Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs and toys

“In 1974, the iconic Kinder Surprise was launched in Europe. All children love chocolate, playing games and discovering new things. And so, the concept of an egg with a surprise toy was created, representing a special joy-filled moment to be shared between parents and their children.” From Kinder.com

As a lover of both toys and chocolate, Kinder Surprise (also known as Kinder Eggs) made by the Italian company Ferrero, is pretty hard to resist around the scanning rooms of TVTA! Many of the toys contained within the chocolate eggs have become collectable over the years, even giving rise to a reproduction market in some instances. The toys often require simple construction and contain fun action features. Many of the toys are collectable figurine sets featuring famous characters like the Smurfs, Astérix, Mickey Mouse and Friends, Disney Princesses, Shrek, Superheroes, Star Wars Hippos, Hello Kitty and others.

Below are some toy photos as put together by TVTA along with a selection of international ads featuring the much-loved egg and some of the toys available.

Selection of 40th anniversary collection figures.

Selection of Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Friends characters.

Cute animals, Princesses and Simpsons characters.

Robot characters.

Alien characters.

Astérix et Obélix: Au service de sa Majesté / God Save Britannia complete set.

Barbapapa complete set.

Les Schtroumpfs 2 / The Smurfs Movie 2 complete set.

Les Schtroumpfs / Smurfs complete set

And you thought one Gargamel was bad enough!!! An example of a variant figure – Gargamel in grey tunic along with the more common black tunic version.


KINDER SURPRISE ADVERTISING

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.


France. Pif Gadget. 1980.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.


Germany. Fix Und Foxi 37. 1984.

Germany. Fix Und Foxi 37. 1984.


France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.


France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


France. Pif Gadget. 1980.


France. Pif Gadget. 1981.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


Denmark. 1989.


Denmark. 1987.


Denmark. 1988.


Denmark. 1988.

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