Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Dinoco Showgirls #1 is Number One!
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[ 3 Feb 2016| 10 Comments]

The Dinoco Showgirl has returned as a single (previously only available in a 3-pack). Thanks for the great pics, “John H!” She looks the same – no variant from her last 3-pack release. Thanks for the great photos, “John H.” The entire flock. With giant Rotor Turboksy Available on Amazon (one per package). Original prototypes […]

If You Need Roads Where You’re Going … Inroad Toys Classic Black Road
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[ 2 Feb 2016| No Comment]

If you need some roads for your dioramas and displays. Also Curved Roads. Inroad Toys Classic Road Series 30’X2″ Black Road. Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Planes: Re-Releases Scheduled for 2016
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[ 2 Feb 2016| 2 Comments]

More PLANES are coming! New releases HERE and HERE. Here’s the list of re-releases. A few have been difficult to find in the US such as Koyla and Little King so it’s nice they are coming back.   Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Transforming Lightning McQueen
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[ 2 Feb 2016| One Comment]

Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” One of the more intriguing new releases is Transforming Lightning McQueen. This is his first EVER release. From the scene in CARS 1 when he transforms into Dinoco Lightning McQueen/Dinoco Lightning Storm to shoot down the giant spark plug monsters. Though the diecast has the screenshot transition backwards. […]

TakeFive Tabs Update
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[ 1 Feb 2016| One Comment]

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve added two new tabs to the front page: CARS WORLD 2016 SHOPPING Since CARS-PLANES are still hard to find at retail brick & mortar stores, we’ll preview them and list new arriving items with links to online availability – the posts will still show up in the regular posts but […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Online, In Stores February 2016
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[ 1 Feb 2016| 2 Comments]

In Stores and Online … Transforming Lightning McQueen – FIRST EVER RELEASE (Amazon). or eBay. Max Schnell’s Crew Chief – FIRST EVER RELEASE. (Amazon) or eBay. Okuni & Shigeko – First Ever Release as a 2-pack, they were first available in box sets in 2011 and as singles last year. eBay LINK. Brent Mustangberger with Headset and […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Radiator Springs Classic 2016
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[ 1 Feb 2016| 4 Comments]

The Radiator Springs Classic line continues at Toys R Us. We got no singles last year but we did get the great Tractor Stampede Gift Set. We are scheduled to get more singles – mostly re-releases but some new to Radiator Springs Classics. Of course, these have ALL been released previously on regular cards but […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Themes 2015 CARS Visual Checklist & Guide
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[ 30 Jan 2016| One Comment]

Issue 12 covering releases for Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Themes 2015 Year is HERE! Every new release is listed with all new high res photos – on card, in box and opened! International shipping is available from MagCloud directly -when you order, they print one for you. Thanks for your support of TakeFive with your purchase! […]

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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 […]

// 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

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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: Themes 2015 CARS Visual Checklist & Guide
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[ 30 Jan 2016| One Comment]

Issue 12 covering releases for Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Themes 2015 Year is HERE! Every new release is listed with all new high res photos – on card, in box and opened! International shipping is available from MagCloud directly -when you order, they print one for you. Thanks for your support of TakeFive with your purchase! […]

Magazine Checklist

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Complete CARS 1 Magazine Checklist 2006 to 2015
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[ 30 Jan 2016| No Comment]

If you’re only collecting CARS 1 diecasts, the updated magazine checklist is HERE! Every CARS 1 release from 2006 to 2015 is listed in chronological order including every major variant. There is even a one-sheet checklist of all 559 CARS 1 release through 2015. (Minus 85 if you did not collect the lenticulars that are […]

Magazine 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 […]

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 […]

Magazine Checklist

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 […]

Magazine Checklist

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, […]

Magazine Checklist

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 […]

Magazine Checklist

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 […]

Magazine Checklist

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: […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Fillmore’s Taste-In Tent
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[ 5 Feb 2016| One Comment]

