Can Race Has it All
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[ 26 May 2016| No Comment]

Everything you want in a YouTube video – it’s an ad, it’s mascots racing, it’s got unethical behavior, it’s got karma payback and cheating. Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mater with Balloon Won’t Burst Your Bubble
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[ 26 May 2016| No Comment]

Thanks, “John H.” for the nice pics. Mater with Balloon seems easier to find, from a case that actually seems to be showing up all over. John says it’s a softer material … From CARS 2. Thanks, “John H!” If you can’t wait, Amazon has it in stock (at a higher price). Tweet This Post

Fun Reading – Batman & Star Trek
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[ 25 May 2016| No Comment]

Batman: Facts and Stats from the Classic TV Show This action-packed gift book is the perfect introduction and guide to the beloved 1960s Batman Classic TV series. The Dynamic Duo, the colorful villains, the gadgets–it’s all here! Filled with fascinating facts, statistics and quotes, this fun-filled book is loaded with great photos. Batman: A Celebration […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Snot Rod Minor Variant Blows?
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[ 25 May 2016| 6 Comments]

Thanks “John H.” for the nice pics. Snot Rod’s Carburetor Scoop Blower & engine has changed colors. It used to be a darker – more correct – as the screenshots show a darker engine. Older typical Snot Rod. The Impound Snot Rod engine color was Snot Rod’s engine color also. When Snot Rod with Flames was […]

Slingbox 500 – Fling Your TV … Viewing – 1 Week Amazon Sale
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[ 24 May 2016| No Comment]

If you’re on the road a lot or just want to mooch off mom’s and dad’s cable/sat, the Slingbox 500 will let you stream LIVE any and all of your channels plus anything on the DVR. The Slingbox 500 This Slingbox will take your cable/sat signal and stream it to your smartphone, iPad or PC/Mac […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Case G Arrives – Jesse, Jerome & Sparkber
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[ 24 May 2016| 3 Comments]

Thanks “carromato95” for the heads up & photos. Case G is hitting the pegs. One of the nicest, Jerome Ramped with moveable visor! Jesse Haullander – window airflow deflector a nice detail. Michael Sparkber – nicely rusted. Thanks “carromato95” for the great photos. “Kevin P” also spotted the other Japan Sedan … Bob Pulley – […]

Recommended Books
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[ 23 May 2016| No Comment]

Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World The story of soda is the story of the modern world, a tale of glamorous bubbles, sparkling dreams, big bucks, miracle cures, and spreading waistlines. Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World charts soda’s remarkable, world-changing journey from awe-inspiring natural mystery to ubiquitous presence in all our lives.  […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Hydro CARS Next
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[ 23 May 2016| 2 Comments]

If you’re collecting-buying the Hydro CARS, here’s the full list – I think a few of these are not out yet. Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Luigi’s & Mater’s Tow Yard Next
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[ 23 May 2016| One Comment]

It looks like Luigi’s Casa Tires and Mater’s Tow Yard are next. thanks for the heads up, “carromato95.” Mater’s Tow Yard looks to be a giant footprint (covering a lot of ground). Looks like it’s 9-10 times the length of MINI so about 23″ long with all the fencing – and maybe just as wide. It […]

// Books

More Business & the Business of Business Reading …
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[ 2 May 2016| No Comment]

Negotiating the Impossible: How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts (without Money or Muscle) “Malhotra identifies three broad approaches for breaking deadlocks and resolving conflicts, and draws out scores of actionable lessons using behind-the-scenes stories of fascinating real-life negotiations, including drafting of the US Constitution, resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis, ending bitter disputes in […]

// Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Themes 2014 & Cars Year Checklist Magazine 11
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[ 27 May 2015| No Comment]

Finally completed for 2014! The 2014 checklist magazine is here covering all singles, deluxe, multi-packs and a few box sets. Since we also got a lot of “Toons” in the way of Ice Racers, Neon Racers, RS 500 ½ and Tokyo Mater, they are all included here! (Planes is not included) Thanks for your support of […]

// Video Games

Nintendo Amiibos Launch Shortage
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[ 11 Apr 2015| 4 Comments]

Wired has a nice piece of why you should NOT create an artificial shortage when PEOPLE WANT TO BUY YOUR PRODUCT … humm, it seems this lesson could apply elsewhere. There is also an opinion piece in Forbes that covers the same ground.   Tweet This Post

