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Disney Pixar CARS: Disney Store Phasing Out Acrylic Cases?

Is the Disney Store phasing out the stacking acrylic cases for their singles?

It is cardboard wrap and a plastic box with a plastic handle. The background art is at the rear of the car as opposed to the back side (so it’s smaller).


So, it’s cute for kids but I’m sure collectors much prefer the acrylic case.

Rip Clutchgoneski in both packaging.

Rip Package
The CAR of course appears to be exactly the same. The acrylic case CARS are held to the base with screws. Not sure if the new ones are the same.


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8 January 2014 Disney Pixar CARS, Disney Store 14 Comments


  • SCAVENGER says:

    I always thought that the DS Acrylic Cases were starting to look a bit dated…but I certainly did not want to see them go away all together! Would have been nice if they could have come up with a more cost efficient thinner hard plastic to fit into the nice new packaging.

  • Ah rats. I just ordered Vitaly Petrov from Disneystore.com. I guess he won’t be coming in the acrylic case like I thought.

    • Unixed says:

      You should let us know the condition of the item’s packaging once you receive it. Disney Store’s packing methods are not the greatest. I have received many broken acrylic cases in past shipments. Now it would seem that the issue of damaged packaging would be dramatically increased.

  • carslover says:

    and they are charging more for the cars in the new packaging than they did with the acrylic cases

  • D J says:

    I actually think these look pretty nice. (Although the cases are great to have…) It also appears that Rip and Carla have new images of themselves on the front?
    Another interesting thing is that they say Disney Pixar Cars and not Disney World of Cars.

  • Tom says:

    Those cases were a big factor in making these interesting to me.
    OTOH, Mattel has been cheapening their packaging incrementally for some time.

  • Enzo says:

    Inevitable really due to cost but a sad day. The Planes cases were even bigger and nicer with logo embossing, guess they’re a goner too.

    Here in the UK though we’ve never had the acrylic cases in either line, they are paired in cheap blister card backs only. But it was nice to get the case singles from my US buddies.

    As for the old screw fixings, the new (easily damaged) plastic packs will probably use cardboard ties underneath.

  • bubba101212 says:

    This will likely be the end of my collecting these Cars. Really sad.

    • Unixed says:

      I feel the same. The main reason I collected these was to display, which they did very elegantly. I have one heck of a wall built.

      The heartbreaker is that I needed 5 more to complete another row.

      • Mack_me_Bucko says:

        You could always buy some duplicates in plastic cases, then reload them with the cardboard packaged Cars — and give the duplicated Cars to some unfortunate kid to start his collection. I have friends with an autistic child, and he gets all my duplicates and less then perfect cars.

  • aaaf317 says:

    I visited a Disney Store on a recent trip to Chicago, and saw several Cars diecast, including at least 5 John Lassetire Chases, on the clearance shelf with either cracked or missing acrylic cases. This might’ve been the aftermath from Black Friday, but I’m guessing this is a packaging phase-out due to cost and practical use.

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