Article Archive for August 2008

Mattel Disney Diecast CARS: Lightning McQueen – The Count ‘Em Out Check List …
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 31 August 2008
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Reader “BMW” was probably wondering why the “L” section of the her CARS museum needed extra staffing and after her investigations, you’ll need to add on more people for general maintenance, re-arranging of CARS and of course, having them make the vroom, vroom noise when people enter that section of the CARS wing. If you […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Retail Survey & Contest
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Posted in Uncategorized on 31 August 2008
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At the end of my post on the STATE OF CARS RETAIL, there was a request to take our retail survey, so if you have 5 minutes to spare, please fill it out and email it back to us. If you sent one and in and I didn’t reply personally, we got them all and […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: Mainline Singles Case Recap & Check List 2008
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 30 August 2008
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THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED HERE. “CaseStalker” has asked for a recap of 2008. Is it still 2008? I can’t remember all the way back … The year actually started about November 2007 when Mattel decided they were ready for the new year to begin so all the stores were brimming with CASE A, CASE […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mini’s Visual Check List Update
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Posted in Advertising, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 29 August 2008
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Mini’s Visual Check List UPDATED HERE. Tweet This Post

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: The State of the Retail Buying State
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Financial, Gadgets, Internet, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 27 August 2008
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While the calendar year has a few more months to run (119 shopping days until you know what day) … the CARS year is just about over. In the next week or so, CASE T should ship and 2008 by the CARS Calendar will have come to a close. As part of the ancient ritual, […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: Mini Adventures Cars & Trailers Assortment
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 26 August 2008
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Again, unsure of when they will arrive but here are the first two assortments – it looks like there will be three of each of the 4 “Mini’s in Motion” for a case total of 12. Here’s a sampling of what the card will look like … The trailers have a pull-back feature. The first […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: Mini Playsets (Fall 2008)
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 26 August 2008
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Ya, I hear you – where are the playsets for the regular 1:55 CARS? Nothing really yet but we have another MINI playset to add to the list and it looks dangerous to glass objects, taking out your eye and any household birds who will might soon be pinning for the fjords after this set […]

Mattel Pixar CARS: The 1:55 Sort of Playsets For Fall 2008
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 26 August 2008
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After the return of the 4 town playsets, there’s nothing new to add to our collection. Of course, truth be known – retailers are not particularly excited about playsets – they tend to take up a lot of space and their sales tend to nosedive after an unknown amount of time, we have actually been […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: “Stickers” Fred – Next & Tiny!
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Design, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 25 August 2008
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‘Stickers’ Fred is the next CHASE car and he should be here in another 2 weeks or so – will update with a more specific schedule as we get one. By himself, looking great – as with every other CAR, detailed and precise to the smallest indentation and rust mark. And while we have had […]