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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Ready, Set, Go Reset! With DPCI Numbers!


The Target reset is scheduled first – for Sunday, August 2, 2009 but of course, it might take days or longer before everything is actually shelved.

Reseet Summer

Thanks “NS” for getting us the ultra secretive DPCI numbers which you can enter into the red scanners scattered throughout Target and see if they are in the system or on the shelves at your store. Apparently the Storytellers & Mater Tall Tales are endcap bound so they are on another list.

For those not certain how to use the Target DPCI scanners, it’s perfectly legal for customers to use them … read this post on how to use them.

WM Logo-New

Meanwhile, the Walmart reset is scheduled for August 15-21 with stock arriving a week before … which of course means that some stores have already put out stock πŸ™‚ … and others, maybe by Labor Day πŸ™ …

Rowald R. sends along pics of the reset-restock already in progress at his store …

WM Endcap

I can tell you there are 40 CARS in each “endcap” assortment. While it seems it is a match with the “normal” CASE B of the lenticulars of its contents, it is NOT a direct match in terms of its count (the lenticulars come 24 to a case so it clearly not just a doubling of two lenticular cases – unlike previous endcaps at WM which were just a multiple of 18 to match the “normal” cases of mainline singles then).

Also from Rowald R. …

Lenticular Sarge

Hey, look, it’s lenticular #30 Sarge …

So, it seems safe to guess that the 40 CARS in the endcap will be a mix of CASE B lenticulars …

Lenticular Case B 2009

Will there only be one CHASE?


Are there more Sarge’s than the normal case of 2 in a case of 24?

Let us know when you crack open the endcap case … give us a detailed update, please πŸ™‚

BTW, some stores will be getting 6 cases of the endcap … so 240 lenticular CARS might be headed to your store.

Will this mean Sarge will be a pegwarmer?

Will the CHASE CARS be gone in lickity-split?

Will there be another 30 McQueen’s? Will they be metal or two-piecer plastic fronts?

These and many more questions will be answered soon – WITH YOUR HELP πŸ™‚

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30 July 2009 diecast, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail 72 Comments


  • MackDaddy says:

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  • Daniel says:

    Cars Toons have landed at TRU in the US.


  • TJH-AZ says:

    I hit 7 WM’s this morning and 3 of them had the end cap flat trays displayed. There are 2 chase cars, Dinoco McQueen and Chick Hicks, each with the gold piston cup. There were 1 of each per tray and each of the stores had 4 trays displayed. There were also 2 Sarge’s per tray. Another store chose not to use the trays and put out as many as they could on 15 pegs. Geeeeze. Lazy. Hard to complete against the end caps of GI Joe and Transformers stuff I guess. Just for fun I counted all the #1 LM’s, 101 of them. Nice inventory.

  • Matt says:

    Went to a Target that has completed the reset… In the process of doing the reset, they also brought out all of their new toys that they got in, including Star Wars, GI Joe, Transformers, etc. No new cars, final lap, or movie moments out, but some new playsets. One is a New Mater Map, a new carrying case that holds 50 cars, a track set that has McQueen jump over Mack, and another. All of the new playsets come with the two piece McQueen with front expression plate that is separate from the rest. So safe to say the two-piece is not that rare.

  • LiamsMom says:

    Is the drift and chase playset from Tokyo Mater with crane Frank? I assumed that set wouldn’t come out until the other Tokyo Mater cars came out.

    • MiaSenorita says:

      I am not sure what any of the playsets are called. The one I found actually is called the Piston Cup Starter Set. I didn’t look that closely the first time… but I took photos the second time around πŸ™‚ I like the plastic McQueen they included.. but $35 is too steep for me!

  • Tim says:

    Found these all at my Wal-mart 1 week ago. didn’t pick any up though

  • babychristianscars says:

    Sure wish Target wasn’t 2 1/2 hours away.

  • Jinzo says:

    Anybody knows what the Piston Cup racers boxset looks like? Is it only 4 like the past posts by MET (4 Pack)? If it is, it’s a bit expensive because it cost $34.99 [087-07-0309]. Any pictures of the box? Really curious because I checked today at target and it showed they had two but no where to be found…

  • Amy/bravo1616 says:

    our walmart had the end cap set up already, the clerk told me it was set up yesterday, found a sarge, Nitroade but no chase. There were a lot of damaged cards.

  • racerguy says:

    Are there going to be any new cars after the reset, or just resetting and stocking with more of the same?

