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Disney Pixar CARS: Black Friday Is Coming

First, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Black Friday!

For those unaware, the day after Thanksgiving is designated “Black Friday.” In the olden days (pre-1980’s), it was believed that many retailers were operating mostly in the red until the last 6 weeks of the year where some retailers would do up to 40% of their business. This was probably true for boutique retailers but not necessarily true for the behemoth retailers unless you were a seasonal retailer but it’s a short and catchy name so it stuck.

Retailers have tried to change it – WM tried calling it ‘the blitz’ though after last year’s tragedy (clerk trampled to death), I’m guessing they are abandoning that weighted phrase. TRU has been calling it “Green Friday” internally but that also is a loaded phrase – either appearing ironic as eco in a sea of disposed cardboard and plastic or green as in cash – thus appearing to “cash in.”

So, it’s back to BLACK FRIDAY.

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For CARS shopping, there are no obvious items that are “door busters,” so it does not look like you will need to get up at 4 AM but it’s your day after Thanksgiving. Get out there as early and as often as you like. Eat a good breakfast. No trampling and cart contents are sacrosanct. Other than that, help us help you helping us … no wait, I got that backwards.

CARS Black Friday items

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The Disney Stores seems to have the best CARS Black Friday items so far … EVERYTHING IN STORE ON SALE 20% including all everything already on sale – including of course, the latest CARS items including giant FRANK, LIGHT UP TUNERS, MATER TALL TALES and a nice $20 off the giant 20-CAR box set.

Early Shoppers Receive 20% Off All Items Before 10 a.m. On Black Friday. Night owls and early morning bargain hunters can get a head start on holiday gift buying this year as Disney Store prepares to open more than 125 stores nationwide at midnight on Nov. 27 (Black Friday). From opening hours until 10 a.m., shoppers will benefit from 20% off all items, including already discounted merchandise.

The alphabetized and sorted list is available HERE. Some stores are opening at 4 AM or later instead of midnight so check the list – it’s grouped by OPENING TIME and then by mall name.

There are 4 stores at the bottom of the list that are probably typos and if those are the stores you are planning to visit, call to verify.

They even have a YouTube Video to watch …


Target will open at 5 AM.

The only CARS items appears to be the 4-packs at $7.49 – this is 50% off and includes ALL the Piston Cup Racer 4-packs as they all have the same DPCI numbers.

They have different names but they are all the same DPCI number: Speedway 4-Pack, Race ‘N Chase (see below) and Racing 4-Pack (see below).

But two things to note – ONE … SlicePie sends along this photo – his stores seems to have gotten in 100 Race ‘N Chase ones …

TRU Race

But others have reported a giant endcap of the “Racing 4-Pack” with lenticular View Zeen. (SAME DPCI NUMBER!)

Racing 4-Pack

So, it might mean that different Target’s are getting different full endcaps of just one choice so you might have to drive to another Target to get the one you want at $7.49.

Also note, since we are in the 14-day of the price guarantee, you can actually buy them today – just be sure and get back to Target on Black Friday to get your price adjustment (just bring the receipt and not the merchandise). There is NO price match since no one else carries these.


Toys R Us is also opening at 5 AM.

It looks like there will only be one CARS discounted item … the Mack CARRYING CASE for $19.99 (a $10 discount or 33% off).

Mack carrying

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Kmart will be open at 6 AM.

They are only offering one CARS item – the old standby – the Mack “Bachelor Pad” playset for $9.99 – a good deal – about 33% off.

Of course, the packaging has been updated but the truck and its interior is the same. I don’t think it’s the one with the rolling CAR above but I’ll update the photo if it is.

Kmart is actually open on Thanksgiving but no CARS offering on Thursday only.

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Unless you count this kid’s table & chair for $18.88 (about 55% off regular price) …

table chair

There is no specific CARS diecast item … though we are still awaiting the CARS pallet-endcap and last year, they pulled out the Mack trailer with Bumper Save from of the last minute hat so this year? We know this will be on the shelf as a quasi black Friday item … not the best of deals but $10 for a nice starter set …

Mack Black WM

Meijer LogoMeijer (NOT FRED MEYER) will be open at 5:00 AM.

