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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Mack – Back in Black – Black Friday?

“SlicePie- Jake” spotted these at his local Walmart …

Mack Shelf

What’s more interesting ia A) The sheer number shipped …


… It seems & looks more like a Black Friday shipment …

And B) The label reads $10 each – which matches the price of last year’s Walmart CARS item, the Mack Transporter with Bumper Save, Bob Cutlass and Nitroade for $10 …


And the UPC is …


Since it’s on the shelf – A) it might be be a mistake that it’s on the shelf or B) simply a pre-Black Friday low-price loss leader item as many retailers are hoping to draw and lock you in early with deals WAY BEFORE Black Friday this year. They figure if you’re spending less, they want to grab your early holiday dollars.

Anyway, thanks for the nice pics, “Jake-SlicePie,” and the mystery.

BTW, This UPC does not match with last year’s item which was this for $10.

Of course, Mia Senorita found hers for $9.99 at Ross (a closeout discounter) a few months ago

Mack Black WM

As far as I can tell from the photo above, packaging and CARS look pretty much the same so let me know if it’s showing up at your WM or we won’t see it for another few weeks officially until Black Friday (November 27, 2009).

So, yes, it’s odd it showed up at Ross a few months ago …and I speculated that we might see a lot more only – not with the RACE O RAMA motif that is being phased out – hence selling off the first run to Ross but it looks like the WM release will still be RACE O RAMA so … the much more important question is …

Will we see this one soon? The CASE above is marked A – is B coming and it will contain this FINALLY?


(I’d buy this for $10 🙂  ).

Well, collect them all, we double dog dare you.™

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16 November 2009 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail 51 Comments


  • CaptainChunk says:

    There’s no mention of this in WM’s Black Friday ad flyer.

  • Nascarfan says:

    But be careful of Black Bart…….

    I will have to get my Trusty

    RedRyderDoubleaction100shotRangeModelAirRifle….(with the compass in the stock)

  • Carazy says:

    Ummmm……No, thanks. I’ll pass on this. Found one of those LMQ and sally transporters a while back at a Ross. Didn’t want it then or now. 1 more for everyone else, though.

  • Mariela says:

    If anyone didn’t find this..let me know and I will pick them up for you, just pay what I pay + ship.

  • AidensMom624 says:

    I did buy one of these at WM today – it was $10. Not that we need another hauler, like everyone else, but it’s a little different, and Aiden will want it — and it’s only 10 bucks. WalMart re-opened a store near us and sent out $5 gift cards in the mail, so it was really only 5 bucks – LOL

    And, yes, the LMQ is SO pink, the ‘pinkest’ I have seen yet. ugh.

  • Nascarfan says:

    Is anyone finding the RPM – No Stall – Mood Springs Haulers etc and any other new ones in stores yet?

    • Jack says:

      Yes I know of at least one person finding the No Stall and RPM hauler in the wild already but I personally didn’t go trying to find them yet. I have learned with most haulers there is an initial rush to get them by some but within a month or so the same recently sought after haulers are pegwarmers. They are out there already though.

    • Mariela says:

      I did!! Pics sent already to Met! 😉

  • NeoSK says:

    i guess Mattel has made way too much the Transporter variant, causing these stock clearning packs. Lets just hope Mattel wont pack the Apple iCar with mack the transporter

  • applefinatic says:

    Who really needs another mack?

  • swb says:

    will not be choosing wm as my black friday store to hit.

  • TarheelBill says:

    Why do they keep wasting shelf space with these? It took them forever to get rid of all of them from last year, even by almost giving them away.

    • Uncle Skip says:

      Depends on where you live…Stacks and stacks of these everywhere on Black Friday last year… all did not sell but a large majority of them were gone by the time the weekend was over… WM kept them at $10 for awhile and they all sold out…

      I remember looking for some for forum members in December last year and could not find them (there are 5 Walmarts local enough to me here in NJ to hit)

      $10 is a great price point… perfect for a grab bag for a kids school, or a cheaper $$ gift that is probably worth more… must have been pretty successful as a company for WM to get it again this year.

      At least it is different from last years…

      • John in Missouri says:

        They eventually went on clearance around here for $7.00, and then on double-secret probation for $5.00. I still see bunches of overpriced Mack Transporters with DJ, Wingo, & Snot Rod on board.

        • 5oclockshadow says:

          I believe it was late Feb, early March when they finally sold out of the Bumper Save transporters in my area. They weren’t moving very well at $10 or $7, and finally started selling well when they were $5…..

          hopefully it will be the same this year… I picked one of the black Transporters at Ross for $14, but will probably return it to see if I can pick one up at Walmart later for $5 or $7.

  • CaptainChunk says:

    What a waste of shelf space.

  • Aaron & Jeanne Scriven says:

    ok i really want the vinyl one!!!

