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Interactive Marching Pikachu Not Life-Sized
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Posted in Toys on 7 August 2020
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Sadly, the new Tomy Takara Interactive Pikachu is not life sized … Where’s our parade??

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Airborne is the Good Kind of Airborne
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 7 August 2020
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the nice photos. AIRBORNE, Demo Derby racer is back with the eyelid line upgrade … (and an inset windshield) Original AIRBORNE with rubber tires, a sign and no eyelid line.

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Buzz, Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Lightyear
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 5 August 2020
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the great photos. The new Drive In line brings back the Pixar parody CARS from the CARS 1 Drive-In Scene … Buzz Lightyear gains the eyelid line … Is his helmet glued on now, it was remove-able last time (I’m presuming since it has no snipe about danger for 3 years […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Metallic Union Jack Ramone Shiny
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 4 August 2020
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the great photos! Previously released as UK Body Shop Ramone (with paint gun) and Union Jack Ramone without the paint gun. Now called Metallic Union Jack Ramone. Chase? Not a Chase? Even the card designer does not know. 🙂

FuboTV – Last Streamer with NFL Network & RedZone
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Posted in TV on 3 August 2020
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If you were counting on getting the NFL Network and the great NFL Red Zone Channel, FuboTV is the only streamer provider that offers both (Red Zone requires the Sports package). Sling used to but they dropped the NFL Network. What’s also cool is that FuboTV actually lets you rank the channels in the oder […]

NASCAR Retro Paint Schemes
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Posted in CARS on 3 August 2020
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Well, it helps that when the cars were actually ‘stock,’ well, stock looking … kind of sad now when you have to squint really hard to see if it’s a Camry or a Camaro … And not from NASCAR but the Indy 500 but it’s nice when they pile the cash around you in Victory […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Heyday Smokey – the Long Story
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 31 July 2020
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Unlike a lot of Thailand variants where it’s mostly the eyelid line, the Thailand and China Heyday Smokey are like 2 model years … Lots of little details different (Thai on the left) including the eyeline. Diffent tamp decal design/size and different hubcaps. More different details. Even the tamp decals of the bed are different. […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The CARS 3 Lightning McQueen Variant
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 29 July 2020
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for your help in resolving this mystery. It looks like the Thailand CARS 3 Lightning McQueen is a bigger variant than just his eyelid line … TheRust-Eze tampo decal is darker on the Thailand version … along with a darker gradient fill of the 95 on the rood … The flames are […]

13 Virtual Train Rides From Around the World
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Posted in Travel on 28 July 2020
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Take a virtual train trip, just sit right up close to your TV or monitor … You can find all the LINKS HERE.

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Retail Pegs July 2020
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 28 July 2020
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At least there is some new product hitting the pegs … Thanks, “Michael VN.” for the photos and spotting this new sidekick at Walmart. Photos and CAR-spotting from “Samuel K.” at Target. The singles from the re-routed Radiator Springs series … the latest color-changer series I’m presuming is still plastic as it doesn’t say diecast […]