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Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Another Day, Another Mater Tall Tales Box Set

So you found the Disney Stores El Materdor set? That was so yesterday …


Mater Greater Box
New Day. New Box Set. And you thought you were caught up.

Open Box
More great detailing …

Mater Pro
Rckets McQScale – yep 1:43 …

Mater Scale
Mater compared to 1:55 Cannonball Mater (plus free bonus third tooth).   🙂

Scale Back
McQueen Scale comparison …

Rockets ScaleRockets Scale BackMcQueen BackDid someone say no smoking?

Mater Greater Box Back
Two days. Two Disney Store Mater Tall Tales Boxes with finely detailed ginormous CARS – also $14.50 for the set – thanks for the photos,  heads up & loaner, “Nikko” & “Double-o-3.”

Not yet available at Disney US online yet but probably next week.

I believe it’s time for the Mattel counter 🙂

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14 November 2009 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail 21 Comments


  • Sean says:

    So my son (really me) just got into the Cars phenomena and I think we are going to collect the Disney 1:43 scale rather than the 1:55, it just seems more managable.

    Aside from the big 20 Deluxe set and the 5 newer Piston Cup racers,are there any other 1:43 scale vehicles?

    I heard rumors about:
    1. A regular Doc (not Fab Hud Hornet)
    2. The Disney Store Frank (is he really 1:43?)
    3. and these new El Matordor and Mator the Greator sets.

    Is there anything else???

    Thank you!

  • MiaSenorita says:

    These are amazing! I think it is funny that they skipped right over Rescue Squad Mater & McQueen so far. . . I am sure they are to follow, or maybe they decided Mattel has already beaten that horse well past dead……

    Disney – please release the rest of the racers!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    PS: As to scale and detail. I hoping Disney will grant rights to Burago to produce detailed 1:18 scale Cars. I have many beautiful 1:18 castings of Donald Duck, Daisy, Scrooge, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, etc. At retail they were under $30. A 1:18 scale Mater with operating features would make a fantastic piece.

  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    Disney has to be commended for bringing more Cars to retail. The stores carry some nice PVC play sets for kids, too. Well worth the trip at least for the holidays. Maybe a little competition in the marketplace will get Mattel and the retailers to get more product on the shelf. The local stores are loaded with lenticulars and Car Toon castings 🙁

    As a side issue I was checking for the Black Friday ad (11/27). The Target color ad (actual ad) is on line at a Black Friday website. Target is having the four pack sets at $7.49.

    Maybe its time to great a new column for the upcoming Cars deals for Black Friday.. 🙂

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    I will give Mattel points for the flames coming from the rockets, but the styling on the Disney Store versions is much better overall. If they could just keep their stuff in scale, this would be an awesome line.

    (MET: Mattel will have two McQ’s with rockets, one with flames, one without).

  • MackDaddy says:

    In my humble opinion, there is just something cheesy about the 1:43 Disney store Cars. Especially in that 20 car set. Something is just out of scale. Maybe it’s in the eyes. I’ll stick with the 1:55 version. Hopefully Mattel will make all of these soon. 🙁

    • jestrjef says:

      Right on MackDaddy . .. some one them look good, but for the most part they just look odd to me ….. 🙂

    • Monica says:

      Yeah, I mostly agree. They are nice, but somehow just not as well done as the Mattel line. Will I still buy them? Some of them.

      • jestrjef says:

        Hey Monica! how have you been young lady?? It has been a while!!

      • Jack says:

        I also agree on some of the Disney Store line. However I can see smaller children enjoying the larger versions. Also certain Cars from this line are even in better scale than mattels. I would say the Disney stores Frank, Tractor and Red are all more in scale as well as the new El Materdor Mater. There is no denying that this ElMaterdor Mater is beautiful. I am very impressed with the detailing. Other than Mattels 55:1 Cars, I prefer this size way more than the minis. More substanial Cars are better than too small. Like Monica said I won’t make a point of collecting them all like the regular Mattel 55:1, but I will buy the ones I like for John.

    • jmularczyk says:

      I’d have to agree about the Mater Disney store diecast. I don’t think they did a good job on that one. It looks kind of odd. The other ones all look pretty good. The cars are bigger which my son likes. I really like that the paint they used on them is way stronger and less resistant to chipping then the mattel cars. I don’t like that if you look really close at the piston cup cars you can tell they used a sticker of some kind for the printing of logos and such. I’d imagine that they clear coated the car a couple of times after applying stickers. I’m gonna keep picking up the disney store cars though. I like them. I’m going to pass on the toons cars though.

  • babychristianscars says:


    Next line for the Disney store itty bitty minis.

  • Roswell says:


    i was planning of getting a mater and mcqueen from each of the tall tales, and these seem better than the mattel versions, plus thier bigger,

    just hope they will show up over here!

    although i have yet to see the awesome amazing giant disney store frank in the uk!

  • Matt says:

    Notice how the Mater seems to be the same exact design and facial expression as the Matador?

  • Rippers says:

    These guys have really stepped up.. starting to make Mattel look the lesser diecast

    • iamspeed says:

      Has it ever been PROVEN that Mattel DOES NOT make the Disney Store line?

      (MET: They would take credit for it plus Disney saves the % that Mattel adds to the cost. It’s not necessarily easy but it’s also not that hard for a huge company like Disney to work with designers, set up an approval process and find a contract factory).

      • BMW says:

        Well, if these were made by Mattel wouldn’t it be noted on the box who the manufacturer is?

        • iamspeed says:

          I’ve yet to see credit given to ANY specific manufacturer on any Disney Store merchandise, only the Disney licensing.

          It’s like Sears with their Kenmore line, most of which is manufactured by Whirlpool/Maytag or LG these days. There’s nothing in print giving specific credit to the actual manufacturer, only the Kenmore nameplate/ID.

          In the Sears/Craftsman tool line, a good percentage of their power tools are made by Ryobi, but Ryobi’s name appears nowhere.

      • iamspeed says:

        If Disney makes the percentages work for Mattel, they’d certainly take the work in lieu of their name on the bottom.

        I’ve been in retail enough to see what companies will give up if their profit margin is maintained or increased.

        Until proven to the opposite, my money is on Mattel manufacturing this line, rather than having a competitor fill Disney’s shelves for a line of toys that they began.

        (MET: Mattel doesn’t own any manufacturing plants. They do have some plants that have an exclusive deal with Mattel (ie: Hot Wheels is enough to keep a plant busy 24/7/365 … it certain is possible that Disney & Mattel use the same plant for certain items but that plant is not owned by either and they each pay to design, manufacture their own molds, etc, etc … not too different from real car parts plants – they might have an exclusive deal or they run different parts or different schedules for different clients).

  • Matt says:

    MORE BOX SETS from the Disney line?!?!?!? We want (at least I do anyway) FINAL LAP singles haulers and oversized …… Le’s get this Mattel wagon rolling.

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