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Friends of The Family Jigsaw Puzzle, 200-Piece
Friends of The Family Jigsaw Puzzle, 200-Piece
Price: $12.99
22 used & new from $6.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful image. Made our 7 year old happy!, January 15, 2014
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It's a puzzle, it's beautiful and it made our 7 year old very happy. What more could we ask for? Very happy.


Fresh Ideas Tailored Poplin Pillow Sham (Cover) Euro, White
Fresh Ideas Tailored Poplin Pillow Sham (Cover) Euro, White
Price: $15.49
11 used & new from $10.50

2.0 out of 5 stars Very rough like canvas fabric, January 15, 2014
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Very sorry to leave this review. We purchased these shams because of the reasonable price. In our opinion however, the fabric of these pillows is extremely rough/coarse to the touch and feels like canvas fabric. They do appear very durable but they are just not soft enough. They are definitely too rough to comfortably sleep on. Especially when compared to the "Pinzon Hotel Stitch 400-Thread-Count Egyptian Cotton Sateen Pillow Sham" which feel soft to the touch.


Welcome To Chicago
Welcome To Chicago
Price: $3.56

5.0 out of 5 stars Old School Techno Classic, July 19, 2013
This review is from: Welcome To Chicago (MP3 Music)
Love these old school techno classics by Windell Storm on the famous Djax label from the Netherlands! Welcome to Chicago Baby!


Carpe Noctem
Carpe Noctem
Price: $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic new album!, July 19, 2013
This review is from: Carpe Noctem (MP3 Music)
I heard one of the tunes on this album (I am a lover) at a party in Europe and I was lucky enough to get the name of this artist. I am happy I was able to find this on Amazon! Together with Random Access Memories from Daft Punk, this has to be my favorite new album. Brilliant!


LEGO Star Wars 10225 R2D2
LEGO Star Wars 10225 R2D2
Offered by uscstudentbooks
Price: $439.66
68 used & new from $350.00

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this with Prime and Select Next Day Air for $3.99, December 21, 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: LEGO Star Wars 10225 R2D2 (Toy)
I bought two of these because R2D2 is my favorite Robot of the galaxy and beyond. One will be given to my 8-year old son this Christmas; the other one is an investment piece for a couple of years down the road. This is going to become a highly collectible piece sooner or later; since LEGO has a tradition of discontinuing every product; eventually. Regarding shipping... Previous reviewer noted that the product arrived damaged because the shipping carton was beaten up. I agree that these expensive sets should be packaged with more care by Amazon (cardboard boxes should be sealed with tape along "all edges" of the cardboard box; not just the horizontal fold). And this is a big and rather heavy LEGO set which adds to the chances of the product being damaged during shipping. I have a simple solution to minimize any potential shipping damage with these large LEGO sets: upgrade your account to Amazon Prime and select Next Day Air for $3.99 which ensures save arrival (ground shipments take several days during which the boxes are naturally beaten up along the way). $3.99 upgrade for overnight is a very small price to pay considering the high price tag of this item. By the way, I have purchased numerous times from the online lego store and I find that their packaging system is pretty equal to Amazon. Just upgrade to Next Day Air and you will have less to worry about. That way you can also now exactly when it will be delivered (that means you should not buy it a day before it is going to rain all day...since UPS or FedEx will leave packages sometimes in the rain; even when placed in a plastic bag, you do not want to take this chance)!


LEGO Star Wars Super Star Destroyer 10221
LEGO Star Wars Super Star Destroyer 10221
Offered by Kent Toys
Price: $979.95
61 used & new from $790.95

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this from Amazon but make sure to ship with Prime and Select Next Day Air for $3.99, December 21, 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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I bought two of these because this is going to become a true collectors piece. One will be given to my 8-year old son for his next birthday; the other one is an investment piece to be enjoyed a couple of years down the road. The LEGO Star wars Super Star Destroyer is going to become a highly collectible piece; Lego will most likeley discontinue this in 2013. Regarding shipping... This is a giant and very heavy Lego box: close to 16 lbs. Previous reviewers on these heavy Lego sets have sometimes noted that the LEGO product box arrived damaged because the outer shipping carton was beaten up. I agree that these expensive sets should be packaged with more care by Amazon (cardboard boxes should be sealed with tape along "all edges" of the cardboard box; not just the horizontal fold of the box). I have a simple solution to minimize any potential shipping damage: upgrade your account to Amazon Prime and select Next Day Air for $3.99 which ensures save arrival (ground shipments take several days during which the boxes are naturally beaten up along the way). $3.99 upgrade for overnight is a very small price to pay considering the high price tag of this item. By the way, I have purchased numerous times from the online lego store and I find that their packaging system is pretty equal to Amazon. Just upgrade to Next Day Air and you will have less to worry about.
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LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 10212
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle 10212
Offered by Fins, Paws and Claws
Price: $719.95
19 used & new from $687.97