// Retail

Super Geniuses at Target
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[ 6 Mar 2015| One Comment]

Silly me, I’ve been using the hand basket thing all wrong … Damn, this woman is strong. Er, who knew we needed a sign explaining that the baskets separate from the basket holder … but hey, as long as you’re spending money there – the customer is always right. You can check out more photos […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Themes 2015 CARS Visual Checklist & Guide
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[ 30 Jan 2016| One Comment]

Issue 12 covering releases for Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Themes 2015 Year is HERE! Every new release is listed with all new high res photos – on card, in box and opened! International shipping is available from MagCloud directly -when you order, they print one for you. Thanks for your support of TakeFive with your purchase! […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Complete CARS 1 Magazine Checklist 2006 to 2015
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[ 30 Jan 2016| No Comment]

If you’re only collecting CARS 1 diecasts, the updated magazine checklist is HERE! Every CARS 1 release from 2006 to 2015 is listed in chronological order including every major variant. There is even a one-sheet checklist of all 559 CARS 1 release through 2015. (Minus 85 if you did not collect the lenticulars that are […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Themes 2014 & Cars Year Checklist Magazine 11
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[ 27 May 2015| No Comment]

Finally completed for 2014! The 2014 checklist magazine is here covering all singles, deluxe, multi-packs and a few box sets. Since we also got a lot of “Toons” in the way of Ice Racers, Neon Racers, RS 500 ½ and Tokyo Mater, they are all included here! (Planes is not included) Thanks for your support of […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Year by Year Complete Checklist Magazine 2006 to 2013
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[ 11 May 2014| 3 Comments]

For those who want a checklist of CARS diecast released listed YEAR BY YEAR, here is our new complete everything checklist. So, whether you started collecting in 2006 or want to start from the start, or maybe even need a guide in displaying as they were available year by year, this is your checklist! It […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS World: The COMPLETE Checklist Magazine 2006 to 2013
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[ 13 Apr 2014| 9 Comments]

It wasn’t easy – but it’s completed! Yep, EVERY CARS, CARS 2, Toon, Storyteller, Holiday, Expanded Universe AND even non-canon CARS diecast – including ALL major variants from 2006 to 2013 … in one magazine checklist. 8 Years worth of CARS diecasts in alphabetical order. Purchase it HERE. All new design and all re-done. CARS […]

Magazine Checklist

TakeFiveaDay – Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Checklist Magazine Themes 2013 & Radiator Springs Classic Available Now!
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[ 13 Mar 2014| 7 Comments]

Our checklist magazine #10 is ready and on sale at MagCloud.com. This issue features every release for the Themes 2013 & Radiator Springs Classic series’ released in 2013. Here is a sample page – you can view pages online also (Click on READ SAMPLE). Overall, it was a great year with over 80 new or […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: T5 Checklist Magazine Update
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[ 15 Apr 2013| One Comment]

There was a glitch at MagCloud – for some reason, it defaulted back to my draft file last night which was incomplete so I think if you placed an order, it wouldn’t print but it should be fixed now. But let me or MagCloud know if you get the CARS 2 issue that looks incomplete. […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Year by Year Chronological Checklist + SALE!
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[ 22 Apr 2012| 4 Comments]

Many people have asked for it so here it is, a complete checklist of Mattel Disney Pixar CARS in chronological series order From Day 1 in 2006 to Day 1,826 in 2011. This checklist only shows each CAR once – in the series of release (unless there was a major variant re-release). To avoid confusion, […]

Magazine Checklist

TakeFiveADay Magazine Checklist – Lenticulars Done, CARS 1 Done
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[ 12 Jan 2012| 4 Comments]

It’s finally done. The Lenticular issue is done and CARS 1 is complete … You can purchase a printed copy or digital PDF or preview it HERE. It took a while to sort through it all but it looks like there were 134 lenticulars including variants, and eye position variants. I’ll get around to doing […]

Magazine Checklist

TakeFive New Magazines: Everything & Ultra Completists
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[ 24 Aug 2011| 26 Comments]

As you requested, there is a new COMBINED CHECKLIST with everything Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 1:55 in one photo checklist – our biggest issue ever! (click for a FULL PREVIEW) … so what’s the final count? Including updating some variants, it’s 433 + 21 Haulers + 35 rubber tire racers + 2 racers in boxes […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Final Lap-Night Skyline Magazine Checklist
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[ 2 Jul 2011| 27 Comments]

