Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Retro Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine Returns

If you were a kid around 1984, odds are you saw an advert for the Peanuts Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine. Its distinctive design resulted in a popular toy in which, as far as I can tell, Snoopy joined both Devo and the food service industry. Preserving the original character art, this reissue of the old toy retains the same functionality, which is satisfying your uncontrollable urge for a snow cone! This set should have everything you need but the ice. You're going to have to find a way to make that yourself. Perhaps you can mine some from the wilds of the Arctic Ocean, for example.

Believe your eyes-- the Snoopy Sno Cone Machine is back! First introduced in America in 1979, the ever-popular Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine is a unique product that gives you and your family the ability to transform simple ice cubes into delicious and colorful Sno-cones, bringing the yummy taste of real snow cones into your very own kitchen. You'll have heaps of fun making tasty treats with Snoopy and his friends. Includes Sno-cone maker, 1 syrup bottle, 1 package of cherry Fla-Vor-Aid mix, 3 paper cups, and an ice scoop. It even comes in the retro-style packaging! Measures 14 1/4-inches tall x 12 3/4-inches wide x 3 1/2-inches long.

Snow cones are cold desserts typically made of packed, shaved ice flavored with colored, sugary, often fruit-flavored syrup. They are served like an ice cream cone or in a dish for eating with a spoon. Another variation (called a "stuffed" snow cone) includes a layer of soft-serve vanilla ice cream inside.

The Retro Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine Returns


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5 Quick Questions with Dustin Nguyen

Dustin Nguyen is a comic book artist who has worked for DC Comics and WildStorm since 2000. He has since worked on such titles as Jet with Dan Abnett, Wildcats v3.0 with Joe Casey, Batman with Judd Winick, Manifest Eternity with Scott Lobdell, and the latest revamp of The Authority, The Authority: Revolution, with Ed Brubaker. Recently, he was the artist on a six-issue arc of Superman/Batman entitled "Torment", with writer Alan Burnett.

With issue #840, Nguyen became the regular ongoing artist with writer Paul Dini on one of DC's flagship titles, Detective Comics. He enjoys playing Street Fighter.

He agreed to answer 5 Quick Questions

1) What would you say is your greatest achievement in comics?

I'd have to say being able to make a steady living doing it- so far would be my greatest achievement, I'm very grateful for that.

2) Who was your favorite writer or artist that you worked with & why?

Probably would have to be Derek Fridolfs who inks the books we're on, we broke in together, we see eye to eye and sort of have the same mindset for things creatively and professionally.

3) What character you have never worked .., would you like to do & why?

I'd like to take a shot at Power Power one day, they've always been my favorite team and I'd love a crack at a teen/kid book that has more family dynamics than the usual teen drama.

4) Who are your influences?

It has varied throughout my career, but the ones that have never changed has always been Travis Charest, Mike Mignola, and Hiroaki Samura.

5) What hero or villain would you like to change if you could and why?

I'd like to make killer croc a good guy, a misunderstood creature or some sort. Just kidding, but it'd be funny for a day.

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