The 6,000 Year History of the Peach
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[17 Dec 2014|No Comment]

Interesting how the peach of 4,000 BCE has been artificially evolved into the peach (and the 200 varieties) we know today. You can check out the full size graphic HERE at JamesKennedyMonash along with the evolved history of watermelon corn, bananas, etc … and next time someone tries to tell you a Coke or Oreo […]

Mattel Pixar CARS: Next Target 4-Pack Box Set Singles
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[17 Dec 2014|7 Comments]

The full contents of the 4-packs are in this post, here are close ups of the “new” singles in each 4-pack … The definite and long awaited new CAR sculpt, a BMW! … the BMW 2002 finally in CARS diecast form! We’ll take another dozen in another dozen color without the shield flag on the […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Hydro Wheels Frank – Threshing Cute
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[16 Dec 2014|4 Comments]

Thanks “John H.” for the fun photos of “Hydro Wheels Frank.” If you hung onto your Mini Adventures, now you have a Frank to go with it. Frank looks like a little like a lobster also. Ummm, Frank in paprika butter … Definitely lobster… Thanks for the great pics, “John H!” Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Next Target 4-Packs
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[16 Dec 2014|10 Comments]

The next 4 Target 4-packs have been revealed – same as it ever was … 3 re-releases & one new release – though since not all the WGP racers are available as singles (unlike the last go around for these), it is ever so slightly better for newcomers … for long time collectors, it’s essentially […]

Neo Scale Model Diecasts Don’t Skip the the Real Roadmasters
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[15 Dec 2014|3 Comments]

Of course, most diecasts toy companies make all the great, classic, iconic and beautiful cars such as the Porsche 911, the ’63 Corvette or ’67 Mustang but what about the the real road masters? The cars of the common folk that most of us (or our parents/grandparents) actually drove on a daily basis? Neo Scale […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: 2015 Movie Moment 2-Packs
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[15 Dec 2014|3 Comments]

Thanks “ED” for the nice pics of the new 2015 2-packs. All are re-releases though some have not been out in a while – plastic tire Easy Idle has only been released as a launcher, no single, no 2-pack … and Easy Idle Pitty hasn’t been out as a single since ROR … though you […]

Coke Life & Build Your Own 8 or 12-Pack
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[14 Dec 2014|2 Comments]

Coke Life is hitting the shelves … It seems mostly pointless – it’s 90 calories a can (140 in regular Coke). It tastes like Coke C2, a release from a few years ago. Like Coke C2, it strangely foams up very fast but then it is very flat (no carbonation) … and it tastes like […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: TakeFive Gold Frosty Contest!
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[14 Dec 2014|139 Comments]

“Optom (Daven)” is again offering up a super limited Gold Metallic Finish Frosty diecast on card to one lucky winner! Plus an exclusive Australian poster! This was only available in Australia. “Optom (Daven)” is in Australia and will ship this prize worldwide. It also comes with a mini poster of this year’s releases. In addition […]

// 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: 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 […]

// Video Games

If You Need 5,700 Old School Video Games to Complete Your Collection …
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[26 Oct 2014|2 Comments]

There’s an eBay BUY IT NOW for $164,000 if you want to start and nearly complete your collection of Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis as well as PlayStation, Xbox, and Atari. There’s also a video tour … Tweet This Post

// Retail

Kmart Hacked – Credit & Debit Card Malware
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[14 Oct 2014|2 Comments]

Well, I guess there is meager bright side to not having a CARS Event Day … “Kmart’s IT team quietly announced that malware has been found in its stores’ register systems, noting that both debit and credit card numbers have been stolen. The breach seems to have occurred in early September, meaning any purchase made […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]