The technology being employed here is also of a higher order than previous toys-to-life games. In fact, looking at the mechs of Infinite Arms or the integrated lights, sound and voice of Lightseekers it feels wrong to just call them toys.
Hamm is a wisecracking realist with a in his belly in place of a stopper. He and Mr. Potato Head appear to be best friends, and are often seen playing games, such as (with Hamm always winning). Out of all the toys, he is shown to have the most knowledge of the outside, often being very familiar with various gadgets that are shown, likely as an homage to Ratzenberger's famous role of mail carrier and bar know-it-all on the sitcom .
“I hope it’s like Christmas for them,” said Owen, as he relaxed with Emmy in the waiting area once all the toys were unpacked. “Or just that it makes them feel better.”
Here’s my complete collection of all the 8 Mulan toys from McDonalds. You can imagine the amount of McDonalds’ Happy Meals I had to eat up just to get all these toys! At least the McDonalds toys in the late 90’s resemble the movie characters very closely, not like some of those I see today.
Sixty-eight years ago, the All American Toy Company of Salem, Oregon started casting toy trucks, 1/12th scale and made of die cast aluminum with steel frames and rubber tires. These trucks were not only handsome, they were rugged. Built with a unique air horn steering system, these trucks gave endless hours of fun. They drove forward, backward and around corners just like a real truck. The company succumbed to lower priced toys in 1956. The cracked & fatigued dies remained unused until May of 1992, when Patrick Russell of Salem purchased the company and revived the old dies. The company is now building limited editions of this famous old toy truck. In January of 1997 Patrick introduced a classic 1947 Kenworth in 1/16th scale, which is also sold in limited editions. As with the old toy, the Kenworth truck is made of all metal parts with rubber tires.