OOPS – SORRY. Everything is fixed now – somehow a few CARS got dropped and I definitely forgot a few additional launchers or that the Leak Less hauler was re-released for Night Skyline – me eyes glazed over … or when you stare at it on the shelves for 11 months, you tend to gloss […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Toons, Storytellers Expanded Universe Magazine Checklist is Here!
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[ 24 May 2011| 29 Comments]

Issue #7 of the Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Checklist Magazine is HERE! This 24-page issue covers the CARS Expanded Universe – Toons, Storytellers, Holiday Storytellers and Disney mail-aways and in-scale CARS. You can check out a FULL PREVIEW HERE. As always, you get everything on card, in box sets, playsets photographed in high resolution. Includes […]

Magazine Checklist

TakeFive Mini Adventures CARS Magazine & Checklist + Holiday Sale
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[ 19 Nov 2010| 10 Comments]

Mini Adventure collectors can rejoice! Your complete 20-page visual checklist is now available! Did you know there were 62 releases on card? Or 130 different vehicle releases? Click on any of the links above to check out the free preview of all the pages at MagCloud (plus ordering info). AND best of all, MagCloud is […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: COMPLETE Visual Opener Checklist Magazine Issue is Complete!
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[ 31 Jul 2010| 29 Comments]

Everyone kept asking for it and until now, the releases kept overlapping each other but since we have had a natural-unnatural CARS release break, this seemed a good time to make a symbolic linkage & recap of June 2006 to June 2010. This OPENER CHECKLIST issue includes EVERY single CAR release from Mattel as a […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Race O Rama Magazine Issue #4
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[ 27 Jun 2010| 7 Comments]

This definitely took a while to find everything as the Race O Rama was when the line ran off in 100 directions … For those who are unfamiliar, our magazine is printed ON DEMAND so it’s not printed until you order one from MagCloud (part of HP). Issue #4 can be purchased through this link […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Take5 World of CARS Magazine Now Available
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[ 11 Apr 2010| 18 Comments]

The 32-page issue #3 of our magazine is ready. It’s the Visual checklist for World of CARS which includes the Motor Speedway of the South Box Set … Here is a sample of the pages (actual pages @8.5″ by 11″ – 32 pages) Yes, it includes everything released for the World of CARS series (aka: […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Radiator Springs Classics Moderfied
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[ 11 May 2016| One Comment]

Thanks for the heads up and photos, “John H.” The Toys R Us exclusive re-release line “Radiator Springs Classic,” card design has been updated. It looks much nicer – much cleaner. BUT there are some new cards with the Disney CARS App snipe – all the cards with 2 versions? AND-OR old style cards NOW […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Arriving Heather Drifeng & Michelle Moteretta
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[ 26 Apr 2016| 7 Comments]

Thanks “Mariela P” for the heads up & photos … Arriving in stores finally – 2-pack Heather Drifeng & Michelle Moteretta Thanks Mariela P! Tweet This Post

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series, Fillmore’s Taste In Unbox, Part 2
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[ 4 Mar 2016| 2 Comments]

Thanks, “Michael VN” for the great & spectacular unboxing Precision Series Fillmore’s Taste In playset. Come on it, it’s amazing! Roll out the barrel of tastin’ fun! It’s beautiful! So nice – maybe add some real sand? Glow in the dark Fillmore. Yea, Fillmore’s not really next to Flo’s but it’ll do for now. Thanks […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Fillmore’s Taste In Unboxing
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[ 4 Mar 2016| 5 Comments]

Thanks “Michael VN” for the great pics! Fillmore’s Taste In is definitely tasty. While it’s nice – it’s a huge upgrade to great with the light-up feature. \ Fillmore Glows in the Dark. Thanks for the great photos, “Michael VN.” More photos in PART 2 – loading soon. “John H.” supplies some box comparison photos […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Deluxe Case C & D – Pre Order at CTC
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[ 2 Mar 2016| 14 Comments]

Children’s Toy Closet has Deluxe CASE C & D up for pre -order … In addition to the new Finn with Breather, Lightning Storm is now a unibody (I did not update the photo – sorry!) Bud is a Super Chase – your one and only chance to get him. Shipping in a few weeks. […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Toys R Us 20%+ Off
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[ 1 Mar 2016| 2 Comments]

