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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Haulers Next at Target Online (UPDATE #2)

Thanks to “Mara,” the next haulers coming are listed on Target.com and Amazon.com since they do Target’s online fulfillment.

Some parts of this make perfect sense …

If you’re still looking for …


Amazon Target.com Links

Chick Hicks Hauler

Mack Hauler (free shipping)

Dinoco Hauler

Octane Gain Hauler

Leak Less Hauler


Target.com Links

Octane Gain Hauler

Leak Less Hauler

You’ll notice it’s the same ASIN/product number as Amazon as Amazon does fulfillment for Target.

The next news sort of makes sense … Jerry Recycled is listed and “Sergio” says his order has a ship date of 4/23/2009 – while it does not exactly mesh with the production dates listed so far, Jerry Recycled might be ready to go since they made a batch for Walmart.

But the listing of the next ones after that – especially NO STALL HAULER? No Stall hauler’s photo mysteriously appeared last month but there is no case assortment assigned … so if Walmart got a special case of haulers, now they offered one to Target? But they seem to be offering a lot to Target?

The listing so far? (click on the links for direct Amazon ordering)

Trunk Fresh Hauler

Plausible as it’s the next “new” one after JERRY RECYCLED.


RPM Hauler

Presumed it was coming later in 2009 but not on the listing through CASE G. “Early to ship” exclusive?


No Stall Hauler

Another “early to ship” exclusive also?


Gil Hauler

Scheduled but not until early Autumn …


Nitroade Hauler

Scheduled but not until late Autumn …


Shiny Wax Hauler

Scheduled but not until late Autumn …


You know what they say about if something sounds too good to be true …

Order a dozen?


That’s our new Mattel Disney Pixar CARS saying.

Since we keep getting haulers, I have now decided to rank them based on the confirmation from Sergio that his order is coming 4/23/2009.

From the good to not so good spectrum for April-May 2009 πŸ™‚

90% Confidence Level

That Jerry Recycled is going to ship along with any order for Octane Gain, Leak Less (plus of course Mack, Dinoco & Chick Hicks hauler)

75% Confidence Level

That Trunk Fresh will ready to ship to Target – those above would comprise an early special Target shipment.

50% Confidence Level

That maybe No Stall or RPM is a special case set aside for Target much like WM got Jerry Recycled. RPM is relatively straightforward since they have already released the megasized so while mixing that plastic color for the Semi, might as well do the Hauler.

So, Jerry Recycled is a probable. Trunk Fresh (scheduled for the case after Jerry) is certainly very possible and No Stall or RPM hauler are very plausible if they moved up production or are making a special shipment for Target.

Beyond those, I would not be setting your clocks …

Gil, Nitroade & Shiny Wax are all scheduled for early to late Fall … so while Target could get them to push up the dates slightly, it’s not going to change by a lot – unless Matel suddenly has decided to do two new haulers a month – and haven’t told anyone πŸ™‚

Can I see Target getting a couple first to ship or even real exclusives such as RPM or No Stall – sure but first to ship to Target on the next 6 new ones and all in a month’s period or even 2 month time period … unlikely.

Might we see Gil, Nitroade and Shiny Wax earlier than the current schedule of early to late Fall? Sure. But will we see it before July? I doubt it very much. I would put the possibility of seeing these three before June at 2%, of July at 20% and even August – no more than 50%.

Of course, there’s no reason for you not to pre-order since your card isn’t charged and at Amazon, as long as your order is not being packed, you can cancel but do not be surprised when in April, you get an email saying part or all of your order will be delayed.

As with Target, since they use DPCI numbers, it’s hard for any info to leak out since unless they have access to the buyers DB, there’s no way to match up UPC’s with Target’s DPCI’s … so the bottom line is that the actual scenario is unknown.

Maybe don’t expect too much and you might be pleasantly surprised? πŸ™‚

And Team Hauler Leak Less is next (Hauler, Racer & Pitty Target box) so can we presume they will both arrive on the same ship in mid April after tax day? πŸ™‚

Humm ….

So, thanks “Mara” for the heads up and “Sergio” for your info.

Good luck!

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  • L8rM8r says:

    Yeah I finally was going to pull the trigger on these and no longer available online. Oops. Hopefully they will come back but I can’t believe I actually hesitated. Oh well live and learn.

