Article Archive for December 2014

You Still at Work?
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Posted in Internet on 31 December 2014
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If you’re still stuck at work, here’s how you should spend the rest of your day … Tweet This Post

Hot Zinc Diecasting
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Posted in CARS on 31 December 2014
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In case you’re wondering what the hot zinc diecast process looks like, here’s an example. (The beginning of the video shows their behind the scenes creating of the mold – at 15:25, they start pouring the zinc, I think I cued it to start at 15:25). The machine that makes diecast toys is not quite […]

Calvin & Hobbes: Amazon $1.99 Kindle-eBook Sale
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Posted in Advertising on 30 December 2014
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Amazon is having a great sale on Calvin & Hobbes eBooks. Only $1.99 each. Viewable on your Kindle or via the Kindle app on your smartphone or tablet. Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Escape From Frank If You Can
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 30 December 2014
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The Escape From Frank playset is out. Thanks for the great pics, “Damien V.” Yep, Frank is plastic. Decent size … Tractor looks a lump of plastic.   You can find open pics of the prototype here. They all hook up together … photos of the open sets HERE. Target.com lists them but “not online” […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Toons: Ice Racer Case Assortments
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Disney Pixar CARS Toons, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Toons Diecast, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 30 December 2014
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There are two CASES of Ice Racers shipped. If you only spot 4 Ice Racers (and a bunch of LM’s and Max’s), it’s CASE A. The number indicates how many are in each case if more than 1. CASE C contains 7 of the 12 Ice Racers – 12 in the case. There is no […]

Monty Python – Pining For the Fjords
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Posted in TV on 29 December 2014
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Finally public art that I can get behind … “To celebrate the achievements of the Monty Python crew, UKTV channel Gold—which will air the final performance of the reunion on Sunday—contracted with sculptor Iain Prendergast to create a 50-foot fiberglass version of the famous “Norwegian Blue” parrot. The parrot, which is famous for being dead […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Toon Diecast: Acrylic Box Metallic Lightning McQueen Variant Differences
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS Toons, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Toons Diecast on 29 December 2014
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Thanks to “BMW” comments, I should’ve actually looked at the versions of the Acrylic Box Metallic Ransburg Lightning McQueen from more than 10 feet away. So, here’s the kerfuffle in sequential order. At Toy Fair 2014, friends of Mattel & Disney were given a Ransburg Dusty Crophopper in an acrylic box with a Toyfair logo […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Toons: Ice Racers Diecasts at Target
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS Toons, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Toons Diecast on 28 December 2014
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Thanks for the nice photos, “John H.” These don’t appear to be exclusives – like the Toon Radiator Springs 500 1/2 diecasts, they eventually showed up at WM & TRU. Interesting price on the boxed Metallic LM – it’s $8 online, not $9.99 Thanks for the nice photos, “John H.” Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Walmart Peg & Shelf Update
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Disney Planes, Disney Planes Fire & Rescue, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 28 December 2014
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“BMW” was passed along an interesting anecdote from someone … “I ran into a Mattel rep at Walmart the other day. I asked him why there was no new stock and told him it’s been like that for months. He got out his iPad and scanned a single. He told me there is none on order […]

Disney Frozen Blind Box Mini Figures
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Posted in Disney on 27 December 2014
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Pretty darn cute … Coming out soon. Entertainment Earth has the entire display box on pre-order. Tweet This Post