TRU has the Carbon Racer 4-pack on sale along with every other CARS diecast + playsets. If you don’t live near a TRU, they now offer free shipping with only a $19 purchase. Sign in through our Take5 eBates link and get another 2.5% back. Signup/sign in and then search for Toys R Us. They also […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Target Carnival Racers On Line
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[ 29 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Thanks for the heads up, ‘John H.” The Carnival 4-pack is available online. If you have a Target Red Card, it’s free shipping and/or free pickup at your local store. $19.99 More pics HERE. Thanks, “John H.” Sign up for a RED CARD HERE. Or sign in through our Take5 eBates link and get another […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Holy Organic Polymer! More Carbon Fibers Coming!
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[ 24 Feb 2016| One Comment]

The first miracle was we actually got ALL the Ice Racers and now, the Carbon Fiber racers list has actually been updated to include the 4 missing racers – hopefully, we’ll get them soon! Franceso Bernoulli (UPC 8-87961-21715-5), Shu Todoroki (8-87961-21719-3), Jeff Gorvette (8-87961-21717-9) and Carla Veloso (8-87961-21721-6). Some available at a reasonable price at Amazon. Drop […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Carnival Parade of Singles Float By
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[ 24 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Thanks “John H.” for the great photos. Carnival Racer Carla Veloso Carnival Racer Francesco Bernoulli Carnival Racer Lightning McQueen Carnival Racer Raoul Caroule Carnival Racer Shu Todoroki Extra design on the bubble. Back of the card doesn’t feature diecasts … interesting. 4-Pack Pics HERE. Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” Tweet This Post

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: It’s a Rio Race 4-Pack of Carnival Racers
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[ 23 Feb 2016| One Comment]

Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” These are TARGET only exclusives in the US. They didn’t exactly spend a lot of time on the box art.   Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” All but Caroule available as singles also (pics coming).         Tweet This Post

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Collect by Theme – Dinoco Daydream
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[ 18 Feb 2016| One Comment]

Nine 2016 CARS under Dinoco Daydream sub-theme.  Transforming Lightning McQueen (out now) Sedanya Oskanian Dinoco Showgirl #1 (first release as a single – deluxe single) Heather Drifeng (part of a 2-pack) Michelle Motoretta (the other part of the 2-pack). RETURNING Diecast CARS under this motif includes: Tex Dinoco, Lightning Storm Lightning McQueen, and Dinoco Mia & […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Haiki, Haiku at Retail
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[ 17 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” Another fun Honda. Great details. We need some vending machines! Thanks for the great pics, “John H.”   Tweet This Post

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Artist Ramone Bodies Up
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[ 16 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Artist Ramone is basically Body Shop Ramone without his spray gun … (this is the int’l card) Even Mattel can’t kept track of what Ramone is he … on the US card below, he’s listed as Body Shop Ramone – so if you like error cards, snap one up! Though when Mattel makes a name […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Bessie – A Real Retail Release
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[ 12 Feb 2016| 5 Comments]

Holy snickey! It’s real – Bessie on the shelf. Thanks for the great pics, “tzdtmm.” Been a while since you could pick up a Bessie for $5.97. Thanks for the great pics, “tzdtmm.” If you don’t find it at retail, you can get one shipping next week from Amazon for $6.99. You can pick up Frank […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Andy Gearsdale Area 51 Mystery
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[ 12 Feb 2016| 11 Comments]

Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” Andy Gearsdale, a giant Army transport was once scheduled for release in 2012. But of course, he never made it out like a few other Deluxe in 2012. Though you could probably pick up 92,000 Submarine Finn’s. A new Andy Gearsdale seems to have popped up but it’s […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Davey Apex is Re-Volting, Always Has, Always Will Be
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[ 11 Feb 2016| One Comment]

Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” FIRST EVER on CARD release of plastic tire/tyre Re-Volting (aka: Davey Apex to his friends). Previously only available in the 4-pack and as a rubber tire release. It’s a slight variant from his previous rubber tire release – slightly different rim color. Note, the tampo decal is black […]

Shopping

Books to Read – The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History
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[ 2 Mar 2016| No Comment]

If you enjoy reading about the history of economics and pricing … The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History Records of prices are more abundant than any other quantifiable data, and span the entire range of history, from tables of medieval grain prices to the overabundance of modern statistics. Fischer studies this […]

