The $13.37 Gamer: BK "Viva Piñata" Toys

1337gamer_viva.jpgLet’s hope this is the most unhealthy $13.37 Gamer ever, because as much as I like fast food, every now and then my chest starts hurting. Anyway, this week’s $13.37 Gamer sends you off to Burger King (or “BK” as all the cool kids are calling it) for lunch, or perhaps dinner, to get a questionably awesome Viva Piñata Party Animals” toy. Either way, your friends will be jealous and will want to know where you got your Hudson Horstachio toy with a dreidel fortune spinner inside, all for a whopping 55 cents. Of course, that’s in addition to the cost of a Kid’s Meal, which will cost you $2.87.

So for under $3, you’ll get a nutritious lunch and a video game toy with an added surprise inside. Your new desk flare will be totally worth it. There’s eight different piñatas you can get, with a total of 16 different surprises inside. I know I sound like a walking BK billboard, but if you enjoyed “Viva Piñata,” or think there’s hope for the mini-game riddled “Party Animals,” these toys are worth the trip.

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My trip netted me a Gordon Goobaa, with a “Viva Piñata” Viewer inside. The viewer was very Viewfinder-esque with some images of the all the “Viva Piñata” gang hanging out around the farm. I have a feeling that Gordon’s “Viva Piñata” launcher might have been a bit more fun to play with (and by “play with” I mean “annoy the rest of the Games team”), but it doesn’t matter since I passed the toy on to our resident Fudgehog lover anyway.

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However, if you find yourself at BK and “Viva Piñata” isn’t your cup of tea, then “have it your way” with a limited edition “Halo 3” drink cup. Master Chief might not be drinking out of it, but you sure can feel like a member of the UNSC while you’re chugging that cola. I’m pretty sure I got mine for free, but you might have to buy a drink with yours.

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(A special thanks to Sir G for help with the photos)