Article Archive for October 2008

Disney Pixar CARS: The All Hallow’s Eve Spooky Q&A
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 31 October 2008
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While I am not accredited, I am qualified to be certified so I am certifiable, I am in no way qualified to answer the implications of the WORLD of CARS so I will only charge you $24.99 an answer … CARS takes place where there are no apparent signs of humanoids but clearly it is […]

TRU Doorbuster: Candy & Bead Making, Maybe – Mattel Pixar CARS – Not So Much
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Posted in Advertising, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 31 October 2008
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Sounds good! Okay, not so enticing … Movie Doubles ONLY, Buy 1 Get 1 … Also available online. Yea, not even Movie Moments … but if you’ve been holding out for your set of Movie Doubles, here’s your chance before they’re all gone, gone, gone … Well, at least the candy is half off … […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: MINI Mack Trailer – Too Cool For School
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 31 October 2008
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They may have gotten off the wrong foot with this line with some not-very interesting choices at launch but they are making up for it … Good luck resisting the Mack Mini Trailer … About 4″ long – with working tailgate … Does NOT come with Lightning McQueen but pictured here together … The rest […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: Hauler Update November 2008
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 31 October 2008
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Yes, they are still coming but with Wal Mart hoarding the first case, the timetable has been changed around a little … so WM looks like they will getting the haulers in December for their pallet. The number being bandied about is 48 per pallet – not sure if it will be evenly divided or […]

PsychCARS – The Halloween Tale To Make You Leak Oil …
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Film, Internet, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Toys, TV on 30 October 2008
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A tale that will make you tuck your tailpipe … A CARS scary story … make sure the kids are in bed and most but all but the stoutest adults … carsmama will make you cry like a mama’s baby 🙂

Mattel Pixar Diecast CAR: Will There Be a Kmart CARS Collector Day II?
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 30 October 2008
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Will there be a CARS Collector Days 2? Most likely but don’t hold your breath. They would need another 5-7 NEW CARS to sell and the year of 2008 is DONE. Right now, they are just busy clearing the warehouses (or will be for another month or so) – the last thing on their mind […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: Dexter, Tow Piston Cup – Officially Nice!
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 30 October 2008
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Someone mentioned that Dexter Hoover (the race flag man – not the heli – that’s Ron Hover) was maybe an average effort in design & production execution … I must say, I disagree. I think the design, and production of Tow & Dexter Hoover proves that while we might quibble about distribution and merchandising execution, […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: The Italian CARS Magazine – Molto Grande!
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Magazine, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 30 October 2008
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Sure, a single car might cost $8 USD after conversion or a launcher for $22 after conversion but this magazine will make you pine for Italy – never mind the history, the food, the weather and the people … “Welcome to Italy? Your reason for a visit to our beautiful country?” “Your CARS magazine!” Of […]

TakeFiveADay North Pole Delivery Forwarding
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Posted in Advertising, CARS, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 29 October 2008
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While the TakeFive squirrels and Santa’s elves are negoiating the TakeFiveADay Lightning Ramone production run, PirateDad figures he can save the postage to the North Pole by slipping his letter to Santa during our meetings … “For Christmas this year, and I have been a very good Pirate, I can explain about the sugar in […]

Mattel Pixar Diecast CARS: Variant Checklist (Autumn 2008)
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 29 October 2008
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What is a variant? (and of course, specifically to toys & toys collecting) There are really four criterias: A variant is simply a variation that is also available that is different from the “correct” design, different from the first-release design or different from the current release and more importantly, REPLACES it. It is a “variation” […]