Article Archive for September 2008

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: He Ain’t Heavy, He’s Just My Mack Carrying Case
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, diecast, Financial, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 30 September 2008
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Finally, something to easily divide and catalog each’s month’s CAR purchases … a carrying case for each month … 16 CARS? Just about right for October 2008.   Mack folds out to carry 16 CARS – rolls and can be carried around. A TRU exclusive. No price listing yet. Perfect with TREV, the Mini’s carrying […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mini Adventures Box Sets
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 30 September 2008
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A few more photos of the Mini Adventures 6 & 5-packs … very classy looking … much nicer than the blister packs … Crusin’ At Flo’s Radiator Springs Fire Department Boot Camp Police Department Four others are listed but no photos yet: Hot Rods Piston Cup Dinoco Highway 66 And some are the international packaging […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: Wal Mart Endcap …
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 30 September 2008
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First, do NOT panic! 🙂 There is NO pattern for WM stocking & distribution. It’s either on the shelf, on its way, in the backroom or it won’t arrive for weeks. It’s here or it’s not here – that’s the WM stocking way … so if you don’t see anything, don’t panic – go to […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Hauler Packaging Photo Update-More!
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 30 September 2008
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Got a few better resolution photos of hauler packaging … not sure if everyone can tell when I update a post? Enjoy! Tweet This Post

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: Night Scope McQueen Collector Booklet Card Photo
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, diecast, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 30 September 2008
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Coming soon, it’s ole #109 … No, this is NOT an exclusive. The “exclusive” is the fact this CAR only is available with this booklet. This car comes in his own case, 12 to a box and is available separately (from the other singles) and will be available throughout 2009 so plenty to go around. […]

Disney Pixar CARS: Tomica, The Other CARS To Collect Check List
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, Checklist, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 29 September 2008
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Normally, for a lot of diecast collectors, you have to look overseas to find masterful sculpts, attention to detail, quality molds and dedication to quality – for us in the US, Mattel’s CARS hits all the right quality notes … so for once, we don’t have to collect an overseas line to get the “best” […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: Piston Cup Racer Hauler Packaging Photos (Updated! More!)
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, diecast, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 29 September 2008
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Anyone want to see photos of the haulers in packaging? An interesting thing really – they actually look nicer than the brief appearance of the haulers in the film … I like the transparent packaging that they started with the Race & Chase set … And I’m not planning on buying more than 1 … […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: Available at Mervyn’s & Long’s Drugs
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 29 September 2008
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I think the last time I was in a Mervyn’s was in 2006 because I heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from another that they had CARS … back in day when you had to wonder if all the 12 or 16 CARS featured on the back […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: ‘Stickers’ McQueen Variants
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Posted in Advertising, Checklist, collecting, diecast, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 28 September 2008
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Here is what the “normal” CHASE Lightning McQueen with Bumper Stickers CAR looks like: If you need a checklist to keep track of how he’s “different” from regular ‘ole McQueen? Now, there are TWO other ‘Lightning McQueen with Bumper Stickers’ variations and ONE is definitely a packaging variant … For ‘Stickers McQueen #2’ – as […]

Disney Pixar CARS: Kmart Sells CARS Stuff And …
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, Checklist, collecting, diecast, Disney Pixar, Film, Internet, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 27 September 2008
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Fiddlehead of Maine actually notes that Kmart.com is selling the Hot Wheels Event Day Hot Wheels by the box … humm, interesting… (CLICK ON GRAPHIC to go to Kmart.com & that HW Case page). And no, I have no idea if this means the CARS Collectors Days CASE M1054-9998 will be available on their website […]