Not a huge TOYS offering (as they are mostly a supermarket) but BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE for all CARS, Hot Wheels & Matchbox. Nice. Plus “One General Merchandise Item 15% OFF with Coupon, Excludes Doorbusters, Good only on 11/27 5AM to Noon.”


I think Kohl’s might be having an EVERYTHING 10-20% OFF sale either prior to Friday-saturday or starting already? there are hints but can’t find it on their site so give them a call. Some Kohl’s have a nice selection of CARS – others, not much – so it will vary.

FRED MEYER’s Black Friday ad/items do not appear to be online – if you have a link, send it to me … or any retailer that might have CARS items …


Will do more updates as the week progresses.

Happy shopping and stimulating the economy!

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23 November 2009 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail 56 Comments


  • kerner7777 says:

    I just care about the View Zeen lenticular.

  • Candice says:

    oh and I love the fact that right next to the Target 4-packs they have a sign saying that they will not go to the stock room to get you a certain car…thats so retarted! they are screwing themselves out of money!

  • Candice says:

    At TRU the Mack Carrying case is 19.99 and has been for weeks..I bought one two weeks ago for that price…says they were 29.99. This is in Tulsa Oklahoma. I love the fact that the TRU on East side of Tulsa has different prices than the one on the West side. I find it funy since it takes about 15-20 min max to get to the other one!

    I was at target on Friday night *in a town 20 min away* and they had a sale on the haulers, 9.99 a piece and I to one in Tulsa today and they were 12.99 a piece..I am guessing the sale on the haulers is over? DANG! I should have got them all while I could!

    (MET: And you get to sign the cool LIVING ON TULSA TIME song πŸ™‚ ).

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    I will sleep good Friday.

  • Mikey says:

    I found RPM hauler and No Stall hauler about an hour ago at Target!! With haulers over flowing at every store I go to it would seem like they are going to be on sale Friday. Anyways good luck to those of you going out Friday.

  • BMW says:

    Really nothing Cars related that seems worthwhile getting up at 3 am to go out looking for. I may go to Target later to get the half off 4 packs, and see if the new Final Lap case is put out.

    Now if the hauler sale was still on that would be worth it if the new NoStall and RPM were on the shelves.

  • MiaSenorita says:

    I went to my Target tonight and I asked them about the price adjustment for Black Friday… after they went through four managers, they got to the top. She said yes. . . if you buy something early… they will price adjust to the Black Friday price! So get your View Zeen now if you want it πŸ™‚

  • kevin roche says:

    weak, boo!!!!!!!! what happened to all those deals for black friday, i thought scrooge was at christmas time not thanksgiving

  • cac1959 says:

    At one Target in the Dayton, Ohio area, I saw a similar end cap to the one in SlicePie’s picture. I counted 96 of the lenticular racing 4 pack with View Zeen and 36 of the 3 new 4 Speedway 4 packs….

    I already have purchased the Speedway 4 packs with Fiber Fuel/Spare Mint, and RPM/Trunk Fresh… I may try to get the one with Vitoline/Rev N Go… But there’s no way I’d pay retail for the lenticular with View Zeen with eyes that open and close… If the eyes moved left and right, maybe… if they were classic eyes, definitely. I’m undecided about trying to go on Black Friday…

    I counted 28 boxes of the “Green Friday” Mack Carrying Case (2 pieces per box) at one Toys R Us today as well.

    Vacation day today… I did what I enjoy doing… looking for Cars without feeling rushed…

  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    I just received an email from HasbroToyShop.Com indicating Hasbro was having specials and $4.95 shipping on the site.

  • lost says:

    saw a handful of the black mack trailers today and the cruising mcqueens white parts were all pink even the eyes. worse than the ROR pink mcqueen.

  • iamspeed says:

    At least this year we’re not all pumped up for a Walmart Black Friday ad with Mega Size that didn’t show up for most of us!

    Everyone else remember the multitude of comments after most of us came home empty-handed almost a year ago?

  • ny says:

    Last year some dad got shot 3 times at a tru over a toy.

  • Ltlloyd38 says:

    I was in target yesterday and noticed their were two different 4 packs. One was Lightning, Chick Hick, Fiber Fuel, and Sparemint. The other one was Lightning, Leakless, Rev N Go and another racer cant remember. Non lenticular. My question is are these NEW are were they released last year.

