A side note to the kinder egg, in Australia when I was growing up, we also had chocolate Yowies (mythical creature) with a native Australian animal toy inside. They were fun.
I remember Yowies! Not in Australia though, in the UK probably about 10 years ago (yikes, that makes me feel old. Or maybe it wasn't even that long ago...). They're the more "educational" version of Kinder Eggs. I love animals, so I loved those toys because they actually looked like the real animals rather than the things in Kinder Eggs that are completely cartoon like.
I'm hoping I'll find lots more whimsies now I'm back at uni. Up until now I'd just been looking round at home (near London), but now I'm back in Cornwall (on the other side of the country) so I've got a fresh set of shops to hunt round