off the shelf: doc hudson from cars

I absolutely love Cars! Mum + dad has been buying me diecast Cars ever since I was a little tot in hopes of completing each and every character from the film and its sequel. So far, I already have a handful of them, including Lightning McQueen, his mate, Mater, Sarge, Fillmore, Luigi + Guido, Red, Sheriff, Finn McMissile, Holly Shiftwell, + Italian racer Francesco Bernoulli.

For last Christmas, my parents got me another Cars diecast to add to my collection ~ Doc Hudson.

Here’s a short background about Doc Hudson from Wikipedia:

Doc Hudson {voiced by Paul Newman in his last non-documentary film role} is Radiator Springs’ local physician. His license plate read 51HHMD, which is a reference to his year and track number (51), model {Hudson Hornet} and profession {medical doctor}. A racer-turned-mechanic, the character has Newman’s blue eyes.

Did you know that Doc Hudson is based on the real-life Fabulous Hudson Hornet in NASCAR competition? It was introduced in 1951 and manufactured until 1954.

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Off The Shelf: Disney Planes

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Mum + I were off to the mall one afternoon after school for some errands when I asked if we can drop at the toy section. No mall visit was ever complete without dropping by this part of the mall. No, I do not buy toys all the time, but I enjoy browsing through the display of latest toys and spend time checking for my favorites, like die-cast cars, action figures, among others.

While doing her own browsing mum stumbled into these books that are up at discounted price that day. Planes is one of my favorite films, so we opted for this Disney Planes book, which we got for half the original price! A great deal, right?

This book tells the story of the first Disney Planes film. It introduces us to a crop duster, Dusty Crophopper, who has big dreams of joining the Wings Across the Globe race. Many people laughed at his seemingly impossible dream but Dusty never gave up. He joined the qualifying rounds but failed to make the cut, but one stroke of luck got him in the race and went on to race around the globe along with his idol, Ripslinger, and popular racers like El Chupacabra, Ishani, Bulldog, + Rochelle. With the help of his friends, Chug + Dotty, and his mentor, Skipper, Dusty went on to win the championship to prove that anyone who does not give up on their dreams is bound to achieve them one day.

Planes is a spin-off of another popular Disney franchise, Cars, which is my most favorite! A sequel to the first film was also shown not too long ago, it was called Disney: Fire and Rescue.

Reading about one of my favorite films is such a great way to pass the time. This is my current bedtime read. What is yours?

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From The Mailbox: Avengers Postcards

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It has been a while since I last shared about my postcard collection. Mum + i were not as active in postcrossing as we are the previous years, but we did manage to have a number of awesome swaps, including these avengers postcards sent to us from China.

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I may not have told you before, but I am a big fan of Avengers and I have seen their films on the telly loads of times! They are all my faves and it sure was a treat to receive their postcards in the mail.

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The guy mum swapped with had numerous Avengers cards + we are glad he agreed to swap with a lot of them, so I can have a bunch of Avengers characters in my collection. I received Ironman, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Hulk, Nick Fury, Black Widow, + Hawkeye. I was not able to take photos of the Ironman + Hulk cards, but I will make sure to share them with you next time. 

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Jollibee Kids Meal Toys December 2015: Jollitown Build and Craft Blocks

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Jollibee Kids Meals will make our Christmas even merrier with the launch of their new toy offering ~ the Jollitown Build and Craft Blocks! It features 3 sets of colorful blocks and pieces that kids can play with and build different structures using their imagination and creativity.

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Here are the toys included in the Jollitown Build and Craft Blocks series:

  • 1. Super Shapers ~ little artists like me can press a button on the side of the pen tower to reveal the pen tip. We can usee this to trace stencil images onto paper. We can also slide our picture in the photo frame slot and the other container can be used as a desk calendar, or as organizer for our school or arts supplies.
  • 2. Jolly Stamper ~ kid designers can decorate our own Jollitown memo pad using the stamper with 2 stamp design plates. Pressing a button on top of the tower will also activate a light to reveal Hetty’s image.
  • 3. Fun Tracer we can easily trace Jollibee’s face onto paper by turning on the switch on the Fun Tracer to project an image of every kid’s best friend. We can also display photos at the back slots and use the 2 main boxes as storage bins for our pencils, crayons, or other stuff. 

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Find the Blade You Want

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When you collect blades, you are always on the look out for something new to add to your collection. Whether you have an eye on bleach swords, an assortment of knives, or self defense weapons, Swordsswords has a comprehensive selection. Find that unique blade that will complement your collection or that hard-to-find blade that has been eluding you. At the click of a button, you will have a catalog at your disposal.

A Blade You that Must Be Yours

You can’t resist swords and knives. They give you a thrill and get your blood pumping. You have a large collection that just keeps growing to the point that your house is starting to look like a museum. That’s the way you like it and Swordsswords can help you to ensure that your collection continues to grow. Be sure to browse through an assortment of swords, including historical swords, handmade swords, movie swords, and gaming swords. Only you know what matches your tastes. You need to see all of your options before you make a final decision. You’ll also discover a full lineup of knives to add to your collection. Choose from Bowie knives to Damascus Steel knives. View knives by the brand or the type of blade. When you need a blade, you have come to the right place.

Don’t Forget the Medieval Collection

No blade collection can be complete without Medieval accessories. Consider armor, Medieval horns, and Medieval daggers to complement your assortment. If you have not opted for anything Medieval before, now could be the time to branch out. Medieval swords and shields make for an attractive addition as well. When you want to make your collection complete, Swordsswords is at the ready for you.

Order with Ease

There is no hassle when you shop with Swordsswords. View your selection online, place your order, and you’ll soon have the next piece for your collection arriving at your doorstep. If you have a question, helpful representatives can assist you to make the process go smoothly. When you need a sword or other type of blade, you need Swordsswords.

Jared Quips

I thought these blades and swords are a great addition to anyone’s toy collection, especially if you are a fun of ninjas + samurais. Also, these swords will make for an awesome addition for great costumes, especially during Halloween or parties!

I bet having one of those cool Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles swords will be cool. Would you like to own a sword or two?

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