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Home-Grown Are Always Best

We’d start with triops, lovely little crustacean-ettes with compound eyes that have been around since Triassic days. You pick the Ghost Triops, see-through honeys, or the larger Gigantic Triops, the biggest of the triops which is gigantic among lesser beasts. In both cases you get eggs, baby and adult food, and a pipette. You add a bright light source, bottled natural spring water and a small tank. They hatch in a day or three, are full grown in a month or so, and have a life-cycle of up to 90 days.  Ages 8+.

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GIGANTIC TRIOPS

Home-Grown Are Always Best

We’d start with triops, lovely little crustacean-ettes with compound eyes that have been around since Triassic days. You pick the Ghost Triops, see-through honeys, or the larger Gigantic Triops, the biggest of the triops which is gigantic among lesser beasts. In both cases you get eggs, baby and adult food, and a pipette. You add a bright light source, bottled natural spring water and a small tank. They hatch in a day or three, are full grown in a month or so, and have a life-cycle of up to 90 days.  Ages 8+.

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$6.95 EACH

Low Energy Motor

This little 1.5-3VDC motor draws just 15mA no load, which means it's just the ticket for solar-cell applications. At 3VDC it spins approx 600 rpm and stalls at 125mA. Measures 1-1/8" long x 15/16" dia with a 5/16" long x 1/16" dia shaft and 3-1/2" leads.

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1-1/2 - 3VDC MOTOR

Low Energy Motor

This little 1.5-3VDC motor draws just 15mA no load, which means it's just the ticket for solar-cell applications. At 3VDC it spins approx 600 rpm and stalls at 125mA. Measures 1-1/8" long x 15/16" dia with a 5/16" long x 1/16" dia shaft and 3-1/2" leads.

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$2.95 EACH

Threading Needles In The Dark?

Life, and needle-threading, is hard enough, so this little tailor's friend has a 3/32" loop with a white LED below it so you can see what you’re doing. Includes a pair of button-cell batteries and the threader has a cover plus a little hook so you can string it on something and find it in your sewing box.



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LIGHTED NEEDLE THREADERS

Threading Needles In The Dark?

Life, and needle-threading, is hard enough, so this little tailor's friend has a 3/32" loop with a white LED below it so you can see what you’re doing. Includes a pair of button-cell batteries and the threader has a cover plus a little hook so you can string it on something and find it in your sewing box.



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$5.50 PKG (3)

COLORFUL GOOP

Not every kid lives near the beach, or by a putty factory, and even if they did, they wouldn’t find stuff like this, which is why we’re so proud to offer it. You pick: the Magic Floppy Sand in yellow, green or blue, which is light and puffy, sort of sticks together and flops over when you try to hold up a big piece of it; or the Bouncy Putty in red, green, blue or yellow, which bounces when you squeeze it into a ball. Just make sure to mix it well first. Both come in a little plastic jar that’s 3” dia x 1-1/2” high. We’ll pick a nice color for you. ! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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ASSORTED COLOR FLOPPY SAND

COLORFUL GOOP

Not every kid lives near the beach, or by a putty factory, and even if they did, they wouldn’t find stuff like this, which is why we’re so proud to offer it. You pick: the Magic Floppy Sand in yellow, green or blue, which is light and puffy, sort of sticks together and flops over when you try to hold up a big piece of it; or the Bouncy Putty in red, green, blue or yellow, which bounces when you squeeze it into a ball. Just make sure to mix it well first. Both come in a little plastic jar that’s 3” dia x 1-1/2” high. We’ll pick a nice color for you. ! WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD–Small Parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

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$1.95 EACH
$2.75
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THE INTERNATIONAL PUZZLE

Puzzle pros, we’ve got (3) new (1000)-piece jigsaws for you because we know you’ve been looking for some. All will measure 26-3/4” x 19” when finished, and all are made in the USA. You pick. The Paris Metro features a red “Metropolitain” sign with buildings in the background; the Russian Chandelier is a beautiful close-up of a chandelier’s reflecting gold and crystal; and the Spanish Ceiling is a geometric design of wonder.