  • Nicole H says:

    Just tried ordering mine and they are currently unavailable! I really want to cry right now!

    • Shelby says:

      Wow – I wonder what this means! They were available yesterday because I looked – I was tempted to order more but didn’t.

      • Nicole H says:

        I had them in my cart this morning and didn’t have time to finish the order because I had to get my son to school. Went to go finish my order and it said there were none available. None on Amazon either. Really feel like throwing up! My son is gonna be so upset if I can’t get them!

  • chuki_mama says:

    new $5 off $50 code:

  • Michael says:

    Ok, I updated my order for the 3 new haulers. TGT does not have Shiny Wax Hauler, so I used Amazon for that one.
    Any chance they will start offering the oversize? Or Case sales?

    (MET: I heard they are direct importing the haulers just for the web – no store inventory).

    • Bop2s071 says:

      Shinny Wax is back on Target. I see different people have their favorite between Amazon and Target (TGT). TGT I was able to correct and combine my order to save on shipping. Too easy. Also the stock is doing well.

      • Ryansdad says:

        I was able to order all 6 of the new haulers tonight.

        Shipping estimate for these items: April 21, 2009
        Estimated Delivery: April 24, 2009 – May 12, 2009

        $90.91 with tax and shipping

        The only thing that would have made it better, would have been if they had a store pickup. But for $7.81 I’ll let them bring them to me.

  • iamspeed says:

    **Does anyone have the current Target Promo Code for $5 off over $50?

    The last one expired Friday.

  • iamspeed says:

    As I said in an earlier reply:
    Let’s face it, Target has finally realized the market is there for CARS merchandise, so I’m going to jump on board with their online offerings and see how things work out. I’m still waiting for my hauler case from CTC with 2 Jerrys, Octane Gain, and LeakLess, and I ALREADY HAVE ALL OF THEM from Target and Walmart! Sometimes, the muscle of corporations has major benefits for us, the customers.

  • RICK says:

    I ordered Trunk Fresh,RPM and No Stall through the Target web site for a total w/ shipping $48.10
    After reading the updated post I ordered Nitroaide,Shiny Wax and Gil for the same price.
    I’m waiting on Jerry and Octain Gain from CTC.
    This saves so much money in fuel and time running to the retailers looking for them.
    As a side note, I noticed on the Amazon site when filling out the shipping info you could choose the country to ship to. Hopefully this helps some of our friends from the UK and other places.

  • Matt says:

    This is absolutely insane. I just ordered six new haulers for a cheaper price than I paid for the CTC case that I ordered four months ago, which at the time only contained 3 haulers I did not have, one of which was a double. As has been mentioned above, we still don’t have that case yet either so this new order will be well worth the wait. I know that this will definitely affect the smaller wholesalers, but at least it will hopefully curb the price gauging on ebay, and be a way to get the product out to those of us who cannot find it anywhere.

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    This has got to be a slap in the face to Traver and the rest of the smaller wholesalers. Is this Target’s way of taking over the pre-order market.

    (MET: Yea, that’s the way the ballgame is played, sometimes, a black cargo van will drive out on a field, a gorilla will come out and snap all the bats, set fire to the field and leaves … and sometimes they’re mean about it).

  • MiaSenorita says:

    Mara… is this what you envisioned when you posted on the Area Shopping Report?? hahahaha!

  • Bombero1956 says:

    I bought the case from Traver and ordered the ones from Target as well. Now it will be a race as to which gets here first. This will save me a ton of fuel and frustration will be non existent. On the whole I am a happy camper.

    • Lorri says:

      me too. Even tho they say temporarily out of stock, they will let you order them. I ordered six of them, and the shipping was only $8. I would spend that on gas just looking for one of these.

  • kd says:

    i order the 3 new ones in the #2 update. i figure its worth the time now then hunting later. but of course the way things work for me, they wil be in stores soon.

  • CaptainChunk says:

    I broke down and ordered all of them for the kids and I. If they don’t ship; oh well, least I tried getting in on them early.

  • MIKE says:


  • Shelby says:

    So I ordered the ones from Target but I don’t know whether to do the ones through Amazon. At least with Target, they give an estimated delivery date of April 23rd – May 10th. What does everyone think????

