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Festive Coca-Cola Bottle Ties Into A Holiday Bow

Coca-Cola is getting into the holiday spirit in the U.K. with limited-edition packaging labels that, when peeled, tie into a festive bow.

The 1.75-liter Coca-Cola Christmas Bow Bottles are available for Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero and Coca-Cola Life at select supermarkets across Western Europe.

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2017 Freddy Funko 24-Piece Pint Size Heroes Advent Calendar

Funko is kicking off the holiday season with this very special item! It’s their very own Freddy Funko Advent Calendar with 24 exclusive Pint Size Heroes!

Open all 24 doors to reveal a holiday-themed Freddy Funko Pint Size Hero behind each one! Your advent calendar includes a wintery display for your new holiday Freddys.

The Freddy Funko Advent Calendar is a Funko Shop limited edition exclusive.

Order HERE for $50.

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Amazon Announces 2017 Top 100 Holiday Toys

Amazon has revealed its list of the 100 most popular playthings set to take 2017’s holiday season by storm, with a continued focused on STEM items, pet-themed toys and blockbuster movie licenses.

All products will be available through the online retailer’s website and by using Alexa-enabled devices.

The top 25 holiday toys and games include:

– FurReal Roarin’ Tyler, the Playful Tiger
– LEGO Boost Creative Toolbox 17101 (847 Piece)
– Fingerlings Glitter with Blanket – Interactive Baby Monkey Rose – Amazon Exclusive
– Sphero Ultimate Lightning McQueen Vehicle
– Melissa & Doug Star Diner Restaurant
– Soggy Doggy Board Game
– Disney Princess Dance Code Belle – Amazon Exclusive
– Paw Patrol – My Size Lookout Tower with Exclusive Vehicle, Rotating Periscope and Lights and Sounds
– Nerf Nitro FlashFury Chaos
– Cars 3 Ultimate Florida Speedway Playset
– FurReal Makers Proto Max – Amazon Exclusive
– LEGO Ninjago Destiny’s Bounty 70618 (2295 Piece)
– Enchantimals Panda Tree House Playset
– DropMix Music Gaming System
– Cozmo
– Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby (Brunette)
– Fisher-Price Think & Learn Smart Cycle Toy – Amazon Exclusive
– Tegu Travel Pals Building-and-Stacking-Toys (6 Piece)
– Seedling Littles Galaxy Rocket Adventure Cape Kit
– Play-Doh Touch Shape to Life Studio
– Just Play PJ Masks Headquarters Playset
– Roller Coaster Challenge Logic & Building Game
– Osmo Genius Kit
– Automoblox Mini SC1 Chaos & HR5 Scorch, 4.5″ x 1.75″
– Hape Pound & Tap Bench with Slide Out Xylophone

Check out the full list HERE.

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Happy New Year From THE FIRE WIRE

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To friends, family and readers of THE FIRE WIRE,

Thank you all for your kind support in 2016. I truly appreciate you reading my blog and sharing the link with your friends.

I’ll do my best to scour the internet in 2017 and provide you with up to the minute gadget news, comic book features, entertainment updates, unusual art, interesting infographics, eye-popping posters and fun trivia.

I wish you and your families a very safe, healthy and Happy New Year.

Warmest Regards,

Larry

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Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook

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In honor of Home Alone’s 25th anniversary, Quirk Books is publishing Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook: a re-imagination of the story as an endearing Christmas fable. Featuring engaging illustrations by Kim Smith, the book is sure to enchant readers both young and old. In its colorful pages, readers will encounter bumbling burglars, brilliant bobby traps, and Kevin’s ability to fend for himself. Complete with famous lines like “I made my family disappear!” and scenes of Kevin screaming after trying his dad’s aftershave lotion, Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook offers all the fun of the original movie in a darling hardcover package whose read-aloud story teaches lessons about responsibility and the importance of family.

With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation can be enjoyed year after year alongside The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and other Christmas storybook classics.

Home Alone: The Classic Illustrated Storybook ($18.95) will be released on October 20, 2015.

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Happy New Year From THE FIRE WIRE

To friends, family and readers of THE FIRE WIRE,

Thank you all for your kind support in 2014. I truly appreciate you reading my blog and sharing the link with your friends.

I’ll do my best to scour the internet in 2015 and provide you with up to the minute gadget news, comic book features, entertainment updates, unusual art, interesting infographics, eye-popping posters and fun trivia.

I wish you and your families a very safe, healthy and Happy New Year.

Warmest Regards,

Larry

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Epic Halloween Kid’s Costumes

Halloween is only 9 days away and you’re still struggling for a costume idea for your child. Here are some suggestions that might inspire you…

Help me Obi Wan, you’re my only hope

Just Beat It

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul

And we are going to paint a happy little cloud here

Smoking will stunt your growth

How do I walk in this thing?

I hope that’s Apple Juice

Just Wrong

Say my name. Heisenberg. You’re Goddamn Right

Can You Hear The Lambs Clarice?

Gym, tan, candy

Napoleon, don’t be jealous that I’ve been chatting online with babes all day

Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna play?

When you are a man, sometimes you wear stretchy pants in your room. It’s for fun.

I pity the fool

My name is Prince

Party on Wayne. Party on Garth

That’s not a real beard, that’s carpet

You’re Fired

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Finger lickin’ good

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Ray Villafane’s Intricately Carved Pumpkins

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If you have yet to try and carve a pumpkin in a 3-D manner, you need to. Its fun and everybody enjoys a cool pumpkin. Unfortunately they begin to rot less than a week after carving so be sure to take plenty of pictures. You can experiment with ways of preserving them but I find nothing works better than a nice photo. Some chefs that I have carved for put lemon juice on the faces to help slow down the natural molding process that will occur.

