Article Archive for July 2011

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecasts: Randomizer Photos
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 31 July 2011
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Some KM in-store photos … one while running at high speed … (the store, not me) The Stow ‘N Go Carrying case-Quasi Playset is TINY … there’s 1:55 Mater on it … Out of context pics make it look pretty largeย  – it is fairly heavy but at $44+, I can’t imagine there will be […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: More 4-Pack Box Sets
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 31 July 2011
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There is a listing for “Racing 4-Packs” due out around Christmas time … they definitely have different UPC’s from the current Target 4-Packs. They are the exact same size, box-wise – which makes sense – why reinvent the box. But beyond that? So, is it still a Target exclusive? Will we continue to get the […]

Lego is the New Mego …
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Posted in Lego on 31 July 2011
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Apparently Lego is one of the few powerful enough to get the license for both Marvel & DC … Nice on the scale … Meanwhile … relax … And LOTS of rabbits … Spot the rabbit. RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY! Tweet This Post

New Zealand Earthquake Toy Boxes Ready to Go
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS on 30 July 2011
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There was a devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand a few months back and Michael H. (aka: Man-I-Fold) took it upon himself to gather up toys for kids who need a little levity back in their lives. Thanks to everyone who sent in something and if anyone wants to help out Michael on the shipping […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: More Wave 2 CARS …
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 30 July 2011
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Forgot a couple deluxe oversized … Pinion Tanaka. And Hot Rod Mater (unofficial name). And not an oversized release – Damaged Rod Torque with Boot … sorry my photo is so crappy, I decided to make it look like a low res spy photo … Basically it’s Damaged Rod Torque with additional burn marks …the […]

Disney Pixar CARS 2: All Your Shipments Belong to Us
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 29 July 2011
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The other day, there was some discussion about licensing revenue … generally brand licensing is about 10-20% of the cost of the item you buy. Via the LA Times. “In the five years since its 2006 release, “Cars” has generated global retail sales approaching $10 billion, according to Disney. That ranks the Pixar film alongside […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: Next Deluxe Oversized CARS …
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 29 July 2011
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Some nice high res shots … of course, as noted in our earlier post, the Pope fits inside the Popemobile but some closer in shots … And the first high res look at the Queen … (Mattel’s version). There is also a henchman Pitty – I’m hoping he’s not a solo act … Or maybe […]

Disney Pixar CARS 2: $350 Million Worldwide
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3 on 28 July 2011
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CARS 2 at about $350 million worldwide after a month (with the last big EU openings this week in France, & Germany + Asia’s Japan). CARS 2 is the 14th highest grossing film (domestic & international) so far in 2011. Via BoxOfficeGuru. Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2: Diecast 2-Packs … Some New, Some Old, Some Borrowed – You Might be Blue …
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 28 July 2011
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The next wave of 2-packs are as follows … some have been featured on the poster already – here are some nice high res closeups … Mater & Ape … Ape is much impressive when you see the details … An ape named Ape …ย  though for a henchman, he’s not particularly scary and seems […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: Leland Turbo … Almost Real
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 27 July 2011
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“DDD” says if it’s in a video, it has to be real … ๐Ÿ˜› Or a photo file – it’s not like you can fake that … And people wonder why I think an upside down license plate sticker is not a major variant. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks “DDD” for keeping it real … oh wait, I […]