Mattel Disney Pixar Toon CARS: Bucky Brakedust Brakes In
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[28 Jul 2015|2 Comments]

Thanks for the heads up & pic, “John H.” Bucky Brakedust, the only new non-variant release of the Walmart Toons … well, he is a repaint of BIG FAN #1 but still nice to get a “new” release. Only at WM. Thanks “John H.” Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar – Disney D23 Expo Diecast???
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[27 Jul 2015|9 Comments]

Disney’s D23 Expo is coming in less than 3 weeks. The big question is whether there will be a D23 Expo diecast for CARS-PLANES … We might have to fall back on the old ‘No news is NOT good news.’ Usually by now, with a few months to go, Mattel will unveil the diecasts on […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Alloy Hamberger Race Day Fan Gift Cars Box Set Clearance
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[27 Jul 2015|No Comment]

It’s still not the best deal ever but if you’re missing Alloy Hemberger, Target.com has it for $9.79 (with free shipping to store). Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Terry Gong is a Deluxe Ringer
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[27 Jul 2015|3 Comments]

Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” Terry Gong is a super fun deluxe diecast & great accessory. Great details all around. All plastic but looks like wood and metal – nice! Couldn’t fit anymore © info if you tried. The Pitty gang is ready to tip over Doug RM. Who you betting on? Thanks […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Silver Racers Return to the US
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[23 Jul 2015|9 Comments]

The Silver Racers (formerly a Kmart CARS Day exclusive) have returned to the US with a new packaging look. Thanks “Christine L.” for the heads up & photos. I’m presuming they look the same as the previous releases. While the CARS 2 WGP racers were first released with segmented faces, by the time these silver […]

F1 Racer is Pretty Good at Race Karts
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[22 Jul 2015|No Comment]

RINGER! #134 at the local track ALWAYS wins … unless some F1 Championship racer, Fernando Alonso shows up.  Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Ucchi, Airport Truck is a Tasty Sensation
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[22 Jul 2015|No Comment]

Thanks for the fun pics of Ucchi in action, “79nitroade30.” With Pitty’s Nat McLugnut & Michael Honksel (also not officially out yet). Very nice – in scale with Everett. Unfortunately, you can only pick up Everett on eBay now.   Thanks for the fun setup pics of Ucchi, “79nitroade30.” Amazon has Ucchi the Mobile Passenger Escalator listed but […]

Take5aDay Database Issues
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[21 Jul 2015|2 Comments]

As some of you are experiencing, some posts are showing up wonky or hinckey … we have to update the database and that of course, might just crash the whole thing so we’re trying to approach it gingerly and hope for the best. Sorry if you’ve had any issues. Thanks for your patience! Or we […]

// Books

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS World: The COMPLETE Checklist Magazine 2006 to 2013
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[13 Apr 2014|9 Comments]

It wasn’t easy – but it’s completed! Yep, EVERY CARS, CARS 2, Toon, Storyteller, Holiday, Expanded Universe AND even non-canon CARS diecast – including ALL major variants from 2006 to 2013 … in one magazine checklist. 8 Years worth of CARS diecasts in alphabetical order. Purchase it HERE. All new design and all re-done. CARS […]

// Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Themes 2014 & Cars Year Checklist Magazine 11
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[27 May 2015|No Comment]

Finally completed for 2014! The 2014 checklist magazine is here covering all singles, deluxe, multi-packs and a few box sets. Since we also got a lot of “Toons” in the way of Ice Racers, Neon Racers, RS 500 ½ and Tokyo Mater, they are all included here! (Planes is not included) Thanks for your support of […]

// Video Games

Nintendo Amiibos Launch Shortage
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[11 Apr 2015|4 Comments]

Wired has a nice piece of why you should NOT create an artificial shortage when PEOPLE WANT TO BUY YOUR PRODUCT … humm, it seems this lesson could apply elsewhere. There is also an opinion piece in Forbes that covers the same ground.   Tweet This Post

// Retail

Super Geniuses at Target
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[6 Mar 2015|One Comment]

Silly me, I’ve been using the hand basket thing all wrong … Damn, this woman is strong. Er, who knew we needed a sign explaining that the baskets separate from the basket holder … but hey, as long as you’re spending money there – the customer is always right. You can check out more photos […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Year by Year Complete Checklist Magazine 2006 to 2013
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[11 May 2014|3 Comments]

For those who want a checklist of CARS diecast released listed YEAR BY YEAR, here is our new complete everything checklist. So, whether you started collecting in 2006 or want to start from the start, or maybe even need a guide in displaying as they were available year by year, this is your checklist! It […]

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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS World: The COMPLETE Checklist Magazine 2006 to 2013
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[13 Apr 2014|9 Comments]

It wasn’t easy – but it’s completed! Yep, EVERY CARS, CARS 2, Toon, Storyteller, Holiday, Expanded Universe AND even non-canon CARS diecast – including ALL major variants from 2006 to 2013 … in one magazine checklist. 8 Years worth of CARS diecasts in alphabetical order. Purchase it HERE. All new design and all re-done. CARS […]

