Article Archive for December 2015

Toys R Us Flagship Times Square End of Days
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Posted in Toys on 31 December 2015
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Photos from the Gothamist – sad end of days TRU Times Square visit … More photos and visits at the link above. Tweet This Post

Free CARS Folder Icons
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS on 31 December 2015
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“Zlatin G” has created some fun free CARS folder icons. You can download them here at JUMPSHARE. Thanks “Zlatin G!”   Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Fillmore’s Taste-In “Organic Fuel Tent”
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS on 31 December 2015
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Thanks “GetMe Collectibles” for the photos and video. Now officially called Fillmore’s Taste-In … Guess Fillmore didn’t get his ORGANIC certification.  🙂 \ “I tried to show some of the details, like the beads in the left door, the funny car sign to the left of the tent, the barrels in the tent, etc… Not […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Kmart Not High Priority
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 30 December 2015
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“John H.” sends us the latest Kmart shipment – don’t display until after July … er, okay … Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series at TRU & Amazon
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 30 December 2015
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Thanks “SpyGuy,” it looks like TRU will be carrying the Precision Series diecast singles in stores though in this region, they are only getting on average 1 case per store – though in larger stores, they might get 2-3 cases and some smaller stores might not get any. And of course, the 3 singles are […]

Mattel & The Frozen-Disney Princess Problem
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Posted in Marketing, Mattel on 29 December 2015
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“Bloomberg Business” has an interesting article on how Mattel upset Disney by launching a new doll line, Ever After High … “… Things got more complicated in the late 2000s, when Mattel released a line of princess-themed Barbie DVDs and dolls, essentially pitting them against Disney’s line. When Barbie’s sales started to fall in 2012, she […]

Mattel Disney PLANES: Clearance to Take Off
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Disney Planes, Mattel Disney Planes Diecast on 29 December 2015
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Thanks “Michael VN.” Hopefully it’s just business as usual for Target – clearance and then re-order the same stock again later in January … And that it’s not an overall “EOL” clearance … in the upper right hand corner on the label is the % of the discount though of course, since we know CARS/PLANES so […]

NASA To Infinity & Beyond
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Posted in Science on 28 December 2015
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NASA is looking for new astronauts. The next class of astronauts may fly on any of four different U.S. vessels during their careers: the International Space Station, two commercial crew spacecraft currently in development by U.S. companies, and NASA’s Orion deep-space exploration vehicle. From pilots and engineers, to scientists and medical doctors, NASA selects qualified astronaut […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Carbon Racers Rip Clutchgoneski Legally New
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 28 December 2015
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Rip Clutchgoneski – Carbon Racer Style has arrived in the 4-pack in stores. Thanks “Quercy” for the great pic! “1st Look at Carbon Rip Clutchgoneski” That’s one legal snipe you simply cannot argue with. We don’t even get a exclamation point on the first look snipe – so it looks like Rip will probably eventually […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Precision Series Singles at Amazon
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 27 December 2015
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Amazon has the 1:55 Precision Series Diecasts singles available to ship. Thanks “jake18hunter” for the heads up! Precision Series Lightning McQueen. He has an opening hood. Looks nicely detailed. Guess his tongue is under the engine? 🙂 Precision Series Ramone. In addition to rubber tires, he has axles that raise independently … And a trunk […]