Thursday, December 20, 2007

Advent Madness: Day 20


I was all excited about how the poll was working - many of you were voting, and I thought I had another way to add some fun interaction to the site. Then I got a report that the blog was now causing pop-up ads. Not a good thing. The only advertising I do are those Google Adwords over on the side, as they're fairly benign and usually bring in enough per-month to cover most of my hosting costs. Pop-ups, however, piss me off, and thus the poll had to go. (It was a "free" service - I guess you get what you pay for.)

Anyway, it looks like I was vindicated anyway - when I shut things down CITY still had a pretty impressive lead.


Janitor week continues with a trash can, tool rack, and some random bits of trash. I could add something pithy about how TRASH and this year's CITY tie closely together, but by now I'm sure you've already figured that one out.

Eh. At least it's a new sub-theme in CITY Advent history.


I'm not a dog person by nature, but even I have to admit this little pooch is pretty cute. He comes complete with an "I want Chicken Tonight!" meal.

The only real complaint I have is that the dog is Belville scaled so, once again, in Minifigure scale this puppy is a hulking giant. Considering he came from a Belville calendar, I can't really make that negative carry too much weight.

Yes, the puppy is a rare part. The last (and only) other time he's appeared in this color was in 2005's Belville "Princess and the Pea" set. The chicken leg, too, is hard to find. So is the plate, now that I think about it. So that's three-for-three.


Sorry, CITY, Belville just has the better assortment today.



Nick said...

Hey, Chris, sorry to kinda off topic, but I just wanted to tell you that about a week ago, I found 3 Indiana Jones sets at a Toys R Us. I'm sure if they have them over here, they should atleast be getting them over there soon.

Sorry if you aren't interested in that, you just seem like you would.

Dan said...

Well, as for the dog, you now have a Clifford the big red puppy, kinda

Christopher Doyle said...

This week's ad for TRU shows the Indy sets and the new Star Wars as well - I'm actually going to post about it a bit later.

But thank you for the heads up!