MAY 2003 NEWS!

R/B Music Director Maury Laws Joins Rick in Recording Studio For Percepto Records Interview!

On April 19th of this year, Rankin/Bass Music Compser/Director Maury Laws arrived in a south suburb of Chicago on a quiet Saturday afternoon. He was there to be interviewed by Rankin/Bass Historian Rick Goldschmidt at Hair Bear Studios for a special CD project for Percepto Records. (Percepto produced the MAD MONSTER PARTY soundtrack on CD as well as many other great film and television soudtracks - which are all available for purchase on their site!)

Maury discussed his career as Rick guided him through the interview with questions that proceeded chronologically through Maury's entire body of work with Rankin/Bass. After nearly 90 minutes of recording, they called it a wrap. The master was edited and mixed throughout the following weeks and everyone has been very pleased with the final product which will hopefully be available in the near future! Thanks Maury!

Rankin/Bass Musical Director Maury Laws (left) listens as Rankin/Bass Historian Rick Goldschmidt (right) asks questions about his illustrious career.
The guys have a sip and a chuckle during a break from recording while Tom Margarites (right) documents the interview on video & checks his equipment.
In the reception office at Hair Bear Studios, Maury takes time after the recording session to autograph some postcards for us while Rick looks on.
Maury poses outside the studio with Rick (left photo) and with's Mark Sykora (right photo) before departing.

Now Available For Preorder - The New 2003 Rudolph Games and Puzzle Playset!

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Rudolph All-Family Jingle Bell Game

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle through the adventures of Rudolph and friends, and play with the whole family! Roll the snowball and move Rudolph.

Little kids collect Jingle Bells automatically, but bigger kids and grown-ups must first answer questions about the beloved 1964 Rankin/Bass classic TV special. It's full of holiday fun for the little ones and packed with nostalgia for everybody else!

2 to 6 players, ages 4 to 104

boxed, by Patch Products, 2003.

Price: $15.99
Special PreOrder Price: $13.99

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Rudolph Mini Games Set of 2

Here's a set of 2 great stocking stuffer games! Set includes:

1. We Are Santa's Elves Game;

We Are Santa's Elves - Filling Santa's Shelves! Pick a pile of your favorite toys, then on your turn, spin the spinner that shows colorful patterns. If you have a toy that matches the pattern, put it in Santa's sleigh. Be first to get all of your toys in the sleigh! Contains Sleigh with slots for toys, Spinner & 48 cardboard toys. 2 or more players, ages 4 & up.

2. Merry Merry Matching Card Game:

Learn picture matching and sharpen your memory skills as you try to remember and match where you last saw Rudolph, Hermey, Santa, Bumble, and the others from the holiday classic. Contains 48 giant photo cards. 2-4 players, ages 4 & up.

individually boxed, by Patch Products, 2003.

Price: $11.99
Special PreOrder Price: $9.99

Rudolph Christmastown Puzzle Playset

Welcome to Christmastown! Put together the jigsaw puzzle play surface and set up the backdrop - there are two totally different scenes to choose from. Punch out and stand up all characters, including Santa, Hermey, Clarice, The Abominable Snow Monster, and Rudolph himself! (or use the display scenes with your existing Rudolph figurines.)

You can go on adventures in the snow or pretend to make toys in Santa's workshop. It's a puzzle...It's a playset...and it's a lot of fun!

2 or more players, ages 3 and up

boxed, by Patch Products, 2003.

Price: $15.99
Special PreOrder Price: $13.99

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New Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Postcards?

Here are two EXTREMELY RARE "Never before published" Images from the RANKIN/BASS archives. The ABOMINABLE SNOWMONSTER image will be available EXCLUSIVELY at WIZARDWORLD CHICAGO 2003 in ROSEMONT, IL Saturday 08-09 (hours are 10am to 6pm) and Sunday 08-10 (hours are 10am to 5pm). Check WIZARDUNIVERSE.COM for details! Look for us at the TIMEANDSPACETOYS.COM booths for your COLLECTOR'S CARD! Rick will be appearing and signing books! We will be showing RARE clips and talking about the various Projects in development. We are looking at selling the RUDOLPH & HERMEY photo as a card at RANKINBASS.COM. We have already talked to our friends BILLIE MAE RICHARDS (RUDOLPH) & PAUL SOLES (HERMEY) about signing them! We would like to provide them with a financial reward for their classic voice work of the characters!

An Independent Review...

We recently received the following email:

I recently had the pleasure of writing and publishing a review of Daydreamer at a site called Epinions. The review can be found at I hope this is of interest to you.


Not only was it of interest, but she hit the nail square on the head! Check it out! It's an honest and well written review! (...and we agree with every word!) Thanks Talia!

- Rick and Mark