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy with Prime and Select Next Day Air for $3.99, December 21, 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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I bought two of these because I love the sleek modern space age look of the Imperial Shuttle; even as an adult. One will be given to my 8-year old son this Christmas; the other one is an investment piece for a couple of years down the road. This is going to become a highly collectible piece; Lego is discontinuing production as of December 2012. Regarding shipping... Previous reviewer noted that the product arrived damaged because the shipping carton was beaten up. I agree that these expensive sets should be packaged with more care by Amazon (cardboard boxes should be sealed with tape along "all edges" of the cardboard box; not just the horizontal fold). I have a simple solution to minimize any potential shipping damage: upgrade your account to Amazon Prime and select Next Day Air for $3.99 which ensures save arrival (ground shipments take several days during which the boxes are naturally beaten up along the way). $3.99 upgrade for overnight is a very small price to pay considering the high price tag of this item. By the way, I have purchased numerous times from the online lego store and I find that their packaging system is pretty equal to Amazon. Just upgrade to Next Day Air and you will have less to worry about.
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What Do People Do All Day?
What Do People Do All Day?
by Richard Scarry
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $8.75
201 used & new from $0.01

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Other recommendations!, March 20, 2011
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We all love Richard Scarry's books and I wanted to make a couple of other recommendations: check out this title on Amazon.com 'Around the World with Mouk by Marc Boutavant': we love MOUK and we are so happy that this title is now available in English! And if you love books with a positive message you will be madly in love with another French character 'Barbapapa'! Barbapapa (meaning Cotton Candy in French) is both the title character, and name of the "species" of said character, of a series of children's books written in the 1970s by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor, who resided in Paris, France. You can still purchase the books and DVD's in Europe (or through Amazon.fr - available in French or Amazon.co.jp with DVD's available in French/English/Japanese, make sure to get a multi-region DVD player). The story is always educational and there is always a message: to protect the earth, the animals, nature. One of the most positive books for children ever created! Barbapapa was and still is a huge hit in France, Belgium and Japan. Unfortunately, Barbapapa was never really distributed in the USA. If you want to bring up your children with a positive and peaceful message, you should give Barbapapa a try! One of the most undiscovered gems in children's literature. Barbapapa is the best!


Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go
by Richard Scarry
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $8.35
216 used & new from $0.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Books for Children with a Positive Message!, March 20, 2011
For those who can appreciate the drawings by Richard Scarry, I wanted to make a couple of other recommendations: check out this title on Amazon.com 'Around the World with Mouk by Marc Boutavant': we love MOUK and we are so happy that this title is now available in English! And if you love books with a positive message you will be madly in love with another French character 'Barbapapa'! Barbapapa (meaning Cotton Candy in French) is both the title character, and name of the "species" of said character, of a series of children's books written in the 1970s by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor, who resided in Paris, France. You can still purchase the books and DVD's in Europe (or through Amazon.fr - available in French or Amazon.co.jp with DVD's available in French/English/Japanese, make sure to get a multi-region DVD player). The story is always educational and there is always a message: to protect the earth, the animals, nature. One of the most positive books for children ever created! Barbapapa was and still is a huge hit in France, Belgium and Japan. Unfortunately, Barbapapa was never really distributed in the USA. If you want to bring up your children with a positive and peaceful message, you should give Barbapapa a try! One of the most undiscovered gems in children's literature. Barbapapa is the best!


Around the World with Mouk
Around the World with Mouk
by Marc Boutavant
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $15.50
65 used & new from $2.98

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MOUK: the best book you can give to your child!, March 20, 2011
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We love MOUK and we are so happy that this title is now available in English! Here is a suggestion, if you love MOUK: you will be madly in love with another French character 'Barbapapa'! Barbapapa (meaning Cotton Candy in French) is both the title character, and name of the "species" of said character, of a series of children's books written in the 1970s by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor, who resided in Paris, France. You can still purchase the books and DVD's in Europe (or through Amazon.fr - available in French or Amazon.co.jp with DVD's available in French/English/Japanese, make sure to get a multi-region DVD player). The story is always educational and there is always a message: to protect the earth, the animals, nature. One of the most positive books for children ever created! Barbapapa was and still is a huge hit in France, Belgium and Japan. Unfortunately, Barbapapa was never really distributed in the USA. If you want to bring up your children with a positive and peaceful message, you should give Barbapapa a try! One of the most undiscovered gems in children's literature. Barbapapa is the best!


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