Article Archive for November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Posted in Toys on 27 November 2008
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No other post today – will be eating and watching football. Be sure and check our last few posts for checklists and other Black Friday items. See ya’ll in the trenches tomorrow but I will NOT be up at 4 AM so have at it. πŸ™‚ Email us with pics (and your finds at metroxing […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Hauling Greatness – Gray Dinoco & Chick Hicks Hauler
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 26 November 2008
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Part I to this post is HERE – covering Mack & Hauler … Part II here covers the other two haulers are part of CASE A … with the other HAULERS coming fast & furious either at the tail end of 2008 or early 2009 … If anything, these are even nicer and a nicer […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Mack the Hauler – Mackie is back in Town
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 26 November 2008
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First, appreciate that it’s even made and that this is the first of 36 πŸ™‚ Next, appreciate that it was not slapped together. The easy way out would’ve been to just slap some stickers on a generic truck trailer they have laying around and call it a CARS hauler. Instead, there are a variety of […]

Walmart Ready for Black Friday – Just Not CARS Ready …
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 26 November 2008
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Took a quick tour of my two WM’s – one had a garden section full of covered pallets though now drenched in rain … the other? Well, they are ready for a Black Friday – just not one that excites me very much …

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: CASE B Mainline Singles – Some Quirky Things …
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 26 November 2008
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CASE B should be on the WM pallet and hitting all the other stores … some interesting things to note about the case … you can see some packaging cost cutting areas (the card stock is definitely thinner (NascarBronco is in the printing business says it looks it has gone from 18 point stock to […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Movie Moment & Movie Double News That’s Not Much of Anything …
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Internet, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 26 November 2008
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Okay, this is pretty small in the big scheme of things and especially this weekend but CARS news is CARS news. Apparently there is a World of CARS Mike & Sulley … here is a pic from Bill W. And in going back, I did find an official Mattel pic but of course, things change […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Walmart Black Friday – Tuesday Update
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 25 November 2008
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Some things to keep in mind – this WM in the South has gotten their allotment of 220 Mack transporters … Now THAT’S what I call a pallet drop! Tastefully shrouded in black … Um, um, looks all buttery & delicious … okay, maybe I will take 7 … πŸ™‚ The $10 pricing is only […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Race O Rama Only Check List Checklist
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 25 November 2008
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For those who are just starting out collecting CARS, here is a listing of all the CARS announced or listed from the collectors booklet so for now for WOC: Race O Rama. Some are already out (CASE A & B) but of course, you can decide if you’re collecting them again on the “repeats” or […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Printable Black Friday & Holiday Printable Guide
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 25 November 2008
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Here is a checklist of what’s coming and or what’s already out that’s ‘new.’ This is mostly intended for openers or those who only collect one, anyone else can write in the margins πŸ™‚ This is a JPEG file – just drag off to print. The ones in the RED highway sign are CHASE ones […]

Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Inflate THIS!
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Posted in Advertising, collecting, diecast, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail, Toys, TV on 24 November 2008
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This holiday season, there are plenty of cute looking inflatable setups for your front lawn … Something quasi-traditional? … I say, quasi-traditional because is that only a couple wise men? Or is that next door neighbor Fred standing with Joseph before the wise men arrived? Okay, how about something less likely to get you stoned […]