Category Archives: Movies

Star Wars Mandalorian Dipping Sticks & Band-Aids

It all started in 1977 with the theatrical release of the first Star Wars movie. It has continued with many sequels, good and bad, continuing with a little television production called The Mandalorian (2019). Ever heard of it? Whether you … Continue reading

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Disney Traditions Tinker Bell ‘Pouty Pixie’ Sculpture

Disney Traditions collectible figurines designed by Jim Shore combine the magic of Disney with the traditional motifs of handmade folk art. You either love them or hate them! I feel that some characters lend themselves well to this artistic treatment … Continue reading

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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Attraction Merchandise: Candy Dish

Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride attraction at Disneyland is an enduring classic dark ride that literally takes you to Hell and back. Well, to a version of Hell filled with flashing lights and cardboard cutouts. But before Mr. Toad inhabited this … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday: Star Wars Original Stormtrooper Flavouring

I’ve found another Disney/Lucas Film product in the wild. This time I was picking up a few food items in my local Shoppers Drugmart when I happened across these two Original Stormtrooper flavouring sets on sale for just $17.99 each … Continue reading

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Lt. Robin Crusoe U.S.N. Movie & Book Review

Dick Van Dyke is beloved by Disney fans for his work in Mary Poppins. But what many don’t know is that he did two other movies for Walt. One of those would go on to be one of the worst … Continue reading

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Places: Miniature Moments – Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments

The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. is hosting a new exhibition that is bigger than the name might imply. Miniature Moments – A Journey Through Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments is packed full of only thousands of the small wonders this … Continue reading

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Mattel ‘Masters of Malice’ Captain Hook Doll

It must have seemed like a winning idea at the time. Back in 1999, Mattel released the first in a series of the ‘Masters of Malice’ dolls with Captain Hook from the animated classic film Peter Pan. Who was the … Continue reading

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Book Review: MGM / Cinerama How the West Was Won

Publisher: Random House Year: 1963 Pages: 40 Type: Hardcover ISBN: N/A “The climax is the greatest train wreck ever filmed.” – The London Evening News They didn’t mean that the ending of the film was terrible, but that there was an actual train wreck at … Continue reading

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The Lion King ‘Simba’ Ceramic Figurine

Lions. They are large cats of the genus Panthera native to Africa and India. They hang out in prides that consist of a few adult males, related females, and cubs. And who is the most famous cub of them all? Simba. This name literally means ‘lion’ in African. … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Chicago Toy Fair Invaded by Stormtroopers

Cosplay is a big industry now and something that goes beyond the stereotypical geeks and weirdos. As more and more adults embrace their inner child, you’re more likely to see grown men and women dressed as their favorite fictional characters. … Continue reading

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