Kinder Surprise is a chocolate egg with a toy inside. Prior to the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, they included mini-figures based on the movie.
Though Kinder Surprise is available in all countries except the United States, this promotion was only for sale in Germany.  Sale started on May 11th, 2001, and was one of the first officially licensed Movie Trilogy merchandise. Inside the chocolate egg were ten minifigures, handpainted on plastic.
- Boromir (with Great Horn)
- Frodo (with the One Ring)
- Galadriel (with Mirror of Galadriel)
- Merry & Pippin
- Samwise Gamgee
With each statuette came a code with which a lottery on the Kinder website could be entered. A special collector's case was also available.