Picking out the right pumpkin is very important. You need a pumpkin with a thick wall. To get this kind you will have to choose one that is very heavy for its size. Also avoid perfectly round pumpkins and opt for ones that have a protruding ridge that sticks out on one side. These shapes make nice faces as you could imagine how difficult it would be to carve a 3-D face onto a shallow flat surface.


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THE FIRE WIRE 2013 Holiday Must-Have List: Toys

Here are my top suggestions for kid’s playthings for 2013:

Plamobil PopStars! Stage

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Play a sold out show featuring your own tunes with the Plamobil PopStars! Stage ($40). This MP3-compatible set allows young pop stars to belt out their favorite lyrics, drum up awesome beats, and wow crowds with radical guitar solos. Just hook up an MP3 player with the enclosed cable and choose your favorite chart topper. Set includes four figures, stage with flashing lights, drum set, two guitars with guitar stands, microphones, two preloaded tunes, built-in speakers, and other accessories. Recommended for ages four to ten.

InnoTab 3S Wi-Fi Learning Tablet

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Now you can own the next generation of our popular Wi-Fi learning tablet, the InnoTab 3S ($100). This tablet offers a wealth of fun, age-appropriate learning games for kids, plus new ways to play and learn. Kids and parents can exchange and share their text messages, photos and more over a kid-safe Wi-Fi connection using VTech Kid Connect1. Browse kid-safe and parent approved websites to find even more learning fun right from the InnoTab 3S. For even more value, some InnoTab 3S come bundled with a rechargeable battery pack and AC adapter eliminating the need to buy expensive replacement batteries. With the InnoTab 3S, the learning fun never has to stop!

Jagger the T-Rex

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Transform from a motorized construction truck to a powerful dinosaur with VTech’s Jagger The T-Rex ($70)! With voice recognition technology, this mighty toy dinosaur is yours to command! This electronic toy fuses two of boys’ favorite things—dinosaurs and vehicles—into one awesome play experience your child will love! The biggest of all the Switch & Go Dinos, Jagger is 16″ tall and easily transforms from a dinosaur to a crane and back again. Jagger’s motorized wheels and jaw make him walk, drive, launch the drill and more in response to 20 voice commands in both dinosaur and crane modes. His LCD screen displays cool customizable dinosaur eyes and driver animations. Press his buttons to learn dinosaur facts and hear wild sound effects. Jagger also includes a small T-Rex that transforms into a bulldozer. Plays 90+ sounds and phrases.

Glow Pet Unicorn

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Make bedtime something to look forward to with this fun Glow Pets tie-dye unicorn pillow pet 16-in ($29). Part of the popular Pillow Pets Glow Pets collection, this sparkling multicolor unicorn is part squeezable plush toy, part ultra-soft pillow. This smart 2-in-1 design is great for kids who always need to have their favorite things close by. And those who are afraid of the dark love how it lights up the night.

Designed to delight, the Glow Pets sparkling unicorn pillow pet is colorful, light-up fun from horn to hoof. The psychedelic tie-dye multi-color coat is ultra-cool, especially when illuminated from within by 20 bright LED lights. This combination of exciting color and brilliant sparkle is as magical as mythical beast herself. The long-lasting lights with 20-minute auto shut-off are designed to sparkle through thousands of snuggle sessions, and they stay cool to ensure comfy cuddling.

Hello Kitty Dynacraft 16 inch Girls Bike

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Your little one will love riding around in style on this Dynacraft 16 inch Hello Kitty Girls Bike ($100). The bike features lots of fun Hello Kitty details and graphics all over! Features Hello Kitty basket, streamers and training wheels.

The bike weighs 29.5 pounds and measures 36.2 x 17.8 x 7.8.

 Laser Pegs EDU1000

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Looking for a fun way to teach reading, writing and arithmetic? Check out the light up Laser Pegs EDU1000 Educational Blocks ($100). The kit comes with 12 Letter Blocks, 12 Number Blocks,12 Word Blocks and a 3D Lite Board. Each block contains an LED that illuminates when connected to the 3D Lite Board. Combine and stack the blocks any way you can to make different words, sentences and equations. All of blocks are compatible with the other Laser Pegs construction kits so you can build and learn at the same time. With more than 35 fun games included for the beginner or advanced pupil, these blocks are a great way to get kids exited about reading, writing and arithmetic. For fast clean up, the building base doubles as a storage unit.

Barbie Digital Makeover Mirror

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Girls can give themselves mess-free, makeup-free makeovers with the Barbie Digital Makeover Mirror ($70)! The virtual play is brought to life in a way that only Barbie can deliver — using cutting-edge technology. Your tech-savvy girl can enjoy endless styling playtime with a console that turns her iPad (not included) into a digital makeup mirror! Just download the free app, available at the App Store, and then slide your iPad into the vanity frame — the makeup lights turn on, and the app and front-facing camera recognize your face. Use the applicator wand to apply virtual makeup to your image onscreen. Select the perfect eye shadow and lipstick color. Even add glitter or try a ready-to-wear look. Use the “erase” icon to selectively remove makeup with a swab, or “wash” your face to remove all makeup and start again. The possibilities are endless!

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