    (MET: They’re going to come from Amazon anyway … It’s just a guess on the date – will you get Jerry Recycled – sure … Trunk Fresh – maybe – the rest – don’t be surprised when you get a “new shipping date of May and on” on about April 16, 2009).

  • Shelby says:

    So were the ones on Amazon listed as “temporarily out of stock” when you guys ordered them or am I too late????

    (MET: They are listing as TEMP OUT OF STOCK as “pre-order”).

  • kevin roche says:

    they look great however i will stick to my guns and not start to buy any haulers, crew chiefs or pitties, only the piston cup racers, UNLESS I WIN THE LOTTERY, still waiting on those winning numbers met–lol

  • MiaSenorita says:

    So what happens if you preorder all of these? Do they all ship only once they are all in stock? or shipped as they come in stock???

    (MET: You can choose or you can buy them separately – which does increase the shipping costs).

    • chuki_mama says:

      Hopefully it works like the books we’ve ordered. Usually they ship it to you as it comes in and only charge you at that time… BUT who knows…CARS could work differently…. 😐

      • MiaSenorita says:

        Hmmm, so do you not get combined shipping? and have to pay shipping for each one???

        (MET: I have to give away every secret? πŸ™‚ On Amazon, when you click “regular shipping,” cheaper shipping/ship all at once – gets you the lowest price on shipping … however, in 98% of cases, Amazon hates to have it sitting around their warehouse and will break up the shipment anyway … especially when the next item is a month/months away such as I suspect this is).

        • chuki_mama says:

          It’s true. The do not adjust the pricing even though they ship the items as it comes in. Pre-ordered a bunch of books on a great shipping and they shipped each item as it was released…

    • Sergio says:

      Through Target.com, It does give you the option of either shipping all in one deliver (cheapest and the way I had them shipped), or you can have them deliver each hauler as soon as they become available. It was going to add about $50 to my shipping costs when I selected that option. My expected shipping as stated in Mets post is April 17. That would be for all 6 haulers on pre-order.

      • Shelby says:

        Gil, Nitroade and Shiny Wax were only on Amazon, I thought. Did it say you would get those 3 by April 17th???

        (MET: You can place an order but more like October is my guess).

        • Sergio says:

          my order was through Target.com. I purchased Jerry, Leakless, Ocaine Gain, No Stall, Rpm, and Trunk Fresh. I did not order the other 3 from Amazon. It may have been someone else?

  • Mike H says:

    So tempting.

    My rule was ‘no haulers, storytellers, or Mater’s Tall Tales’ diecasts, to curb my collecting habit. The same goes for the cab-only OS (except for Mack OS). Now, I’ll probably break my rule and get Jerry. My reasoning is he’s on that Cars movie poster in the far rear right corner.

    I’m going to the suburbs tomorrow and plan to keep an eye out for him. I hope the Walmart I visit has him.

  • Josh says:

    YEAH!! I know, I know, don’t get my hopes up but YEAH!! I ordered the RPM, No Stall, and Trunk Fresh directly through Target.com, and Gil, Nitroaide and Shiny Wax through Amazon.com. We will see, but it never hurts to try.

  • chaisson says:

    i want gil the most now
    next is jerry

  • Sergio says:

    I have only been able to find Mack, Gray, Chick and Wally haulers. So buying the other 6 haulers online was a no brainer. I do hope that Target is true to their shipping date. My son has been asking for Jerry just about every day. πŸ™

  • collectormom says:

    Where is FPG Caitlin; it seems like its been ages since we heard from her

  • Mara says:

    I am glad everyone is finding what they need. I didn’t order any because I am not collecting all of the racing Haulers, just the different ones like JRB, Gil, Mack etc. I am collecting the Cabs though because they are cheaper and smaller. I wish Gil was up there though. Also TRU has the cabs through Gray online, Marco, and Dustin Mellows today. I have been checking WM online for the Wally Hauler, but they have had nothing.

    (MET: Thanks, Gil UPDATED – Amazon link above or HERE).

    • Mara says:

      I check the websites daily and noticed that Target had gone from 61 cars items to 76, so I new they added stuff. I was surprised to see the new haulers.

      (MET: No slipping anything by Mara πŸ™‚ ).

    • Mara says:

      Oooh, thanks! I just pre-ordered it. Amazon doesn’t give an estimated ship date. It just says that they will email you when the ship date is available. I am glad I won’t have to be looking everywhere for it. I will post whenever they do let me know about a ship date.

