Article Archive for December 2007

Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist 2008: Cards, Sealed Boxes, 3-Packs & More
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Posted in Advertising, Design, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys on 29 December 2007
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For collectors of the Mattel Pixar CARS 1:55, we have been through an interesting, amazing, infuriating and wonderous 18 months. We have seen a few highs, many lows and the strangest sight of all – hundreds of people who drive miles and miles through blazing heat, pouring rain, sleet and gloom of night – seemingly […]

Mattel Pixar Cars: NEW Mini Adventures CARS 2008
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Posted in Advertising, Film, Marketing, Toys, TV on 27 December 2007
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I tried to resist but I broke down after 3 seconds after holding one of the CARS Mini Adventures 2-pack. I am way too easy. So, if you decide against collecting these, my advice is do not look closely at them and do not pick them up … you will be a goner like me […]

The Apple CGI I’m a Mac Santa Holiday Ad
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Posted in Advertising, Apple, Apple Mac, Computing, Design, Internet, Media, TV on 26 December 2007
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In case you missed it – cute, funny, nicely done! (click on screen shot – Apple.com) Tweet This Post

How to Hook Up Your LCD Plasma DLP HDTV – HDMI? DVI? Component?
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Posted in Apple, Computing, Gadgets, Marketing, Retail, TV on 25 December 2007
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Congrats on entering the world of HD. Unlike the TV’s of yore (yore being 2003 of course), buying an HDTV and signing up for HD service does NOT assure you of actually receiving HD quality reception on your new TV. YOU HAVE ONE MORE THING TO DO. You need to make sure you are connected […]

Happy Holidays One & All!
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Posted in Advertising, Film, Marketing, Toys on 23 December 2007
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Thanks for a great year – glad to share in our obsession together! Now that the glad tidings & holiday spirit are over, I’ll be the guy wedging my way into the back room and yelling, “I know you have the launchers and 3-packs hidden back here?! Where they be?! I’ve got cash … well, […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars: How to Buy Factory Sealed Cases Boxes
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Posted in Design, Film, Marketing, Toys on 21 December 2007
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While we have had had a section on buying factory sealed cases within the WHERE TO BUY post, we still get questions about buying sealed cases (what, people don’t read every word I write? 😉 ). While this is a photo of an old box from last year, the current boxes of individual CARS ship […]

Peter Jackson to Helm The Hobbit
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Posted in Books, Film on 19 December 2007
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Peter Jackson apparently is burying the hatchet and will be involved in creating the long-awaited Hobbit film! The adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s 1937 novel (talk about longevity in a property) is set to be split into two films which are scheduled for release in 2010 and 2011. Of course, denials abound from both Jackson and […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars: The Art of CARS
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Posted in Advertising, Film, Marketing, Toys on 9 December 2007
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If you missed it, Chronicle Books which is practically next door to Pixar in Emeryville publishes an “Art of …” book to go with each new Pixar release and way back in April of 2006, they published ART OF CARS. As usual, it’s a classy and oversized book of sketches, drawings and well, the art […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars Checklist: How to Display Your CARS
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Design, diecast, Film, Internet, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 7 December 2007
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If you’re collecting the Mattel Disney Pixar CARS and frankly, who isn’t … you might find you are running out of room … I’m eying this place as just about the right size for the collection as it’ll stand after 2008 … Or something less fancy and more functional … Or if you believe you […]

iPhone Caller ID: Glitch Fix
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Posted in Apple, Computing, Gadgets, iPhone, Mobile on 7 December 2007
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This might not apply to everyone but if you added additional information to the phone number in ADDRESS BOOK and after transferring/syncing – the iPhone cannot interpret the additional text and the iPhone CALLER ID feature won’t work correctly. As a result, it will only display the incoming numbers only when the person is in […]