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The new Disney Store at Fashion Show Mall delivered mouse fans some Las Vegas-exclusive merchandise back in September for its debut. A showgirl Minnie fluffed up her feathers for $24.95, but in plush form rather than the rumored Vinylmation Disney fans had hoped for.
A few weeks after
constantly pestering opening, cast members had informed us a Vegas-exclusive Vinylmation was no longer expected anytime soon. Then, boom! The Fashion Show store hit us with their latest only in Vegas stock.
Being from the east coast, this writer and his friends didn't have In-N-Out Burger. But, after moving to Vegas, it holds a special place in my heart. Itís a great fast food burger joint with a special menu that, back in the day, I couldnít have whenever I wanted. Scarcity is part of what makes In-N-Out Burger so popular back east.
Itís a ritual for many east coast friends to visit In-N-Out Burger before checking into a hotel or heading to McCarran for a flight back home. The In-N-Out Burger location of choice was always the one on Dean Martin drive just off
Flamingo Tropicana for its convenience to the airport and The Strip. You'll always see taxis and limos in the drive-thru.
If there's one thing that gets our attention nearly as quick as Vegas on TV and scaffolding, it's a book on Vegas. So, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that we pushed past a mean one, Mr. Grinch, to get our hands on Santa Is Coming To Las Vegas.
The children's book features Santa flying over The Strip, guided by six not so tiny reindeer (one of which may or may not be guiding that sleigh with a red nose). The 32-page story is written by Steve Smallman and illustrated by Robert Dunn and Stefano Tambellino. The same trio also responsible for the popular holiday classics (?) "Santa is Coming to West Virginia," "Santa is Coming to Michigan," "Santa is Coming to Tulsa," and "Santa is Coming to Austin."
We asked about Vegas collections and readers shared their ashtrays, shot glasses, chips and tattoos. Collections that take dedication and time, but still eventually runneth over for the most
obsessed committed fans of Las Vegas. A casino even impressed eth us with their hey-we-could-totally-do-that-but-how-didn't-we-think-of-it-earlier dice collection.
Just when we thought we'd seen the coolest of the cool Vegas collections, UK reader Dave B alerted us to his little slice of Vegas at home. And, once again, mind blown. Inspired by a recent stay at MGM Grand, Mr. and Mrs. Dave decided it was time to remodel their aquarium.
We showed you ours and, in return, you showed us yours. Our Vegas memories stick to the fridge while VegasChatter readers are now sharing their Vegas collections of coins, cups, matches, ashtrays, keys, tokens, towels and even checks.
Facebook fans revealed their fetishes for postcards, beverage swizzle sticks, magnets and a mix of other logo'd merchandise. A fan even admitted her Vegas obsession is us. Aw, flattery will get your everywhere with us, Paige. One couple admitted they have skin in the game and sent pics of their fabulous matching tattoos to prove it.
Today, we share the story of another Vegas superfan, Robert B. Souvenir drink cups are no stranger to Las Vegas. It's hard to wander The Strip without seeing one (or a dozen) being sipped, dragged, filled, or emptied. The more oversized, the better. But, while our collection can be counted on one hand, Robert B. has tossed his
cookies books to make room on several shelves for his.
His journey to becoming the king of cups began in 2001 when his wife not only wanted his hand in marriage, but a pretty awesome genie cup from Aladdin. His collection grew by one or two each year after that, but in 2011, a surprise wedding renewal kickstarted not only his heart, but his passion for the Vegas Cup.
Whenever mom and dad took a trip without lil' Pappagiorgio, their return was always highlighted with the much anticipated presentation of souvenirs from the trip. That pressed penny from Paris, the oversized t-shirt from Texas or last minute magnet from the airport made us feel that we
were taken went along for the ride, too.
Whether visiting Las Vegas for business or pleasure as a parent, it can be easy to forget the kids are back home with the grandparents or neighbors. Heck, even when they're in tow it can be hard to keep track of them here. Raise your hand if that means little Bobby has a Vegas Souvenir or two in the form of a tall Eiffel tower or plastic football.