  • kd says:

    I got Octaine gain last night and my son wanted to take to school today. I ordered mine from target. have $5 off if you spend $50. says Shipping estimate for these items: April 20, 2009
    Estimated Delivery: April 23, 2009 – May 11, 2009

    still waiting for my case from ctc with Jerry. Anyone have an estimate when that is suppose to come, I know he said April.

  • Matt B says:

    And if you go on the website and look further for Cars, they have Shiney Wax, Gil, and Nitroade as well. Very interesting….I wish I could have these now.

  • LUCA says:

    Same thing..anyone can you help me?

  • Knightrider says:

    I would have thought that, if these were gonna ad available within 6 weeks, our friend in Hong Kong who works in the factory would have them on ebay by now!

  • Cyclops says:

    I’m going to get so spoiled with this. SO much better than going through ebay or some other website.

  • CaptainChunk says:

    Awesome, just added them all to my(I mean the kids’) Amazon wishlist.

  • Michael says:

    Ordering from Target.Com, I like this route!!! I am now up to date. And my 4yo does enjoy these alot. But, still dreams of the day he can have Frank.

  • Gary UK (formerly Gary) says:

    there’s me hoping that ordering from amazon i would be able to get them in the UK (still waiting for the first batch (case A)to arrive in stores) but no US only.

  • DaddyO says:

    For those who order anything through Target.com, you can save an additional 4% through ebates.com.

    You create an account at ebates.com and then go to target.com from the ebates web-site. Ebates will send you 4% cash back on your purchase from Target.com. They also have many other great participating retailers (for which the savings vary – for example I think WalMart is only 1%), I have been using it since 2001 and have received over $1,500 in cash back since then. I think they send you a check for amounts you have accumulated every quarter or something like that. It’s basically free money if you are going to make purchases from these retailers anyway.

    Good luck!

  • BMW says:

    Running out of room to store and display? I wish there were display cases big enough to display all the Cars and Haulers. Most I have searched for are designed for Hot Wheels not Cars. I would like to find a display that would hold the entire line that has been released, but so far, it seems only way to get that is to have one custom made.

    If all of the haulers are released in time, this is going to be a challenge to display them all.

  • LUCA says:


  • hostile takeover banker says:

    I’m still not sure whether to buy all of these.. I have some for my boy but I think overall they look much the samish. Perhaps I’m just not that diehard a collector

    • PirateDad says:

      I am having the same problem… my son hardly plays with them, and they are more or less the same truck over and over, plus semi’s…aarrrgghhhhh too much space and too much money…yeah I’l prolly get them!

      • Micky says:

        I agree, they do take up a lot of space. So far I’m only buying one instead of one to open and one to save. I have run out of display area and forget about storage space. That’s about gone too. I do want Nitroade Hauler but I’ll have to think about the rest. I will probably give in once I see them on the shelf. It will be very hard to pass them up.

    • MiaSenorita says:

      This is funny because I am the exact opposite. I love the haulers (maybe it is the red neck Montanan in me…) and so does my boy so I have two of each, one opened and one to save πŸ™‚ However, I don’t do that with the cars for the most part – just one to open! Funny how we all see things differently.

      The haulers just seem harder to come by to me and they can’t stock all 20 different versions on the shelf at the same time like they can the singles. I almost ordered these from Target yesterday, but I too can’t decide.

      • 5oclockshadow says:

        I have to agree. The haulers are my favorite too. I just prefer the Target Team sets to the single haulers. What the heck. I will probably order these, even though I havent had any issues finding any Cars yet (fingers crossed). I will have to check, but I think I even get free shipping through my corporate account. πŸ™‚

      • CRAZYFORCARS says:

        I concur, it must be because you’re a red neck!! KA-CHOW!!!

      • Flik'sFriend says:

        oh, it is because we’re rednecks…. I love the haulers, too…. ordered mine up last night!!!!

  • Michael says:

    I did not see WM/TGT or TRU having these on the shelves anytime soon, so I ordered mine from Children’s Toy Closet.
    And would you know it, I have seen them all at WM. I really hate WM, you never know what they are going to have and not have.


  • John in Missouri says:


    I’m thinking about ordering some of these. What do to, what to do…

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