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Toyz On Demand!

Ian Keldoulis

Publisher: Ian Keldoulis

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The North Pole is melting, Santa’s days are numbered. Selling out to the Internet giant, Toyz On Demand!, is his ticket to happiness. But, when Santa visits New York to promote the deal, his most trusted elf is busted by the NYPD with the magic powder that makes reindeer fly. The image of Christmas goes down the drain and holiday shopping tanks, taking the economy with it.

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