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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Latest Purchases #45

I saw these K'nex Mario Kart Wii toys on Classic Game Room a year or so ago but it wasn't until I was looking around in K-Mart that I saw some for purchase. There are far more of these racers than I originally thought and they come in various sizes. K'nex even has several Mario Kart Wii buildable track sets that you can purchase so it could be some time before I have the whole collection. For now, I'm content with Mario and Bowser on the standard bike.

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was draw. I was pretty good at looking at an image and recreating it on paper. My free hand, however needs a lot of work and I've longed to get back into drawing. I've often been frustrated for slacking and not being nearly as good as other artists but I've only myself to blame for that. I figured it can't hurt to have some help in improving so I picked up How to Draw Anything.

Italy from Above offers tons of pictures of Italy from a bird's eye view. I'll probably never go there so a nice picture book is the next best thing. The pictures are very detailed and colorful. I picked this up at Barns & Nobles and it was only $3.

Sometimes it takes a massive price cut to get one interested in your product. I've heard of War of the Worlds, but I've never read it. For $3, I can easily have access to it and other science fiction stories. Another Barns & Nobles purchase.

What kid didn't love Fairy Tales? I'd often seen Disney versions of classics like The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling so it will be nice to read the original stories. Best-Loved Fairy Tales also contains stories I've heard of but never read/saw like The Little Match Girl and The Steadfast Tin Soldier.


Voltech said...

Whoa, K'nex does themed toys? And Mario Kart Wii-themed toys, no less?'s a far cry from the days of building my own baby-sized robots -- which, as my brother was eager to point out, was full of holes by nature.

Then again, he got more fun out of sticking the pieces in his mouth. No wonder so many pieces got spread everywhere.

Ah, memories...

Reggie White Jr. said...

The K'nex Mario Kart Wii toys are actually the first toys from K'nex that I ever bought. I was always more of a Lego kid, but I can still relate to all the missing pieces. Memories, indeed.