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Books to Read – American Girls: Social Media & the Secret Lives of Teenagers
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[ 29 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Whether you have sociological or marketing interest … “Instagram. Whisper. Yik Yak. Vine. YouTube. Kik. Ask.fm. Tinder. The dominant force in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media. What it is doing to an entire generation of young women is the subject of award-winningVanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales’s […]

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Luggage – Zero Halliburton Classic Aluminum Carry On
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[ 25 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Amazon – Zero Halliburton Classic Aluminum Carry On Aluminum 21″ x 14.5″ Removable garment sleeve Durable custom drawbolt latches TSA combination lock guards against theft but allows access for inspection And of course, you’ll need a water bottle holder. Tweet This Post

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Books to Read – Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help or Hurt – How You Lead
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[ 24 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Interesting read. Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead Tweet This Post

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Books – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections
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[ 23 Feb 2016| One Comment]

Fun look inside each Star Wars: Force Awakens vehicles … Star Wars: The Force Awakens Incredible Cross-Sections Tweet This Post

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The Oster Versa 1400-Watt Blender
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[ 18 Feb 2016| No Comment]

SweetHome.com “… After researching dozens of blenders, talking with five experts, and testing 16 models over the course of three years, and using several of our top picks for one year, we’re confident that the Oster Versa 1400-watt Professional Performance Blender with Short Jar offers the best value for most people.” (Amazon LINK). You can […]

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New Book – George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation
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[ 17 Feb 2016| No Comment]

George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation (Amazon) “T.H. Breen introduces us to a George Washington we rarely meet. During his first term as president, he decided that the only way to fulfill the Revolution was to take the new federal government directly to the people. He organized an extraordinary journey carrying him […]

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Disney Store & eBates: 25% + 3% Rebate
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[ 12 Feb 2016| One Comment]

Sign up or sign in through our T5 link at eBates. The Disney Store has a 25% off sale + through eBates, get another 3% back as a rebate. So sign in and search for: Disney Store. AND for NEW MEMBERS, get a $10 GIFT CARD! Tweet This Post

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Books to Buy – Kids: Dr. Seuss “What Pet Should I Get?”
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[ 11 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Thought to be lost but found! What Pet Should I Get? (Amazon) Tweet This Post

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Household to Buy – Seasonal Therapy & Dawn LIghts
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[ 9 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Recommended for those who have dark & dim winters, a seasonal “happy” light … North Lights Flamingo Sleep bulb that changes colors to match the time of day … Drift Light And a wake up light to bring artificial sunlight into the room. Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light With Colored Sunrise Simulation All links to Amazon. […]

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Books for Kids – Disney Pixar Treasury Volume 1
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[ 8 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Pixar Movie as a Graphic Novels Collected in one book. Disney Pixar Treasury Volume 1. (Toy Story 1, 2 & 3, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars & Cars 2, Ratatouille, Wall•E, Up, Brave, and Monsters University) Tweet This Post

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LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens – Canon & Plot Gaps Pre Episode 7
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[ 5 Feb 2016| No Comment]

“LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will cover all the big events from the movie, and even feature a few levels that bridge the gap between Episode VI (Return of the Jedi) and VII (Force Awakens). You can play all the important characters – Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren, Han Solo and BB-8.” Lego Star Wars: […]

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Books to Buy (For Kids) – Miroslav Sasek … This is the World
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[ 4 Feb 2016| No Comment]

One of the greatest illustrators, not just for kids is Miroslav Sasek. He did a series of books – illustrated guides for kids to the great cities of the world – London, NY, SF, etc and those individual books have been collected together – slightly abridged. “This anthology includes excerpts from: This is New York, This […]

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Books to Buy (For Kids) – How to Be a Math Genius
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[ 3 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Mostly for kids but still fun/useful when as an adult, how algebra works again. 🙂 How to Be a Math Genius   Tweet This Post

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If You Need Roads Where You’re Going … Inroad Toys Classic Black Road
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[ 2 Feb 2016| No Comment]

If you need some roads for your dioramas and displays. Also Curved Roads. Inroad Toys Classic Road Series 30’X2″ Black Road. Tweet This Post

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TakeFive Tabs Update
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[ 1 Feb 2016| One Comment]

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve added two new tabs to the front page: CARS WORLD 2016 SHOPPING Since CARS-PLANES are still hard to find at retail brick & mortar stores, we’ll preview them and list new arriving items with links to online availability – the posts will still show up in the regular posts but […]