Thursday, September 23, 2010

Juan Or and His Buzz Lightyear Prize Win

It all started during the Toy Story 3 craze in July 2010. Mommy learnt of Malaysia Milk organizing a Toy Story 3 Contest via their Marigold milk product. That time, Tesco was having offer price for Marigold UHT milk with 6 x 125 mL selling for RM6 which was the cheapest in the market in terms of brand and the place selling it. So without further thought, Mommy bought the milk product both for consumption and also with the hope of winning something for Juan Or.

In the contest form, it was stated that there would be 200 units of Toy Story backpacks up for grabs for early bird entries and 200 units of Buzz Lightyear figurine with remote control worth RM399.90 each as Grand Prizes. Since Mommy never have any luck before with winning any kind of grand prizes, but Mommy did have luck before in winning Dutch Lady backpacks for early bird entry, so Mommy's aim was merely for the Toy Story backpacks only. To increase the chances of winning and also the contest rules mentioned that only one person was entitled to one early bird prize, so Mommy submitted four entries, one each under Mommy's name, Papa's name, Juan Or and Juan Or's paternal grandfather's name. And guess what? None of us received any early bird prize but Juan Or's paternal grandfather's name won the Buzz Lightyear toy! Woo-hoo!

On the eve of Hari Raya (i.e., on 9th September 2010), Juan Or's paternal grandfather received the prize winning notification letter, but Mommy could only fetch father-in-law to Malaysia Milk at Section 19 of Petaling Jaya to claim the prize on 22nd September 2010. Reason? Because shortly after the Hari Raya public holidays, apparently the person-in-charge was still on leave for that entire week.




Finally the prize is in our hands already - all wrapped up in white paper. Now comes the 'officiating ceremony' to unwrap the prize done by Juan Or. Ta-dah!




But before Mommy allowed Juan Or to open the box, Mommy insisted that he must pick up all the pieces of torn wrapping paper and throw them all into the waste paper basket, to which Juan Or obediently did. ^_^



Only thing is that Juan Or still doesn't know how to crumple and compact the wrapping paper so that it will fit into the waste paper basket, so the 'mess' was left just like that at the waste paper basket! ^_^





And now it's playtime!




This Buzz Lightyear  figurine has even been programmed to speak in Spanish with one phrase ending with "Aiya!". Before Mommy started aiming the camera handphone at Juan Or, he consistently shouted out the "Aiya!' word whenever he hears the Spanish thing, but once Mommy started shooting him, the "Aiya!" word somehow became silent, instead it was only his excited facial expression lip-saying it.





Anyway, this boy was too engrossed with his new toy so much so when Mommy asked him something, all went unanswered unless Mommy persistently pushed for an answer!




As for the Buzz Lightyear remote control, Mommy won't let him play with it yet because he is still very rough and destructive with his toys (Hahaha......that was exactly what was depicted inToy Story 3 whereby Andy's toys were made to stay in the room occuppied by destructive toddlers whereas Lotso and his gang who have the upper hand assigned themselves to be played by older children who already know how to play gently with toys). By the way, Mommy also won't try the remote control yet until Mommy has the time to peacefully sit down and read the instruction manual and then learn how to use it! See.....Mommy wants to play with the toy too! ^_^


P/S: Mommy was surprised to learn that apparently this Buzz Lightyear toy prize is made by Thinkway Toys which seems the common toy company for merchandizing under-licensed cartoon characters in the US market. In Malaysia, the market for Toy Story action figurines seems to be held by Mattel. Even CIMB Bank has this Toy Story promotion (told by one of their officers) that to redeem a Buzz Lightyear action figurine with remote control (Mattel) worth RM1199, the parent has to deposit minimum RM150,000 in fixed deposit for 1 year plus maintain at least RM5000 per month (or was it RM3000? Can't remember!) in the CIMB Junior Account for at least one year. Mommy has personally seen the Buzz Lightyear figurine worth RM1199 displayed in Taman Connought's CIMB branch before and the height of the figurine is the same as the one Juan Or received for his prize. Woo-hoo! So Mommy doesn't have to think of the CIMB one anymore! And many thanks to whoever-it-is in Malaysia Milk for picking father-in-law's contest entry! ^_^

14 comments:

smallkucing said...

Fuiyoh!!!! This is grewat. Congratulations!!!

ChloeRuoyi said...

WOW! This is a very big win! Congrats! Juan Or must take good care of it and don't be too rough ok :)

Alice Phua said...

Smallkucing, thanks! LOL! I never expect this win! :-D

Alice Phua said...

ChloeRuoyi, thanks! Yup, this is an expensive toy, hahaha, so I must keep an eye on him when he's fiddling with it.

prince n princess mum said...

Congratulations on the winning!~

Merryn said...

wah!!!!! shiok :D Congrats :)

Alice Law said...

Congratulation! LOL! Next time you should enter FIL's name in any contest you wish to participate seeing he has such a big luck in this! No wonder he always won lottery!:p

Have a nice day!
p/s: Am happy for you too on the winning!

Alice Phua said...

Prince n princess mum, thanks!

Merryn, thanks!

Alice Law, thanks! Hahaha....looks like it! Have a nice day too!

mNhL said...

Congrats!!! That's a very big toy!

yes...every contest must participate. The chances are there. hehe...

Alice Phua said...

mNhL, thanks! Hehehe....true, true, have faith that one will win whenever one participates. :-D

Sheoh Yan said...

So lucky la! The buzz lightyear is so big and cool. This is indeed a very wonderful prize. Congratulations.

Sheoh Yan said...

So lucky la! The buzz lightyear is so big and cool. This is indeed a very wonderful prize. Congratulations.

cheeyee said...

Wow Congratulations! And very "canggih" toy also, have remote control!

Alice Phua said...

Sheoh Yan and Cheeyee, thanks! Hahaha, actually personally also, I like this toy too....hehehehe....feels like going back to second childhood already ^_^