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    Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    UPDATE:
    "Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge" is now closed to new entries and the poll has opened.

    Here is a link to the poll

    That is all...


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    Hello All!

    I have some exciting news for you. I've sold my beloved Mr. Toad car from Walt Disney World and to celebrate, I'm holding a little contest on MiceChat.



    I thought it would be fun to have a little contest, so I'm spreading the love by giving away a little piece of Disneyana. So here's the contest rules and info on the prize:

    Creative Photo or Writing

    Option 1) Using the photos supplied in this thread, show me what you would do if you owned a Mr. Toad car. You can use digital software such as Photoshop to create your entry, or if you're not computer savvy, you can print out the images and literally cut, paste, photograph and upload your entry.

    Option 2) If artwork isn't your cup o' tea but you're wicked good with words, then write a story about what you would do if you owned a Mr. Toad car.




    And, since everyone knows that MiceChatters are the most creative folks walking on Planet Earth, entries are NOT LIMITED to one per person! Post your entries right here in this thread.





    Artwork and writing entries will be accepted and judged up until Friday, September 24th. The top 10 entries will then be posted in a poll for the whole MiceChat community to vote on. The poll voting closes @ 9PM PST on Sunday, September 26th. So start working and get those entries in now, before you forget and miss out on the awesome prize.



    Imagine, create and design your way to a fabulous prize. Wanna know what it is?







    Wait for it...







    Your very own miniature Mr. Toad Car!




    So get off the couch TODAY and get those creative juices flowin'! Have fun and good luck to everyone!!

    Dustysage, Fishbulb and Circarama yuck it up prior to the 2009 D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center.
    Last edited by Circarama; 09-24-2010 at 02:37 PM.
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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    Who needs photoshop. This is what we'd do with it.





    And, of course, drive it to nowhere in particular.
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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    Here's my entry!

    Thanks for this fun contest, I enjoyed writing my short piece


    During my childhood the hip thing on my block was to have a car. From tots it was hot wheels; to youths it was a fancy remote control car. But only the coolest of the cool owned their very own car, the kind that kids could actually drive. They were these dinky plastic rides, with the battery life of a fruit fly that could barely get you around the block once. I wanted one so bad. There was one in the form of Barbie’s Dream mobile, with a flashy pink paint job that sparkled in the sunlight as you spend along at 2.5 mph. I remember the commercials always showed these cool chicks, pigtails in their hair, wearing their bathing suits and smashing the pedal down with jellies on their feet. It was the envy of every little girl’s dream. I can’t blame not having one on being poor, my parents were just too sensible and didn’t see the point in wasting money on something that I would grow out of in less than a year. So I never got one.

    I, unlike my parents, am not sensible. A Mr. Toad Car wouldn’t really be an uncommon item for me to own, and if I did have one I know exactly what I would do. I would find a way to trick it out, and make it run on its own. I can just image the little puttering noise it would make when I would take it out on the town. How it would go up and down and the sound of the horn would be sweet in my ears. I would wave at all of the silly people in actual cars driving around, and they would look upon my glorious ride with adoration and say aloud “Now there goes a fine automobile indeed.” I would take it to drive in movies and sit with my sweetie, eating popcorn until we are too thirsty to eat another bite!

    If time travel were also readily available I would go back in time and let my past self drive it around and show up all of the kids on the block. To see the looks on their faces as I drive around a slice of Disney! Though time travel being so widely available would be slim. Instead, when I settle down and have a family, then my children could delight in having a car of their own. Then they would be the envy of every kid on the block, and it would be way cooler than any Barbie Dream Mobile I could have ever owned.

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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    That's just great!

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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    This is awesome!!! Such a great prize!

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    Racing in my favorite Cyril Car

    There is a special feeling I get when my fingers curl themselves around the wheel of the car as I make the first turn and crash through the beginning of Toad Hall.
    As a child, my earliest Disneyland memory is of riding Mr. Toad’s. My grandfather sat with me on my first high speed adventure through the story. I will never forget when he said “Well, now we are in Hell!” as we entered the hot and humid cavern of the underworld. I had never heard my grandfather say such a word. I knew, then and there, that Mr. Toad was my hero.
    I have had an undying need for speed. I dream of flying through the country side, scattering sheep up shepherds in my wake; to race a train side by side down the tracks (for I am not as brave as Mr. Toad to face it head on). I have wanted to make a sharp turn through the dark village streets, narrowly missing scaffolding and crates as I hastily make my way towards a nice tall frothy drink in the local pub.
    This Cyril is more than a piece of Disney memorabilia. It is a totem, there to ensure that the dangerous activity Mr. Toad preformed will not be repeated by a mortal being aka myself. It is also a reminder that this will always be the first line to seek when visiting Disneyland. Maybe it will help my Motormania cool itself, and make my eyes cease to spin like Mr. Toad's as I grip the wheel.

    I can still feel, the moment when you begin to drive down the pier, the little girl from the first ride convincing me we are about to drive off and splash into the ocean.

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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    Toady and I would go on Safari in Africa! Seems like the perfect place for such a safe and reliable vehicle!! JAMBO!





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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    Mr. Toad's Wild Ride was my favorite ride as a kid. It's still a must ride. There are so many people who would love to visit Disneyland or Walt Disney World but can't (myself included), so how about giving them a taste of the magic?

    I would paint an English countryside on a canvas backdrop and have a construction barrier with a "road closed" sign attached to the front. The car would be placed in between the two to create a "scene" from the ride so people could climb in the car to have their pictures taken.

    I'd take this set up to charity events preferably where a trip to Disney would be a drawing prize. Perhaps charge a small fee at non-charity events that would be donated to women and children's charities.
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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    Tallyhoo! Now to get my creative juices flowing!
    Motor Mania!

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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    I would mostly likely be inspired to take up golfing.


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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    Congratulations to the winner of this beautiful Mr. Toad car. I will forever envy you! Also, if anyone knows of any Mr. Toad cars available for purchase or future cars that will be available my wife and I would greatly appreciate the heads up. I NEED one so, so bad!
    Thank you,
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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    My Mr. Toad Car Entry:

    If I had Mr. Toad's Motor Car I would go on a mad-cap wild ride adventure with Mr. Toad himself along with the rest of his friends through the winding roads of a turn of the century era English country side.

    I've always been a huge Fan of "Mr Toad's Wild Ride" and "The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad" and this has given me an opportunity to visit the green English Countryside.

    So as Toad would say: "Come! I'll show you the world!"

    Thanks and Tally ho!



    Just in case: All the characters were drawn from scratch to match the car's angle.

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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    My 2nd Mr. Toad Car Entry:

    If I had my very own Mr. Toad Wild Ride Motor Car I'd let Toady and his friends ride along and we'd totally shake things up at Team Disney.

    From what I understand after reading Al's columns here on MICEAGE, a wake up call every now and then isn't necessarily a bad thing...



    Thanks for indulging me. Have a great day everyone!



    By the way I'd love this sort of wake up call...

    "Talley Ho!"

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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    Sounds like an awesome contest I might have to give it a go.

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    Re: Circarama's Toad-ally Awesome MiceChat Challenge and eBay Auction!

    What would I do if I owned a Mr. Toad car?

    Easy: it would be the perfect tool for fixing a mistake that's been bugging me for a little while now:


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