Disney Pixar CARS: Jay Ward & Chip Foose Facebook Video
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[ 21 Sep 2016| One Comment]

Not live when first broadcast but still available HERE.   Tweet This Post

History Books to Add to Your List
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[ 20 Sep 2016| No Comment]

The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel A gripping feat of reportage that exposes—for the first time in English—the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East. As the son-in-law of Egyptian president Gamal […]

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[ 20 Sep 2016| One Comment]

Rounded the corner at TRU … Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Radiator Springs Town Playsets in the Queue
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[ 20 Sep 2016| No Comment]

Sarge’s Surplus Hut is scheduled next in the Precision Town Series … but after that, There is a listing called “Precision Town CC.” So, can can expect the Cozy Cone by Christmas or soon after (Merry Christmas to us! 🙂  ). The other abbreviation is “RSMC.” Is it Docs Clinic? Even though it’s officially “Ornamental […]

Major Appliances Now at Amazon
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[ 19 Sep 2016| No Comment]

Yep, you can pretty much fill every corner of the house at Amazon. Steam Washers? Why steam? Most steam washers utilize a combination of water and steam in a variety of cycles to do good things for your laundry. Steam boosts the temperature inside the washer drum, causing fibers to relax and more efficiently absorb water, […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Carnival Racers Now Complete
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[ 19 Sep 2016| One Comment]

The 2nd and final wave of Carnival racers are out. Thanks for the heads up and photos, “John H.” Singles of Miguel Camino, Nigel Gearsley, Rip Clutchgoneski, Max Schnell & Lewis Hamilton.   Interesting and a visual hint – they no longer have the ONLY AT TARGET snipe “sticker.” As of now, Raoul Caroule appears […]

Fun Things for the House
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[ 16 Sep 2016| No Comment]

From Amazon … Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifier bags – Natural air freshener Cherrytree’s Bamboo Charcoal air purifier bag is the easiest, safest and most effective way to keep your spaces fresh, dry and odor-free.Each bag is filled with natural bamboo charcoal and beautifully stitched into a breathable linen bag. MULTIPURPOSE – Use as a Pet […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Road Trip 3-Packs Coming
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[ 16 Sep 2016| No Comment]

There are 2 3-packs listed for the Road Trip Series (at Walmart only). No breakdown of what inside? Is it just a repack of the 6 singles? Or will it be two of the singles already released plus the only missing townies – Lizzie & Luigi-Guido? Send us a pic if you spot ’em. Tweet […]

// Books

Interesting Books
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[ 28 Jul 2016| No Comment]

Some fun reading that’s also informative … Airstream: America’s World Traveler Airstream chronicles the fascinating history of Airstream trailers through a detailed history, stories, and beautiful photography. Although its roots stretch back to 1926, the first Airstream-brand trailers were introduced in 1936, just as America was emerging from the dark days of the Great Depression. […]

// Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The TakeFive Complete Everything Checklist 2006 to 2015
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[ 15 Jun 2016| 2 Comments]

For those who prefer your checklist in alphabetical order, here’s “The Complete Everything CARS Open Checklist 2006-2015” Including ALL the Star Wars CAR WARS diecast from Disney Theme Parks. So, we’re at 908 to @1,053 diecasts if you’re collecting all along. Click HERE to view the magazine preview or … The Video Preview The Year […]

// 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

Kmart Shutdown Imminent?
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[ 25 Jul 2016| 2 Comments]

From Business Insider Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation. Stores are being entered into numbered phases — such as Phase 1 and Phase 2 — employees said. The company has told employees that the phases are part […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The TakeFive Complete Everything Checklist 2006 to 2015
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[ 15 Jun 2016| 2 Comments]

For those who prefer your checklist in alphabetical order, here’s “The Complete Everything CARS Open Checklist 2006-2015” Including ALL the Star Wars CAR WARS diecast from Disney Theme Parks. So, we’re at 908 to @1,053 diecasts if you’re collecting all along. Click HERE to view the magazine preview or … The Video Preview The Year […]

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, […]

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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 […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Mater Shipping
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[ 29 Aug 2016| One Comment]

Thanks “John H.” for the great photos. Precision Series Singles Mater is now shipping. (Amazon LINK) Precision Series Single mater comes with a working tow hook. Thanks “John H!” The diecast included with the Mater Tow Yard has working lights and “rubber tires.” Tweet This Post

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Piston Cup Collection 11-Pack Unfolds
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[ 8 Aug 2016| 3 Comments]

Thanks for the heads up & photos, “Jacob H.” This is the year of the packaging … The flat windshield (except for King & Chick Hicks) are re-packed in a display 11-pack. These have all been released as singles the past few years. This is the first time these have been released in a tray […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Achtung, Achtung 2016 Poster Up!
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[ 26 Jul 2016| One Comment]

What’s German for ‘better late than never?’ Thanks, “Robert G.” for the heads up from Germany. Most of the names are in English, and fun to see the German names of some of the townies & tuners. Or “Transforming” in German. There’s a quasi-higher res version HERE (thanks, Carromata95). It’s not an official upload. Maybe […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: 2016 SDCC Precision Series Dirt Track Fabulous Hudson Hornet Box + More
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[ 14 Jun 2016| 2 Comments]

Thanks for the heads up, “John H.” Here is the exterior box for the 2016 SDCC Precision Series Dirt Track Fabulous Hudson Hornet. Its official name, “Dirt Track Fabulous Hudson Hornet.” As usual …“This product will be available for pre-order at MattyCollector.com on June 15, 2016 for subscribers only (Early Access), and from June 16 through […]

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| 16 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

Shopping

Drawing Fun
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[ 23 Sep 2016| No Comment]

