This Friday is blacker than a gumdrop in Pig-Pen’s pocket

I’m a little surprised I’m not seeing more Peanuts stuff in the Black Friday selections (I wouldn’t expect The Movie stuff there yet, it’s too new, but I thought pre-movie licensees might exploit the day). The one thing I do find is that the folks offering those customized Peanuts books are offering them (and all their other books) at 40% off… which makes them a couple bucks cheaper than they were during the $10 off sale earlier in the week. When I ordered mine. Ohhh, I am driving my family to poverty one Peanuts book at a time! (Not really, don’t worry, the wolf is nowhere near the door.)

Two things I find, having gone through the process on these:

  • Even though the non-customized versions of these books are board books, these customized versions are probably not. I should’ve realized that right off.
  • If you want to see what the books are like, you don’t actually have to buy one. Simply starting the process, choosing to “build” your book, will let you see a preview of what all the pages will look like, before you commit any money.

I should have copies for review next week.

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I’m to blame for Schulz forgeries!

EBay is, unsurprisingly, awash in fraud. It gets pulled in many ways, including knock-off items and forgeries. Cartoonist Terry Beatty (currently of the “Rex Morgan” newspaper strip) has been doing a good job of highlighting tracings and fakes being passed off as original drawings by famous cartoonists – and given …

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Big Books from the big box store

From time to time, I get questions about how to buy¬†The Big Book of Peanuts series, and they tend to be tough to answer. I understand why people would want these books, as each of them has a whole decade of the Peanuts daily strip (no Sundays.) While there are …

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Hot Wheels hot deals

I’m used to Hot Wheels charging several bucks apiece for licensed character cars, so when I saw this series of six Peanuts cars for $1 at my local Ralphs grocery store (with membership card, natch), I scarfed them up without pausing to think “do I really need Hot Wheels cars?” …