December 11, 2005

Reality Check

Big, Ugly and costly

If you can't get enough of the perplexingly popular plush Uglydolls, you can buy a whole lot of Ugly with this giant, 6-foot version. The cuddly monsters - featured in the space movie Zathura - were born several years ago of a long-distance relationship between two artists, who sketched and then sewed the characters as tokens of affection across the miles.



Steal of the Week

Right on track

For the child who just loves to move a train around its tracks, this railroad from IKEA offers tons of fun at a low price. The Lillabo 20-piece train set has 10 feet of tracks and four magnetized cars that can travel together or apart. More cars (set of 4, shown below) can be purchased separately for $4.99.


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