Free Cubefold Paper Fun
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[ 16 Sep 2017| No Comment]

CubeFold offers up a lot of fun downloadable instructions on building paper toys …   Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: Funny Talkers Louise Nash
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[ 16 Sep 2017| No Comment]

It’s plastic but pretty darn cute … Louise Nash with 10 phrases from the film. The voice is of the actual actress, Margo Martindale … Amazon has it but only through a 3rd party seller – retail price is around $12. Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: Go See Cal (Weathers), Not Hank
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[ 15 Sep 2017| No Comment]

Thanks for the nice pics, “John H.” Hank Weathers, the new Dinoco racer at the start of CARS 3 got a name change to CAL when the movie was finalized but the early ones not only sport HANK on the nameplate but his name is one of the few actually on the diecast … which […]

See Yourself as a Pixar Animated Character?
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[ 15 Sep 2017| No Comment]

This artist, Lance Phan will do convert you into what you might look like as a Pixar animated character … You can check out more of his art HERE or how to order yours. Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: Collecting CARS 3 Diecasts
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[ 14 Sep 2017| 6 Comments]

For those of you joining the CARS diecast bandwagon, welcome to the Star Wars of diecasts. Let’s just concentrate on CARS 3 for the time being in this post. In a perfect world (and it was for about a year in 2008-2009) – new cases of CARS diecasts appear on store shelves every 2-3 weeks […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Complete Everything Alphabetical Checklist 2006 to 2016 is Ready!
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[ 13 Sep 2017| 4 Comments]

Amazing 10 YEARS! Over 1,100 diecasts! It’s ALL HERE! The Complete Everything CARS Diecast 2006 to 2016 – every release plus every notable variant is shown side by side! Yep, it includes EVERY lenticular also … oer 1,100 diecast photos from “95” Fan Guido to Zen Master Pitty and everything in between. Every CARS 1, […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Sheriff Antenna
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[ 13 Sep 2017| No Comment]

The Precision Series Sheriff Antenna  is way too thick … This Japanese Lightning McQueen CARS 1 sponsored racer – check out the much more realistic antenna. It’s also detailed – no surprise.   Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: International Mini CARS 3 on Card
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[ 12 Sep 2017| No Comment]

Thanks “MackDaddy” for the heads up and photos. Apparently in international markets, the Mattel diecast Mini’s is on card. (original card looks like it’s EU formatted). Interesting. Presumably it’s either a shoplifting reason (in case you ever wondered why toys tend to come in giant blisters and “over” packaging) or they figured since people might […]

// Books

Disney Pixar CARS 3: Meet the CARS …
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[ 16 May 2017| 2 Comments]

The latest version of the MEET THE CARS (for CARS 3) is out. Since the book is out so early, it doesn’t feature as many new characters as the last two versions. A mix of the old and new. All the old style Piston Cup racers … Is that the Apple Next Gen CAR? MEET […]

// Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The TakeFive Complete Everything Checklist 2006 to 2015
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[ 15 Jun 2016| 3 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

Disney Pixar CARS 3: Driven to Win Video Game
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[ 6 Apr 2017| No Comment]

The upcoming Cars 3: Driven to Win console video game looks nice – racing and firing at other drivers, just like reality! 🙂 From the Press Release: “With Cars 3: Driven to Win, we wanted to create a game that allows fans to extend their experience with this great film, and also feel the thrill of […]

// Retail

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Filing “Imminent”
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[ 18 Sep 2017| One Comment]

Still a rumor but looking pretty likely … Toys ‘R’ Us Inc could file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks as pressure from skittish suppliers intensifies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company and its restructuring advisers are considering filing for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The TakeFive Complete Everything Checklist 2006 to 2015
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[ 15 Jun 2016| 3 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, […]

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 […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS – Ready for the Reset …
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[ 14 Mar 2017| 2 Comments]

This does not bode well for the upcoming blind box series. Sad. We need more CARS. Tweet This Post

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Hitting the Pegs
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[ 13 Mar 2017| 2 Comments]

