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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Lenticular Piston Cup 4-Pack

Yes, it’s a lenticular world and you don’t collect it, it collects you …


Racing 4-Pack

Eric L. found this today at Target!

Interestingly enough, it has the same DPCI as the other 4-pack racers 087-07-1832 though the name is different. The non-lenticular 4-pack racers are called Speedway 4-packs but as they have the same DPCI numbers, it’s going to hard to track it down by phone.

And since there’s no listing yet, it is unknown if there’s more than one configuration? But I wouldn’t bet against it.

So, all that’s left are a new lenticular rubber tires Piston Cup racers series?

I kid, I kid – please don’t stone me.

But seriously, who does not think that’s not coming? :->

Thanks for the nice find, Eric and pic! Though some people might be cursing your name. πŸ™‚

Who had View Zeen in the Piston Cup lenticular pool?

Pics of the Speedway 4-Pack are here.

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30 October 2009 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail 44 Comments


  • Carlos says:

    Will non-lenticular view zeen come back. Please, bring him back, why are they doing this. It’s so disturbing.

  • WillsCars says:

    Picked up this set today and McQueen is different. He “winks” instead of just closing his eyes. Chick and King seem the same as their single release.

  • WillsCars says:

    Do I really want to buy a 4 pack to get one car I want? No, but I assume Mattel puts these out more for the parent buying them for their kids then for collectors, but I could be wrong.
    My son and I like the lenticular cars. To us they have a little more “life” to them. It would be nice if they made all the lenticulars with eyes changing position or expression like on Flo, Lighting Ramone and Green Ramone. Although there has been much criticism of lenticulars on this site by those who post replies and it would be easy for someone to conclude that most collectors are against them, I wonder if this is really true? At the K-mart CARS Day I went to, the 9 or so people there were collecting lenticulars. Seeing that there is around 1,700 members on this site, it would be interesting to know how a bigger percentage of members feel about lenticulars. Is it possible to do an anonymous poll on this site?

    (MET: Yea, good idea, we’ll try to set it up for next week).

  • BMW says:

    Unbelievable. Another pack with the same cars over and over, except for one. Even the Dinoco 400 had these same cars over 2 years ago.
    Now if its going the way it seems, the next 4 pack with the same three cars and a lenticular Transberry Juice. Pay for 4 to get one you want.

    This is so blatant on Mattel’s part. I am going to return every lenticular I have (and thats not too many) just to protest and refill my pocket. Enough already.

  • NO Lenticulars says:

    …and in other news, it seems I have the most popular user name on the board. πŸ™‚

  • Ryan says:

    Saw a bunch of Check Lane ROR Lenticulars on an end cap at at Walmart today. Never saw that before.

    (MET: There are about 6 or so released – there was a post …).

  • LASinCA says:

    I got all the new Speedway 4 packs for $3.76 each! So, at that price, cheaper than a single, couldn’t pass it up. They ring up Item Not Found when you scan them, and they pulled them and sent them to their price change people. The next day they showed back up on the sales floor with one of those long red & white striped stickers with a price of $3.76.

  • Hostile Takeover Banker says:

    Why do I have a feeling that non-lenticular ViewZeen’s price is suddenly going to jump higher now?

  • John in Missouri says:


  • babychristianscars says:

    How much are the 4 packs, be sad if that is going to be the only way to get view zeen as a lenticular. Esp. when I bought most of the single lenticulars.

  • rumbler74 says:

    Nice picture of the lenticular racing 4 pack package. It captured the essence. The package itself looks lenticular…hehe.

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    new contest……

    who will find the first 4-pack with a ‘substitute’ for View Zeen……

    and who will it be? — Nitroade , Leakless , Ramone…..

  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    Glad I got my View Zeen at K Mart Day #1! Otherwise, lenticulars make me

  • Bob Eckel/TheeNaughty Knight says:

    So Disney says… Instead of making a McQueen with Rubber tires… Lets first make an old wrecked Hudson Hornet… then we can make a Hudson Hornet with dents in a different place, then we can make a wrecked Hudson hornet with a mini news paper that has a picture of the one you get… YEA lets do that instead of making a McQueen with Rubber Tires! Oh and then we can Make a Blue McQueen with a Trophy like in his dream instead of a McQueen with a 3rd Place trophy… shuck, we already did that!

  • I-LUV-RACE-CARS says:

    This is very distrubing! They had better not come out with lenticulars of cars we have been waiting for in the other series! But what can I say? They will probably do it!

    Side note: The Lightning McQueen in that pack does not look like a lenticular

  • Matt says:

    Can you guys imagine if K-Mart cars day 4 is a bunch of rubber tired lenticular cars? Based from Met’s definition of the lenticular line, cars will not be released as a lenticular unless first released as a regular car. Since EVERY racer has been previously released in its regular form in the SOTS, they could feasibly make them ALL lenticular.

    If they did this, then K-Mart would look like it does on every other non-Cars, Mattel promo day…… crickets….. you think they have back-stock from this last promo day!!

