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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Kmart CARS CASE K Shipping …

According to Mr. Dev Mukherjee, SVP & President Toys & Seasonal Business Unit, it look like CARS CASE K will start leave their warehouses starting Friday, June 19, 2009. Presuming those who paid for overnight shipping will start getting them Monday, June 22, 2009. Anything not shipped out on the 19th will ship on the 22nd. Of course, once your credit card gets charged, you will presumably also get an email and approximate arrival date.

Send unboxing pics! 🙂


Thanks NascarBroncosFan, BMW, & Dev & Sears-Kmart Team for setting up a specific time for the second go around and for making it all happen. Now that we have the fire drill down, October (or September for CARS Day III) will a snap.Right? 🙂

Sorry we at Take5 had to spend the last selling day wrestling with our PHP code 🙁 … this interweb thing is harder than $.99 gator jerky at the $.99 Store on a cold day.

Or maybe it’s Mr. 1,000-refresh-clicks-in-9-seconds – which one of youse is it? 🙂

Of course for those that missed out on the pre-sale or prefer a more hands-on experience*

Don’t forget in two weeks, Kmart CARS Day II starts at 11AM …


* Hands-on at Kmart is restricted to a select few parts of yourself and CARS cards that no one else is touching at the exact same time. Please refrain from being too handsy 🙂

Here is a handy dandy chart you can drag off to print for yourself, friends, neighbors and loved ones who you are dropping off at at a Kmart with instructions you will be back in a few hours and they shoud be laden down with the following CARS …

For those who purchased an entire case the past few days and want to complete a second set, your checklist is at the top. For those who are starting in-store, the complete Piston Cup racers with “rubber” tires list is at the bottom … along with any of the non-Piston non-rubber tire CARS you might still want-need-dream about.

Have fun and good luck!takefive-worksheet1


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  • Met… any word on these if they ALL are going to have special Kmart cardbacks? Todd, Patti, LMcQ etc? like they did the cards from last year?

    (MET: Last year, only the racers had special cards – like this year – other CARS should be on “regular” ROR cards).

  • Dev, what kinda shot do some of us have to get one or two boxes for pictures for Met to Post on TFAD here?

    Thank you sir.

  • Micky says:

    I wish they would send out the cases earlier than the 19th. What if there is a problem with shipping or the box is damaged. Then you won’t be able to buy them at retail since the Kmart day will be passed! I ordered only one case so I’ll be anxiously awaiting it’s arrival. Hey Dev, any chance you could ship them out before the 19th?

  • acuransx says:

    I know all about the Hot Wheels steel axle/wheel/weight thingie, been here going on 28 years now 🙂

    Remember the Top Speed Line? Fastest Hot Wheels ever? Pivoted at the center of a chassis? No need to do that for Disney/Pixar Cars because they are people. 🙂

    Speed, he is speed.

    • I was actually taken in on it. I never knew that they were

      “well engineered” like a Chrysler Cordoba with fine Corithian Leather….

      (anyone remember THAT commercial?)[shameless tv trivia]

      Just another project Martin…..

      “rangin” my notes, sharpnin’ my pencils,

      A pretty neat show I though for a tiny car to be nearly childproof for crushing, independant suspensions…

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    very shrewd businessman indeed….

  • Story of the Mattel Hotwheels and how they roll so fast on


    (might have to sign up)

    Check the web for gearztv.com airdate episode 06-06-09

    has indepth view on axles and how and why they were made the way they are.

  • Uncle Skippy says:

    If you need a number puller… let me know… got my cases on order and do not need any further.

  • acuransx says:


    The dealio with Lasseter was that we will not do a character in lenticular before it is executed as a Classic. How long before the Classic non lenticular turns lenticular is still kinda shady.

    We will see how it goes.

    Las Vegas rules, pot right, table reads the cards. The entire Lenticular assortment is the wild card. In the end it is you guys who will decide.

    • TarheelBill says:

      Martin. Thanks for all the great information. 🙂 I’m just trying to plan my strategy to finish out the Cars 1 line.

      (MET: Strategy #1: Bring money. #2: Extendo-o-room).

  • Indykjt says:

    Oops! Gonna send u more money… I see it now!

  • Indykjt says:

    Is it $1.00 per entry?

  • Aaron and Jeanne from Joplin Missouri says:

    Hey!! Just got the first Cars collector magazine from T5!! Great pics and definetly convenient. The book is obviously fantastic, but i think that these individual magazines will be easy to carry around if people want to or more likely to want to write in them. Haha we never wanted to write in the book because it was too nice haha and didnt want to mess up in it lol. I can’t wait for the rest of these! Also it says on the site 7-10 days to recieve and i ordered mine on June 1 and it just got here today June 6 not bad at all 🙂 Keep it up!! … lol as usual 😉

    (MET: Thanks! Working on Supercharged version).

  • Brown Fury says:

    Since when is Lighning McQueen NOT a Piston Cup racer? LOL! Two weeks and counting…

  • CarsFan says:

    Wow1 Look at the Kmart cars. Good luck to everyone that is going to try for them.

  • A Screamin What? says:

    I bought the originals with Lenticular eyes this week, and I must say that it provides an interesting touch to the character of the cars. Not that I find myself talking to them, but the blinking is a neat effect.

