I’d Eat Me Spinach – Popeye
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[ 26 Jul 2016| No Comment]

While we have some fun toys nowadays, this looked like a fun toy from a bygone time …   Tweet This Post

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 […]

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 […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: 2nd Quarter Releases & Major Re-Releases Visual Checklist
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[ 25 Jul 2016| No Comment]

Here’s a handy chart of the 2nd Quarter releases and major re-releases. Of course, in a year of spotty releases, it’s hard to find ’em all … a phrase everyone knows. 🙂 YELLOW indicates CARS 1 releases. GREEN indicates CARS 2 release. The last two rows are re-releases – the Piston Cup racers are flat […]

More Fun & Useful Gadgets
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[ 22 Jul 2016| No Comment]

Pretty good deal on a fully function with app Video Monitor … Sunmy Wireless Camera 1080P Pan-Tilt Survillance WiFi Webcam Home Monitor Baby Pet Network Security with Night Vision Alarming Function If you want a curved screen  monitor for your computer? LG Class 21:9 UltraWide WQHD IPS Curved LED 34″ Monitor (34UC98) The Bluetooth Remote […]

Fun at Target
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[ 22 Jul 2016| No Comment]

Funny. Thanks, “Micheal VN.” Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Radiator Springs Cleanup Paint Job Ramone
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[ 22 Jul 2016| No Comment]

Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” The detailed pics of the other 4 CARS in the Radiator Springs Cleanup box set was published yesterday. Today, the “new” Paint Job Ramone which is an amalgamation of Artist Ramone and revised Ramone. Compared to “Green” Ramone. Slightly different paint scheme. Compared to Artist Ramone, the gun […]

Fun Gadgets
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[ 21 Jul 2016| No Comment]

If PokémonGo is draining your battery, here’s a nice boost … ALLPOWERS 15600mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger Or a nice bright light … 6 Million Candlepower LED Spotlight Of if you ever used the phrase, I could eat a horse … I Could Eat a Horse Spaghetti Noodle Pasta Measurer Tool Cool technology comes […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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: 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

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 […]

Shopping

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. […]

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Some Fun Back to School Things
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[ 28 Jul 2016| No Comment]

Fluf Organic Cotton Single Snack Pack Lunch Bag (with washable lining) Monkey Business Red Turnkey Pencil Sharpener Face Bank Coin Eating Savings Bank Areaware Horseshoe Magnet     Tweet This Post

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Fun at Target
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[ 22 Jul 2016| No Comment]

Funny. Thanks, “Micheal VN.” Tweet This Post

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Recommended History Books
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[ 18 Jul 2016| No Comment]

(Amazon LINKS) The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb It’s 1942 and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known before. They have the physicists, they have the uranium, and now all their plans depend on amassing a single ingredient: heavy water, which is […]

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Fun Things for the House
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[ 15 Jul 2016| No Comment]

(Amazon Links)  Glasses Stand – Miffy Ceramic Egg and Toast Salt and Pepper Shakers Plant Theatre Psychedelic Salad Kit – 5 Fantastic Salad Vegetables to Grow Everything you need to grow these colourful and unusual salad vegetables in one box Lemon Cucumber, Red Lettuce, Golden Detroit Beet, Red Globe Bunching Onions and Fiesta Radishes 5 […]

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Cute Plush Toys
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[ 13 Jul 2016| No Comment]

There are plushes from SPIRITED AWAY … From Gund, Boh Mouse Seated Plush or if you just need a fat mouse 🙂 There are other plushes from Spirited Away, just scroll to the bottom of the page. Or a fat cat with a cookie, Gund Pusheen Plush with Cookie. Or Pusheen with  Donut. Or instead of cleaning your phone […]

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Today is Amazon PRIME Day
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[ 12 Jul 2016| No Comment]

Lots of interesting discounts … we’ll post them here during the day – happy shopping! See them ALL HERE. ************************************************* Batman: The Complete Television Series (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] (@$75) Samsung UN55KU6600 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (50% off – $649.99) Amazon AI Echo ($129.99) SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter ($32.99) […]

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Books to Read …
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[ 9 Jun 2016| No Comment]

Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution In September 1776, the vulnerable Continental Army under an unsure George Washington (who had never commanded a large force in battle) evacuates New York after a devastating defeat by the British […]

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Clothing For the New Lazy
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[ 8 Jun 2016| No Comment]

There’s never a wrong time for tear away pants … (well, almost) Nike Mens League Tear Away Pant Dri-FIT Basketball Pants HB Super Girl’s Full Zip Up Hoodie Buddie Built-In Headphones   Tweet This Post

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Fun Gadgets for the Car
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[ 7 Jun 2016| No Comment]

Your actual car … Cobra Electronics CPP 8000 JumPack – Jump Starter/Power Pack 180 Amp Starting Current, 360 Amp Peak Current – Jumpstarts most cars multiple times on a single charge 2.4 Amp USB Port for Rapid Charging – Quickly charge your cell phone, smartphone, tablets and other mobile devices multiple times Built-in LED Flashlight […]

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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 […]