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James May's Toy Stories

Toy Stories covers the stories behind a number of classic toys - bringing them to life through accounts of the most unusual, weird and exciting versions built anywhere to date - and the adventures as James and his team of helpers, children ...

Author : James Daniel May

Release : 2009

Publisher :

ISBN : 9781742480008

File Size : 36.97 MB

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A book for ALL boys from 5 to 85 - and hardy girls too! James May is a man on a mission this Christmas. He wants to encourage children away from their Playstations and get them playing with their parents. Toy Stories covers the stories behind a number of classic toys - bringing them to life through accounts of the most unusual, weird and exciting versions built anywhere to date - and the adventures as James and his team of helpers, children and adults of all ages, build and recreate a range of toys in a series of Top Gear style escapades. Each adventure includes details of how the projects were constructed, with diagrams, illustrations and informal photography. Toy Stories also offers 12 simple but fun projects linked to these toys.

The Scalextric Handbook

A fascinating look at the history of Scalextric, from the earliest slot cars to the present day Tells the amazing story of the world's longest scalextric track, built by james May and a team of volunteers as part of the hit BBG2 television ...

Author : James May

Release : 2010

Publisher : Conway Maritime Press

ISBN : 9781844861170

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Fresh from his world record attempt at the legendary Brooklands motor racing circuit, in which the Toy Stories team built a 2.7-mile circuit entirely out of Scalextric track, James May re-enters the world of Scalextric, Britain’s leading slot-car racing brand. Remembering many childhood hours spent recreating the thrills and spills of Goodwood, Silverstone and Brands Hatch, James examines the development and expansion of Scalextric from its true British roots to its international appeal today. He investigates the history of the brand, documenting the greatest sets and cars ever produced – including Formula 1, rally, touring cars and Le Mans. James also looks at what it takes to be a Scalextric champion, the essential elements of good track design, how to customise your racer and gets technical with the difficulties involved in scaling a full-size performance car down to an accurate, working slot-car.

James May's Lego House

However, this is not a simple recreation of a childhood vision of a house but is fully informed by the 'simple complexity' of LEGO's design philosophy centring around the basic 'eighter' brick.

Author : James May

Release : 2010-09-07

Publisher : Conway

ISBN :

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Who would be crazy enough to build a full-sized, fully furnished two-story house-complete with washing machine, shower, and toilet-entirely out of LEGOs? Answer: James May and his team of helpers. The story of May's amazing house (which won the Guinness World Record for being the largest freestanding LEGO structure of all time) is told in James May's LEGO House, a book that, like the house it describes, is wall-to-wall fun. Marvel at the dedicated teamwork required to construct the house, chuckle at accessories like a LEGO mouse and cat, and laugh out loud at May's comical struggle with getting a good night's sleep on a LEGO bed.

The Top Gear Story - The 100% Unofficial Story of the Most Famous Car Show... In The World

However, May's best TV show other than Top Gear is easily the intriguing James
May's Toy Stories for the BBC, which features classic toys from yesteryear,
including some of his personal favourites. But he didn't just look at the toys from
his ...

Author : Martin Roach

Release : 2012-05-25

Publisher : Kings Road Publishing

ISBN : 1857829662

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From humble beginnings as a 1970s motoring show, Top Gear has gone on to achieve diesel-powered world domination. After Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman successfully pitched a new format to BBC bosses, Top Gear returned to become the irreverent, funny and often controversial show we now know and love. The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, the Cool Wall and Power Laps by the mysterious Stig have all become staples of Britain's favourite Sunday evening entertainment. Recent series have been defined by their madcap challenges such as driving across Africa in clapped-out bangers - with predictably hilarious results. However, the show's most shocking moment came in 2006, when Hammond suffered serious head injuries while driving a Vampire turbojet drag racing car at over 300mph. Clarkson, Hammond and May; they are the politically-incorrect-joking, stone-washed-denim-wearing, bloke-hero trio for the modern(ish) age. This brilliant, detailed book is fitting tribute to the show, its presenters and its most memorable moments.