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1000-PIECE PARIS METRO PUZZLE

THE INTERNATIONAL PUZZLE

Puzzle pros, we’ve got (3) new (1000)-piece jigsaws for you because we know you’ve been looking for some. All will measure 26-3/4” x 19” when finished, and all are made in the USA. You pick. The Paris Metro features a red “Metropolitain” sign with buildings in the background; the Russian Chandelier is a beautiful close-up of a chandelier’s reflecting gold and crystal; and the Spanish Ceiling is a geometric design of wonder.

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$6.65 EACH
$8.75
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Better Than Sherlock’s

These 3-1/4" dia magnifying glasses on 5” handles are a big step up from the traditional Holmesean versions. Acrylic 1.5X lenses are surrounded by a trio of super-bright white COB LEDs for improved clue detection. (Holmes would have killed for COB lights.) They run on (2) “AA”s, thoughtfully included. We’ll pick one in a color that will complement your deerstalker.

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LED MAGNIFYING GLASS WITH HANDLE

Better Than Sherlock’s

These 3-1/4" dia magnifying glasses on 5” handles are a big step up from the traditional Holmesean versions. Acrylic 1.5X lenses are surrounded by a trio of super-bright white COB LEDs for improved clue detection. (Holmes would have killed for COB lights.) They run on (2) “AA”s, thoughtfully included. We’ll pick one in a color that will complement your deerstalker.

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$7.95 EACH
$8.35
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Star Wars Stickables

We’ve got Star Wars™ Fathead® Tradeables™. That’s two “TM”s and one “R” with a circle around it in just three words—talk about collectible! They’re vinyl peel and stick reusable decals, and they come in mystery packs of (5). You pick: the Original Trilogy set, which includes (5) of the (25) pieces in the entire set; or the Force Awakens set, which includes (5) of an unknown (to us) number of pieces in the entire set. Stick ’em to the wall, your phone, the light switch, your locker. You know—pretty much anywhere you can stick something to.

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STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS STICKABLES DECALS

Star Wars Stickables

We’ve got Star Wars™ Fathead® Tradeables™. That’s two “TM”s and one “R” with a circle around it in just three words—talk about collectible! They’re vinyl peel and stick reusable decals, and they come in mystery packs of (5). You pick: the Original Trilogy set, which includes (5) of the (25) pieces in the entire set; or the Force Awakens set, which includes (5) of an unknown (to us) number of pieces in the entire set. Stick ’em to the wall, your phone, the light switch, your locker. You know—pretty much anywhere you can stick something to.

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$3.00 EACH
$4.50
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FRAMES-R-FUN

Charms, charms and more charms. Some say these little guys are quite charming. Small charms with magnets attached to small magnets originally used inside a speciality frame. The frames are all gone but the charms remain. Great for the fridge or kids locker. Bunches of different styles. We will pick at least 5 different in your assortment.

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ASSORTED MAGNETIC CHARMS

FRAMES-R-FUN

Charms, charms and more charms. Some say these little guys are quite charming. Small charms with magnets attached to small magnets originally used inside a speciality frame. The frames are all gone but the charms remain. Great for the fridge or kids locker. Bunches of different styles. We will pick at least 5 different in your assortment.

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$2.00 PKG (10)
$3.95
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Shrink-To-Fit

Like blue jeans, but for wires. So you can color-code those wires instead of getting all confused. You get a 10-pack of 12" long x 9/32" pieces of heat-shrink tubing, (3) each of white and red, (4) of black. Rated for up to 600V 125°C. UL.

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HEAT-SHRINK TUBES

Shrink-To-Fit

Like blue jeans, but for wires. So you can color-code those wires instead of getting all confused. You get a 10-pack of 12" long x 9/32" pieces of heat-shrink tubing, (3) each of white and red, (4) of black. Rated for up to 600V 125°C. UL.

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$2.65 EACH

Magnets For Next To Nothing

Although they work best next to steel. You’ll get a whole bunch (that’s 25) of ceramic magnets at 3/4” dia and either 1/4” thick or 3/16” thick. Some packs might have a center bore approx 1/4”, and some might be solid. (We’ll just grab what’s on top, OK?)

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ROUND CERAMIC MAGNETS PACK

Magnets For Next To Nothing

Although they work best next to steel. You’ll get a whole bunch (that’s 25) of ceramic magnets at 3/4” dia and either 1/4” thick or 3/16” thick. Some packs might have a center bore approx 1/4”, and some might be solid. (We’ll just grab what’s on top, OK?)

