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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: The Bungle in the Jungle Miles Axelrod Variant

Miles Axelrod was also upgraded to a one-piece unibody last Autumn along with another production change – his top & window “solar panels” have been changed to a blue from light gray … but Miles variant release was essentially bungled for four reasons:

Miles pro

He was only shipped in the Q case which appeared only sporadically at a few retail stores, the case was pulled from warehouse availability for a while and then offered again in late 2012/early 2013 so while it has appeared at a few retailers again recently, it’s was not a chain wide re-order.

The Q case really contains just 1 Cartney Brakin’ outside of an upgraded Miles – the rest of the case are all re-releases so other than CHASE Cartney Brakin’, it’s not a very enticing case to re-sellers.

And of course, all this happened when CASE P was available (with 2 Super Chases + 7 other NEW CARS), it’s pretty easy to get lost in that shadow.

With the new Themes 2013 cards coming also, along with all the other reasons, it’s easy to see why Cartney Brakin’ is hard to find in the US and of course, the bungle in the jungle lost Miles Axelrod upgrade.

miles back

Miles is not currently scheduled as a single but there is a CHASE version coming where the hood opens.

And this might be a EU only variant? A 2-piece mouth plate but with the blue window and roof panel? All of the blue window/roof ones I’ve seen in the US (on both angled and straight diecut cards) seem to be one-piecers? Let me know if you have a US 2-piecer with blue windows and roof.

Thanks for the photo, “David V.!”
Miles & Tokyo Party

 

 

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