Sunday, January 21, 2018

Wimpy

Did you know? 
J. Wellington Wimpy, or just Wimpy, is one of the characters in the long-running comic strip Thimble Theatre and in the Popeye cartoons based upon it. He is a hefty hamburger lover and close friend of Popeye's, known for his mooching ways and a deceptively high level of intelligence. He is a soft-spoken and cowardly gentleman who will do whatever it takes to get a free hamburger, often with the promise to gladly repay the kind soul that gives him one come Tuesday, which he generally never does.

Charlie Brown



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The Little Red-Haired Girl is an unseen character in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. She was first referred to in 1961. She is the object of Charlie Brown's affection, although he never dares to go near her. Whether or not she has any feelings towards Charlie Brown has never been revealed in the comic strip.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mr. Worry



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Mr. Worry worries about everything. If it rains, he worries that his roof will leak, if there's no rain, he worries that all of his plants will die. He worries about the other Mr. Men, and he meets a wizard who suggests he make a list of all his worries and the wizard will make sure none of them happen. When there is nothing to worry about, Mr. Worry is happy for a week, until he is worried about not having anything to worry about!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Minions Antics



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French art director Eric Guillon is creator of the Minions. He came up with the concept for the scene-stealers on the first Despicable Me, and the creatures are now the official mascots for studio Illumination Entertainment.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Little Miss Princess



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Little Miss Princess is true royalty, the daughter of a king and queen, and she's always had servants to take care of her every need. She knows how lucky she is, and one day she decides to try to spread her luck around. But will she be able to help out with things she's never even had to do for herself?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Scurrying Eyeball 2014




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Scooby-Doo is an American animated cartoon franchise, comprising many animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day. Writers Joe Ruby and Ken Spears created the original series, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, for Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1969. This Saturday-morning cartoon series featured four teenagers—Fred Jones, Daphne Blake, Velma Dinkley, and Norville "Shaggy" Rogers—and their talking brown Great Dane named Scooby-Doo, who solve mysteries involving supposedly supernatural creatures ( such as this Scurrying Eyeball)  through a series of antics and missteps.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Batmobile with Drill



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The Batmobile is the fictional car driven by the superhero Batman in American comic books published by DC Comics. The Batmobile first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May, 1939), where it was depicted as an ordinary-looking, red car. Housed in the Batcave, which the Batmobile accesses through a hidden entrance, the heavily armored, weaponized vehicle is used by Batman in his campaign to fight crime.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Max Steel




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Max Steel is a line of action figures produced and owned by the toy company Mattel since 1999. The original figures based on the first TV series were similar to the original 12-inch G.I. Joe toys, consisting almost entirely of different versions of Max Steel, the main character, and one or two of his enemies, a couple of vehicles and two or three special packages. The original toy series ran from 1999–2012. At the end of that period, was substituted by a different series of toys with the same brand name, but with a change in quality and design intended to tie into the companion TV series in 2013. The 2013 line did not exhibit 1/6 scale of the original and reduced the number of articulations and action features of the figures.





Thursday, December 28, 2017

Invincible Mario


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Invincible Mario is a form that makes its debut in Super Mario Bros. Mario can assume the form after using a Super Star, which made its debut in the same game; while in this state, he is unaffected by both enemies and obstacles, and can defeat most of them by simply touching them. However, the state only lasts a few seconds, and Mario can still lose lives from falling into a pit, touching lava or poison water, being crushed, touching Volcanic Smoke, getting crushed between a wall and a Boohemoth, or running out of time. Invincibility is usually depicted by a flashing, color-changing character. Unless he's already in another invincibility-granting form (like the Mega, White Raccoon, or White Tanooki forms, which are incompatible with this form), Mario usually retains his current form while invincible (for example, if Fire Mario gets a Super Star, he becomes invincible, but retains his Fire form).

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Bowser


 


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Bowser, sometimes known as King Koopa, is a major character and the main antagonist of Nintendo's Mario franchise. He is the leader and most powerful of the Koopas, an evil-driven race of turtle-like creatures, and has been the archenemy of Mario, and to a small extent, Luigi, ever since his debut in Super Mario Bros. He has repeatedly kidnapped or attempted to kidnap Princess Peach with the ultimate goal of defeating Mario and taking over the Mushroom Kingdom, though he has also attempted to conquer various other realms and even the entire universe. Despite his villainous nature, he has occasionally helped Mario and other heroes against common threats and participates with them in their numerous sporting events in spin-off games.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hello Kitty



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According to Sanrio, in 1999 Hello Kitty appeared on 12,000 different products yearly. By 2008, Hello Kitty was responsible for half of Sanrio's $1 billion revenue and there were over 50,000 different Hello Kitty branded products in more than 60 countries. Beginning in 2007, following trends in Japan, Sanrio began using darker designs for Hello Kitty with more black and less pink, and pulling away from kawaii styles.

