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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Surprise Target Piston Cup 7-CAR Gift Pack

Every once in a while, a surprise exclusive will just pop up – a new Target only 7-CAR Piston Cup Gift Pack is in stores or for the post holiday reset coming next week.

(Photo courtesy of “e.davies1″)

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It is the first ever release of Kit Revster and the first availability of Coriander Widetrack and Polly Puddlejumper outside of Final Lap singles (Polly – limited, Coriander – very limited). It’s also been a while Fiber Fuel has been available and even Lightning McQueen is NOT a TRU Radiator Springs Classic single release so for newbies, a nice catch up box.

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What’s interesting is there’s no snipe that reads “EXCLUSIVE CAR/RELEASE.” (it does say the box is a Target only item) so what does that mean? In the toy industry, an exclusive snipe generally means that there’s a years exclusivity. It’s an implied rule and not legally binding but when it says nothing, you can presume it’s not a year’s hold-exclusive. BUT, Kit Revster is not on the singles list and unlikely to show up as part of a 2-pack … so, another box set? Probably maybe? And the singles list really only goes up to about early summer so if we give full credence & weight to the non-exclusive snipe, the easiest guess is that by late summer or fall, Kit Revster is a single. But since it’s not on any list, there’s no betting line as anything is possible. So, don’t blame me if you buy it now and it comes out as a single or you don’t buy it and Kit never shows up anywhere else. If I had more info on future releases involving Kit, I’d tell you.

“Agent Timezone” sends us a fun pic of it set of all the Final Lap CARS fans who sprung for the antenna decoration at the track watching a real old timey NASCAR race … you know, when CARS did not have eyes, NASCAR cars actually looked different from each other! and hu-mans drove them (crazy!)

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Kit Revster – nice new sculpt – well, from the Golden Age bin for those in the know.

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It’s currently priced at $29.99 – Target DPCI code 087071971 if you want to bother the nice employees. Thanks “e.davies1″ and “Agent Timezone” for the pics and info.

 

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13 Comments

  • danheas says:

    Was able to pick up this pack in CT. Up to 15 Piston Cup racers, whoohoo. Not sure what to do with yet another Lightning, King and Chick Hicks. Think that’s 4 or 5 each of the latter two. Other than that though, one Target had 21 Finns and one Lightning. Another had almost 40 Finns. Slim hopes for singles any time soon.

  • danrio says:

    No surprise here in Northern California; NO NEW 7-CAR GIFT PACK! Our Target has plenty of the older ones and zero out back. I was also informed by 2 managers at 2 separate Targets 3 weeks ago that they were expecting a new shipment of singles on January 1. That, apparently has not yet materialized, and they had only 4 singles on the pegs 3 weeks ago!

    On the brighter side, our WalMart, which is clearing out singles at $1.50 (don’t get too excited; they are ALL Francescos), is down to a peg count of 38 from 41 about a week ago. At the rate they are “speeding” off the pegs, they will be gone by early April.

    I can honestly say that we have had nothing new here for almost a month!

  • OzzieMum says:

    We started collecting from Cars 2 so these are all new to me! Hope to see them over here!!!

  • carslover says:

    no sign of this in tyler, tx
    plenty of 12 packs for $34.95 though

  • slicepie says:

    Aren’t there a couple other Final Lap releases with antenna jewelry that are not in that photo? I’m thinking maybe Marty Brakeburst and Timothy “True Blue” McCrew or something like that? I’m too lazy to dig through boxes and look — anyone?

    (MET: Sounds right).

  • D J says:

    No surprise Polly looks shiny on the back of the box. If it didn’t include the main 3 racers, its a nice set. Coriander does look nice and somewhat out of scale? Interesting.

  • BMW says:

    Definitely a surprise. My Target doesn’t expect this set to show up until the reset next week.

  • snosno says:

    Heads up before making the trip that dpci is the same for the David H. 7 pack.

  • Tom says:

    Isn’t this also the first non-lenti release for the little pink one (name escapes me ATM).

    • Mike Manifold says:

      Tom, that is the lenticular Wilmar Flattz; I believe “Agent Timezone” just got the lighting just right to reduce the eye-count from 4 to 2 LOL. What I’m wondering is…. will the Kit Revster and Mildred Bylane releases be enough to pull the retired Cars fans back into the hunt?

  • taylor says:

    Coriander Widetrack turned up in UK TK-MAXX stores about a year ago, Nice surprise as it hadn’t showed on UK shelves with the small number of FL cars we did see in Disney stores.

  • cac1959 says:

    I received new 7 pack in a trade yesterday… even though Kit is the only Car I didn’t have, I wanted it… it is a nice set.

    And I’ve learned with Mattel’s Cars distribution, get them while you can… I know I’ve paid more for several Cars than I would have if I’d have waited, but I also have many Cars I would not otherwise have if I would have waited.

    The only thing you know for sure is that you never know!

    • snutes says:

      Are you kidding me. I saw this set in the forums Saturday. Went Sunday to Target Sunday Morning just in case they had this set. Saw one lying low near the dozen or so 12 packs there and snatched it up. Felt guilty paying 29.99 for this but then I saw eBay selling Coriander and Polly for 60 bucks each!! and I felt better. I only had a rubber tires Fiber Fuel and a beat up King so I basically got 5 nice new cars!!.

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