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It’s too late to save your nickels – Peanuts has been sold

Various news sources (such as Variety) are reporting that Canadian company DHX Media have bought out the entertainment side of Iconix, which means they get the primary ownership of the Peanuts property (the Schulzes still own some) as well as full ownership of Strawberry Shortcake and some other items. DHX already …

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Hallmark discounts

I just noticed that Hallmark is offering 20% off most of their Peanuts books, with 50% off their Easter Beagle book with the “Itsy Bitsy” figure.

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Be My Valentine, Sweet Babboo

Taking my computer into the shop (I will have to struggle without it for DAYS! Withdrawal, withdrawal!), I stopped in at the Hallmark shop to waste a few minutes until my Genius Bar appointment. Hallmark has been on my mind lately as I wonder whether it might make sense for …

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The AAUGH Blog » Charlie Brown’s Hidden Christmas Treasures

Just a quick note that Merry Christmas Charlie Brown Look-and-Find, which I evaluated here and decided that it was not an adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas (although it does have some references to it) is available in paperback from the Scholastic Book Club. If you’re ordering your kid books online, its order code …

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One-day sale on Peanuts and other Fantagraphics books

This publisher sale includes Complete Peanuts, Peanuts Every Sunday, Charlie Brown’s Christmas Stocking, and more. Here’s a direct link to the Peanuts catalog page.Source: Fantagraphics Books

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The Complete Peanuts Vol. 26 gets some luuuuuv

The Complete Peanuts volume 26: Comics and Stories is the perfect gift for anyone. And that’s not me (the person who lead the team finding Peanuts material for the book) talking, it’s the Christian Science Monitor! […] this is a wonderful selection of rare “Peanuts” material. I could go on about each item …

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HAPPINESS IS A WARM PUPPY | Easton Press

If you’ve always wanted one of those gilt-edged fancy Easton Press editions, they’ve got HAPPINESS IS A WARM PUPPY now at 20% off… which still puts it at close to $100. Looks like that’s the only Peanuts book that they have left.

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MetLife very sloooowly got rid of Peanuts

As we come toward the end of the MetLife Peanuts license, I am very amused by the New York Times article titled “Snoopy and the ‘Peanuts’ gang will no longer be Metropolitan Life’s main representatives“ Why am I so amused? Is it full of blatant inaccuracies? Does it have funny pictures? …

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RIP Little Red Haired Girl

We are saddened to report the passage of Donna Mae Wold, the woman who Charles Schulz called “The Little Red Haired Girl”, whom he wanted to marry, and who lent inspiration to Peanuts. She was 87. Donna Mae Wold Obituary | Star Tribune

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So exclusive, you can’t get ’em

By the end of the first full day of Comic Con, the exclusive Woodstock figure was sold out.  The second day is not over yet, and the coloring book is sold out, as is a set of buttons that was not in the early listing, as are most of the …