Coca-Cola Malaysia has released eight special cans for the Chinese New Year campaign. Good news for all collectors. About time they do. I find that Coca-Cola Malaysia is always slow or lacking in releasing limited edition designs as compared to other countries like Thailand, Australia or even Vietnam. 

In conjunction with this campaign, they are also organising roadshows around Malaysia for consumers to personalised their coke can by adding names onto the can. About time they do, again! Elsewhere in countries like America or Australia, these campaigns have been going on for a long time.

The campaign has started about two weeks ago and not many people know about it. But of course, thanks to the power of social media, people begin sharing and news spread.

There was a roadshow going on at AEON One Utama (Bandar Utama) today and I already expected that many people will be present. But the crowd was just too overwhelming - and I think no one really expected such big turnout! The event is supposed to start at 11am but I was there at 10.30am and everyone was already going crazy in the AEON supermarket. Grabbing trolleys, cartons and cartons of Coke, and queueing! Pagi-pagi dah havoc nih

So nevermind, I walked my way trying to trace the queue and then I saw that there was no Coca-Cola left, much to my annoyance. I had to wait for the rest of the Coca-Cola team to get stock. Quite irritated because it was stuffy - too many people and I had to wait for about an hour till I managed to get the 10-tin box that I wanted. 

If you haven't known already, you need to purchase either the 24 x 325ml Coca-Cola can (aka 1 carton) to be entitled to 2 free personalised can OR a box of 10 x 325ml Coca-Cola cans to get 1 free personalized can. I opt for the latter so I had to wait longer for the Coca-Cola staffs to bring them out. 

Everyone was on the verge of snatching already. See the video below:

This kind of craze is not unfamiliar in Malaysia. It reminds me too much of the McDonald's Despicable Me Minion toys. OMG. -_-;; The kiasu-ness is all oozing out.

I'm not even joking about the kiasu-ness. If you're familiar with One Utama layout, I think you will know how crazy it was if I told you that the queue stretched from the AEON cashier area zig-zag all the way out up till Uniqlo. Ya, I'm not kidding. 

Anyway, I got hold of two 10-tin box that I wanted. Yippee! And I got myself the personalised can. Really so happy and grateful for the help that I was given.

Coca-Cola sticker on the box. Nice touch. But kinda damaging cause when I tried to peel off the sticker, the box's paint came off as well. Urgh, collectors' pet peeve.

Taa-daa! So much hassle to get a Coke personalised, I don't even know whether it's worth it or not. Oh well :)

Next, I will need to hunt 7 more designs to complete the set. Unfortunately, all the cans in the 10-tin box shared the same design. Meh.