I have played an Angry Birds game only once in my life, and I am not particularly fond of merchandise related to it. Nevertheless, I bought a Hot Wheels Angry Birds Minion recently because I expect it to be quite difficult to find due to the large demand for it. (Hot Wheels made two Angry Birds-related vehicles for 2012: this and Red Bird.)
I wasn’t going to blog about it, but when I searched the internet for information about the two vehicles, I discovered that many card variations of them exist. For example, there are short cards and there are long cards (like mine). Some have a yellow stripe with the vehicle’s name; others have a green stripe with the words “HW Imagination.” Some have the Angry Birds logo on the upper left; others have it on the lower left. Some have pictures of helmeted riders on the upper left, or a circled “New for 2012” on the upper right, or an illustration with the caption “Scan & Track on Back” on the upper right, and so on. I have no idea how many card variations exist.
I’ve included a picture of my card’s back. It states that it was manufactured for and imported into the EU by Mattel Europa B.V. (in the Netherlands), and it was imported by Mattel Canada Inc. The bottom of the vehicle states that it was made in Malaysia.