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Burbank Lighting Tech Has Huge Home Display

Burbank Lighting Tech Has Huge Home Display

An impressive 20,000 light home display by Alan Falkner is featured in the January 2010 issue of Projection, Lights, and...

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Holiday Wonder Locomotive

Holiday Wonder Locomotive

Overall Impression: Fantastic light and sound show from a beautiful table ornament! Nice: Vivid multicolored lights...

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Balsam Hill Proclaims Success in Clearance Sale

Balsam Hill Proclaims Success in Clearance Sale

Balsam Hill, the maker of the superb tree featured in our Project Tree ’09 review, has issued the following release...

Kurt S. Adler Red and Gold Drops Set of 9

Overall Impression: Very nice drop-shaped balls in traditional gold and red. Nice: Good paint...

Kurt S. Adler Red and Gold Drops Set of 9
posted on: Jan 13, 2010 | author: SC Team

Kurt S. Adler Matte Glass Balls

Overall Impression: Good choice for matte-finish solid color glass ornaments. Nice: Very...

Kurt S. Adler Matte Glass Balls
posted on: Jan 13, 2010 | author: SC Team

Kurt S. Adler Set of 4 Glass Snowflake Balls

Overall Impression: Handsome multi-colored balls with great snow theme. Nice: Inexpensive;...

Kurt S. Adler Set of 4 Glass Snowflake Balls
posted on: Jan 13, 2010 | author: SC Team

Bronner’s Strawberry Glass Ornament

Overall Impression: Small but pretty strawberry. Nice: Like other Bronner’s glass, this...

Bronner’s Strawberry Glass Ornament
posted on: Jan 13, 2010 | author: SC Team
Bronner’s Merry Mr. Snow Glass Ornament

Bronner’s Merry Mr. Snow Glass Ornament

posted on: Jan 13, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Elaborately detailed traditional Frosty-style snowman. Nice: Everything from a bowtie to a sparkling green vest! Naughty:...

Bronner’s Snowman Sweepers Set

Bronner’s Snowman Sweepers Set

posted on: Jan 13, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Fantastic, cute set of shatterproof snowmen working hard with their brooms. Nice: Two of each color scheme (blue hats with...

Bronner’s Happy Snowman Glass Ornament

Bronner’s Happy Snowman Glass Ornament

posted on: Jan 13, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Very jolly-looking snowman with great details. Nice: Good sculpting of snowman body. Naughty: Nothing. BUILD QUALITY ...

Bronner’s Poinsettia Glass Ornament

Bronner’s Poinsettia Glass Ornament

posted on: Jan 13, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Great glass poinsettia brings bright colors to the tree. Nice: Multi-layered leaf design makes nice three-dimensional...

Bronner’s Liberty Bell Glass Ornament

Bronner’s Liberty Bell Glass Ornament

posted on: Jan 12, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Accurate likeness of this patriotic symbol for all Americans. Nice: Impressive coloration of wood and bell. Naughty:...

Bronner’s Garden Tomato Glass Ornament

Bronner’s Garden Tomato Glass Ornament

posted on: Jan 12, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Sliced-open tomato shows its seeds. Nice: Cute, colorful, Christmasy, and inexpensive (you didn’t think we would come up...

Bronner’s Pig with Christmas Tree Glass

Bronner’s Pig with Christmas Tree Glass

posted on: Jan 12, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Bipedal pig carries decorated Christmas tree. Nice: Very colorful and appealing ornament. Naughty: Nothing. BUILD...

Bronner’s Ponderous Frog Glass Ornament

Bronner’s Ponderous Frog Glass Ornament

posted on: Jan 12, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Great ornament for the frog aficionado. Nice: Attractive ornament with good colors. Naughty: Nothing. BUILD QUALITY EASE...

Bronner’s Santa with Snowman Glass

Bronner’s Santa with Snowman Glass

posted on: Jan 12, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression:  Santa makes a shiny and colorful snowman. Nice:  Vibrant colors and glitter make for a great ornament. Naughty:  Where...

Bronner’s Happy Holidays Snowman Bell

Bronner’s Happy Holidays Snowman Bell

posted on: Jan 12, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Unique flat glass ornament shaped like a bell shows a colorful winter wonderland. Nice: More colorful and shiny than depicted...

Bronner’s Snowman with Red Hat

Bronner’s Snowman with Red Hat

posted on: Jan 12, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Innovative, cute snowman head filled with snow. Nice: Comical and original design; inexpensive. Naughty: Styrofoam...

Bronner’s Frog Prince Glass Ornament

Bronner’s Frog Prince Glass Ornament

posted on: Jan 12, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Extremely colorful frog head on the body of a prince! Nice: Resembles Mr. Toad of “Wind in the Willow”...

Campbell’s Soup 2009 Glass Ornament

Campbell’s Soup 2009 Glass Ornament

posted on: Jan 12, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Another good ball ornament in the long-running series from Campbell’s Soup. Nice: Good color and image...

