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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Paul Valdez Long Road Hauler to the UK

Paul Valdez Arctic Ice Road trucker somehow has made it across the Atlantic Ocean to the UK …

“Rippers” sends along nice photos of his find – 12.99£

Nice new changes to the inside.

And with people reporting hauler finds at Kohl’s – looks like the self imposed Hauler embargo is over …

Great detailing …

Hopefully, will arrive in the US soon …

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15 August 2010 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 31 Comments


  • BMW says:

    Met, Since PV has been found in Canada in the last few days, any update
    on when we will see them in the USA? I’m ignoring the Kmart website, which did not actually have PV.

  • Cars4aandR says:

    Good evening from The Great White North….

    Shiny Wax Hauler is # 12 and is out right?

    My Local Wal Mart has 2x each Vinyl Toopee and Shifty Drugs as Peg Warmers…I am ready and willing to get them for any one who would have 2x Shiny Wax Haulers to trade…Trade 2x for 2x your choice Vinyl or Shifty.
    P.S. I am going away on vacation on sunday back in one week so let me know by tomorrow morning.
    P.P.S. If you want me to buy they are 19.92 plus 13 percent sales tax 22.51 CDN…yes tax at 13%…welcome to Canada!

    Cars4AandR e-mail rinoco@nb.sympatico.ca

  • Carlos says:

    After all these lentys, the only lines I’m collecting are megasize, Piston Cup Nights, Final Lap, and haulers. I can’t wait to get him, and, when will he be out in the U.S.?

  • Bob - Thee Naughty Knight says:

    2 weeks ago K-Mart advertise they had this and the INC Hauler for on line orders… I ordered, I received conformation. THEN there will be a DELAY in SHIPPING… THEN SORRY, One of your items is not available and we will refund you almost almost all you paid. Then the second BAD NEWS… Your 2nd order is also NOT AVAILABLE… BUT YOUR THIRD ORDER is still on scheduled… The DAY OF ARRIVAL nedless to say I was EXCITED… WHAT THE F…. I open the box and there was (1) McQueen Hauler, (1) Gray Hauler (1) Chick Hicks Hauler (1) Mood Springs Hauler) all of which I had NOT ORDERED!!!! A Phone call told me I could return them to a Local K-Mart… Yep… “WHAT THE F…. “These are on sale and we can only give you $7.49 each………….@#&%$!X

  • Fillmore1234 says:

    Here in Illinois Gil is finally beggining to cram our shelves. The Sidewall Shine Hauler at Shopko is still there but I’m not buying it until they figure out that $19.99 is too much for a Hauler.

    I have seen Gil Haulers at Kohl’s but noone else. All of the Cars they have are Mater’s Tall Tales repeats that are cramming Wal-Mart’s shelves.

    Still no sighting of Dragon McQueen w/ 2010 Collectors Guide. The only thing close to it was the 2009 one in the Clearance Section for $1.99.

    Found a Color Changer DJ and Boost at a Wal-Mart in Chilicothe, Missouri, as well as a Rust-eze Can LMQ, Skip Ricter Lenty, and a Cone LMQ. Pretty good find for what I’ve been seeing the past couple of months. DJ turnes Light Blue and Purple and Boost turns White and Purple.

  • I can’t wait to get this guy! Gil is a peg warmer here in Florida and I still didn’t get Vinyl Toupe and Shifty Drug.

  • Steven says:

    Usually I do not post on sites, but I would like to say that this article really convinced me to do so! Congratulations, really good article

  • NeoSK says:

    he looks nice! Finally there’s some new faces beside those from the same molds

  • buckland-blowouts says:

    Lookin’ forward to a Canadian appearance then…!!!

    (fingers crossed!!!)

  • hollywood7 says:

    ?? Where was this in the Movie ??

    • Man-I-Fold says:

      I think it’s during the final race in Los Angeles, there’s a quick shot of Paul, Gil, and a few others sitting together watching the race; were they at a truck stop watching it on TV? I’ve only seen it 1 million times with my son and can’t remember for sure – bad memory. I bet someone on here will clarify…

      • hollywood7 says:

        Hi Man-I-Fold

        I also have watched a few time but will need to watch again to make sure.

        But I do know everytime I rewatch it I find somthing else I have missed.

        Thanks for the comments


  • John in Missouri says:

    I contacted several Professors at the University of Missouri to come up with a Theorem on when mid-Missouri will see Paul Valdez. Below are their computerized results. Very interesting stuff!

    INPUT: Paul Valdez Hauler
    INPUT: Posted 15-AUG-2010 on TakeFiveADay
    INPUT: Take5 Member ==> “Rippers”
    INPUT: Location ==> United Kingdom
    INPUT: (((3x + 2y) / (4x – 2y)) * 3.14159265358979323846)
    FALSE: Vinyl Toupee Hauler Already Found Locally
    FALSE: Shifty Drug Hauler Already Found Locally
    INPUT: Babies Tackled ==> 4
    INPUT: Number of Those Babies Not Born Yet ==> 2
    OUTPUT: April 10, 2013

    …well, at least it’ll be on my birthday!

  • MurdockM says:

    These are in Singapore too!

  • Brown Fury says:

    Looks good, thinking I may have to get one… Nice score Rippers!

  • Carlos says:

    Nice to see, but when will he be here in the U.S.? And yes, it’s out, and int’l got it first, as sadly predicted, because we’ve seen some with int’l packaging on eBay. I can’t wait to get him, but is the oil can easy to break off? Who drives around with an oil can stuck to their face? This, I believe is the 3rd hauler where int’l gets it before the U.S. Nitroade and Trunk Fresh were like that too. The U.S. used to get stuff way before Europe, but now, it’s the opposite. Why? And, the only 2 haulers I’ve seen are Gil and Trunk Fresh. Needless to say, I have both. I hope Mattel can finish the racers’ haulers, plus the truck stop ones too. (Ben Crankleshaft, Oliver lightload, Chet Boxkaar.)

  • Jeaks says:

    Shifty drug and Vinyl Toupe are peg warmers here in Oz and poor old Gil is in the clearance section of Kmart along with Toons. Lets hope that doesn’t stop the flow of Valdez to our shores. So far we have been lucky with the haulers. May that continue

  • >>Hopefully, will arrive in the US soon …<<

    Yeah, along with Bessie and the Octain Gain pitty sets,

    • CarzFANatic says:

      Bessie has already hit. I’ve found her here in South Carolina at Kohls, and a collecting buddy of mine in North Carolina has also found her at Kohls. Also heard of people finding her at K-Mart and Wal-Mart.

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