully they will be easier to find now. Well done on completing the collection, I'm sure the spares will do well on Ebay!

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  11. I've started collecting as well, so far I have 2 Auora or Sleeping Beauty as she is known, 1 Jasmine, 2 Rapunsel (1 I threw away) and today I just got Ariel and Bell.

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  12. This week I got Jasmine and Sleeping Beauty. Only Rapunzel to collect now! Both my duplicate Cinderella toys have sold well on eBay.

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    1. Have you managed to find Rapunzel yet April?

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    2. I have but made a bid for her on eBay since I saw no point in buying any more eggs in case I got more duplicates.

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    3. anyone want to swop the marvel characters have a few spare looking for venom and thor

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  13. Snow white is pretty hard to find me and my boss have been collecting them (20) and (33) and we have only found two in the hundreds we have bought, jasmines pretty hard too aha

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    1. That's so surprising, I guess I got lucky with getting Jasmine first! Have you both managed to collect full sets?

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    2. Is Jasmine hard to find? I bought a multi pack of 3 eggs and got 1 Disney figure- Jasmin... Really want an Ariel.. Is that a tough one to find?

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  14. Yay, I finally got Cinderella. I was really looking forward to finding her. :)
    I have now: 2 Jasmins, 1 Rapunsel, 1 Bell, 1 Sleeping Beauty a.k.a Auora, 1 Ariel and now Cinderella.

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  15. Just Snow White is missing.

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    1. I have 2 extra snow whites if you want to trade for a Jasmine?

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    2. Sure, can we some how meet up in Ponty some time? I'll give you the Jasmine in trade for the Snow White.

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    3. I actually bought Jasmine a couple days ago on eBay already, sorry! I'm also in Canada...and I realized this blog, even though it has a .ca url, seems to be in UK?? Does anyone know?

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    4. Hello, yes I'm a UK blogger. Not sure why you can see .ca URL as I set it up as a .uk URL and that is what I can see. It's hosted by blogger (Google) so maybe that is why. Not sure, maybe someone more tech minded can explain it!

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  16. Anyone exchange Ariel, Belle, Sleeping Beauty or Cinderella for Jasmine, Tangled and Snowwhite? email me: inboxixx@hotmail.com

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    1. I could trade you Snow White and Rapunzel for Ariel and Belle if you want.

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  17. Could anyone provide me with belle in exchange for Cinderella snow white tangled Ariel and sleeping beauty I'm getting desperate lol please email me on. x-kezzy-emm-x@hotmail.co.uk

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  18. Anyone have an extra Jasmine? I have extras of Snow White, Rapunzel (Tangled), Cinderella or Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) that I could offer in exchange.

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    1. Is Jasmin hard to find? I got 3 eggs ina mmulti pack.. 2 eggs werent Disney -they were random kinder toys. 1 egg was a Yasmin. My fave Disney is Ariel though

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    2. I have loads of Jasmine but am after belle, Cinderella and sleeping beauty

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    3. I got 2 Belles in one box and have a total of 4 Belles now but no Jasmine :( It's not hard to find, I guess it all depends on luck...I decided to just buy Jasmine on eBay instead of getting any more duplicates.

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  19. Just found this blog! Just got a Jasmine... This is my first one. I have not had kinder eggs for years until now.. My fave Disney character is Ariel so was hoping for her but the detail on Jasmin is very good. I'm too old for kinder eggs!! But can't resist Disney

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    1. You're never too old for Kinder Eggs or Disney ;) Hope you find Ariel!

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    2. I just tucked into 2 kinder eggs tonight and got a Belle and Rapunzel... Still no Ariel :-(

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    3. I have had 5 Ariels, 2 belles and Aurora :( I wanted Repunzel most of all.

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    4. Charma C are you still looking for a Rapunzel? I can send it with the post to you if you wish.

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    5. does anyone have a spare Ariel, I have a Cinderella which I would love to swap.

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  20. Katherine GS have you got the fill collection now?

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    1. Hi, unfortunately I'm not even close to a full collection. I was so happy that I got Belle , she's the one I wanted so I haven't been buying as many since then. I'll keep picking up a few now and again, especially with these supermarket offers popping up!

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    2. Katherine GG are you still missing some? If yes which, I can send some with the post if you wish, just send me a E-Mail to: hannah.davies@gmx.de
      And tell me which ones you are missing.

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  21. 2 for a pound at Sainsbury's yo!

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    1. Excellent, thanks for the heads up!

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  22. Bought another box set and... I got another Auora. GRRRR. Still no Snow White. I could tear my hair out.

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  23. Sainsburys offer sounds good. I need a snow white... She really hard to find? It seems alot of us are the same.. Finding that a tough one to find...

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  24. My kids love the Marvel toys. We have duplicates of Loki and Lizard. Are Captain America and Spiderman reduced in number to make more people buy?

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    1. In reply to James Marshall: I think they reduce the number to keep customers buying to try to get

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  25. I bought 6 eggs 2 for 1 pound at morrisons... i have rapunzle.. belle and sleeping beauty so far still got three to eat too :-)

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  26. Does anyone have a spare venom to trade if so let me know nparkes79@hotmail.com

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  27. I have a spare venom but I need spiderman can u help chris_tucker_@hotmail.co.uk

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    1. did you get my email nparkes79@hotmail.com

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  28. Hey can anyone help me?
    I have all princesses except belle and all doubles of the rest. If anybody would like to swap that be good :)
    My email is nadine_mc@hotmail.co.uk if anyone wants to get in touch.

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  29. Snow White is the only one I need in order to complete the collection. Is it me, or this one the hardest one to find?

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  30. Anyone got ideas how they put their figurines to good use? Im thinking cake toppers or desk ornament..... Any other ideas?