M&Ms Musical Animated Ornament

M&Ms Musical Animated Ornament

posted on: Jan 10, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Humorous singing M&M is well animated but has a terrible voice. Nice: Eyes and mouth move to the music. Naughty:...

Red M&M Driver Ornament

Red M&M Driver Ornament

posted on: Jan 10, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Comical likeness of a piece of name brand candy dressed up as a famous NASCAR driver. Nice: Looks exactly like an M&M...

Kurt S. Adler Rudolph Glass Ornament

Kurt S. Adler Rudolph Glass Ornament

posted on: Jan 10, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Great glass ornament of young Rudolph. Nice: Good color and presentation. Naughty: Nothing. BUILD QUALITY EASE OF USE ...

Carlton Cards: Rudolph

Carlton Cards: Rudolph

posted on: Jan 10, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Rudolph and his mom share a quiet moment. Nice: Good color and presentation. Naughty: On the mother, lines are visible...

Carlton Cards: 1967 Shelby GT 500

Carlton Cards: 1967 Shelby GT 500

posted on: Jan 10, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Excellent Shelby Mustang model. Nice: Great detail and a good paint job. Naughty: Nothing. BUILD QUALITY EASE OF USE ...

Carlton Cards: Garfield 2009

Carlton Cards: Garfield 2009

posted on: Jan 10, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Excellent Garfield and Pooky ornament Nice: Top-notch workmanship and design. Naughty: Isn’t Garfield always...

Hallmark: Lionel Holiday Boxcar

Hallmark: Lionel Holiday Boxcar

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Beautifully decorated boxcar for Lionel train Nice: Vivid colors and crisp lettering. Naughty: Not prototypical. BUILD...

Hallmark: Holiday Red Mikado Tender

Hallmark: Holiday Red Mikado Tender

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Good matching tender for Mikado locomotive Nice: Accurate diecast model of tender. Naughty: Red and green scheme without a...

Hallmark: Holiday Red Mikado Locomotive

Hallmark: Holiday Red Mikado Locomotive

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Authentic model of a Mikado steam locomotive. Nice: Another supremely detailed engine model. Naughty: Red and green scheme...

Hallmark: Cool Decade 2009

Hallmark: Cool Decade 2009

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Perfect final ornament for the decade. Nice: Cute bear, superbly depicted ice block numbers. Naughty: The box says the bear...

Hallmark: All Aboard for Holiday Fun!

Hallmark: All Aboard for Holiday Fun!

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Snoopy’s doghouse is transformed into a colorful Christmas steam engine Nice: Very whimsical use of the doghouse as...

Hallmark: Fishin’ Buddies

Hallmark: Fishin’ Buddies

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Highly detailed and expressive raccoons go fishing Nice: Superb color and texture. Naughty: Real raccoons don’t use...

Hallmark: The Sweetest Gift

Hallmark: The Sweetest Gift

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Pleasant and cheery snowpeople. Nice: Very bright and colorful, great detail. Naughty: Is the adult a Mommy or a Daddy? Did...

Hallmark: There’s No Fun Like Snow Fun!

Hallmark: There’s No Fun Like Snow Fun!

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Another cute ornament in this adorable series. Nice: Great texture and detail. Naughty: Gray penguins? BUILD QUALITY ...

Hallmark: Christmastime with Thomas

Hallmark: Christmastime with Thomas

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Engine roundhouse makes a great three-dimensional backdrop for Thomas and his friends. Nice: Unique roundhouse concept; great...

Hallmark: Corvette StingRay Concept

Hallmark: Corvette StingRay Concept

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Sleek model of a dramatic car design. Nice: Good representation of this ultra-modern concept car. Naughty: No windows...

Hallmark: Zipping Through the Snow

Hallmark: Zipping Through the Snow

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Imaginative Snoopy and Woodstock sidecar motorcycle. Nice: Strong colors, good cycle details. Naughty: Goggles aren’t...

Hallmark: Wonder of Snow

Hallmark: Wonder of Snow

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Very innovative glass snowman ornament Nice: Great colors and unique imagination! Naughty: Where is the snowman getting his...

Hallmark: Frosty Friends #30

Hallmark: Frosty Friends #30

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression:  Is it really 30 years since we were first introduced to this lovable Eskimo and his buddies? Nice: Vibrant colors and great...

Hallmark: Subzero Serenade

Hallmark: Subzero Serenade

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression:  Irresistible little penguins sing outside a nice igloo Nice: Well crafted penguins and igloo Naughty: Penguins...

Hallmark: Snow Buddies

Hallmark: Snow Buddies

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression: Heh, didn’t you know we really like snowmen? Nice: Cute snowman and seal make friends with the help of a...

Hallmark: Snowman Band

Hallmark: Snowman Band

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression:  Fantastic sound and light show from three independently performing snowmen. Nice: Interactive light and sound lets you...

Hallmark: Christmas Cards for Santa

Hallmark: Christmas Cards for Santa

posted on: Jan 9, 2010 | author: SC Team

Overall Impression:  Colorful and detailed traditional Santa ornament. Nice: Superb detail on every part of the ornament. Naughty: What could...

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