Article Archive for June 2008

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Target Halloween 2008 & Other Mini’s
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, Checklist, collecting, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Toys, TV on 13 June 2008
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Looks like Target will get another holiday Mini – though not as enticing as the Easter ones with the cool paint motifs … Since none of the motif names sound Autumn or Halloween-ish, it might be safe to presume they will come with some pumpkin shaped holder instead of a paint scheme … Not everything […]

Disney Pixar CARS: McQueen’s “Japanese Cousin” Wins GT Round 3
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, Checklist, collecting, Disney Pixar, Film, Gadgets, Magazine, Marketing, Media, Politics, Sports, Toys, TV on 7 June 2008
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(Shhh, nobody tell Al Oft and those Lightyear Guys) Lightning McQueen #95 wins the 3rd Round of Super GT300 Series in Japan (click on the 300GT Tab) at the Fuji Speedway (all in Japanese, BTW). Official Circuit Website page for the #95 Team with driver info.* Cool – actual working headlights, I like it. Here’s […]

San Diego Comic Con: 5-Day Ticket SOLD OUT
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, Checklist, collecting, Film, Gadgets, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Retail, Toys, Travel, TV on 5 June 2008
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Okay, no one panic 😯 There are plenty of 1-day tickets still available, the only ticket to sell out are the 5-day tickets which also allows you in Wednesday night for PREVIEW NIGHT (which runs 3 hours). Yes, that allows you to buy and jump the gun a little earlier than most but don’t panic. […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Say Goodbye to $2.97
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Film, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 4 June 2008
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Several people have reported in that Wal Mart has raised the prices of CARS from $2.97 to $3.47 – substantially more than the trade/wholesale price increase of 8% from Mattel. Bill notes: “It’s a good news – bad news day at our area WMs. At 2 of them the Mattel Rep came in yesterday and […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Piston Cup Racer Checklist & What’s Next (Fall 2008 Update)
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Posted in Advertising, Apple, CARS, Checklist, collecting, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Retail, Toys, TV on 4 June 2008
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Of course, if you bought the Motor Speedway of the South set, you now have 36 Piston Cup Racers … not counting duplicates. If you’re collecting them only as they are released, you should have 14 of the Piston Cup Racers: Lightning McQueen Chick Hicks Dale Jr. Gasprin The King Leak Less Nitroade No Stall […]

Disney Pixar CARS: Peterson Museum CARS Exhibit Photos
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, Computing, Disney Pixar, Film, Marketing, Media, Retail, Toys, Travel, TV on 3 June 2008
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When in LA, you can also check out the Pixar CARS Exhibit at the Petersen Auto Museum … “remclsydney” was kind enough to send us pics of his recent visit to LA and the exhibit … Too bad, you can’t pick up one of these in the gift shop. Though the airline might just charge […]

Disney Pixar CARS: Disney California Adventures CARS Parade
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, Design, Disney Pixar, Film, Marketing, Toys, Travel, TV on 3 June 2008
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Thanks “CollectorMom/Monica” for the great pics of the new Pixar parade. Thanks – now back to Mickey funnel cakes! Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: First Look Re-Scale Fred
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Film, Gadgets, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Retail, Toys, TV on 2 June 2008
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UPDATE POST HERE. Arriving with “Chase” Fred with Stickers will be the “re-scaled” Fred sometime in September, 2008. And man, they aren’t kidding. Fred has been down-sized … or right-sized depending on your perspective. He might just be half the man he used to be. How many more of these can I come with before […]