May 10, 2018 – Pobjoy Mint has issued an Angry Birds(TM) themed coin which features the character Red with the landscape of Bird Island in the background. The coin has been issued on behalf of Sierra Leone in conjunction with Rovio Entertainment Corporation and is presented in a bespoke colour pack.
Sierra Leone / Coloured Cupro Nickel / 28.28gms / 38.60mm / Mintage: 10,000.
The coin also includes the special Zappar code which when scanned into the Zappar app on a mobile phone allows you to interact with the characters creating images and permits you to take selfies with the characters.
Angry Birds hatched as a casual mobile game that has blossomed into one of the most popular entertainment brands in the world, inspiring over a dozen games, billions of consumer products, several animated series and a hit blockbuster movie.
Red during the Comic Con in Bruxelles. Photo: Miguel Discart / CC BY-SA 2.0
In the centre of the story is the battle between the flightless birds and the green pigs. Why do they fight? Because the pigs keep orchestrating new outlandish schemes for stealing the birds’ eggs to bring back to their greedy King. But these eggs contain the birds’ precious Hatchlings which they must protect at all cost. Using whatever means necessary, the birds, led by the reclusive Red, must find a way to foil the cleverest of piggy plans.
More information on the coin is available from the Pobjoy website.
On Youtube you can find “The Angry Birds Movie”.
Do you want to play the game? Or learn more? Go to the Angry Birds home.
The zappar code is developed by Zappar, a creative studio specialised in augmented reality.
By the way, did you know that there is an Arabic version about the revolutions in the Middle East called “Angry Birds – Revolution Edition”