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San Diego Comic Con: 5-Day Ticket SOLD OUT

Okay, no one panic 😯

There are plenty of 1-day tickets still available, the only ticket to sell out are the 5-day tickets which also allows you in Wednesday night for PREVIEW NIGHT (which runs 3 hours).

Yes, that allows you to buy and jump the gun a little earlier than most but don’t panic.

(SD Comic Con doesn’t count Wednesday Preview Night as a “day” so they call the 5-day ticket a4-day ticket).

For CARS, the show runs a total of 38 hours and there are 5,000 sets of LS McQueen (Mattel will have to average 131 units sold every hour on the hour to sell out … and I predict they will but they’re not going to sell out in the 3 hours of Preview Night so no one panic. Most important, no needless eBay clicking – at least not yet.

Our preview post of Lightning Storm McQueen is here along with a list being managed by some nice friends of 2ADay who are making arrangements to buy and ship it to you.

We hope to get an update on how many come in a case so you can plan if you need a cart, a sherpa or a donkey.

Eventually, we will get around to doing a post on all the exclusives at the SD show but so far, we also have some mighty nice Mighty Muggs to show you – scroll down to the bottom.

If you live in the San Diego area and are on a tighter budget, you can also consider volunteering three hours of your time and you get in that day for free.

There is only online registration so plan ahead if you think you might want to go … and now, of course, you have to decide on a specific day of days. Good luck! See ya there!

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Disney Pixar CARS: Peterson Museum CARS Exhibit Photos

When in LA, you can also check out the Pixar CARS Exhibit at the Petersen Auto Museum … “remclsydney” was kind enough to send us pics of his recent visit to LA and the exhibit …

Too bad, you can’t pick up one of these in the gift shop. Though the airline might just charge you more than $15 to carry this on your flight home 🙂

I think there are a couple “extra” stickers on McQueen!

Just make sure you visit Disneyland and the museum on different days … don’t want to confuse the kids 🙂

Original Press Release & Post.

Follow-up Post with Directions & Other Places of Interest.

And of course, if you just want to Photoshop eyes on your CAR or build your own McQueen – check out this post. I expect pictures of your Chevy Malibu changed into McQueen! ;- )

Thanks again, “remclsydney.”

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Disney Pixar CARS: Disney California Adventures CARS Parade

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Thanks “CollectorMom/Monica” for the great pics of the new Pixar parade.

Thanks – now back to Mickey funnel cakes!

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Hasbro Lego Indiana Jones: The Action Figure Checklist

Opening May 22, 2008, the long awaited return of Indiana Jones. Hard to believe it’s almost 20 years since the last one … at least they haven’t tried to simply pawn off the Indy character as just a few years after the LAST CRUSADE but that it’s “real time.” THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL is set in 1957, @19 years after the 1938 setting of THE LAST CRUSADE.

And unlike the first go-around, they are loaded for bear with toys this time.

For some odd reason, perhaps because the first release of action figures for Indiana Jones around 1982 did not sell that well, the two sequels never featured much of anything in the way of action figures. Presumably, also that the TEMPLE OF DOOM was not exactly kid friendly or all that compelling action figure-wise (hey look, it’s the variant box set of the Indian slave kids!) and of course, the LAST CRUSADE was Nazi’s and biblical – one controversial and one polarizing.

One reason the first figures didn’t particularly sell well was that they were not sculpted all that well …

Though conversely, because they were not that popular, if you have a complete set mint-on-card, it’s worth thousands … especially the mail-away Belloq …

There was a release not long ago that was available at the Disney Resorts that again did not look very much like Indy & also not very complete in regards to the number of figures:

Um, does anyone know what Harrison Ford actually looks like?

So, for the new release, Hasbro is making up for lost time & sales …

I’m sure there will be over 1,000 products tied into the release but we’ll just concentrate on the actual action figures. There are three main groupings.

