Shiny Shiny!

Too often reproductions of scooters get the details wrong but this one is a very attractive example. I especially like the black tire detail. From Sweetpea & Willow in London & Ireland, this glorified paperweight is made of aluminum and measures 25cm x 10cm x 16cm. And hooray, they will ship overseas.

Thanks to Julie G. for this find.

A Figurine for the Francophile.

Spirou was created in 1938. A bellman who eventually morphs into a sometime reporter, according to Wikipedia, he is “A honest and brave young man of indeterminate age, he tries to fight injustice around him and help people.” And we also know he likes to race scooters. This figurine measures almost 8″ tall and costs 179 Euros.

Thanks to Julie G. for this find!

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: The Ultimate Cat Toy

Glen B. in Ontario, Canada found these at a dollar store chain. Sadly, they don’t seem to be available here in the States at Dollar Tree. Too bad for us! But Glen B. was kind enough to send me three of these bears. I tested one on the cats today and one fled in terror while the other decided a nap was in order. All in all a good result. Thanks Glen!