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November 27, 2009

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DIECAST Collectible Model Cars And More

Item# Description Stock Status
92368 Jada Toys Showroom Floor - Chevy Impala Hard Top (1960, 1:24 scale diecast model, Asstd.) 92368 New
92369 Jada Toys Showroom Floor - Chevy Impala Hard Top (1960, 1:24 scale diecast model, Asstd.) 92369 New
92371 Jada Toys Showroom Floor - Chevy Cheyenne Pickup Truck (1972, 1:24 scale diecast model, Asstd.) 92371 New
92386 Jada Toys Bigtime Muscle - Chevy Corvette Stingray Concept Hard Top (2009, 1:24 scale diecast model, Asstd.) 92386 New
92387VA Jada Toys Bigtime Muscle - Chevy Corvette Stingray Concept Hard Top (2009, 1:24 scale diecast model, Asstd.) 92387VA New
92413 Jada Toys Dub City - Willys Coupe Hard Top (1941, 1:24 scale diecast model, Asstd.) 92413 New
92414LB Jada Toys Dub City - Willys Coupe Hard Top (1941, 1:24 scale diecast model, Asstd.) 92414LB New
91782 Jada Toys - Chevy Camaro Concept Hard Top (2006, 1:24 scale diecast model, Yellow) 91782 Restock
19861R Welly - Chevrolet Camaro SS Hard Top (2002, 1:18, Red) 19861 New
2101D Mail Truck (4.5") 2101D Restock
9661D Farm Tractor (4", Asstd.) 9661D Restock
9761MD Military Team - Camouflage (4", Asstd.) 9761MD Restock
9869D Space Shuttle (5") 9869D Restock
9911D Garbage Truck (6", Asstd.) 9911D Restock
9912/3D Superior - Super Transporter w/ Decal (5.5", Asstd.) 9912/3D Restock
9915D Snow Plow Truck (5.75", Asstd.) 9915D Restock
9918D Snowmobile (5.5", Asstd.) 9918D Restock
9912/4D Fire Engine (4.75", Asstd.) 9921/4D Restock
9923/4D Fire Engine (5", Asstd.) 9923/4D Restock
9931D Power Steam Locomotive (5", Asstd.) 9931D Restock
9985BU Police Series (5", Blue) 9985BU Restock
9989D Police Series (5", Blue) 9985BU Restock

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God and the Art of Toy and Diecast Marketing
Thanksgiving is for the LORD (intro)
By Lu Su

Now that we're done stuffing our faces with food and weight about 2 to 5 pounds more than we did a couple of days ago, I thought it might be good time to pan sear two aspects of Thanksgiving. These two concepts were introduced in my last two Thanksgiving essays. I really cannot believe how fast time is moving. I seriously feel like I just wrote those two Thanksgiving masterpieces (BAM!) Thanksgiving's Missing Older Brother and Blueberry Pie Filling Anyone? (BAM! BAM!) And now here we are 730 days later.

The former essay dealt with this "thankful" feeling that so many of us Americans get this time of year; but often this thankful feeling gets directed towards the wrong person (perhaps it just got lost in the Black Friday crowds). The article also attempted to bring to attention the fact that there were actually two parts to this holiday. At least there was when Abraham Lincoln created it and told us what the holiday was all about.

The Thanksgiving holiday was created during the Lincoln administration. And it was created during America's darkest days -when Americans killed each other. To date, there has been no war that has claimed more Americans than the American Civil War. If you add up all the Americans that have died in all wars and skirmishes after the civil war, that casualty figure would still not come close to the total number of Americans that died in our four year civil war.

So I think it was fitting that our 16th President wanted us to take pause, lift the gloom, and let this particular holiday be a time of "penitence and thanksgiving". I'm not sure, but I think the word "penitence" may have already vacated the English language. I'm not sure which vacated faster, the word "penitence" from our language OR a twenty dollar bill from the wallets of us trying hard to raise a family.

Well, instead of using the noun form of the word, let me be proactive and use the verb form of the word and try to get things moving in this sluggish economy (you know, kind of inject my own stimulus package into your life). The Thanksgiving holiday was designed for us take pause, repent, and give thanks to God. Did you get that? This holiday was meant to point us back towards God.

When we are truly repentful and thankful, it spurs us to action -usually in the form of making things right. More often than not, this is generally accomplished by giving a gift of either time or resources (or both). You can identify a true gift, when you are able to give without the expectation of getting something back. So if you give and expect something back, then I'd dare say that your "gift" is an investment or a market strategy. So the later essay was an attempt to to point us in providing the appropriate gift toward someone. That someone is God.

Give God a gift? Yes! The wise men did. I think we would be wise to follow their lead. Unlike what happens now during the holiday season, I noticed the wise men's gifts weren't disbursed to their friends and family. So what could an all knowing, all powerful and timeless being possibly want? How do you know what color looks good on him or what his hobbies are? Everyone seems to enjoy music, maybe a bunch of us could put our money together and get God an iPod (or if we can't raise enough, maybe we can get the maker of our soul one of those cheaper imitation ones).

I think figuring out the appropriate gift for God would be much easier if we just had a his wish list. -like a Santa's wish list. But oddly enough, God DID provide us a list. You just need to know where to look. I found "God's wish list and I thought I would share it with you. No, it wasn't revealed to me in a cave. I did not find some mysterious secret scrolls or Secret hidden knowledge (which can be yours for $9.99 in book form or $19.99 in DVD). I was not in an native American sweat lodge and in a hallucinogenic state when I suddenly had a vision of the list. I found God's wish list in the last book of Moses called Deuteronomy. Interesting enough, Jesus quotes from this book more than any other book in the Bible.

"When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands." -Deuteronomy 24:19

"When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow" -Deuteronomy 24:20

"When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow." -Deuteronomy 24:21

"When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied." -Deuteronomy 26:12

"Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow." -Deuteronomy 27:19

God specifically lists three groups of people that he wants us to care for: the alien, the fatherless, and the widow. The "alien" is not referring to an extra-terrestrial creature like a Transformers or one of those creatures with saliva issues that Sigourney Weaver fights. Aliens in this context refers to individuals that are not from our country. I think it is amazing how many "Americans" get amnesia and forget that they too (not too long ago) were aliens in this country.

Notice the text is NOT a suggestion. The command was given to a God's people who at the time made their livelihood from agriculture. I do not see that if we do not own a field, an olive tree, or a vineyard that we are suddenly exempt from this mandate. Also, I have not found anywhere in the Scriptures any passages that cancels this mandate. So what I am saying is that there is no amendment that nullifies this law. Realize this is not an American law. This is God's law.

Now I realize that there are many causes out there (e.g. Save the Whales, save the rainforests, Save this, Save that, Boy Scouts of America, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA ), The Bronx Zoo, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Children's Miracle Network, local sports teams, and one Rogue who is contemplating on running for President). You name the cause, I'm sure there is an organization out there that need your support.

Many of you are already deeply involved in certain charities and causes. Nothing wrong with that. However, my take on it is if you are a child of God's, just because you give to charities, that does not automatically exempt you from this mandate. Take the time to determine whether or not those charities and causes meet specific needs for the alien, the fatherless, and the widow. If they don't, there is absolutely nothing wrong in supporting your existing charities, but meet God's wish list first.

If you are like me and gotten a little behind in meeting this requirement, next week a suggestion. 

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