The Hasbro 3/4″ line
The Hasbro 12″ line
& the others from Sideshow, Medicom and Takara.

Also note, some descriptions of characters & accessories might be SPOILERS so if you’re the type who can’t forget anything … you might not want to know … though the statute of limitations has run on some spoilers (Sean Connery is his father 🙂 ).

The basic line is the 3 3/4″ line

(@6.99 retail)

You get your choice of 5 Indy’s …

In order: Indy & Idol, Indy in Cairo Square, Indy from Castle Grunwald & from the new film – Indy & Rocket launcher (not from Raiders) and Indy & Crystal Skull.

Each sold separately, of course.

Some look like Harrison, some look his stunt double … but it’s a nice price and all with accessories – of course, the Ark is the best accessory.

Of course, you get other figures from the 4 movies … as noted, they are not kidding around this time … you get 21 others to choose from, that’s right, 21.

(these are lower res – and @3 3/4″ figures like Indy above, I figured you had a pretty good idea of what they look like as you’re not likely to get them without Indy … or in the case of the the new film, you’ll either grab them or you won’t).

NOTE – They are NOT three packs, to save space, I placed them together – they are all sold separately.

From the first & third films: Marion, Young Indy, Senior, Elsa, Col. Vogel, Grail Knight, German soldier, German officer & Cairo Swordsman.

Two chances to get the Grail cup! I don’t remember Vogel with an ax but okay …

From the new film: two versions of Col. Dovchenko, Russian soldier, Irinia Spalko, Cemetary warrior, Ugha Indian & three versions of Mutt Williams. The snake accessory comes with the Matt on the very left.

But that’s just the start, there are DELUXE VERSIONS of the 3 3/4″ figures … (@$9.99 retail)

There’s three two-fer sets: with Marian (a sword, a frying pan and monkey accessory!) & Cairo Henchman; German soldier with motorcycle and; a separate set of German soldiers (not photoed).

Indy has his own deluxe blisters …

The very nice Indy & Ark of Covenant (lid opens!)

For the truck chase, see next section …

Tree branches swings across pit.

Both sides left up (the trap).

Here’s what the blister cards look like for the deluxe versions.

And the truck for Indy to chase down on the horse …

The troop car that gives chase …

And from the new movie …

And the mega Lost Temple of Akator Playset

So, in case you’re keeping score, that’s 35 3 3/4″ figures, 4 vehicles, 1 horse and 1 playset.

Oh, one last thing – buy 6 of the BASIC figures, mail in stickers inside the packaging + $5.99 and get a Crystal Skeleton mail-away figure.

Six (6) relic stickers inside retail packages of Indiana Jones 3 3/4″ basic figure products to receive the Crystal Skeleton 3 3/4″ Figure with Throne. Each package contains one sticker. Stickers must be from 3 3/4″ basic figure products. No other stickers will be accepted for this offer.

The 12″ Hasbro line

(nicely priced at @$19.99 retail).

The two Indy releases have fun features.

As Hasbro says, “Embark on your own thrilling adventures with this Indiana Jones action figure that says fun Indy phrases, like “Trust me.” “Snakes…why’d it have to be snakes!” and “I hate these guys!” A 16-inch whip fits in Indy’s hand, while an additional whip stays coiled. A removable pistol fits in Indy’s holster and he also comes with a golden idol.

Action figure comes with shirt, pants, pair of boots, jacket, hat, belt, holster with removable pistol, 16-inch whip, coiled whip and golden idol. Includes 2 AAA Batteries.”

He actually has 11 phrases! I won’t spoil it for you … though shouldn’t he also say, “Why does this sculpt look more like Steve Spielberg?” Part of the reason is the mouth actually moves so they had to make his face rounder … I also hope it’s actually Harrison’s voice and not some random guy.

This sculpt actually looks much more like Harrison though it’s less interesting of a figure, if you hold his hand/arm above his head and press the button on his back, he can whip his arm forward and you get a whipping SFX. THe shirt and outfits looks pretty good though.