Thanks for the heads up, “John H.” Precision Series Fillmore’s Taste-In Tent has arrived at Amazon!  Hey man, come on in. Fillmore glow’s in the dark. Yes, Fillmore’s also plugs into the option AC adapter. The rest of the town HERE and HERE. The singles HERE. Thanks for the heads up, “John H.” Video of it […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Nitroade Semi Cab Eric Roadales
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[ 4 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Thanks for the nice photos, “John H.” Nitroade Semi Cab Deluxe – aka: Eric Roadales – FIRST EVER RELEASE. Though we have a Nitroade Hauler (well, we did). and the cab portion. This is basically that one with a different expression. While he is diecast (the cab portion), John H. notes that he is lightweight […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Dinoco Showgirls #1 is Number One!
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[ 3 Feb 2016| 10 Comments]

The Dinoco Showgirl has returned as a single (previously only available in a 3-pack). Thanks for the great pics, “John H!” She looks the same – no variant from her last 3-pack release. Thanks for the great photos, “John H.” The entire flock. With giant Rotor Turboksy Available on Amazon (one per package). Original prototypes […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Transforming Lightning McQueen
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[ 2 Feb 2016| One Comment]

Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” One of the more intriguing new releases is Transforming Lightning McQueen. This is his first EVER release. From the scene in CARS 1 when he transforms into Dinoco Lightning McQueen/Dinoco Lightning Storm to shoot down the giant spark plug monsters. Though the diecast has the screenshot transition backwards. […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Online, In Stores February 2016
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[ 1 Feb 2016| 2 Comments]

In Stores and Online … Transforming Lightning McQueen – FIRST EVER RELEASE (Amazon). or eBay. Max Schnell’s Crew Chief – FIRST EVER RELEASE. (Amazon) or eBay. Okuni & Shigeko – First Ever Release as a 2-pack, they were first available in box sets in 2011 and as singles last year. eBay LINK. Brent Mustangberger with Headset and […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Flo’s V8 Cafe – How Low can You Go?
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[ 29 Jan 2016| 4 Comments]

Precision Series Flo’s V8 Cafe has dropped to @$48 but if you plan on opening and you don’t care about the box, you can pick one up for @$39 now. “Michael VN,” sends along pics of his open box buy so you can decide if it’s for you. Yea, if you didn’t get the “not […]

CARS World 2016

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: 2016 2-Pack CASE C Diecasts
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[ 28 Jan 2016| 6 Comments]

Coming soon, CASE C 2-packs features … Dan Sclarkenberg + announcing partner … Jeremy “Hotrod” Malo. Thanks for the nice open photos, “Mack_Me_Bucko.” AND Artie returns with HIS announcing partner … name unknown for now but way back in 2009, artist Aroldo made his own custom … (actually, Aroldo couldn’t wait for Artie also so he […]

Shopping

LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens – Canon & Plot Gaps Pre Episode 7
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[ 5 Feb 2016| No Comment]

“LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will cover all the big events from the movie, and even feature a few levels that bridge the gap between Episode VI (Return of the Jedi) and VII (Force Awakens). You can play all the important characters – Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren, Han Solo and BB-8.” Lego Star Wars: […]

Shopping

Books to Buy (For Kids) – Miroslav Sasek … This is the World
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[ 4 Feb 2016| No Comment]

One of the greatest illustrators, not just for kids is Miroslav Sasek. He did a series of books – illustrated guides for kids to the great cities of the world – London, NY, SF, etc and those individual books have been collected together – slightly abridged. “This anthology includes excerpts from: This is New York, This […]

Shopping

Books to Buy (For Kids) – How to Be a Math Genius
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[ 3 Feb 2016| No Comment]

Mostly for kids but still fun/useful when as an adult, how algebra works again. How to Be a Math Genius   Tweet This Post

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If You Need Roads Where You’re Going … Inroad Toys Classic Black Road
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[ 2 Feb 2016| No Comment]

If you need some roads for your dioramas and displays. Also Curved Roads. Inroad Toys Classic Road Series 30’X2″ Black Road. Tweet This Post

Shopping

TakeFive Tabs Update
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[ 1 Feb 2016| One Comment]

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve added two new tabs to the front page: CARS WORLD 2016 SHOPPING Since CARS-PLANES are still hard to find at retail brick & mortar stores, we’ll preview them and list new arriving items with links to online availability – the posts will still show up in the regular posts but […]