Building a History

Books Bedford, Allan; The Unofficial LEGO Builder's Guide (No Starch Press,
2005) Brown, Kenneth; The British Toy ... Ian; James May's Toy Stories (Conway,
2009) McClary, Andrew; Toys with Nine Lives: A Social History of American Toys
 ...

Author : Sarah Herman

Release : 2012-07-09

Publisher : Grub Street Publishers

ISBN : 1783408049

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The story of these beloved bricks and the people who built an empire with them. From its inception in the early 1930s right up until today, the LEGO Group’s history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playthings share the LEGO brand’s creative spirit, educational benefits, resilience, quality, and universal appeal. This history charts the birth of the LEGO Group from the workshop of a Danish carpenter and its steady growth as a small, family-run toy manufacturer to its current position as a market-leading, award-winning brand. The company’s growing catalogue of products—including the earliest wooden toys, plastic bricks, play themes and other building systems such as DUPLO, Technic, and MINDSTORMS—are chronicled in detail, alongside the manufacturing process, LEGOLAND parks, licensed toys, and computer games. Learn all about how LEGO pulled itself out of an economic crisis and embraced technology to make building blocks relevant to twenty-first century children, and discover the vibrant fan community of kids and adults whose conventions, websites, and artwork keep the LEGO spirit alive. Building a History will have you reminiscing about old Classic Space sets, rummaging through the attic for forgotten minifigure friends, and playing with whatever LEGO bricks you can get your hands on (even if it means sharing with your kids).

Entertainment Values

Kuznets, L. R. (1994) When Toys Come Alive: Narratives of Animation,
Metamorphosis and Development, Yale University Press: New Haven,
Connecticut. May, J. (with Ian Harrison) (2009) James May's Toy Stories, Five
Mile Press: Scoresby, ...

Author : Stephen Harrington

Release : 2017-08-14

Publisher : Springer

ISBN : 1137472901

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This collection brings together the work of a range of scholars from around the world with different perspectives on one simple question: How can we assess the value of various entertainment products and forms? Entertainment is everywhere. The industries that produce it earn billions of dollars each year and employ hundreds of thousands of people. Its pervasiveness means almost everyone has something to say about entertainment, too, whether it be our opinion on the latest Hollywood blockbuster, a new celebrity couple, or our concerns over its place in the world of politics. And yet, in spite of its significance, entertainment has too-often been dismissed with surprising ease within the academy as a ‘mindless’, ‘lowbrow’ – even ‘dangerous’ – form of culture, and therefore unworthy of serious appraisal (let alone praise). Entertainment Values, challenges this assumption, offering a better understanding of what entertainment is, why we should take it seriously, as well as helping us to appreciate the significant and complex impact it has on our culture.

Entertainment Industries

The real toy story: Inside the ruthless battle for Britain's youngest consumers
London: Random House. D'Amato ... James May's toy stories. Scoresby ... Toy
wars: The epic struggle between G.I. Joe, Barbie and the companies that make
them.

Author : Alan McKee

Release : 2014-06-11

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1317979192

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Entertainment Industries is the first book to map entertainment as a cultural system. Including work from world-renowned analysts such as Henry Jenkins and Jonathan Gray, this innovative collection explains what entertainment is and how it works. Entertainment is audience-centred culture. The Entertainment Industries are a uniquely interdisciplinary collection of evolving businesses that openly monitor evolving cultural trends and work within them. The producers of entertainment – central to that practice– are the new artists. They understand audiences and combine creative, business and legal skills in order to produce cultural products that cater to them. Entertainment Industries describes the characteristics of entertainment, the systems that produce it, and the role of producers and audiences in its development, as well as explaining the importance of this area of study, and how it might be better integrated into Universities. This book was originally published as a special issue of Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies.