  • Rich says:

    I was looking to see if I’d get lucky enough to find the Rev-N Go Launcher today at TRU, but nothing, so we hit the WM and we found 3 Sarges.
    2 Lenticular and 1 Chase.
    When I find stuff I always feel that another collector is right around the corner.
    You know that feeling? hahaha


  • cac1959 says:

    Is there a way to tell by looking at the package, without opening, what the date is on the Sarge? I picked up a Supercharged Sarge and a Supercharged Sarge/Fillmore at the local flea market 6 months ago, and a Shopkeepers 4 pack from a friend in Canada a couple months ago… I don’t plan on opening these, but I would like to know if these are safe or not.

      • BMW says:

        Description: The recall involves die cast β€œSarge” 2 Β½ inch toy cars. The toy looks like a military jeep and measures about 2 Β½ inches long by 1 inch high by 1 inch wide. The recalled toy has the markings β€œ7EA” and β€œChina” on the bottom. The β€œSarge” toy car is sold alone or in a package of two, and may have the product number M1253 (for single cars) and K5925 (for cars sold as a set) printed on the packaging. The cars marked β€œThailand” are not included in this recall.

  • swb says:

    what r the 4 packs??

    (MET: The only 4-pack out now is the Revolting one but more are coming).

    • Daniel says:

      Do you mean the Shopkeepers 4-pack?

      If so, it was a box set of 4 Cars (Sarge, Fillmore, Mater and Ramone) that was released a long time ago near the beginning of the Supercharged era.

      • BMW says:

        Radiator Springs Shopkeepers [with Mater, green Ramone, Sarge, Fillmore] [Supercharged]
        The Sarge in my set is a SuperCharged Sarge Mfg. 2006
        Radiator Springs Shopkeepers Set Β limited editionΒ  L 4051
        Includes the cars,Β  Mater, Green Ramone, Sarge and Fillmore die-cast
        These were sold in Nov 2006 when the Cars DVD came out at Walmart only, an exclusive to Walmart.

  • BMW says:

    Has Ebay changed rules on selling recalled toys? Sold listings of three Supercharged Sarges. One sold lising states car is recalled one, here:

    Other sold listings are blatantly misleading. Playing dumb. One said post recall Sarge Supercharged. Huh? There were NO post recall SC Sarges! Mattel had them and did not reissue Sarge post recall.
    Only way a SC Sarge could be no lead is if it was made pre recall, in 2006. All Sarges with production date ending in 7 are recalled.

    So has Ebay changed or do they not monitor recalls anymore?

    • Awesome!! I have been sitting on around 6 of these so maybe now I can actually sell them.

      Oh, if anyone wants, they are $20 plus shipping.

    • bentaxle says:

      Bought a Supercharged Radiator Springs Shopkeepers 4 pack off eBay a few months back. I recall some type of recall warning/alert after winning auction. It must be an international package since theres a handfull of languages by each character. Anyway Sarges date code is
      0787AZ. So should I stop licking him now?

      • BMW says:

        Yup. Licking not good. ends in 7, no good.

      • Daniel says:

        The recall notice makes no mention of the Shopkeepers 4-pack so I’m pretty sure it’s safe.

        There were even some Movie Moments (with Fillmore) that had unleaded Sarge. The issue was not with the year of manufacturing, but rather the plant from which they came from.

    • John in Missouri says:

      You need to go to each listing and report them to eBay. They take those kinds of things very seriously.

      • BMW says:

        Well, it is are after the fact, as they were sold sales. That is what I am saying. I have quite a few recalled Sarges myself, as I am an adult. But never thought that ebay would let these through.
        So hence my question. Have they changed? Don’t misunderstand, I have no plans on selling any of mine. They are marked with a note on them as lead, by my hand.

        But if I see any for Sale now that I am aware that ebay is letting this happen, I will report, and hope others will as well.

        • John in Missouri says:

          Usually any toy that gets listed has a recall warning, but I thought that eBay filters their listings for certain words, like, for instance, “SARGE”!! πŸ™‚

          • BMW says:

            Well, on continued looking I found 8 more SC Sarges in the sold listings.
            One Shopkeepers was clearly not a recall Sarge as seller stated ends in 6. Another guy said SC Sarge was the First edition one. Sure…

            Guess people are playing dumb, or do they really know what they are selling. Yea, the skeptic in me says they know. Well I reported the one, though I have no idea since its after the fact if ebay will do anything. What I do know is that Sarges in single SuperCharged packaging ending in 6 are EXTREMELY rare, so I’ll bet few of these are 2006 SC Sarges. Shopkeepers sets are almost all ending in 6, from Nov 06 when the DVD was released.