Other 12″ figures include:

They don’t seem to have many additional sound features but still, overall – a nice price at $19.99 – most other 12″ figures have straosphered from $30 minimum to a couple hundred dollars.

There’s also a mail-away just for the 12″ inchers also … you get a nice Ark of the Covenant … Hasbro treats you like a King … like the days of yore, you want an Ark of the Covenant, just request it and it shall be done! … well, okay, you have to buy 4 12″ figures and send in $9.99 …

“Four (4) Ark stickers inside retail packages of Indiana Jones 12″ figure products to receive the 12″ Ark of the Covenant. Each package contains one sticker. Stickers must be from 12″ figure products. No other stickers will be accepted for this offer.”

It shall be four. Not three. Not five. Four is the number. And if thy tries to use 3 3/4″ inch figure stickers, when thoust opens the ark, thou might suffer the same fate as waxy Nazi’s … you have been warned.

Info is included with each figure … if you’re buying the 12″ deal … make sure both sides are properly sealed as thieves might steathly cut open packages just to get the stickers … action figure redemption thieves are no better than tomb robbers. A thousand year plague on their mobile homes!

Mighty Muggs

Of course, you want the Mighty Muggs (covered in this post here, scroll down)

While not part of Hasbro, Lego has a whole slew of cool Indiana Jones sets and figures (also wallpaper and movie downloads!)

Or how about taking your own (Expedia) Indiana Jones adventures (only without people trying to shoot you with poison arrows, snakes by the bushel-full and a monkey for a tour guide … but hey, maybe it’s just me …)

And of course, if you need to revisit the three movies, there is a new box set

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

— “Raiders of the Lost Ark”: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas
— Indiana Jones: An Appreciation–The cast and crew of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” pay tribute to the original trilogy.
— The Melting Face–A recreation of the amazing physical effect of the villain’s melting face in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” including Steven Spielberg and George Lucas commenting on the evolution of visual effects and CGI.
— Storyboard Sequence–The Well of Souls
— Galleries
— Illustrations & Props
— Production Photographs & Portraits
— Effects/ILM
— Marketing
— “LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures” Game Demo and Trailer

The Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

— “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas
— Creepy Crawlies–Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Frank Marshall reminisce about snakes, bugs and rats.
— Locations–Travel across the world to discover where the films take place and where they were shot.
— Storyboard Sequence–The Mine Cart Chase
— Galleries
— Illustrations & Props
— Production Photographs & Portraits
— Effects/ILM
— Marketing
— “LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures” Game Demo and Trailer

The Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Special Edition DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround, French 2.0 Surround and Spanish 2.0 Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. The disc includes the following special features:

— “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”: An Introduction by Steven Spielberg & George Lucas
— The Women: The American Film Institute Tribute–The three Indiana Jones women (Karen Allen, Kate Capshaw and Alison Doody) reunite for a discussion.
— Friends and Enemies–Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Indiana Jones writers discuss how they created the most iconic characters in film history, including a look at new faces in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
— Storyboard Sequence–The Opening Sequence
— Galleries
— Illustrations & Props
— Production Photographs & Portraits
— Effects/ILM
— Marketing
— “LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures” Game Demo and Trailer

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Disney Pixar CARS: The Art of CARS Live at the L.A. Petersen Automotive Museum

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The great Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles will open the “The Art of Cars” starting on March 29, 2008 (and running ’til November 2, 2008).

“The Art of Cars” exhibit includes more than 60 watercolor and pastel drawings, pencil and marker sketches, and a variety of three-dimensional pieces, including:

•Life-size replicas of the movie’s main characters: Lightning McQueen and his tow truck buddy, Mater.

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•Three-dimensional maquettes of Mater, Doc Hudson, Sally, and The King, which were used as reference to guide animators when drawing their characters.