Oh Cook!

**To accompany a major Amazon Prime TV Series ** ‘The silent millions of reluctant home chefs have been waiting for decades for Oh Cook! the cookbook that, finally, drives a blunt meat skewer through the burgeoning pseudo-intellectualism ...

Author : James May

Release : 2020-10-29

Publisher : Pavilion Books

ISBN : 1911663682

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**To accompany a major Amazon Prime TV Series ** ‘The silent millions of reluctant home chefs have been waiting for decades for Oh Cook! the cookbook that, finally, drives a blunt meat skewer through the burgeoning pseudo-intellectualism of foodie media.’ – James May Oh Cook! is a foolproof manual packed with more than 60 delicious recipes for even the most basic of home cooks. In this TV tie-in, James May, star of Amazon Prime’s The Grand Tour and Our Man in Japan, seeks to unpack the mysteries of cooking, unearthing the secrets behind the perfect poached egg, smooth custard and how to impress your friends and family with a cracking Sunday roast. Taking readers on a culinary tour (around his kitchen), James builds upon his cookery skills, recreating dishes from his travels as well as rediscovering some nostalgic childhood favourites along the way. Chapters include: Brunch Pasta Pub Grub Roasts Curry Night Asian Fusion The Great Outdoors Spongey Things With Storecupboard Saviours (for when the fridge is empty), which includes recipes for his beloved Spam, as well as hints and tips, James May is here to prove that really anyone can cook. On his journey to becoming a more accomplished home cook, he makes use of some his favourite gadgets and ingredients and through a traditional process of trial and error, knocks together some surprisingly delicious recipes, so that you can avoid all the common pit falls at home.

Action Figures

Covering everything from old-school GI Joe and Action Man figures, including the fantastic toys of Louis Marx and Mego, right through to the game-changing Star Wars 3-inch action figures of the 1970s and 1980s, this is the must-have ...

Author : Arthur Ward

Release : 2020-02-24

Publisher : The Crowood Press

ISBN : 1785006886

File Size : 70.47 MB

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Collecting Action Figures presents an alphabetical survey of each of the major toy manufacturers and the whole array of action figures they produced. Covering everything from old-school GI Joe and Action Man figures, including the fantastic toys of Louis Marx and Mego, right through to the game-changing Star Wars 3-inch action figures of the 1970s and 1980s, this is the must-have reference guide for enthusiasts and beginners alike. With over 200 colour photographs, it details the history of action figures arising from the launch of fashion dolls in the 1950s; it describes the industry and consumer reactions to the first action figures; it reviews the many different incarnations that came to market; it looks at film and television tie-ins and finally, provides an essential guide to where to find gems, what to pay and how to look after them.

ICIS Chemical Business

The unique property , which will boast all modern conviencess , such as a
staircase , toilet and shower , is being built for BBC television series James May's
Toy Stories , due to be aired later this year . Presenter May is building the two -
story ...

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Release : 2009

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Media, Masculinities, and the Machine

In 2009 an English television presenter—James May—made a six-part television
series called Toy Stories that seems like ... calls it “Ludicrously ambitious
adventures and extraordinary feats of engineering using the world's best-loved
toys.

Author : Dan Fleming

Release : 2011-04-28

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN : 1441189106

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Media, Masculinities, and the Machine identifies a distinctive phenomenon in today's media culture - the contemporary male fantasy of 'suiting up' and pushing technology to its limits. The authors deconstruct this fantasy using two in-depth studies from American, British and global media: the social imagining of hi-tech in the long-running Transformers franchise and global Formula One motorsport, with links to numerous other areas of contemporary culture. By drawing on non-representational theory and the latest theories of affect while employing the method of autoethnography to explore what boys and men 'want' and say, the book offers a timely contribution to our understanding of contemporary cultural attachments. The book provides informative accounts of two instances united by their apparent gender focus and by their interest in ways of imagining high-tech. Tracking their theme through TV, cinema, toys, magazines, merchandising, and the culture of the gadget, the authors raise important questions about mediated masculinities today and propose a new theoretical framework for uncovering what is going on.

