When toymakers fail, fast food premiums often fill the voids left in licensed character collectibles. One of the biggest treats in recent animated fare was The Emperor's New Groove, a film in which the selfish Kuzco, played by David Spade, goes from a selfish Emperor to a selfish Llama and back to a selfish Emperor. With few lessons to be learned, the film was a genuine hoot for kids of all ages.
There were a series of pull-back fast food toys in the USA, and some figural ones overseas, but one of the absolute best pieces of merchandise based on the film was this figure which was created for part of a 100 Years of Disney Happy Meal. The vast series featured 100 figures, ranging from Steamboat Willie to Uncle Scrooge to the penguins from Mary Poppins.
With absolutely no articulation, this figure is more of a collectible or desk accessory than a fun little toy. With high production values for a freebie, the paint job and sculpt are top-notch. The figure is mounted to the base and can be removed, but it may require mangling the figure or base to do so.
These toys were blind-bagged so you really didn't know what you got until you tore it open. As such, getting the one you wanted may have been tough at the time, but the wonders of online commerce makes it easy to find what you want via eBay and whatnot.
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