There’s a short term gap between the close of 2016 ½ before CARS 3 … the one and only 2-pack case … One “new” release … And the new Deluxe Case, Charlie Cargo split off from the box set. Thanks for the great pics, “TarHeelBill.” And for those wondering if Charlie Cargo is still segmented, […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Walmart Reset & New Playsets
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[ 23 Jan 2017| 3 Comments]

“Carl P” spotted the new Walmart Reset Sheet for Spring 2017. Nothing too new – we know about the Road Trip Mack. Hopefully the trailer listing is for THIS. My Walmart has the new playsets in. They are not very canon but they look pretty fun and cool. Piston Cup Racing Garage (also available at Amazon). […]

CARS World 2016

Hurry In 2017
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[ 30 Dec 2016| No Comment]

2016 was not a great year whether you were a CARS fan or not, so hurry up, 2017. Here’s to a better and great 2017 all you all. The only downside is of course, your bank account will take a Mater sized hole. 🙂 Read more HERE. Thanks for the heads up “Alberto A.”   […]

CARS World 2016

Merry Christmas!
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[ 23 Dec 2016| 5 Comments]

Merry Christmas – ya filthy animals … 😉 That is the proper greeting? Happy Holidays all! Save up all your money for CARS 3 2017! These are showing up in Germany so maybe coming soon to you! Thanks, “Nico A!” Tweet This Post

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Luigi’s Casa Della – Almost 50% Off!
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[ 21 Dec 2016| 6 Comments]

Amazon has lowered the price of Precision Series Luigi’s Casa Della Tires 48% off to a new low of @$52.01 – December 21, 2016. Thanks, “Alberto A!” The other playsets are discounted slightly. Tweet This Post

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: And Then There Was None – Wilmar Flatz Eyes Have It
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[ 15 Dec 2016| No Comment]

The first, last and ONLY non-CHASE* lenticular release without a matching classic fix eyed release has finally been released – Wilmar Flatz. Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” Essentially the same as the lenticular other than the eyes. Still segmented. Comparison. Some very slight production differences. Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” Tweet […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Brad Winmiler is a Winner by a Mile
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[ 28 Nov 2016| 2 Comments]

Thanks for the great photos, “John H.” Brad Winmiler, one of the last of the 2016 singles crosses the retail finish line. The last Super Chase of the year, J. Low Lee also comes with a Piston Cup, though not the same one. Thanks, “John H.”   Tweet This Post

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Target & ShopMattel Coupon (Toys R Us 25% Update)
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[ 19 Nov 2016| No Comment]

Thanks for the heads up on the Target.com update, “John H.” When I posted the coupon code PLAY for 30% off, Good November 19, 2016 TODAY ONLY, there was not much for CARS at Target.com but they added a bunch of 2-packs since Thursday (and raised the prices) but there are some hard to find […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Luigi’s Price Drop at Amazon
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[ 17 Nov 2016| One Comment]

Thanks for the heads up, “John H.” We have our first price drop for the Precision Series Luigi’s Casa Della Tires at Amazon – @$86. This new Luigi’s is massive compared to the original Luigi’s – this one is about 13″ by 11″ across and the lights on feature is VERY COOL. The tire rings […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Mater Shipping
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[ 29 Aug 2016| 2 Comments]

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

Shopping

Fun Toys (Maybe Even for Kids)
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[ 2 Dec 2016| No Comment]

(Amazon LINKS) Previously, On…: Guess the TV Series (Game) Finding Dory Mystery Minis Display Case (12) Kotobukiya Edward Scissorhands Bishoujo Statue Not the Edward Scissorhands you remember. 🙂 NECA Aliens Deluxe Vehicle Power Loader (P 5000) Vehicle   Tweet This Post

Shopping

Nostalgia Fun Reading For Kids of All Ages
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[ 1 Dec 2016| No Comment]

(Amazon LINKS) In case you need convincing to collect CARS 🙂 Collecting With Kids: How To Inspire, Intrigue and Guide the Young Collector The Collectible LEGO Minifigure: Values, Investments, Profits, Fun Facts, Collector Tips   Monster High Character Encyclopedia   And fun continuation of old school movies & TV shows … in a format where […]

