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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Short(er) Cards For Everyone Plus Other Summer 2009 News!

Some news for everyone next summer …


Complete on Card collectors who are collecting every card will be getting dealt from a new deck come June 2009 … the World of CARS: Race O Rama cards are getting shortened …

Red is the current WOC: Race O Rama cards, Yellow are the Check Lane Mates ‘short cards’ and Purple will be the new Race O Rama cards … as if you needed another reason to buy Bug Mouth McQueen all over again. πŸ˜›

The new WOC: Race O Rama cards will also be slightly less wide or as wide as the ‘short cards’ are now.

Er, so don’t buy that 1,000-pack card guard just yet.

Part II

And the first packing change since December 2006 … we’re going to the 24-CAR in a CASE pack. Does this mean there will be always/mostly be six more-than-now new CARS in each box? Hopefully as we know that every new CAR gets sold out quickly so it would definitely be nice to get 3-4 of each new CAR in every CASE.

And there was something else, what was it? What was it?

Why are you looking at me funny? Why are you moving your eyes around – what are you trying to say?

Oh Yea!

Part III

Lenticular Eye versions of CARS are coming with the June switchover!

Wisely starting with McQueen and the Townies, they will be switching over to lenticular eyes.

As Wikipedia describes it …”Lenticular printing is a technology in which a lenticular lens is used to produce images with an illusion of depth or the ability to change or move as the image is viewed from different angles”

In other words, when you pick up a CAR, its eyes will shift as you tilt and move it …

All NEW releases will still be with “normal” painted eyes as not to interrupt the current line you’re collecting but with re-re-leases of 2006 & later 2007 CARS, they will come with lenticular eyes … eventually the 2008 CARS will join in … there is no set timetable as to when a re-release will also change over the lenticular but essentially, there will two concurrent lines going on – the regular painted eye versions of all new CARS and the lenticular eye versions of CARS starting with McQueen & the townies … of course as we get closer (r at least to 2009), a more precise list will be available …

BTW, the illustration above is just my work and not an example of the actual CARS lenticular process πŸ™‚

And there will be a price increase but you knew that πŸ™ …

All of this looks like it will happen in June 2009 but of course, it’s a long time away so things could change. As always, there’s always something going on with CARS πŸ™‚

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