We recently took a stroll through the Bonanza Gift Shop in hopes of running into Brangelina, but when they were nowhere to be found, we instead browsed the miles of aisles inside Las Vegasí largest souvenir store in search of the cityís most notable (and horrendous) keepsakes.
Weíre pragmatists when it comes to souvenirs. Nothing too crazy, easy to pack, and not tacky. We like a subtle hint of Vegas now and then. It makes us long for Sin City when going about our ho-hum suburban life.
ē Shot Glasses
o We donít miss the high price of dranks in Vegas, but when we booze it up at home with our Vegas shot glasses, blurry memories of doing body shots for hours with beautiful strangers come back to us.
ē Fridge Magnets
o Use them to hang up your kidís artwork to remember what it was like to escape.
o A glance at your Vegas fridge magnet can serve as thinspiration for your next trip. Is that pint of ice cream really worth it?
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Maybe you always pick up a shot glass at every hotel you visit. Or, perhaps, you feel obligated to pick up a Vegas souvenir for the boss or the next door neighbor. Or, you just want to replenish your stash of 'oh, crap, I forgot so-and-so's (insert event here)' last-minute gifts.
But, don't just hit the first Vegas lobby store you see. Try to head to Luxor instead. Yes, we realize we just wrote Luxor. Buried within its mostly vacant
crypt retail, umm, mall is a shop simply called Logo Outlet which offers, you guessed it, logo wear and souvenirs but not just for the pyramid, for all of its sister MGM Resorts properties. And, more importantly, at outlet pricing.
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We think we have found our new favorite souvenir cup on The Strip!
Last week, we met up with Denver Gambler to watch the Broncos play Monday Night Football. In search of a drink at Treasure Island, we ended up at the Margarita Bar just outside of the casino next to the Starbucks. After waiting in line a few minutes, we found a plastic skull mug that they would fill with our choice of frozen drink or micro brew, if purchased. We opted for a micro brew because sipping a skull of frozen drinks seemed less awesome then drinking a skull of beer.
This is the first time we've seen this kind of souvenir mug. The skull mugs cost about $13 (it was an odd number because of taxes) and holds about 30 ounces of booze. $13 for two Longboard Lager's isn't a bad price at all AND we walked away with a skull mug. The skull mug isn't a huge mug compared to some of the other offerings on The Strip†that range anywhere from 50 ounces of Red Bull &Vodka at Planet Hollywood†to 80-ounce booze guitars that were once available at Imperial Palace.
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Last month, we wondered what happened to Cirque du Soleil's pop-up Zarkana costume exhibit at Crystals. The one that lasted only a few days. Well, we found out. And, we also wondered what would happen to the TCB ("Taking Care of Business") Elvis door handles left over from Cirque's previous show in this theater, Viva Elvis.
Well, the handles have been pulled from the doors and their replacement is a very boring brushed metal. Here's hoping some imagination comes into play and they kick them up a notch before opening night.
Want a nifty new place to take a flashy Vegas photo? The Blue Man Group has got you covered. The performance group won't premiere at Monte Carlo until October 10, but the theater entrance is already lit up like Times Square.
We've been watching this corner evolve while waiting for the cobalt crew to begin their residency after a very successful run at the Venetian. And, this lighted arch is catnip for tourist cameras. It's hypnotic. Impossible to ignore. And, it looks great. People drag each other other to take photos.
Located next door to the frosted lounge, Minus 5, the wacky six-foot penguin that promotes that place looks awfully boring next to this tunnel of light. A simple, but ultimately clever bonus for Monte Carlo which lacks much in the way of visual attractions once inside its doors.
If you close your eyes, it's almost like you're laying out poolside in Vegas. Almost.
Wise Buys Liquidators in Northern California recently bought hundreds of
used like new pool chairs from the Venetian. And, after hyping up the Vegas angle, quickly sold out of their entire stock -- close to 900 chairs.
The Sacramento Bee reports that the chairs cost more than $300 a piece originally, but were sold for just $9.98. The company is calling other Vegas resorts in the hopes of getting their pool castoffs, too. Our big take away here is that it sounds like Venetian has new pool chairs!