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Old February 2 2015, 07:04 PM   #1
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Kinder eggs!

I bought a case of 72 Penguins of Madagascar kinder eggs from amazon which were imported from Germany.
I got them thinking there would be a penguins movie figure in every egg.
However just before they arrived i was doing a search on something which started a chain reaction of information about the kinder eggs in that there are penguins figures in only a few of the eggs.
Upon further scrutiny of the picture on amazon i found a small part that said 'jetzt in jedem 7.Ei!'
I used the google translate as i dont speak german and it means 'now in every 7 eggs'.
Does anyone here know if this is true?
Are there really only penguins figures in one in seven eggs?
That means there's only 10 figures in the case of 72. Doesn't even guarantee i will get all 9 of the set.
If thats the case i wont open them. I will just send thm back.
I can't even eat the chocolate as it hurts my teeth. My sister was going to get the chocolate.
I have googled this to death but all i can seem to find is videos of people opening kinder eggs.
Its just too much money to spend on eggs that dont even have the figures i want in them!
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Old February 2 2015, 07:16 PM   #2
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Re: Kinder eggs!

The lesson here is to always read the fine print before parting with any money.
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Old February 2 2015, 07:17 PM   #3
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Re: Kinder eggs!

I'd offer to help you figure this out but Kinder Eggs are banned in the US and you can get hit with heavy fines for trying to import them.

God bless America.
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Old February 2 2015, 07:28 PM   #4
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Re: Kinder eggs!

There was no fine print. Nowhere on the amazon page does it say the figures are not in every egg.
The description is misleading as it just says they are special edition with the penguins.

Was really shocked in my searches to discover they are illegal in the US! Did not know that.
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Old February 2 2015, 07:28 PM   #5
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Re: Kinder eggs!

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I'd offer to help you figure this out but Kinder Eggs are banned in the US and you can get hit with heavy fines for trying to import them.

God bless America.
TTIP to the rescue.
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Old February 2 2015, 07:30 PM   #6
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Re: Kinder eggs!

Pretty much true. One in 7 has a figure... On average. It is technically possible you get nothing or all the figured twice.
Random chance, really.
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Old February 2 2015, 07:46 PM   #7
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Re: Kinder eggs!

Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
I'd offer to help you figure this out but Kinder Eggs are banned in the US and you can get hit with heavy fines for trying to import them.

God bless America.
I'm sure many countries have what some would consider stupid laws.


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I bought a case of 72 Penguins of Madagascar kinder eggs from amazon which were imported from Germany.
I got them thinking there would be a penguins movie figure in every egg.
However just before they arrived i was doing a search on something which started a chain reaction of information about the kinder eggs in that there are penguins figures in only a few of the eggs.
Upon further scrutiny of the picture on amazon i found a small part that said 'jetzt in jedem 7.Ei!'
I used the google translate as i dont speak german and it means 'now in every 7 eggs'.
Does anyone here know if this is true?
Are there really only penguins figures in one in seven eggs?
That means there's only 10 figures in the case of 72. Doesn't even guarantee i will get all 9 of the set.
If thats the case i wont open them. I will just send thm back.
I can't even eat the chocolate as it hurts my teeth. My sister was going to get the chocolate.
I have googled this to death but all i can seem to find is videos of people opening kinder eggs.
Its just too much money to spend on eggs that dont even have the figures i want in them!

Well there could be anywhere from 0-72 penguins in a case of Kinder eggs. Got to love probability (I don't, I remember doing it when I was doing various forms of maths at college)
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Old February 2 2015, 09:49 PM   #8
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Re: Kinder eggs!

I have bought them and they always had the penguins. I bought them in sets of 3 kinder surprise eggs, so maybe that was a special, thar be penguins, deal?

Why are they banned, that's very sad! They are lovely! Kids think they are wonderful.

You can probably buy any penguins you are missing on ebay.
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Old February 2 2015, 09:56 PM   #9
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Re: Kinder eggs!

MacLeod wrote: View Post
Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
I'd offer to help you figure this out but Kinder Eggs are banned in the US and you can get hit with heavy fines for trying to import them.

God bless America.
I'm sure many countries have what some would consider stupid laws
Well, to be fair, the law in this case came about because kids were choking on the toys that came inside these eggs.
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Old February 2 2015, 09:59 PM   #10
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Re: Kinder eggs!

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I'd offer to help you figure this out but Kinder Eggs are banned in the US and you can get hit with heavy fines for trying to import them.

God bless America.
I swear to god I thought you were joking until I looked it up. So you can teach your child to shoot a gun, not give them their vaccinations, but give them a chocolate egg, and you're endangering them.

"God Bless America" indeed!
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Old February 2 2015, 10:02 PM   #11
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Re: Kinder eggs!

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
MacLeod wrote: View Post
Robert Maxwell wrote: View Post
I'd offer to help you figure this out but Kinder Eggs are banned in the US and you can get hit with heavy fines for trying to import them.

God bless America.
I'm sure many countries have what some would consider stupid laws
Well, to be fair, the law in this case came about because kids were choking on the toys that came inside these eggs.
So, you don't have lego either?
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Old February 2 2015, 10:04 PM   #12
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Re: Kinder eggs!

teacake wrote: View Post
Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
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I'm sure many countries have what some would consider stupid laws
Well, to be fair, the law in this case came about because kids were choking on the toys that came inside these eggs.
So, you don't have lego either?
You can't have LEGO inside candy, anyway.
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Old February 2 2015, 10:07 PM   #13
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Re: Kinder eggs!

teacake wrote: View Post
Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
MacLeod wrote: View Post

I'm sure many countries have what some would consider stupid laws
Well, to be fair, the law in this case came about because kids were choking on the toys that came inside these eggs.
So, you don't have lego either?
My kids survived Kinder Eggs unscathed (plus those other eggs that ripped off the idea).
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Old February 2 2015, 10:24 PM   #14
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Re: Kinder eggs!

I could see it if it was embedded in the chocolate but it comes in a plastic egg inside the chocolate egg.
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Old February 2 2015, 11:38 PM   #15
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Re: Kinder eggs!

I wonder how many kids have been killed by finding their parents guns. The little yellow capsule is too big to be swallowed. Even the dumbest kid would have a hard time trying to eat it.
Maybe they should ban coins as well. Loads of kids love to swallow coins.
It is the most ridiculous thing i ever heard!
I always had kinder eggs when i was little. I loved putting the little toys together and never ate the toy parts.
Dumbest ban ever.
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