  • Whoseline says:

    I found a final lap Polly PuddleJumper at one of my walmarts.

    • Samuel says:

      I wish that were a sign of good things to come (meaning Final Lap distribution to stores other than Target). For the life of me I cannot understand why Target isn’t loaded with Final Lap cases since they are exclusive right now – you’d think each store would be overflowing with them. But it seems that each store has thus far only received 2-4 cases. Why?

  • babychristianscars says:

    Not sure I need another transporter already have 2. The old original one and the new one bought just for the bumper save car.

    Now the one with vinyl too sweet.

  • bmc says:

    I saw these yesterday already out in NW Houston. Tx. All of them had the “Pepto-Bismol” McQueen, and when I price checked the item it said something like ask sales associate.

    • nikko says:

      I also found these yesterday at my walmart. They were the pepto bismol mcqueens all of them and when I scanned them it said please see sales associate. When I went to the chasier they rang out fine for 10.00 flat. Thought i would share. Happy hunting everyone.

      • Matt says:

        Mattel thought….

        How on earth are we going to get rid of all these Pepto Bismol McQueens. We tried to say that they were errors, but no one bought that. Hey, I know….. Let’s grab all of the excess Mack oversized haulers, design a black trailer and add stickers to it, so that it is a “new” product, and throw these puppies on the top.

        Those suckers will have to buy Pepto then, they won’t have a choice…. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

      • 5oclockshadow says:

        the ones I have seen at Ross were all in good shape…. no bleed through….

  • L8rM8r says:

    Just curious did this item ring up for 10 bucks or was it the regular full price transporter price. I like the black trailer, but was hoping for something different for a WM black Friday exclusive like last year.

  • Mr. T says:

    This might not be the place to throw this out but figured since this was about haulers and it is the newest post I might get a bite…..

    I am in the process of building a Mac car and hauler for myself and a buddy – the Mac car is going well – other than I am redoing mine for the 3rd time 🙁 – can’t seem to get the white right but finally found a good one!! YAY! The haulers are now stickerless except for one set of mudflaps and license plate (discovered those by accident during destickering)

    So, this brings me to the question – after researching some of the great customizers – Arnoldo being at the top (que bellisimo!)….. What is the Mac Hauler license plate?? I looked at the other haulers and it seems that only Wally and Mac have the personalized plates – all else – there seems to be no rhyme or reason (but I am sure there is) to what their plates are. Any ideas?? Anyone…..anyone….. Bueller……

    I will be posting pictures soon! 🙂

  • jestrjef says:

    boooooo on the first one (already have it and it won’t sell) ……YEAH on the second one!! Bring on the TARP! 🙂

  • Daniel says:

    So WM USA gets finally gets these and sells them for $10?

    WM Canada has had these for months for the everyday low price of $29.92.


    Don’t let the picture fool you….the one in stores here does not have the banner and it comes with Radiator Springs MQ and Sally.

    I get this is the price we must pay for getting that exclusivity window on such a hot ticket item!!!

    • heinz57baby says:

      I was wondering why we had so many – I didn’t see the thrill value, especially for the price. But the fun doesn’t stop there…

      Did you notice that Zellers is selling haulers for $12.99, claiming you save 35% off regular price, but not only are there none on the shelves, there never were any to begin with? And the clerk had the nerve to tell me they were sold out when I go there every day…

      • Daniel says:

        Get a rain-check even if there are some there (just say they’re no where to be found). This way, if by some miracle we do get a new hauler in the next month, you get it for $13.

        BTW, their system (little scanners some employees have with them) can tell them how many have sold in the last 7 or 14 days. Get her to show this to you and she will see it’s zero!

  • John in Missouri says:

    Met, you have a typo above when you mention last year’s Mack Transporter coming with Bumper Save, Bob Cutlass, and Lightning — the third Car was Nitroade, not Lightning.

    (MET: Whoops, fixed).

    • babychristianscars says:

      Walmart had 2 versions of the 3 car set last year or at least out here they did. The one with bumper save, bob and nitroade showed up first online. In our stores it was lightning, sally and one other. Stores were $15 for the longest time and online was $10.

  • Jonny2Scarves says:

    Hiya, I’m in England so i don’t know the answer to this. I know Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, but why is it called ‘Black’ Friday?

    Thanks for the lesson!


    • John in Missouri says:

      Due to the incredible volume of business, it’s the hypothetical day that businesses’ bottom lines for their fiscal year go from the “red” to the “black”.

    • Uncle Skippy says:

      Some upper management types tried to start calling it “Green” Friday in company literature… “Green” for MONEY!!

      or YENOM if you prefer…

      Never caught on at the store level… but yes, John is correct… it’s when the stores start posting a profit (well, hopefully)

      • TRU calls it Green Friday at the store level. Personally I think it should be called “Consumer Debt Friday” since most people swipe the plastic so many times that they end up still paying for their purchases 6 months later.

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