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    1. Well if you attach a small string to them you could wear them as a necklace, bracelet, attaché it to a Christmas tree, you could paint a land scape and create a small film about the figures threw stop motion.

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  31. I've got 5 Spiderman, 3 Hulk, 3 Loki, 1 Captain America, 3 Venom, 2 Lizard, and a wolverine to trade need Thor and Iron man. Email is johnspsn79@gmail.com

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  32. I need a snow white and can trade belle, Jasmine, rapunzel or ariel... Anyone want to trade??

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  33. GAAAAHhh.I got now 3 extra Sleeping beauties, does anybody need one?

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  34. I've got extra Ariels... Does anyone need one? I need snow white!!!!!

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    1. I need a Ariel but I don't have a spare snow white but have a Cinderella.

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  35. I bought a 3 pack of marvel eggs from co - op and 2 of the 3 I have opened so far have not been marvel toys :( so disappointed with this :(

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  36. I think in the multipacks only one out of the three is the Marvel/Disney character (I think it might say on the box somewhere). It's more cost effective to buy singly, especially as they often have offers on the single eggs.

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  37. I've not found any offers on single eggs at all but yes 1 in 3 eggs in multi packs cointact Disney.

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  38. I don't suppose anyone reading this is in York (UK)? I'm looking for spiderman to finish my set, have a spare Captain America, Green Goblin, and Venom

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    1. I can swop a spiderman for your Green Goblin or Venom nparkes79@hotmail.com -

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  39. I am from Ayr(UK) and collecting the marvel collection for my brother over in Belgium

    I have all but the green goblin and the hulk and I have quite some to trade for (spiderman x2, iron manx3, captain americax2, thorx2 and venomx1)

    please contact me at antiekje1@hotmail.com if you can trade
    that would be awesome! thx for the help :)

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  40. looking for green goblin, venom and thor
    I have spidermanx2. lokix2 and a lizard to trade
    thank you
    nparkes79@hotmail.com

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  41. Are the marvel eggs still on sale mail me richardsmith197930@yahoo.co.uk

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    1. The local Aldi here sold out of the Heroes ones, they have maybe 10 of the princess ones left.

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  42. Well they are in Ponty. But only with 2 random toy's. I finally got the lot now. :) HAPPY.
    I got now: 2 Jasmins, 2 Tangled, 1 Bell, 3 Cinderella, 2 Sleeping Beauty, (just found today)>2 Snow Whites and Ariel.
    I am one happy collector. :)

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  43. Hello I have now 6 rapunzel, 2 jasmin, 1 belle, 2 Cinderella, 3 sleeping beauty's, 2 Snow White. Does anyone want to swap a rapazunzel for either a belle or Ariel? (I need 1 more belle and 2 Ariel for 2 full sets) Email me amycostello93@hotmail.co.uk

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  44. It only took 16 Kinder Suprise from Aldi and I have the complete Marvel set :) the first
    8 I purchased were all different so it cost another £8 to get the whole set.

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    1. That was easy enough, well done!

      I still haven't had a photo of a full collection so if you could help me out I would be very grateful! I'd love to add a full Marvel photo to this review :)

      grocerygems@gmail.com

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  45. Don't know if anyone has mentioned this but don't buy the multi-packs if you're trying to get the whole collection! Only one out of three eggs has a Disney/Marvel toy. Such misleading advertisement :( .... Finished my princess collection last night, was just waiting on Ariel :D . . I painted over the doubles/triples dresses with different colours of nail polish and gave them to my little sister to start her own unique collection, she loved them!

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    1. Thanks for making the point about the multi-packs. It has been mentioned but it's worth pointing out again. I also made the same mistake :(

      Great idea with using nail polish - love it!

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  46. I have doubles and triples of all Disney princess' figures but none of snow white!!!!!! Hard to find??

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    1. Snow White does seem to be the hardest to find (judging by quite a few comments). :(

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    2. I have a spare snow white I am looking for a belle nparkes79@hotmail.com

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  47. We've been collecting both sets, as my daughter loves them, we haven't got a Tangled one yet though, we have all of the others, maybe we need to start doing swapsies!

    Good point above about the multipack's, they only guarantee one princess, although we had two in the one we bought before...

    Kinder Eggs are great fun either way, we've even posted a video of Elsa (3 and a half) opening a couple on our youtube channel...

    Kinder egg youtube

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    1. I've got a huge collection now of the Disney Princesses, I got: 2 Jasmin's, 3 Tangled, 1 Bell, 3 Cinderella, 2 Aoras, 1 Snow White and 1 Ariel.

      My twin sister has the collection as well, only as ones and all that she is missing is Ariel.

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  48. I'm collecting so many because in the multi packs in which they come I found every time 'weirdly' a 'Flowee mini' dolls and I am collecting them to. So far I got a blue dressed one, a pink dressed one, a yellow dressed one, a orange dressed one and a violet dressed doll, I'm just missing a white dressed doll.

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  49. I'm English, and as such I crave disappointment. That's why I buy Kinder Surprise. Horrible chocolate; nasty little toy: a double-whammy of disillusionment! Sometimes I eat the toy out of sheer despair. I call them the Eggs Of Numbing Inevitability. And when I buy them, I always ask for them in the third person: "Bill Bailey would like the Eggs Of Numbing Inevitability." I did that the other day and it answered me back, and he said to me: "No, I am Bill Bailey. You are not Bill Bailey, you are just a mere doppelgänger. I am the true Bill Bailey, in another dimension." And I went, "Oh, I hadn't planned on that." Then I thought the only way to solve this, I have to run at my doppelgänger, then we will be fused forever. So I ran full-tilt at it, and just before I got there I realised it was the highly polished side of the cheese counter.

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