    (MET: New. See link in post for photos of third “Speedway 4-Pack.”)

  • MiaSenorita says:

    Well Black Friday has become a tradition for the girls in my family to get some good deals. I live in a fairly small town… so nothing to outrageous.. but fun to join in the craze! I am looking forward to pouring over the ads in a huddle with my four sisters after Thanksgiving dinner! πŸ˜€

  • Dunroamin says:

    The Kohl’s store around me have been a great source to bolster my collection (and everything has been 25 to 30% off)
    Targets in my area have loads of the View Zeen 4 packs (does anyone need a lenticular LM, King and Chick? lol!
    The local TRU had about 400,000 mack trailer storage cases…(personally, I don’t think they are going to sell)

  • iamspeed says:

    We’re all familiar with the gray dots that Target puts on their shelf tags when an item’s on order and the pegs are bare, or close to it.

    MET, what’s up when about 60% of the CARS shelf tags, with shelves and pegs in good supply(nothing out or low), have RED dots?

  • iamspeed says:

    Mack looks like a low rider with those undersized tires and wheels!

    Well, at least he can cruise with Ramone. “Low and slow.”

  • babychristianscars says:

    WOW would love to get view zeen 4 pack but NO target near me and even if there was I wouldn’t be out shopping mobs of people at 4 am.

  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    I’ve never gotten up early to participate in the opening hour riots and lines. For me it’s not worth saving a couple of bucks. Sleep in! Eat Breakfast! Stores are empty by 10 AM. I would like to know which retailer actually started this mess. It kind of takes the Joy out of Christmas! Zhu zhu pets anybody??? πŸ™‚

  • woodshopwill says:

    be careful -that buy now show receipt later for adjustment isn’t always honored for specials,event prices, doorbusters etc.

    • swb says:

      i was wondering that myself simply because what if i just return it than on bf and say yea i wanna buy it back than because there are some blu ray movies and ps3 games i was looking to do that with maybe buying them today

  • Aaron & Jeanne Scriven says:

    question?? are cetain tru’s opening at midnight??? one employee at my tru said that they were opening at midnight on thurs?? it’s always been at 5am have you guys heard anything??

  • John in Missouri says:

    I think I will just wait until Saturday morning this year.

  • Sean says:

    Any idea of Disney Store will have the same discounts online?

  • PDIDDY55 says:

    Just a heads up if anyone is close to a Meijer and never been inside, its more like a Walmart where the store is half groceries and half merchandise. One big difference is Meijer employees seem to care about their jobs and their customers. Their toy section is just as big as Walmarts and they have been getting most everything in. They had chase cartip when I was there last night but I’ve already found 3 of them so I passed on it. Happy hunting everyone!

    • AlbertHinkey says:

      I was just about to comment on that. I’m from Michigan originally and know meijer well. Meijer is and has been what walmart is currently striving to be in terms of a true everything store. Just with smaller reach. Their toy section is just as big as walmart And the employees are really accomodating. I wish we had one put here in CA. It would make a killing.

    • carsfreak64 says:

      I live in Michigan and go to Meijer a lot. When I was there, I saw the mack semi (full size, not hauler) for 50% off at $9.99 and night vision mcqueen for around 5 dollars. Happy shopping!

  • Mr. T says:

    Had a friend find a chase Darrel Cartrip at WM and a checkered Dexter Hoover at Target!

  • Hostile Takeover Banker says:

    Good luck to all! I hope you can find something you like!

  • Jack says:

    First. Ha ha. I like the silly traditions of take 5 and if the first thing bothers you- Good.
    get over yourself. Anyway I guess the Disney Store at Midnight sounds good. I guess I just won’t sleep at all Thanksgiving night and just shop the night away instead.

    • PirateDad says:

      The actual tradition of TAke 5 is to make FUN of DORKS who post FIRST…so I am getting over myself and hoping Future Robot makes an appearance and ZAPS this …thus bringing back an OLD tradition!!

      • Jack says:

        Yeah but if no one calls first, the tradition of making fun of the one that does will be lost. So I will keep calling first so you can enjoy making fun of it. :)-

        • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

          i posted first at least twice this week and did not claim “first.” Piratedad may be a descendant of the famous Canadian pirate, Joseph Baker. He will seek you out and blunder your precious Cars! πŸ™‚

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