Vinter's Railway Gazetteer

Jeff Vinter has walked and acted as a guide on virtually every route in this book, is one of the most-respected authorities on railway rambling in the UK. Vinter's Railway Gazetteer is the only book to bring together all known railway ...

Author : Jeff Vinter

Release : 2011-04-01

Publisher : History PressLtd

ISBN : 9780752460116

File Size : 60.67 MB

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The only national guide to exploring Britain's past railway heritage on foot, by bike or even horse!

The English Catalogue of Books ...

Oct . - ( James ) Home Lessons for Junior Pupils , 12mo , 1s 6d ( Leominster ) . . .
. . . . . . Simpkin ... May - - ( S . ) Biblical Expositions ; Essays on Obscure or
Misread Scriptrs . p . 8vo , 88 6d ... May Crane ( Walter ) Toy Books , 4 sorts , 1s
each .

Author : Sampson Low

Release : 1873

Publisher :

ISBN :

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The English Catalogue of Books [annual]

May ..Apr . Goodyear ( W.A. ) Assaying of Lead , Silver , Copper , & Mercury , from
German , p . 8vo , 1036d New York . ... ( James ) Progress and Prospects of
Railways in India , 8vo , 2s 6d Longman . ... 4th , 8d , 12mo Simpkin Low Great
Fun Toy - Books , 8 books , each 6d plain ; 1s coloured Lessons for Little People ,
18mo ...

Author :

Release : 1864

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.

The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record

What we mean toy books , and Christmas and New Year in these days ? ! is this :
Is there anything - other things The ... Of the firm ' s new gift books short time . one
of the best is “ Children ' s Stories James , " May Edgington ; “ The Lady of from ...

Author :

Release : 1920

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Publishers' Circular

What we mean in these days ? toy books , and Christmas and New Year is this :
Is there anything other things The following ... James , ” May Edgington ; " The
Lady of one of the best is “ Children ' s Stories the Barge , ” W . W . Jacobs ; “
Smoke ...

Author :

Release : 1920

Publisher :

ISBN :

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Stories to Touch the Heart

She generally loves toys that squeak, but for some reason she was a little afraid
of this one. ... James talks about the need to commit in more than just saying the
right words in James 2:17-20 “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not
accompanied by action, is dead. ... May our God grant each of us hearts that are
open enough... to trust him enough... to commit ourselves completely to him and
find the joy.

Author : Russ Lawson

Release : 2008-02-01

Publisher : Lulu.com

ISBN : 1435709845

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This book is full of stories, some true happenings, some just good stories. Each of these short devotional lessons are a sermon unto themselves. I have had preachers write and tell me that they use them as sermon starters or for devotional lessons. Mostly they are written with the hopes that they will touch something in your heart and help you in your daily walk with Christ.

British Books

The work may already be obtained in been exhausted within a few days of publi .
one volume , illustrated by twenty - four coloured action , Messrs . ... Cards ,
Illustrated Books , lovers of the lyric stage has been written by Booklets , Toy
Books , and Calendars for the Messrs . ... Madame James Payn , Mr . Rider
Haggard , and Miss well - known artists as Marcus Stone , R . A . , Sans - Gêne et
les Femmes ...

Author :

Release : 1894

Publisher :

ISBN :

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The American Booksellers Guide

This business may dition to their miscellaneous books and school be said to
have sprung into existence during books ... James Miller publishes one - syllable
books , American News Company contains nearly The list of juvenile books
issued by The and toy books ; George P. Putnam ... Orders for anything in James
Miller and Allen Brothers are enthe market , new or old , whether for one copy or
gaged in ...

Author :

Release : 1869

Publisher :

ISBN :

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