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TakeFiveaDay – Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Checklist Magazine Themes 2013 & Radiator Springs Classic Available Now!
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[13 Mar 2014|7 Comments]

Our checklist magazine #10 is ready and on sale at MagCloud.com. This issue features every release for the Themes 2013 & Radiator Springs Classic series’ released in 2013. Here is a sample page – you can view pages online also (Click on READ SAMPLE). Overall, it was a great year with over 80 new or […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: T5 Checklist Magazine Update
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[15 Apr 2013|One Comment]

There was a glitch at MagCloud – for some reason, it defaulted back to my draft file last night which was incomplete so I think if you placed an order, it wouldn’t print but it should be fixed now. But let me or MagCloud know if you get the CARS 2 issue that looks incomplete. […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Year by Year Chronological Checklist + SALE!
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[22 Apr 2012|4 Comments]

Many people have asked for it so here it is, a complete checklist of Mattel Disney Pixar CARS in chronological series order From Day 1 in 2006 to Day 1,826 in 2011. This checklist only shows each CAR once – in the series of release (unless there was a major variant re-release). To avoid confusion, […]

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TakeFiveADay Magazine Checklist – Lenticulars Done, CARS 1 Done
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[12 Jan 2012|4 Comments]

It’s finally done. The Lenticular issue is done and CARS 1 is complete … You can purchase a printed copy or digital PDF or preview it HERE. It took a while to sort through it all but it looks like there were 134 lenticulars including variants, and eye position variants. I’ll get around to doing […]

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TakeFive New Magazines: Everything & Ultra Completists
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[24 Aug 2011|26 Comments]

As you requested, there is a new COMBINED CHECKLIST with everything Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 1:55 in one photo checklist – our biggest issue ever! (click for a FULL PREVIEW) … so what’s the final count? Including updating some variants, it’s 433 + 21 Haulers + 35 rubber tire racers + 2 racers in boxes […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Final Lap-Night Skyline Magazine Checklist
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[2 Jul 2011|27 Comments]

OOPS – SORRY. Everything is fixed now – somehow a few CARS got dropped and I definitely forgot a few additional launchers or that the Leak Less hauler was re-released for Night Skyline – me eyes glazed over … or when you stare at it on the shelves for 11 months, you tend to gloss […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Toons, Storytellers Expanded Universe Magazine Checklist is Here!
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[24 May 2011|29 Comments]

Issue #7 of the Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Checklist Magazine is HERE! This 24-page issue covers the CARS Expanded Universe – Toons, Storytellers, Holiday Storytellers and Disney mail-aways and in-scale CARS. You can check out a FULL PREVIEW HERE. As always, you get everything on card, in box sets, playsets photographed in high resolution. Includes […]

Magazine Checklist

TakeFive Mini Adventures CARS Magazine & Checklist + Holiday Sale
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[19 Nov 2010|10 Comments]

Mini Adventure collectors can rejoice! Your complete 20-page visual checklist is now available! Did you know there were 62 releases on card? Or 130 different vehicle releases? Click on any of the links above to check out the free preview of all the pages at MagCloud (plus ordering info). AND best of all, MagCloud is […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: COMPLETE Visual Opener Checklist Magazine Issue is Complete!
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[31 Jul 2010|29 Comments]

Everyone kept asking for it and until now, the releases kept overlapping each other but since we have had a natural-unnatural CARS release break, this seemed a good time to make a symbolic linkage & recap of June 2006 to June 2010. This OPENER CHECKLIST issue includes EVERY single CAR release from Mattel as a […]

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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Race O Rama Magazine Issue #4
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[27 Jun 2010|7 Comments]

This definitely took a while to find everything as the Race O Rama was when the line ran off in 100 directions … For those who are unfamiliar, our magazine is printed ON DEMAND so it’s not printed until you order one from MagCloud (part of HP). Issue #4 can be purchased through this link […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Take5 World of CARS Magazine Now Available
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[11 Apr 2010|18 Comments]

The 32-page issue #3 of our magazine is ready. It’s the Visual checklist for World of CARS which includes the Motor Speedway of the South Box Set … Here is a sample of the pages (actual pages @8.5″ by 11″ – 32 pages) Yes, it includes everything released for the World of CARS series (aka: […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Supercharged Checklist Collector’s Guide NOW Available
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[20 Jul 2009|19 Comments]

Volume II-Issue 2 of our magazine is now available. 28 pages and includes EVERYTHING released in the US in the Supercharged Series. Just a sampling of the pages. You can get a full preview & ordering instructions HERE. It is printed “on-demand” so when you order one, they will print one. If you want the […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Take Five With You Where Ever You Go!
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[17 May 2009|19 Comments]

Take Five A Day: The Magazine! You asked for it and now, you can on-demand it! Issue #1 of our magazine is available for order! 20 full-color pages devoted just to the DESERT ART series … Other than a few pages of text, the magazine is entirely comprised of full color checklists for however you […]