        • babychristianscars says:

          There is also a government number to call and report eBay. Any company including a 3rd party and all resale shops that sell a recalled toy can be fined up to $5,000 or jail time. It is part of the new laws that went into effect this past June.

          That’s why many resale shops NO longer carry toys or children’s clothing.

  • NicoleH says:

    2 of the Targets around here have the reset done so now I just have to stalk them on truck days to get my hands full! Tomorrow is a truck day-hope I have lots to report!

  • Daniel says:

    Long Live Target!

  • iamspeed says:

    Did anyone else notice that the Walmart-destined Mattel box has Cars Endcap PDQ???

    That translates to PirateDadQuota if I’m not mistaken!

    PirateDad is getting special shipments via Walmart!

  • ricky says:

    I have found 3 B case lenticulars and there are 2 sarges and 1 chase piston cup dinoco mcqueen

  • MiaSenorita says:

    Ok, went to my Target today… did not expect to come out of there with a cart full to the brim with stuff on the bottom rack too! 75% off of toys!! Does anyone need the mini Red @ firehouse playset? It was only like $7 or something.

    Best part: I found Sven, Showgirls AND a new playset with McQueen, which i did not buy. It was $35 I think.. so I will wait until it is clearanced at Christmas hopefully for $6 πŸ™‚ Huge scores today for me!!! I also found chase McQueen w/cup.

  • Monica says:

    A few of my Targets are already reconfigured for the reset and just waiting on stock to fill the pegs.

    One even has spots for the Secret Saturdays line Mattel was showing at SDCC Met!

    (MET: Wow, better buy them all to eBay πŸ™‚ ).

    • racerguy says:

      Which ones? I’m checking the north-eastern SD corridor tomorrow. Also, does anyone know if the singles are going to be the new Final Lap cars, or more of ROR case A and B?

      (MET: The Final Lap CARS are scheduled for 8/15 – will they arrive early? You tell me πŸ™‚ … Target will NOT carry the lenticulars …).

  • iamspeed says:

    As far as Target:

    Last weekend, we were at our nearest store. Walked in to find that entire section redone, CARS and Hot Wheels actually moved 2 aisles.

    Problem: NO regular CARS! Not even pegs for them. Everything at least had spots set aside, even if they weren’t stocked.

    So, I asked a kid if he knew what was up.

    “Oh, they must be discontinued.”

    After explaining to him that Target had exclusive deals worked out and that it was impossible that they were discontinued, he stopped another kid.

    “Oh, they’ll be in that spot where the miniature horse and farm animals are right now.”

    **He turns to the other kid and says: “You know, that stuff in the back room!” The other kid looks like “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, yeah.”

    These are the future rocket scientists of the world, huh?

    Anyway, the regular CARS have not made their appearance yet, probably on hold until Sunday?

  • jestrjef says:

    YEAH!! I went into a Target today and HURRICANE RESET had begun . . . flatbeds and red shirts EVERYWHERE! I asked when it should be done and they said some time next week.

    mmmmmmm . . . . DCPI’s . . . . πŸ™‚

  • iamspeed says:

    I just had my day made, just by stopping at 2 of our Walmarts!

    DINOCO McQueen with PISTON CUP!!! Times 2!

    So cooooooooooool.

    Oh, and Sarge(Lenticular), and DJ really looks good with his eyes!

  • Aaron & Jeanne Scriven says:

    what is wordpress hash cash???

    (MET: It’s our spam filter app … it goes a little nuts sometimes. I think if you try to post too often (with seconds of posts), it thinks you are a spambot …).

  • Aaron & Jeanne Scriven says:

    yay thanks met!!!

    [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ‘0 which is not a hashcash value.

  • Blake from MN says:

    ok maybe I am stupid but what does the DCPI coincide to?? All products have the same DCPI number so all haulers are the same there’s not one specific for say nitroade…… Are these new DCPI for the final lap??

    • Aaron & Jeanne Scriven says:

      they are at target πŸ™

      • Blake from MN says:

        not sure what that means…. I know the DCPI but for example DCPI for a mainline single is the same for a chase as it is for a normal so what are all these dcpi numbers for? Target’s not going to bring out cases unless their shelves are empty…..

        (MET: Yes, Target treats all singles as one CAR … they are only carrying the ‘classics’ line).

  • John in Missouri says:

    Met, those 2 Doc Hudson’s in Case B are actually Fabulous Hudson Hornets — already seen ’em in the wild.

    (MET: okay, thanks … Can you sense my super excitement? πŸ˜‰ ).

  • John in Missouri says:

    Target Rules!

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