Shopping

Fun Amazon Things for the House
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[ 30 Nov 2016| No Comment]

Fun gift items from Amazon. “Pocket Blanket” Unfolds into 6.25 x 4.16 Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge – (Double Old Fashioned Glass + Silicone Ice Form) Menu Winebreather Carafe Bourbon Barrel Sauces – Bluegrass Soy Sauce, Aged Worcestershire Sauce and Kentuckyaki Tweet This Post

Shopping

Hot Holiday Toy: Funko Golden Girls POP Vinyl
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[ 29 Nov 2016| No Comment]

Mightier than Thor! Well, maybe – but one of the hottest toys this Christmas are the Funko Golden Girl POP Vinyl … The regular retail is around $11 so shop carefully! AMAZON or EBAY. Thank you for being a friend! Tweet This Post

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Amazon Kindle Cyber Monday Deals
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[ 28 Nov 2016| No Comment]

Amazon has some nice Kindle Cyber Monday Deals … UNLIMITED KINDLE for “unlimited” reading of books, magazines and audiobooks on your Kindle or Kindle apps. Plus nice deals on Star Wars Graphic Novels. Tweet This Post

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Toys R Us – 15% Off Everything Today Online + Black Friday Items
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[ 21 Nov 2016| No Comment]

Sign up or sign in through our T5 link at eBates. After purchase, you get a rebate (for TRU, I think it’s 1%) AND for NEW MEMBERS, get a $10 GIFT CARD! Just log into eBates and search for Toys R Us. You can also buy their Black Friday items TODAY onine with the coupon code: BLACK FRIDAY […]

Shopping

Target 30% Off Coupon – Saturday ONLY
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[ 18 Nov 2016| One Comment]

Target has a nice 30% coupon off ALL TOYS on Saturday (Excludes LEGO, Cards Against Humanity, Joking Hazard game and hoverboards). The 10% off coupon is good only on SUNDAY. You can also use the coupon online – Sign up or sign in through our T5 link at eBates. After purchase, you get a rebate AND for […]

Shopping

Amazon Prime $79 Until End of Day
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[ 18 Nov 2016| No Comment]

You do have to be a NEW member, no renewals but $79 for a year of PRIME is a great deal. The shipping is obvious but you also get AMAZON VIDEO streaming + Amazon Music and of course, free 2-day shipping. LINK. Tweet This Post

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Books to Read
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[ 28 Oct 2016| No Comment]

To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History The never-before-told story of Pixar’s improbable success. “Hi, Lawrence?” the caller asked. “This is Steve Jobs. I saw your picture in a magazine a few years ago and thought we’d work together someday.”  After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple, he […]

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New & Interesting
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[ 7 Oct 2016| No Comment]

Vilano Fixed Gear Bike Fixie Single Speed Road Bike Skagen Men’s Ambled Duffle 100% Cotton Measurements: 12.2 L x 3.94 W x 16.93 H Interior details: 1 padded tablet sleeve, 1 large slip pocket, 1 felt slip pocket with 2 compartments for smartphone, and 2 mesh zip pockets Exterior details: 1 hidden front zip pocket, […]

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History Books
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[ 5 Oct 2016| No Comment]

Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn’t turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with […]

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Interesting Things at Amazon …
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[ 30 Sep 2016| No Comment]

skyn ICELAND Glacial Cleansing Cloths Infused with Icelandic glacial waters and beneficial natural extracts Num Noms Lipgloss Truck Craft Kit Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash JAPAN Kanebo Evita EX lotion A Push down on the top and it dispenses in a flower shape. (See GIF HERE). And get a Mr. Olympia Sample Box with a $9.99 […]

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Oddball Things Available at Amazon
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[ 29 Sep 2016| No Comment]

Need some 99.99% Pure Gallium? Halloween decorating – now there are guns with web refills -0 just point and shoot “spiderwebs.” (does not support your body weight so now, you cannot be Spiderman). Shadows Edge 99000 Webcaster Trigger-Fed Cobweb Gun There’s also a cheaper version plus refills. Fellowship cup – Prefilled communion cups juice & wafer Or […]

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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 […]

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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, […]