Posted by Dustin on September 4, 2008 at 08:38 PM CST
This summer, McDonald’s ventures into a galaxy far, far away for the first time ever. McDonald’s and Lucasfilm Ltd. are teaming up to create a highly anticipated Happy Meal program, which will be available for an exciting four-week period (August 15-September 11). Imaginations will take flight at McDonald’s as customers of all ages join the intergalactic battle in the new STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS - themed Happy Meal experience.

“We’re very excited to announce our first-time collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd., brought to life through our Star Wars: The Clone Wars Happy Meal,” said Rebecca Anderson, Marketing Manager for McDonald’s USA.

“Families and Star Wars fans alike are sure to enjoy this exclusive Star Wars experience at McDonald’s.”




Based on the action-packed, CG-animated theatrical release STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, from Lucasfilm Animation, the Happy Meal features a collection of 18 bobble-head toys designed exclusively for McDonald’s. The collection includes classic STAR WARS characters as well as all-new characters from THE CLONE WARS, all uniquely designed in Lucasfilm Animation’s signature style. McDonald’s guests will receive one of 18 STAR WARS toys with the purchase of a Happy Meal at participating McDonald’s restaurants, while supplies last.



From STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, the characters include Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Asajj Ventress, Ahsoka Tano (Anakin’s new padawan learner), Captain Rex, Padmé Amidala, C-3PO and R2-D2. The Happy Meal collection also features favorite heroes and villains from the entire STAR WARS Saga: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, Wicket the Ewok, Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, Boba Fett and General Grievous.



Each bobble head is posed on one of the unforgettable vehicles from the STAR WARS Saga, such as the Millennium Falcon and Republic Gunship, and includes unique playable features, such as Darth Vader's breathing, Ahsoka’s light-up lightsaber, and wind-up walkers like Chewbacca on an AT-ST.



View the entire McDonald's Clone Wars Happy Meal gallery with more views of the toys right here!

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Back before the world wide web and social media ruled our shopping habits there was a long-established practice of driving around all the nearby toy stores to hunt down the latest releases. Obviously times have changed and online retail is far more important than it was twenty-five years ago - but has it killed the toy run? What was your shopping experience over the Triple Force Friday product launch weekend?
I managed to find everything I wanted in stores!
I found some but had to resort to big box websites to complete my haul.
I didn't bother stepping outside and ordered everything online.
I haven't bought any of the TFF product yet. Roll on clearance sales.
I'm waiting for the TV series/movie release before I commit.
I've so over it, no more Star Wars collecting for me.
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