•Illustrated character studies that illuminate the development of supporting characters Flo and Ramone, Luigi and Guido, Fillmore, Sarge, DJ, and Wingo.


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•Digital, pencil, and marker sketches interpreting the cars’ eyes, gestures, and expressions.

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•Pencil and marker drawings of the fictional Los Angeles Motor Speedway, Sally’s “Cozy Cone” motel, and iconic diners, curio shops, and service stations based on actual locations along “The Mother Road.”

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•Pastels, watercolors, and pencil sketches of such scenic vistas as Ornament Valley, Cadillac Range, and Radiator Cap Butte, based on familiar landmarks as Arizona’s Monument Valley rock formations and the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas.

The book, Art of CARS was great – however, it will be so much better to see the actual sketches, drawings and maquettes used as the path to the completion of the film.

While MoMa & the New Science Museum (UK) has featured an exhibit on Pixar Art (20 Years of Pixar), this is the first exhibit devoted entirely to the film CARS and the Petersen Museum in LA is perfect – as it’s a place that only reveres cars but also understand how much fun cars can be.

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The Petersen Museum has this upstairs …

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The LA County Museum a few blocks away has: “German Expressionism: The First Generation” …

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Maybe your kids should decide which museum to linger longer … 🙂

Petersen Automotive Museum exhibit info (CARS is not up yet). Admissions Info & Directions. (note – they are closed on Monday’s).

Perfect part of town for the whole family, near the Grove & Beverly Center shopping (as well as Beverly Hills) and lots of restaurants.

All Art © Copyright Disney/Pixar and Courtesy of Disney/Pixar and the Petersen Automative Museum.

FULL PRESS RELEASE BELOW:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PIXAR’S “THE ART OF CARS” EXHIBIT LAUNCHES AT THE PETERSEN

Pixar Animation Studios and the Petersen Automotive Museum Announce
“The Art of Cars,” an Exhibit Featuring Pre-Production Artwork from the Golden Globe-winning feature film

Los Angeles, Calif. (February 2008) – Route 66 ends this year at Fairfax and Wilshire with the launch of a special exhibition “The Art of Cars,” the first-ever creative collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and the Petersen Automotive Museum. “The Art of Cars” showcases the artistic process behind the creation of the animated feature film Cars. The exhibit will run from March 29 through November 2, 2008.

Inspired by a family trip and his overwhelming love for cars, Director John Lasseter’s enthusiasm seeped into every detail of the movie. Lasseter and his team enlisted some of today’s most famous automotive personalities to give life to the vehicles, including Paul Newman (Doc Hudson) and racing legends Mario Andretti (as himself), Richard Petty (The King), Michael Schumacher (Ferrari), even Darrell Waltrip and Bob Costas (announcers). “The Art of Cars” exhibit guides fans through the process of creating the films’ many characters, personalities, and locations.

“When we started working on Cars, I knew that getting the details right would be essential to the story,” says Lasseter. “The spirit of Route 66 is in every scratch on a fender and every curl of paint on a weathered billboard. Pixar is honored to partner with the Petersen Automotive Museum on the ‘The Art of Cars’ exhibit, so that the public can experience firsthand our passion for the movie through our artists’ eyes.”

“The Art of Cars” exhibit includes more than 60 watercolor and pastel drawings, pencil and marker sketches, and a variety of three-dimensional pieces, including:

• Life-size replicas of the movie’s main characters: Lightning McQueen and his tow-truck buddy, Mater
• Three-dimensional maquettes of Mater, Doc Hudson, Sally, and The King, which were used as reference to guide animators when drawing their characters
• Illustrated character studies that illuminate the development of supporting characters Flo and Ramone, Luigi and Guido, Fillmore, Sarge, DJ, and Wingo
• Digital, pencil, and marker sketches interpreting the cars’ eyes, gestures, and expressions
• Pencil and marker drawings of the fictional Los Angeles Motor Speedway, Sally’s “Cozy Cone” motel, and iconic diners, curio shops, and service stations based on actual locations along “The Mother Road”
• Pastels, watercolors, and pencil sketches of such scenic vistas as Ornament Valley, Cadillac Range, and Radiator Cap Butte, based on familiar landmarks as Arizona’s Monument Valley rock formations and the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas

