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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: SynerG John Haulstead Hauler
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 14 July 2020
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Thanks, “Michael VN” for the nice photos. Presumably still a Walmart exclusive. Though sadly from the prototype pic on the back, they clearly lazed out and skipped the gradients shades of yellow & green and striping and just called it a day with the base John Deere colors …

1962 Volkswagen Bus 23-Window Samba
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Posted in CARS on 13 July 2020
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Sorry, we missed the auction for the coolest VW MicrBus of all – the 23-Window Samba … went for $123k … did you win the auction?  🙂  

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Fan Favorites and XRS on Clearance
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 13 July 2020
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Last week, we reported the box set of Fan Favorites was discounted, now it looks like the singles are being clearanced out. The XRS racer singles are also on cleranace. The reset for Fall is coming, of course this year with the retail situation, toys are a low priority so it’s hard to say what’s […]

What Do René Magritte’s Dreamlike Paintings Mean?
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Posted in Art on 10 July 2020
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Five Curators Offer Their Analyses You can read it HERE at ArtNews.

Star Trek: TNG Bridge Small Scale Fan Art in Amazing Detail …
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Posted in Star Trek, TV on 10 July 2020
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Pretty amazing details … Also a video:

Designing with Pixar: 45 Activities to Create Your Own Characters, Worlds, and Stories
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Posted in Disney Pixar on 9 July 2020
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Fun Activity Book … “Creativity abounds in this one-of-a-kind activity book from Pixar Animation Studios. Inspired by behind-the-scenes work of Pixar’s animators, it encourages fans and artists to explore their own imaginations through Pixar’s favorite characters and iconic scenes. Prompts from films such as Toy Story, Cars, Brave, Inside Out, and more invite discoveries about color, shape, character design, […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Rocket Racers are XRS Cool …
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 9 July 2020
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the nice photos. The Expanded Universe XRS series continues with Rocket Racers. Only a few out so far, this is Paul Conrev. Comes with barrier accessory. When you roll them, flames pulse in and out … if this were the 1960’s, you could probably light them with a real flame. 🙂 […]

Chuck Jones – The Evolution of an Artist (YouTube)
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Posted in Film on 8 July 2020
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The YouTube Channel “Every Frame a Painting” talks about the great Chuck Jones … Okay, not the full short but just the great debate section … “pronoun trouble …”

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Corporal Josh Coolant On Maneuvers
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 8 July 2020
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Thanks, “Samuel K.” and “Mark T.” for the nice look at the newest Deluxe, Corporal Josh Coolant.

9 Short-Lived Disney Attractions
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Posted in Disney, Disney Marvel, Disney Pixar on 7 July 2020
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Anyone actually remember these? You can check out the list HERE.