Koopa Troopa Shell



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Red Shells are red Koopa Troopa shells that first appeared in Super Mario Bros. Although not their first specific use, they were worn by Koopa Troopas. Unlike the green-shelled Koopa Troopas, they did not fall off cliffs and simply turned around when reaching a ledge. They are the second most common shell, after Green Shells.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Super Mario Connecting Blocks



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Blocks are a staple of many platformers and RPGs in the Mario franchise. In fact, they were so successful that blocks are now a great part of the platforming genre for most video game series. Blocks often release coins and items (particularly power-ups) when hit from below or ground pounded from above. Blocks are also commonly used as a platform to get to places, but some, such as the Drop Block, may have negative side-effects when stepped on, making it difficult to traverse them. Blocks have many other uses: they can grow, shrink, recover health, give the player tips or change the level to benefit or harm the player in some way. Some blocks will break when hit, but most will simply become inactive Empty Blocks.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

2016 Starbucks Bearista



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Starbucks first became profitable in Seattle in the early 1980s. Despite an initial economic downturn with its expansion into the Midwest and British Columbia in the late 1980s, the company experienced revitalized prosperity with its entry into California in the early 1990s. The first Starbucks location outside North America opened in Tokyo in 1996; overseas properties now constitute almost one-third of its stores. The company opened an average of two new locations daily between 1987 and 2007.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Little Miss Sunshine



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Little Miss Sunshine is a reoccurring character in the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show. She kept her looks and personality except her nose and hair change from yellow to light tan, and runs a morning show called "Good Morning Dillydale" with her partner, Mr. Happy. Her voice is very perky. Her house is pink, with a flowerbed, and flowers on the house as well.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Mr. Uppity



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Mr. Uppity is a bean shape Mr. Man with a mahogany color skin and wears a monocle and a black top hat. In some prints of 'Mr. Perfect', the last page depicts him as purple. He might often wear two monocles.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Col. Sanders



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Sanders held a number of jobs in his early life, such as steam engine stoker, insurance salesman and filling station operator. He began selling fried chicken from his roadside restaurant in North Corbin, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. During that time Sanders developed his "secret recipe" and his patented method of cooking chicken in a pressure fryer. Sanders recognized the potential of the restaurant franchising concept, and the first KFC franchise opened in Utah in 1952. When his original restaurant closed, he devoted himself full-time to franchising his fried chicken to various restaurant throughout the country.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Starbucks Bearista 2016



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In 2006, Valerie O'Neil, a Starbucks spokeswoman, said that the logo is an image of a "twin-tailed mermaid, or siren as she's known in Greek mythology". The logo has been significantly streamlined over the years. In the first version, the Starbucks siren was topless and had a fully visible double fish tail. The image also had a rough visual texture and has been likened to a melusine. The image is said by Starbucks to be based on a 16th-century "Norse" woodcut, although other scholars note that it is apparently based on a 15th-century woodcut in J.E. Cirlot's Dictionary of Symbols.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Hello Kitty



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Shortly after her creation in 1974, the Hello Kitty vinyl coin purse was introduced by Sanrio in March 1975. The character was then brought to the United States in 1976. The character is a staple of the kawaii segment of Japanese popular culture. By 2010, Sanrio had groomed Hello Kitty into a global marketing phenomenon worth $5 billion a year. By 2014, when Hello Kitty was 40 years old, she was worth about $7 billion a year, all without advertising except on Sanrio's, related show producers', and ticket sales' webpages and at show venues and nearby locations.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Charlie Brown



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A Charlie Brown Christmas is a 1965 animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program made its debut on CBS on December 9, 1965. In the special, lead character Charlie Brown finds himself depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a neighborhood Christmas play, but his best efforts are ignored and mocked by his peers. After Linus tells Charlie Brown about the true meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown cheers up, and the Peanuts gang unites to celebrate the Christmas season.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Little Miss Scary



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Little Miss Scary is very small and enjoys scaring people, especially Mr. Jelly. She has not, however, reckoned with Mr. Jelly's friend, Mr. Noisy!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Mr. Clever



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Mr. Clever is the self-acclaimed Cleverest Person In The World! Not only that, but he has some fantastic gadgets, such as his alarm clock that makes tea; and his toothbrush that squeezes out the toothpaste for him. How clever!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Little Miss Chatterbox



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Little Miss Chatterbox is a recurring character in the 2008 TV series The Mr. Men Show. She kept her looks except she has a darker shade of pink and her shoelaces are no longer visible, as usual, she never stops talking. Her house is on top of a hill, and shaped like a telephone.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Scrooge McDuck






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Mickey's Christmas Carol is a 1983 American animated featurette produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution. It was directed and produced by Burny Mattinson. The cartoon is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, starring Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge. Many other Disney characters, primarily from the Mickey Mouse universe, Robin Hood, and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, were cast throughout the film. Mickey's Christmas Carol was largely an animated adaptation of a Disneyland Records 1974 audio musical entitled An Adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. The musical featured similar dialogue and cast of characters with the exception of the first and last Christmas ghosts.