  • acuransx says:

    J & A from Joplin M,

    I showed the new Lenticular Disney/Pixar/Cars packout around the Mattel Design Center yesterday.

    After being here 27 years I find that feedback from your peers is important. When I showed the Lenticulars in package to my fellow Designers they loved it. We are doing something with these Characters that Hot Wheels nor Matchbox can do nor need to do…………. These Cars are people as JL always says.

    The windshield brings them to life.

    Here’s the dealio. We first wanted the eyes to move right to left or up and down. The problem was the curvature of some windshields caused ghosting or a 3rd eye. We had to go to blinking as a cleaner execution.

    The flater the surface, the better the flip/movement. Let’s see how it goes with this segment as I keep my bumpers crossed 🙂

    • Monica says:

      Very interesting about the curvature of the windshield. Looking forward to scoring some of these in the wild so I can see them in person 🙂

      Thank you as always Martin for making and keeping this such a cool line!

    • Jeanne and Aaron from Joplin Missouri says:

      i got the whole first set just to check them out i think they really do give a realistic effect for kids. I dont know if i will buy all of them again for a 3rd time lol but … you never know hahah 😀 knowing my husband we will haha

    • bentaxle says:

      Anticipated welcoming just the new McQueens (here a looky Lgt McQueen, there a looky Rad Sprng McQueen, everywhere a looky McQueen)to live side by side with me. Pegwarmers, Ha! Where? Dont worry Lightning, Im coming to save you…..But the constant open/close effect is not what I expected.Wake up,wake up Lightning.
      I tried, I really did, but I’m folding with two queens. Love my SS,now thats an Ace in the hole. Keep trying.A look to the left, a look to the right, then lenticulars might be alright.

    • TarheelBill says:

      Martin. Is the plan to release future new releases in the lenticular or the non-lenticular or both? Or, will the lenticular Cars only be previous releases?

  • I have some Kmart Day cases that I bought that are NOT Paid for yet.

    If the buyers DO NOT take them I will start an Email ONLY open

    Auction at 12 noon Mountain Time TODAY

    Starting bid:


    1 Case at a time


  • applefinatic says:

    I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL 6-20-09 FOR THE KMART CARS!!!! I’ve saved $21 for this event

  • acuransx says:

    Ladies & Gentlecars,

    We are exploring a coupla things going forward on this line. Nothing is certain, just looking. Seems all of you really like the new blisters on the Lenticular packout because it allows you to see the Casting 360%. Nice.

    Could we look at doing that for the Main Line going forward? Maybe 🙂 Not final, just exploration but ………….I like it. 🙂

    Seems you also take a hankering for “real rubber tires”……….just like Hot Wheels Red Line Real Riders. Could that be a feature going forward on a certain segment? Maybe.

    Gotta be carefull because those real rubber tires don’t work as well on boosted sets………..not that you collectors are fond of boosted sets. It’s a kid thing. Crash your cars!

    If any of you are in Atlanta next weekend stop by and say Hi. We can talk Mattel/Disney?pixar Cars at the Hotlanta Hilton. Traver Goodrich and I are gonna share Tall Tales.

    I’ll have one of a kind prototypes on display and be raffling off some Cars product for UCLA Children’s Hospital.

    I’m also painting a one of kind Watercolor of MCQ & Mater that will be auctioned off for the UCLA Charity. When I’m done with it I’ll send a digital to Met so he can post it. Hopefully I don’t make too much of a mess of it 🙂 Gotta get back into the studio and get to work.

    Go Mattel/Disney/Pixar Cars!

    • PirateDad says:

      Sounds wonderful…thanks for all you do Martin!

      I don;t know how evryone else feels, but I wood collect a second set of Piston Cup Racers with Rubber Tires… perhaps the missing 7 plus the original 36 in a Display Box California Speedway Set? Limit of 1000, must be members of Take5Aday to participate…one per customer, except for the Cdn Pirate who came up with the idea! 🙂

    • jestrjef says:

      Acura, you are the man. I cannot wait to see the KMARt Cars in person. I cannot wait to see the Lenticulars in person. It is going to be an exciting summer . . . unless you live in CANADA!! 🙂

    • Jeanne and Aaron from Joplin Missouri says:

      how cool! i have to say i really like the new casing design for sure because for exactly the reason you said, you can see the entire car! And i cant wait to check out these rubber tires, im assuming they will be sweet!!

  • AJ/Senor Ruiz says:

    Any idea if we missed this sale, if they are going to release more boxes after the event? Totally bummed i missed it…it ruined my weekend 🙁

  • Rippers says:

    Does LMQ have rubber tyres?

    • Lorri says:

      No. And I cannot believe they passed on an opportunity for yet another different McQueen!!!

      • Jon says:

        FAO LORRI! – Hiya, I have been trying to email you, but when I do I get messages back to say my emails have been delayed, then a few days later they come back saying they have failed to be delivered! So YES I WOULD DEFINITELY STILL LIKE THE CASE YOU GOT FOR ME! Thank you very very very much for all your help. I will try emailing you again, but I don’t know why they are not going through.


    • chuki_mama says:

      Hopefully the ‘hands-on’ experience will be better than last year. Not all stores seem to have done a bad job, but those that did NEED to step up like Kmart.com did and give those who do go a better experience and a chance to get cars…..

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