Ohuhu 72-color Colored Pencils/ Drawing Pencils Kikkerland Tea Scented Erasers Kikkerland Detergent Scented Erasers Star Trek: The Original Series Adult Coloring Book Set a course for coloring creativity with the original Enterprise crew! This beautiful adult coloring book features 45 stunningly detailed, black and white images to color in any way you choose! With all […]

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History Books to Add to Your List
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[ 20 Sep 2016| No Comment]

The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel A gripping feat of reportage that exposes—for the first time in English—the sensational life and mysterious death of Ashraf Marwan, an Egyptian senior official who spied for Israel, offering new insight into the turbulent modern history of the Middle East. As the son-in-law of Egyptian president Gamal […]

Shopping

Major Appliances Now at Amazon
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[ 19 Sep 2016| No Comment]

Yep, you can pretty much fill every corner of the house at Amazon. Steam Washers? Why steam? Most steam washers utilize a combination of water and steam in a variety of cycles to do good things for your laundry. Steam boosts the temperature inside the washer drum, causing fibers to relax and more efficiently absorb water, […]

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Fun Things for the House
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[ 16 Sep 2016| No Comment]

From Amazon … Bamboo Charcoal Air Purifier bags – Natural air freshener Cherrytree’s Bamboo Charcoal air purifier bag is the easiest, safest and most effective way to keep your spaces fresh, dry and odor-free.Each bag is filled with natural bamboo charcoal and beautifully stitched into a breathable linen bag. MULTIPURPOSE – Use as a Pet […]

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Building Blocks of Great Architecture Books
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[ 15 Sep 2016| No Comment]

Some great architecture books (Amazon Links). The LEGO Architect Travel through the history of architecture in The LEGO Architect. You’ll learn about styles like Art Deco, Modernism, and High-Tech, and find inspiration in galleries of LEGO models. Then take your turn building 12 models in a variety of styles. Snap together some bricks and learn […]

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Nice Deal on an Older MacBook Pro
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[ 13 Sep 2016| No Comment]

Here’s a nice deal on an older MacBook Pro. It’s on eBay but it’s a NEW and it’s tax free with free shipping – $789. Now, if you want the latest and greatest, there is supposed to be an update in October (not announced yet) so you can hold out for that. But if you need […]

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Books: The Business of Entertainment
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[ 9 Sep 2016| No Comment]

The Bestseller Code Ask most book people about massive success in the world of fiction, and you’ll typically hear that it’s a game of hazy crystal balls. The sales figures of E. L. James or Dan Brown, they’ll say, are freakish―random occurrences in an unpredictable market. But what if there were an algorithm that could […]

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Interesting History Books
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[ 8 Sep 2016| No Comment]

How the Post Office Created America: A History A masterful history of a long underappreciated institution, How the Post Office Created America examines the surprising role of the postal service in our nation’s political, social, economic, and physical development.  The founders established the post office before they had even signed the Declaration of Independence, and […]

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The Cook Foods Cookbooks
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[ 6 Sep 2016| No Comment]

When you’ve exhausted the Mac & Cheese recipe books, time to expand … Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & The Caucasus The Dim Sum Field Guide: A Taxonomy of Dumplings, Buns, Meats, Sweets, and Other Specialties of the Chinese Teahouse All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China Taste of Persia: […]

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Lumoid – Rent a Camera or Test Wearables
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[ 5 Sep 2016| No Comment]

Lumoid has a nice new service – you can rent a set of wearables to test out what kind of smartwatch or wearable best fits your needs. Sign up HERE at Lumoid (our link). Lumoid also lets you test out/rent cameras, drones or audio gear so you know if it’s right for you.   Tweet […]

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Fun Things at Amazon
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[ 2 Sep 2016| No Comment]

MT Washi Masking Tapes, Set of 10 HABA Biofino Ice-cream cones “Venezia” Includes two waffle cones and two reversible ice cream scoops. That makes for 4 different flavors for role play fun! Made of a washable polyester/cotton blend.   KOR Delta BPA Free Water Bottle   SUCK UK House Shaped Key Holder Tweet This Post

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Amazon Really Has Something for Every Room in Your House …
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[ 22 Aug 2016| No Comment]

Gray LexMod Remark Armchair Polder Retro Bread Box/Bin They still make bread boxes. Case Study Table Top Cylinder with Wood Stand Umbra Woodrow Waste Can   Tweet This Post

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Barry Eisler’s John Rain Spy Thrillers Are Great
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[ 19 Aug 2016| No Comment]

If you’re looking for a well written pop fiction spy thrillers, the John Rain books are a fun read. The confusing thing is the name change – when the author got the rights back to his books, he had to change the names so it is a little confusing. The books are identical but here […]

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Interesting Books
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[ 18 Aug 2016| No Comment]

Some interesting new books … Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds Pinpoint tells the story of GPS, a scientific marvel that enables almost all modern technology―but is changing us in profound ways. Over the last fifty years, humanity has developed an extraordinary shared utility: the Global Positioning System. Even as it […]

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Fun Toys
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[ 17 Aug 2016| No Comment]

Some fun toys … Mega Bloks Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Collector Construction Set Buildable USS Enterprise Bridge with helm console, computer stations, viewscreens, opening turbolift doors, and swiveling captain’s chair Four highly detailed, super-poseable micro action figures, including Kirk, Spock, Uhura, and Sulu Authentic accessories include phasers, tricorder, and communicator Open the hinged wall […]

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Select Amazon Blu Ray Sale
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[ 15 Aug 2016| No Comment]

Amazon is having a nice Blu Ray sale – selected titles are 3 for $19.99. LINK HERE. Tweet This Post