Article Archive for July 2008

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Speedway of the South Truck Trailers
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Toys, TV on 31 July 2008
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Along the way, we’ve had a bunch of Mack’s available as part of the CARS line – some accurate enough … Some not actually appearing in the movie (and out of scale) … And some that mock not just scale but also mock collectors who crave realism … let’s have Mack carry three different parts […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Display Wall …
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Posted in CARS, collecting, Design, Film, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Toys on 30 July 2008
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While there was not much going on at the Hot Wheels booth of Comic Con … and their Batman offering was not a sellout, their wall of Hot Wheels was nice … so if you decide you need to divide a room, here’s one way to go … Our other display possibilities is in this […]

Disney Pixar CARS: The Bags-For Sandwiches AND CARS …
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Posted in Advertising, Film, Food, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 30 July 2008
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Finally, the official carrying plastic bag & sandwiches … These are clearly for the larger sized CARS such as Barney Stormin’. If you look in the upper right hand corner, you can see they also offer a mini version – perfect for temporary storage & carrying CARS from room to room or for road trips […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Expanded Universe-Storytellers (Updated)
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, Checklist, collecting, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 29 July 2008
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A few weeks ago when I first posted with more details and photos regarding the STORYTELLER series coming, I discussed and asked if we were straying from the movie as the “sole universe” of the characters for the diecast line … well, it turns out the STORYTELLER series is edging closer to the EXPANDED UNIVERSE […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars: SD Comic Con-The Oversized CARS Coming (First Case Update)
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Toys, TV on 29 July 2008
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Give the People What They Want … For some of the characters from CARS that don’t fit into the general 1:55 scale, we have a new addition to the line, “Oversized.” They will come on oversized cards. This appears to be the official name. Speaking of giving the people what they want? Thaunk you very […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars: Chase CARS (Fall 2008 UPDATE)
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, Checklist, collecting, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Retail, Toys, TV on 29 July 2008
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Until now, we have not had an official “chase” CAR in the CARS lineup. What is a ‘chase’ CAR? It is literally a CAR you have to chase after. It is special car (or action figure) that is packed in limited quantity – in this situation, there are 20,000 “stickers” McQueen inserted into CASE R […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Comic Con 2008 – The Beginning of the Golden Age
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Posted in CARS, Checklist, collecting, Design, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Retail, Toys, TV on 29 July 2008
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Wandering into the Mattel booth was like stepping in some dream world candy-like shop where it was all edible and seemed too good to be true. I kept asking people to pinch me … Well, okay, just these two in the Mattel booth … Um … oh yeah, where was I again, oh yeah, diecast […]

MIGHTY MUGGS Trading Post
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Posted in Uncategorized on 28 July 2008
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It looks like we have fixed the COMMENTS problem so the post has been moved back. Please comment & post trades there. Thanks, we will close comments for this post – thanks. Tweet This Post

CARS Trading Post
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Posted in CARS on 28 July 2008
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It looks like we have fixed the COMMENTS problem so the post has been moved back. Please comment & post trades there. Thanks, we will close comments for this post – thanks. Tweet This Post

CARS or MIGHTY MUGGS Trading Area
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, collecting, Film, Financial, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Retail, Toys, TV on 28 July 2008
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Thanks to Heather & others, we’re going to try a specific trading area and see how that works under this somewhat limited ‘theme/template/format.’ As some of you know, we’re still moving and trying to get everything in order so plugins and ‘extra features’ of the site are coming but slowly. For now, I just set […]