RIP Big Tex: 1952-2012

"Howdeeeee folks. Welcome to the State Fair of Texas!" Visitors to Dallas' Fair Park have been greeted by the booming voice of a 52-foot-tall statue at the state fair for the last 60 years. But the Lone Star State icon leaves some giant boots to fill—today Big Tex met a tragic death in a purported electrical fire.…

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Jack Odell, R.I.P.

A giant has left us and we didn't find out until today. Earlier this month, Jack Odell passed away at the age of 87. If you're reading this site, Mr. Odell likely touched your life via his best-known creation, the Matchbox car. When we get back home tonight, we're pulling out the RS 200 we bought in Dublin back in '87…

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