I spend a slim dime at a garage sale today for two dwarfs that emerged from German Kinder Surprises circa 1994.
I love the surprise of what you can find at a garage sales. And, I'm always surprised at what can be found on the internet. I learned a lot about Kinder Surprise today after I got home with my dwarfish treasures. Here are a few 'facts' that surprised me:
- Those poor souls in the USA do not get Kinder Surprise Eggs because they are banned! Something about a choking hazard.
- Kinder Surprise started in the early 1970s.
- The toys are very collectible; especially those from Germany which were of a higher quality (I could feel it when I picked these two darlings up!)
- These dwarfs came in a set of 12 called Garden Dwarves; you can buy the set for $16 on ebay now.
- The most collectible are a set of Smurfs issued in Germany in 1983
- When you type surprise and dwarf over and over again, these two words start to look weird.
- I am craving Kinder Surprise chocolate now!