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$6.95 PKG (25)

Mabuchi Motor

This torquey take-out 6-24VDC (12VDC nominal) motor draws approx 250mA no load, stalls at 7.2A and spins approx 5700 rpm. Measures 2" x 1-13/32" with a 3/4" x 1/8" flattened shaft and may have a setscrew-mounted coupler that resembles a router bit. Has prewired leads. Mabuchi part no. RS-545SH.

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12VDC MABUCHI MOTOR

Mabuchi Motor

This torquey take-out 6-24VDC (12VDC nominal) motor draws approx 250mA no load, stalls at 7.2A and spins approx 5700 rpm. Measures 2" x 1-13/32" with a 3/4" x 1/8" flattened shaft and may have a setscrew-mounted coupler that resembles a router bit. Has prewired leads. Mabuchi part no. RS-545SH.

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$3.50 EACH

A Mighty Woman With A Torch

That's what Emma Lazarus called Lady Liberty in the poem at her feet, and this model is a mighty good way to give the kids a little history lesson. Made of long-lasting foam, she’ll stand approx 20” tall when complete on her base. You punch out the pieces--inside a book also chock full of facts about the statue--and slot them together without glue.

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STATUE OF LIBERTY FOAM MODEL

A Mighty Woman With A Torch

That's what Emma Lazarus called Lady Liberty in the poem at her feet, and this model is a mighty good way to give the kids a little history lesson. Made of long-lasting foam, she’ll stand approx 20” tall when complete on her base. You punch out the pieces--inside a book also chock full of facts about the statue--and slot them together without glue.

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$2.60 EACH
$3.75
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DINNER IS SERVED!

We've got Alpha & Sigma fine china-looking round white plates with various elegant silver designs around the edge, or just classic silver lines. Each plate has that little valley in the middle that keeps food from escaping. They’re plastic, but your friends and family won't know unless they pick one up. You’ll get (25) dinner plates at 10-1/4" dia, and (25) salad plates at 7-1/2" dia. Of course they’re all BPA-free, but don’t microwave them. Reusable even though they’re marked “Single Use.” Perfect to have on hand for large, fancy (or not) gatherings. There are a few different design styles, but the boxes are unmarked so we'll reach in and grab the pack on top. We promise you'll like it.

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PREMIUM 50 PIECE PLASTIC DINNERWARE SET

DINNER IS SERVED!

We've got Alpha & Sigma fine china-looking round white plates with various elegant silver designs around the edge, or just classic silver lines. Each plate has that little valley in the middle that keeps food from escaping. They’re plastic, but your friends and family won't know unless they pick one up. You’ll get (25) dinner plates at 10-1/4" dia, and (25) salad plates at 7-1/2" dia. Of course they’re all BPA-free, but don’t microwave them. Reusable even though they’re marked “Single Use.” Perfect to have on hand for large, fancy (or not) gatherings. There are a few different design styles, but the boxes are unmarked so we'll reach in and grab the pack on top. We promise you'll like it.

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$16.50 EACH
$24.50
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Don’t Shoot The Messenger

It’s cheaper just to buy your own messenger bag. This one is light grey polyester canvas, 10" x 13-1/2" x 3-1/2" with a front flap with a magnetic clasp and side zipper that opens a 10" x 7" outside pocket. Inside is a 7-1/2" x 10" pocket with another the same size on the back. Two 5-1/2” deep open pockets on the inside, plus another zippered 7-1/2" x 12-1/2" pocket on the inside back. And of course it comes with an attached shoulder strap, 70” long and adjustable, with a sliding shoulder pad.



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POLYESTER CANVAS MESSENGER BAG

Don’t Shoot The Messenger

It’s cheaper just to buy your own messenger bag. This one is light grey polyester canvas, 10" x 13-1/2" x 3-1/2" with a front flap with a magnetic clasp and side zipper that opens a 10" x 7" outside pocket. Inside is a 7-1/2" x 10" pocket with another the same size on the back. Two 5-1/2” deep open pockets on the inside, plus another zippered 7-1/2" x 12-1/2" pocket on the inside back. And of course it comes with an attached shoulder strap, 70” long and adjustable, with a sliding shoulder pad.



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$9.50 EACH

Acid Brushes

You don’t, huh? They’re called acid brushes because once upon a plumber they were used to apply acid flux to pipes for soldering. Now they’re just the cheap, disposable brushes with hollow aluminum handles you see in glue pots and everywhere else folks need to slather on goopy stuff. Measure 6" long with 5/8” wide bristles.

