Well, what do you know, Micro Drifters might be an actual line now that it has shown up at Target. Walmart might still be a hold out but at least it’s at Target …
“Sean R. AKA PicksOurCars” sends along great pics and his detailed comparison – that the packaging at Target & TRU are slightly different.
The Target packs have cars enclosed flat on the card which allows them to move around a lot.
TRU packs – the cars are enclosed at an angle, and thus remain much more secure.
“The Target packs have a “Try Me! Tilt & Roll!” (green) snipe whereas the TRU ones don’t.”
There’s also a packaging variant …
“The 3-packs containing Chick, Clutch Aid & LM. In the Target pack the loose vehicle that rolls around is LM; in the TRU one it’s Chick that drifts around free.”
Sean also notes:
For what it’s worth I believe the Target packs are only about three weeks older which could indicate a pretty small run. If these do end up taking off or being collected this may be good to look into. Of the four initial 3-packs released it seemed quite repetitive to have the red LM loose twice which may have led them to implement new packaging and switch one to be Chick. For your reference the date stamps on the back of each package are listed below. I thought you might be interested in these differences but don’t know if completists will/are even collect(ing) these.
Chick, Clutch & LM
Target: 1292EAA (LM loose)
TRU: 1512EAA (Chick loose)
LM, Octane Gain & SpareOMint
Grem, Prof. Z & Finn
Gold LM, Holley & Acer
So, there you go, even before much of a release, you have a Target-TRU packaging variant.
Thanks for the great pics and eye for detail, “Sean/PicksOurCars!”
In case you’re curious, there are 4 of the Grem, Prof. Z & Finn; 6 Gold LM, Holley & Acer; 7 LM, Octane Gain & SpareOMint and 7 Chick, Clutch & LM in each Micro Drifters A case.
Amazon has the Tokyo Track
– now that the Micro Drifters are out, they are a little more fun.