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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Toons: Walmart-Only Toon 3-Packs (Update Variants!)

It looks like the last of the 4 “re-release” Toon Box Sets (Walmart Exclusives) have arrived.

Thanks for the heads up on noticing they were variants, John In Mo, BMW & JestrJef. That’s another reason not to shop hungry, I snapped the bottom pic in a hurry to go eat lunch – clearly not looking carefully enough. πŸ™‚

They are right. Tokyo Mater has never been released officially without flames. Tokyo Mater was released with Flames and in pearl paint for a SDCC exclusive. He was also released with Oil Stains and without Flames on card.

And as JestrJef points out, this Daredevil Lightning McQueen looks to be a unibody – the previous Toon releases had metal windshields but they were inserted in during the lenticular era.

Thanks for the updates!

These 3-pack and configurations are also new for 2013.

Tokyo mater

Thanks for the great pics, “Butter1.”

Tokyo mater 3

And the “other” Mater the Greater 3-pack is out also.

mater sign


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  • outsidemind says:

    This is a question for the Mater the Greater 3-pack that includes Mater and Mia and Tia. Do you guys know if that Mater is a die cast or is the figure all plastic? I only want to get the set if he’s a die cast. Thanks in advance for any info.

    • BMW says:

      Mater the Greater is partially plastic, the portions that are plastic are: his helmut, tow rope, hook, bed, base, faceplate.
      Everything in front of the rear bed section is metal.
      This is not any different than the original 4 pack Mater the Greater diecast, and the deluxe single Cannonball Mater.

      If you want a completely Metal Mater you will need to buy The rare
      Rowlin Bowlin Mater. That Mater is almost all metal except for the hook tow rope, rear windows, baseplate, wheels. And the original Mater too.

      • John in Missouri says:

        The word you’re looking for is “helmet”.

        “Helmut”Β is (1) a common given name in the German language, or (2) Satan’s dog.

        (MET: I wonder what a Walmart in Hell might stock? … too easy? πŸ™‚ ).

  • jcamdenlane says:

    Why is Manji so big? He’s wider than Mater. He’s gotta be in the top 10 of disproportionate cars. I saw it and couldn’t buy it because of that. He’s a monster.

  • netmatrix says:

    Tokyo Mater is so hard to find everywhere. It seems like they never intended to make the main character available to anyone. A quick view at Ebay sees 3 figure prices for carded ones since last year till now. Even loose ones are near 3 figures. Which is ridiculous. Screw u mattel. I still need few more figures like Patokaa, Teki & Paki, Bye bye car, Van san and Tokyo Mater from 2 years ago to complete Tokyo Mater and u never even bother to ship it out to my country. And u allow scalpers to hoard all of it and make a profit out of your stupidity.

    Now u re-release this 3 packs, that i doubt is going to reach my country again. Since the first few shown at Take5 never showed up since like early this year. Again. And i believe few weeks or months later, some scalper is going to do the same screw up job again. I’m so ready to torch my Tokyo Mater collection and ship the ruins to your HQ. I;m also going to make a video telling every kid that

    Daddy has money, Mattel isn’t your buddy,
    You buy their stuff, U fall into their bluff,
    Money thought well spent, might as well buy a tent,
    I want a Tokyo Mater, Mattel says see you later,
    So 3 years later, Still no Tokyo Mater,
    I could buy pirated ones, Mattel say, “Thats not the way son!”
    So wheres the goods man? You just got served on a frying pan!

    Sheeehhh…… Ultra dissapointed Mattel toy buyer. I won’t even dwelve into my uncompleted Hot Wheels collection.

  • BMW says:

    of the numbered 1 to 31 original Toons deluxe these were not released as singles to retail:
    #7 Daredevil Lightning McQueen with Flames back door only
    #12 Tokyo Mater with Flames Have sdcc version (not released as deluxe single)
    #13 Kabuto with Flames -have one from a friend in Shanghai.
    #15 El Materdor without Hood not released or made
    #16 Mater the Aviator (not released as single) in 4 pack only
    #17 Mater the Greater (not released as single) in 4 pack only
    #18 Moderfied Mater not released or made

    (MET: Mater the Aviator was released in the TAKE FLIGHT series).

    • valdacarr says:

      Thanks BMW!!!

      • Jack says:

        That Moderfied one really irks me. As does the wrecked Fabulous Hudson Hornet. We were promised both of those and more in the Dragon Lightning McQueen collectors guide but Not!

    • MoMcQueen says:

      I think ‘Mater the Aviator’ from Cars TOONS is a different diecast than ‘Aviator Mater’ from Take Flight. The former is Mater the Greater wearing an aviator cap with goggles in the four-pack but the latter is a deluxe-size single from Air Mater, no? I always thought it odd they were so similarly named.Β 

      • John in Missouri says:

        Correct, they are different characters with completely different names:

        Take Flight = Aviator Mater (has wings)

        Cars Toons = Mater the Aviator (no wings)

    • Lightyear says:

      Thanks BMW!!!!

      This was exactly the list I was looking for. I wish this was included in the T5AD magazine #7

  • Mr. T says:

    This is a never released Tokyo Mater – Manji is also a VARIANT!! For those of you who are persnickety – eye color is different!

    (MET: I guess this means I have to go back to WM … I do need more pork cracklin).

    • SCAVENGER says:

      I had read Manji was a variant at PCD. And now looking at the pictures here on the back of the box he still has blue eyes. Where he actually now has brown eyes.

  • valdacarr says:

    What about Deluxe mater with Oil Stains….is this one the same size or was the SDCC Tokyo Mater & Deluxe Mater with Oil Stains different molds?

  • jestrjef says:

    Daredevil McQueen is a variant as well … previous versions were “lenti ready” eye inserts … this one is one piece. :–)

  • BMW says:

    #12 Deluxe Tokyo Mater with Flames was never released. this one is a first release without flames

  • John in Missouri says:

    Maybe I’m having a brainfart, but I don’t believe Tokyo Mater is a re-release. The only prior versions were Tokyo Mater with Oil Stains and Drift Party Mater.

    • njkitten8 says:

      I believe you are correct. I looked at my Tokyo collection which I think is complete minus Kabuto with flames and I can’t find one. The SDCC tokyo mater is metallic finish.

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