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A sweet old look to a new Waynesville building

This article was going to be primarily about a new candy shop in downtown Waynesville, Mo. More on that later. But first, it’s intriguing how the shop’s landlord transformed a vacant lot with a new building that manages to sport…

Man building miniature Route 66 of Legos

A man from Ozark, Mo., will re-create the length of Route 66 at the Ozark Empire Fair next month by using nothing by Lego pieces, reported the Springfield News-Leader. Kendall Yost owns more than 1 million Lego pieces, and has…

Rail museum in Kingman will likely open in late July

A room at the Amtrak Train Depot in Kingman, Ariz., will be devoted toy trains and other railroad memorabilia when when a local train club opens it later this month, reported the Kingman Daily Miner newspaper. The Whistle Stop Railroad…

On the road with a stuffed doll

Today, I received an email from a Spaniard taking in Route 66 with Stabri, a stuffed doll that travels “hand to hand” around the globe, documented by photos and video posted on the Internet. As of Sunday, Stabri and his…

Toy car maker introduces Route 66 series

GreenLight Collectibles, a toy maker based in Indianapolis, is creating a Route 66 series of tie-cast cars and trading cards featuring real-life Route 66 landmarks. Both will hit stores next month. According to the news release: Each car in the…

New wooden toys created of “Cars” characters

Those who love to collect the massive amount of memorabilia from the 2006 Disney/Pixar animated movie “Cars” will have a new bunch of toys to acquire. Toys “R” Us and Disney announced today it is launching its first series of…

The cutest little town in Carburetor County

Roy Martinez Jr. began in January 2009 to build a miniature version of the fictional Route 66 town of Radiator Springs, as depicted from the hit 2006 animated film “Cars,” as part of a model train set. Except for some…

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