“It’s been our pleasure working with John Lasseter and his team to create ‘The Art of Cars’ exhibit” says Dick Messer, Executive Director of the Petersen Automotive Museum. “This movie was very special to me and many other car nuts I know–young and old–because of the way it entertains with real-life references to the racing industry with non-stop action and more than 100 years of automotive history.”

About the Petersen Automotive Museum:
The Petersen Automotive Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, a pioneer in automotive education, and one of the nation’s largest and preeminent automotive museums. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles. Admission prices are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students with ID, and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Museum members and children under five are admitted free. Covered parking is available for $6 per car. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general Museum information, call (323) 930-CARS or visit the Museum’s website at http://www.petersen.org.

About Pixar Animation Studios:
Pixar Animation Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is an Academy Award®-winning film studio with world-renowned technical, creative and production capabilities in the art of computer animation. Creator of some of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, and most recently, Ratatouille. The Northern California studio has won 20 Academy Awards® and its eight films have grossed more than $4 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The next film release from Disney•Pixar is WALL•E (June 27, 2008).

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Microvision Pico Movie Projector for Your iPod

You’re on a plane, the movie they are offering is NORBIT or the edited 9-minute version of DEADWOOD … fortunately the rotund dude in front of you who had to buy two tickets is sound asleep and he’s wearing a white shirt – just attach the Pico Movie Projector to your iPod and you use his shirt as your projection screen … your own drive-in movie … Now all you have to do is convince the marshall sitting next to you to switch with the drunken cheerleader …

In the CES demo, it’s a snippet of CARS …

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Microvision Website.

Via GIZMODO with video.

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Google Rolls Out Google Transit Out Of Google Labs

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Google has rolled out Google Transit out of the Labs and into Google Maps as an fully integrated feature. What’s the big deal? Not much unless you live in one of these cities:

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Not a very complete list but more will follow one would think.

Using Google Transit means that when you look up directions for areas where they have transit coverage (on Google Maps) you’ll now have the option of seeing how to get there using public transportation and even the cost differential which is a must have for companies during these ‘we are green’ times.

With input from several transit agencies, Google created an open, easy to use format for representing transit data, formally known as the Google Transit Feed Specification (GTFS). Despite the name, GTFS doesn’t just pertain to Google — GTFS was released under the Attribution/Share Alike Creative Commons license (consider what this effort would have looked like coming out of MSFT….*shudder*) so that others can come up with innovative things to do with data in the GTFS format. Two major agencies (Portland Tri-Met and BART) have already made their data available in GTFS format.

There is a solid player in this market already called Hopstop.com.

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The cities included so far are:  NYC, Boston, Chicago, Long Island, Metro North Area (presumably NYC area), New Jersey, SFO, and Wash, DC.

Hopstop allows you to get directions via mobile SMS but also to your PDA or via voice to your hand held.  Slick!

With HopStop you can:

– Send directions by e-mail or text message to a cell phone directly from the website
– Plan a trip with multiple destinations using their Itinerary service.
– Get directions or the locations of nearby subway and bus stops remotely on your cell phone or PDA with the HopStop Mobile service.

Free to register but your browser must accept cookies (big shocker).

Living in the big city (or travelling to one) just got a lot easier.

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Google MyMaps: Not Quite Ready for the iPhone

As Tizmanian covered a few month back, Google’s MyMaps are customizable.

In theory, it should be perfect for the iPhone. Of course, you’re all familiar with Google Maps. You type in a business name, a city or an address and you hit return, in literally seconds, it spans the globe and you a pin placement literally.

Google MyMaps (see tab on the Google Maps page) takes it one step further, letting you personalize & save bookmark/pin placements all over the world.

