Monthly Archives: September 2022

Found Disney: Disney/Pixar Mater Pillow Pet

Once again, I have found a piece of Disney merchandise loose in the wild. In this case, at a Goodwill store in Windsor, ON. It’s not uncommon to find plush characters at charity shops, but I thought this one was … Continue reading

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Mini Brands MINI DISNEY STORE Display

The first Disney Store opened on March 28th of 1987 in Glendale, California. It reached its peak of success in 1997 with 749 locations operating worldwide. Fast forward to 2021 and the Disney Store shuttered its last location sometime near … Continue reading

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Zaini Toy Story 4 Chocolate Egg w/Bunny

If you have noticed Zaini at all it’s likely because of these licensed chocolate eggs featuring some of your favorite Disney and Pixar characters. Each egg has a little plastic toy inside. But if you click the link to their … Continue reading

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Places: The DAIRY FREEZ Restaurant in Essex, ON

The Reaume family has run this establishment since 1954 and it has become an iconic landmark and family destination in Essex County. They serve ice cream, classic American foods, and other treats. But perhaps the coolest contribution (see what I … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Chain Drive Transmission

Now that should get ‘er done! In the early days of automotive design and fabrication, things were more industrial. How something looked took a back seat to making it work as inexpensively as possible. And so, we have the fully … Continue reading

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Mickey Mouse Squeeze & Motion Toy by Illco

Sometimes it’s hard to date these old plastic toys. This Mickey Mouse train is a classic example. It could be very old or very recent. Most of these toys don’t have a year on them, but thankfully, this one does! … Continue reading

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Vintage HOLIDAY INN Key on Fob

Kemmons Wilson, a resident of¬†Memphis, Tennessee, was inspired to build a motel after being disappointed by the poor quality of roadside accommodations during a family¬†road trip. Now that might just be the most reactive and extreme thing to do just … Continue reading

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Disney Loungefly Winne the Pooh Gingham Mini Backpack

Undoubtedly one of the longest titles I’ve used in some time! But I needed every word to introduce what is perhaps one of the cutest objects in the known Universe: the Disney Loungefly Winnie the Pooh Gingham mini backpack. Behold … Continue reading

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Funko Vynl Mary Poppins + Jack Vinyl Collectibles

Into every movie’s life a sequel must come. But will it be a welcome addition to the canon that evolves the original idea into a franchise, or become just another disappointing money grab? The jury may still be out on … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Vintage Work Vehicle with Cargo

My wife dropped her iPhone 7 in the kitchen sink while washing the dishes and so we had to address our phone situation. As I make more use of a phone with my business, we opted for me to buy … Continue reading

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