KFC Get Sporty Set

Line: KFC Kid’s Meals toys Get Sporty set
Year: 2003
Set: 5 – Bowlin’ Homer, Tennis Marge, Skateboard Bart, Ice Hockey Lisa, Mini Golf Maggie

Simpsons KFC Get SportyThe above photo might look really confusing, but the Get Sporty set, sold in KFC Kid’s Meals in England in 2003, is the best Simpsons kid’s meal toy set I’ve seen from a fast food joint. They’re more games than toys, and are quite well made.

Simpsons KFC Get Sporty Bowling HomerBowlin’ Homer comes with a Homer figure on wheels, and a pop-up bowling pin display. He’s one of those pull-back cars – aim him at the pins, pull back and release, and see how many you can knock over.

Simpsons KFC Get Sporty Tennis MargeTennis Marge comes with a Marge figure, an oversized tennis ball and a Homer “plaque” (as the package calls it). There’s a lever on Marge’s base that rotates her and snaps back on release, making her swing the racket to hit the ball to Homer. Being mounted on a round base, Homer will be spun around and have no effect on the ball’s momentum – a snide comment on his tennis skills, perhaps.

Simpsons KFC Get Sporty Skateboard BartSkateboard Bart comes with a Bart figure on a board, a launcher that looks like a fire hydrant with Krusty’s face on it, and two of the “plaques” (again, their word) featuring Chief Wiggum and Groundskeeper Willie (why not Principal Skinner?). Push down on the Krusty hydrant thingy and Bart will fly off, spinning Wiggum and Willie.

Simpsons KFC Get Sporty Ice Hockey LisaReprising her role as goalie from the Lisa On Ice episode, Ice Hockey Lisa comes with a Lisa figure, a goal net, a puck and an air pump. Lisa can be slid side to side with that purple stick, as she defends the goal from the puck, launched by pushing on the air pump.

Simpsons KFC Get Sporty Mini Golf MaggieMini Golf Maggie is one of those classic “pinball” toys: the lever on the left side there flicks the little ball inside, as players aim to land it in the highest scoring section of the Krusty image.

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Krusty World Die-Cast Vehicle Set

Line: PLAY! Inc die-cast vehicles
Year: 2000
Set: 4 – Homer, Marge & Maggie, Bart, Lisa

Simpsons Play Inc diecast cars

They might not look like it, but these are vehicles. Apparently. From the aggressive-sounding PLAY! Inc, this is a set of die-cast vehicles, similar to Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars.

As nice as they are, there’s a few weird things about the set. Firstly, that’s some odd vehicle choices, there. According to the product description, they’re named “Lisa’s Screamin’ Fish”; Bart’s “Never Eat Before Flying” plane; Homer’s “Woo-hoo!” Armchair, and Marge ‘n’ Maggie’s “All in the Same Boat”. Okay then.

And what do they have to do with Krusty World? What even is Krusty World?

But hey, these are cool.

Burger King Camping Set

Line: Burger King kid’s meal toys
Year: 1989/1990
Set: 5 – Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie

These rubber figures were released in the kids meals at Burger King  in the USA in 1989, and at Hungry Jack’s in Australia in 1990, which makes them one of the first (if not the very first) Simpsons fast food sets.

They have a camping theme, after the first season episode, “The Call Of The Simpsons”, in which the family loses their RV, stranding them in the woods.

They originally came with cardboard “diarama” backgrounds. I’ve seen pictures of them, but I’ve never seen them for sale or on display anywhere. The figures are fairly common in my experience, but if you have or find any of the backgrounds, don’t let them go!

Unless you want to give them to me, that is…

The Simpsons KFC Sandcastle Set

Line: KFC Kids’ Meal toys
Year:1997
Set: 4 – Homer, Marge & Lisa, Bart, Maggie

The Simpsons KFC Sandcastle set 1The Simpsons KFC Sandcastle set 2

This sandcastle set continues the beach theme that fast food places put The Simpsons in for a while. It came in KFC Kids Meals in Australia in 1997 as four separate pieces: two big ones with Homer and Marge/Lisa form the base, a circular Bart piece sits on top and holds them together, and Maggie sits above that.

Simpsons KFC Sandcastle HomerSimpsons KFC Sandcastle Marge LisaSimpsons KFC Sandcastle BartSimpsons KFC Sandcastle Maggie

The Simpsons BIP Candy Toppers

Line: Bip Candy & Toys
Year: 1998
Set: 4 (I think) – Bart with Skateboard, Bart on Traffic Lights, Homer & Maggie, Marge & Lisa

Simpsons Bip Candy Toppers set

These rubber Simpsons figures are a set of Candy Toppers, meaning they originally sat on top of tubes full of candy. Information on them is scarce – mostly due to the company, Bip, being based in Holland. Their website isn’t much help either, as no records of this series exist any more. But I guess they are 14 years old and probably no longer produced.

Anyway, I have the four listed here, and didn’t realize for ages they were from the same series. The bottom of each is printed with the 1998 copyright, the website for Bip Holland, and a number. The ones I have are marked 1 to 4, which leads me to believe I have the full set here, but there might be others.

Also, why is Bart climbing traffic lights?

Simpsons Bip Candy Toppers Bart 1Simpsons Bip Candy Toppers Bart 2

Simpsons Bip Candy Toppers Homer MaggieSimpsons Bip Candy Toppers Marge Lisa

Simpsons Hamilton Sculpture – Marge “Happy Homer-Maker”

Line: Hamilton sculpture collection – The Simpsons Nuclear Family
Year: 2003

Simpsons Hamilton Sculpture Happy Homer Maker

From the “Nuclear Family” collection of the Simpsons line of Hamilton sculptures, “Happy Homer-Maker” features Marge juggling the groceries and Maggie, while Santa’s Little Helper “helps”.

Mine is numbered 4031.

The Hamilton sculptures are among my favourite items in my collection. Unfortunately, due to the amount of pieces in the line, and the price of each, I haven’t bought many. Those I do have I either scooped up cheap, or bought because I particularly like them.