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6” ACID BRUSHES

Acid Brushes

You don’t, huh? They’re called acid brushes because once upon a plumber they were used to apply acid flux to pipes for soldering. Now they’re just the cheap, disposable brushes with hollow aluminum handles you see in glue pots and everywhere else folks need to slather on goopy stuff. Measure 6" long with 5/8” wide bristles.

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$2.95 PKG (6)

Easy On, Easy Off

Like sweat pants. These self-adhesive and repositionable classroom aids will make geography like two pieces of cake, or at least a box of cookies.  (2)-piece political/physical map of the United States, 36” wide x 24” tall when applied to a wall. Put ’em up, take ’em down. They’re always there for you, like those old reliable sweat pants.

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VINYL SELF-ADHESIVE U.S. MAP

Easy On, Easy Off

Like sweat pants. These self-adhesive and repositionable classroom aids will make geography like two pieces of cake, or at least a box of cookies.  (2)-piece political/physical map of the United States, 36” wide x 24” tall when applied to a wall. Put ’em up, take ’em down. They’re always there for you, like those old reliable sweat pants.

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$4.00 EACH
$6.50
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Here Comes The Sun...

These 5-5/8" wide cardboard solar viewing glasses filter out 99.999 percent of visible light, and 100 percent of harmful UV and IR light, which means they’re safe for direct solar viewing (and your sunglasses aren’t). A sharp, orange image of the sun will always be there because the lenses are scratch-resistant. You get (2) pairs because who wants to watch an eclipse alone? For you techie types who care, they’re rated for transmission under EN1836:2005 and AS/NZS 1338:1992. ISO 12312-2:2015. In other words, they're from a NASA approved manufacturer. 

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SOLAR SUN EVENT VIEWING GLASSES

Here Comes The Sun...

These 5-5/8" wide cardboard solar viewing glasses filter out 99.999 percent of visible light, and 100 percent of harmful UV and IR light, which means they’re safe for direct solar viewing (and your sunglasses aren’t). A sharp, orange image of the sun will always be there because the lenses are scratch-resistant. You get (2) pairs because who wants to watch an eclipse alone? For you techie types who care, they’re rated for transmission under EN1836:2005 and AS/NZS 1338:1992. ISO 12312-2:2015. In other words, they're from a NASA approved manufacturer. 

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$3.95 PKG (2)

GOGGLES TO OGLE

We can’t take our eyes off these super-stylish Spherion Ski/Snow Goggles, and no we can’t say that ten times fast. These are serious goggles with a roomy, flexible, padded, wrap-around frame; a comfy, fully adjustable 1-3/4” wide strap to keep them in place; (2) detachable, interchangeable, high-endurance lenses with UV protection; a microfiber pouch; and a solid, zippered carrying case. Your goggles are guaranteed to have (1) amber lens, and you select your own color from Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Sunglass Tinted. Great for skiing, Snowmobiling, sledding obviously, but also for anything that requires protecting your eyes from sunlight or wind—like hiking, cycling and a hundred other things. Limited quantity available. Fits folks in the office from 5’5 up to 6’2 tall so we figure most adults. Amanda, our resident ski expert says, "these are awesome" and Paul wants a pair when he snow blows his driveway. 



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SPHERION 2-LENS GREEN SKI GOGGLES

GOGGLES TO OGLE

We can’t take our eyes off these super-stylish Spherion Ski/Snow Goggles, and no we can’t say that ten times fast. These are serious goggles with a roomy, flexible, padded, wrap-around frame; a comfy, fully adjustable 1-3/4” wide strap to keep them in place; (2) detachable, interchangeable, high-endurance lenses with UV protection; a microfiber pouch; and a solid, zippered carrying case. Your goggles are guaranteed to have (1) amber lens, and you select your own color from Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Sunglass Tinted. Great for skiing, Snowmobiling, sledding obviously, but also for anything that requires protecting your eyes from sunlight or wind—like hiking, cycling and a hundred other things. Limited quantity available. Fits folks in the office from 5’5 up to 6’2 tall so we figure most adults. Amanda, our resident ski expert says, "these are awesome" and Paul wants a pair when he snow blows his driveway. 



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$12.25 EACH
$24.50
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