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January 23, 2009

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A few shipments arrived this week. If you log into your account at www.toywonders.com, before clicking on any of the links below, approved wholesale accounts will see wholesale pricing.

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DIECAST Collectible Model Cars And More

Item# Description Stock Status
50822W Greenlight - Ford Mustang Coupe Hard Top (1967, 1:18 scale diecast model, White w/ Blue Stripes) 50822W New
23910BK Mattel Hot Wheels - Ferrari F50 Hard Top (1:18 scale diecast model, Black) 23910BK New
29592PC RC2 ERTL Bill Jenkins Grumpy's Toy Street Car - Chevy Camaro Hard Top (1967, 1:18 scale diecast model, Red) 29592PC New
33844 RC2 ERTL JoyRide - Knight Rider KITT Pontiac Trans Am (1982, 1:18 scale diecast model, Black) 33844 Restock
12516HK Welly - Ford Mustang Hard Top (1969, 1:18 scale diecast model, Black) 12516HK New
12524BR Welly - Ford Mustang SVO Hard Top (1986, 1:18 scale diecast model, Red) 12524BR New
4020D Kinsmart - Dodge Viper GTS-R (4", Asstd.) 4020D Restock
5017D Kinsmart - Dodge Power Wagon (1:42, Asstd.) 5017D Restock
5072/4D Kinsmart - Street Fighter Hard Top (1:34 - 1:36, Asstd.) 5072/4D New
5082D Kinsmart - Ford SVT Focus (1:34, Asstd.) 5082D Restock
5091D Kinsmart - Ford Mustang GT Hard Top (2006, 1:38, Asstd.) 5091D Restock
5091DF Kinsmart - Ford Mustang GT Hard Top (2006, 1:38, Asstd.) 5091DF Restock
5099D Kinsmart - Toyota Corolla (1:36, Asstd.) 5099D Restock
5103D Kinsmart - Snow Turbo (5.25", Asstd.) 5103D Restock
5105D Kinsmart - Golf Cart (4.5", Asstd.) 5105D Restock
5312D Kinsmart - Range Rover Sport SUV (1:38, Asstd.) 5312D Restock
5328D Kinsmart - Subaru Impreza WRC Hard Top (2007, 1:36, Asstd.) 5328D New
5329D Kinsmart - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Hard Top (2008, 1:36, Asstd.) 5329D New
5108D Kinsmart - School Bus Big Wheel (5", Asstd.) 5108D New
5326D Kinsmart - Hummer H2 SUT Pickup Big Wheel (1:40, Asstd.) 5326D New

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God and the Art of Toy and Diecast Marketing
New Start
By Lu Su

"When I get to heaven and get a new body, how old will I be?", asked my seven year old son.
What a awesome question I thought. Kids can often ask some really good questions. Questions like this recently appeared in my household; last weekend our family attended a memorial service for a neighbor, friend and son's chess instructor. Our friend Steven's three year fight with stomach cancer came to an end early this year.

In Steven's last conversation with my wife, he made the remark on how silly were the attitudes of so many of his friends. He said that upon seeing so many of them, they seem to only want to talk about the poor economy, lament over their job loss, or talk about the drop in value of their 401K. These worldly things that trouble so many of us are truly inane to a person that only has days/weeks to live. But all of us share the same fate as Steven. Just because (you think) you have a few more days to live, warrants a very different perspective than Steven's?

Again, I'm reminded of Solomon's words of wisdom to us:

It is better to go to a house of mourning
       than to go to a house of feasting,
       for death is the destiny of every man;
       the living should take this to heart.

Sorrow is better than laughter,
       because a sad face is good for the heart.

 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
       but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

-Ecclesiastes 7:2-4

I think Solomon was right. When I'm enjoying life, I don't think much about important matters that pertain to the heart. I don't know if it's the cold Winter or just seeing Steven's body being ravaged by cancer and our "cure" for fighting it; but I'm weary of seeing death. I'm ready for the new year. I'm ready for Spring and a new start.

Speaking of new starts, this past week, the United States of America got a new President. I would conclude that most Americans have an attitude of cautious optimism. We want to be a great people. We want a great nation. I do believe a requirement for a nation to be great, is not measured by how fast we can kill people, but by their ability to follow the dream laid out by the Reverend Martin Luther King.

 

" I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

Being that I have four children, I think I take this statement closer to heart than most people. Perhaps I was a bit cynical (I've always considered myself a realist), but I did not think in my life time that Americans could elect a man of color or a woman to the highest post in our country. But less than one generation later, I see the Reverend' s powerful words come to fruition. So I'm cautiously optimistic and know that America has hit a major milestone.

Speaking of new years, this coming Monday (January 26) is the Chinese New Year. I'll be the year of the Ox. I couldn't help to notice that more and more calendars have this day marked off now. The Chinese culture and influence is definitely making its move around the world; and perhaps in your heart too - I couldn't help notice that you are reading this article too. So Happy Chinese New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

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