This is perfect for those of us who wants some restaurant links for some nearby town, or a great review for a restaurant on your next trip, an interesting hotel or a place to check out next time you’re on the road and you drank too much NyQuil and you really, really want to stop in Alexandria, IN and visit the world’s largest ball of paint? Who can keep a text list and have to remember where it is? Or keep a giant file folder and no time to look back through it? Or even if you remember, how far is that street from your hotel or the conference hall? Is it worth a $30 dollar cab ride to eat the best pulled pork in NC? (you are asking the wrong person 🙂 )

Type in the business, restaurant, hotel, etc …

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You can even read the review’s link. If it’s the one or you want to add it to your maps, just click on SAVE TO MY MAPS. You will be asked which MAP (you can name different ones … MISTRESS … WIFE … Just Kidding!)

You even have a space to add in comments like “Haggis, not so good, Peach Cobbler – good”

You can even choose the icon “pin” so you can do your own visible database.

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There are also other tools for drawing lines and boxes, etc …

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So, Google Maps works great on a computer browser but sadly, this potentially great tool is not ready for the iPhone just yet.

On the iPhone, the left scroll bar disappears so if you have more than 20 listings, they are not visible as the left page has no scroll feature in the iPhone … also, the normally handy Google Maps slider to zoom in does not allow finger taps to zoom in and out, it just becomes a scroll so pages just move around and the zoom is a tedious tapping on the +_ signs … the only way to make it less painful is to bookmark the url of a city on the computer and email or sync with your iPhone.

So, if this sounds like something you’d like to re-program for Google or let them know you’d like it iPhonized, drop by their forum and become a squeaky wheel!

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Pricing for goods and services in the Bahamas

So staying at the Atlantis is not a bad gig.

What is a killer is realizing that you need a fatter wallet to enjoy the posh scenery.  The following pricing is all in US dollars as the Bahamian dollar is roughly 1-1.  For example:

One copy of a daily issue of the New York Times:  $3.50

One candy bar: $1.50

One copy of the June issue of Esquire:  $10.00

One mixed drink:  $10.00

One 6 fl oz bottle of Hawaiian Tropic Ozone Sport sunblock: $19.45 (that one hurt but since we are just about on the Tropic of Cancer {who would have known about its modern connotations?}, you apply this stuff liberally or start smoking in under one hour).  One of the reasons of its high price is that one of its key ingredients is Parsol 1789 which according to my dermatologist is a MUST HAVE for sun protection…it ain’t cheap even in the States.)

One breakfast buffet: $28

One dinner buffet: $55

Want to work out at the Atlantis facilities (called Mandara Spa)?  $17 per day ($40 for a three day pass)

Winning at the Roulette tables after a day of schmoozing with clients?  Priceless…

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Now, That’s An Airfare! $10 From Columbus to SF Bay Area …

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Startup airline SKYBUS is offering 10 seats for $10 dollars on all their flights – they are launching May 22 with Columbus to Oakland, CA as their only service so far – planning to add 9 cities in the near future.

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A quick check shows that surprise, there are no actual $10 tickets left but there are $100 round trip tickets and plenty of their max price – $200 round trip.

Like SOUTHWEST, the website is nice in that you get a listing of all airfares so you can pick and choose.

This is the vendo-matic way to travel. You pay for only what you want:

“Pay a little extra to get on the plane early. Have your flight status sent automatically to your cell phone, e-mail, or pager. Buy food and beverages on board. Purchase a brand new blanket—yours to keep. Or check bags in addition to your free carry-ons.”

$10 buys you early boarding (after the disabled and kids).

You pay extra for checked bags (2 pieces) – though a reasonable $5 per bag – other luggage/larger/odd sized bags cost more.

I should point it might only cost you $10 to get from Columbus to SF/Oakland but don’t count on getting a cup for a lot less once you arrive though 🙂

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