  • handoe213 says:

    Wow these sets are getting ridiculous. They need to make sets without mcqueen, king or chick and give us some racers only or even a couple of old favorites but im pretty much done collecting anything with those 3 in them i have a bunch at home already.

  • L8rM8r says:

    Well it looks like we are all pretty much in the same boat on this one. I have no problem taking a pass on these. The least they can do if they are going to do lenticular is put forth the effort and make the expressions at least change like the new mia tia, and Flo. They are bad enough, but to make them just go either blank or with eyes has 0 appeal to me.

  • CaptainChunk says:

    Yuck, pass.

  • PirateDad says:

    Well I for one AM BUYING THIS ….yeah RIGHT!!!

    Sorry mattel, but for your sake I hope kids will buy this BUT it seems collectors are not buying into this ….

  • iamspeed says:

    I think I’ll pass on this set.

  • Ace Diamondrunner says:

    I can’t believe they are putting such a desirable car to waste…oh well.

  • What? Please stop the Lenticulars, Mattel!

    On a side note, Dragon Lightning McQueen looks sweet!


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    • applefinatic says:

      Do you have any clue what is in that 2010 book?

      (MET: If you look at the visual checklist, we pretty much know what’s coming in 2010 … I’ sure there are a couple surprises …).

  • Mike H. says:

    “So, all that’s left are a new lenticular rubber tires Piston Cup racers series?”

    I’ve been fearing that for the last few months. The last thing I want is to find Tach-O-Mint coming out…with lenticu-lame vision.

    It seems it’s the impossible dream to finish the SOTS set.

    After thy try some singles, they go with launchers. After that, they go with rubber tires. now, they go with Lenticulars.

    I refuse to collect 5+ variations of Leakless.

  • Eric says:

    Typically Wal-Mart is a brute when it comes to buying products. They lowball so they can be $0.03 cheaper than the competitor. This is why big enough contracts with suppliers actually net Wal-Mart their very own lesser quality product. I first heard about this when it came to jeans. The “designer” to remian nameless actually makes a separate lower quality line to provide only to Wal-Mart to meet their crazy low cost requirement. You think you are getting the same jeans as you would for a few bucks more somewhere else, but alas … you are not. I would imagine that Wal-Mart would want an exclusive at such a low cost that it doesn’t benefit Mattel to do it (the Wally hauler was a non-Cars item really considering it isn’t a character in any of the Cars “universes”). Other retailers pay more for their exclusives and charge more to consumers. Wal-Mart happily takes everything else in bulk and knocks a coupl epennies off of what Target charges in the hopes that this will sway you away, and because of how cheap they buy everything (and how crappy the treat their employees), they end up turning a much larger profit. Just a theory… πŸ™‚

    • Micky says:

      Your theory is correct on Walmart getting a lesser standard of product than other stores with the same product. Once when I was in Walmart I needed to pick something up for a quick dinner. I bought a package of small steaks. I was surprised how much cheaper they were than at my supermarket. When I tasted the steaks they were very salty. I know I didn’t salt them while cooking so I checked the package. It seems Walmart meat has added salt and water to make it weigh more. So you think you’re paying for a pound of steak but you are really paying for only 12 or 13 oz of steak and the rest salt & water πŸ™

      • 5oclockshadow says:

        absolutely correct……. having done TV repair back in the 90’s, I know that manufacturers use substandard parts in their electronic items they ship to Walmart…. thats why I never buy any electronics there ….

        if its the jeans company I think you are referring to….. then you left out the fact they moved all their US manufacturing jobs overseas just so they could afford to sell to Walmart at the lower rate…

      • applefinatic says:

        That is an outrage! πŸ™

    • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

      Off the toy topic, but, on the Wal-Mart big gorilla theme: When WM started selling Dutch Boy paint I was perplexed at their color chips card numbers because they did not correspond to the other retailers displays. I called Dutch Boy and their representative told me the paint sold by Wal-Mart, although OK, was inferior to the latex paint sold at K-Mart, Fred Meyer and several other retailers in my area. He said the Wal-Mart paint did not wear as well. He told me that was the only way Dutch Boy could meet Wal-Mart’s price point. So, Dutch Boy was $2 cheaper per gallon but does not wear as well. The only way to extend latex paint is to water it down. So, stay away from Wal-Mart’s Dutch Boy paint. Buy it at Fred Meyer if you live in the Pacific Northwest. K-Mart also carries the better quality as well as one of the big box stores.

      Maybe that’s why Cars paint chips so easily. The Chinese vendors are going on the cheap to meet the price point. Reminds me of Sarge recall paint! Yummy lead in your tummy! πŸ™

  • Samuel says:

    Also, I’m continually amazed by the number of Target and even TRU exclusive sets. If Walmart is such a major force in the industry why do they only have the exclusive Wally hauler?

  • Samuel says:

    Personally, no thanks, the line is getting too fragmented. It’s not like you’ll ever be able to complete a full set of lenticular racers (also likely we’ll never complete a full set of synthetic rubber tire racers for that matter).

  • cac1959 says:

    No way will I figure out which one of these will be the first to not add to my collection… unless they have one with 4 rare Cars…

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