Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: CARS 1 Collectors Checklist 2006 to 2013
It’s been a while since this checklist has been updated – of course from 2011 to 2012, there were hardly any real changes to the CARS 1 diecast checklist. But in 2013, there were a slew of releases and some surprising “upgrades,” (aka: variants) so it’s time to finally update this checklist.
The chart is pretty straightforward. There is a bubble circle to indicate a Classic (fixed eyes release); a lenticular release and/or a Kmart release with Rubber Tires.
There is also another column to indicate minor (yellow) or major variants (green).
It is subjective but generally, it’s the 2-foot rule. If you can spot it from 2-feet away, it’s a major variant. Obvious ones are Al Oft going from a 3″ single to a 6″ oversized re-release.
You could argue it’s hard to tell the rubber tire releases from the plastic tire releases but since they’re considered major releases, the rubber tire Piston Cup racers get the green “go” button.
In 2013, there were some surprising upgrades in that previous segmented, 2-piece “plastic face” diecasts were re-released/replaced with all metal unibodies diecast versions. Now, some are very hard to tell like Fred but instead of being subjective here, any diecast re-released as a unibody gets the green.
In some cases, there are more than 2 variant releases but most are minor so I drew the line at 2.
Brown indicates a Disney Store release.
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This is ONLY CARS 1 diecasts released through 2013. Technically Nelson Blindspot is considered 2014 but since it arrived so early, I included it here.
I don’t promise these are mistake free. So, you may need to pull out some markers and fix them yourself.
Youse CARS 1 complete?