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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Pirate Mater Tall Tale?

There’s a mystery diecast listing with no other info but a Pirate-themed Mater Tall Tale is coming next year?


Humm … well, we know someone in Canada will buy one …

Here’s your inane trivia question for the day – they claim that pirates wear an eyepatch so when they go below decks in the dark, they can see better with the covered eye – faster acclimation to the dark – true? What do you think? Yes, once a year you have to engage your brain while reading T5 🙂

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6 September 2010 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 13 Comments


  • Lorri says:

    I always thought they wore the eyepatch because they were gettin used to the “hook” and maybe poked their eye out.

  • PirateDad says:

    All those messages in a bottle and letters and phone calls and emails and twitters and faxes and prayers to the Manufacturer have finally paid off…..thank you Pixar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Could knot have happened to a nicer to either!

  • Jack says:

      I believe Pirate Dad should get some royalties for this one. At least he should be given every Disney Cars and Cars toons sievert release for free for the rest of his life. 

     As for the pirate patch thing:
     One eye. Ha. Haven’t you seen the one all seeing eye enough? Just take a look at the back of a one dollar bill for starters. 
     The one eye thing is a very old symbolism. The one eye of the ancient  Egyptian god Horus even had it. 
     To borrow a phrase of a philosopher- “in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king”.  Those in the light can see with one eye. Those in the dark cannot see with two. 
     It is a known fact that most  or all of the famous pirates actually worked for the kings.  It was a way for kings to steal from others without being blamed. The king would set up a deal with a foreign leader or company. The King would then give information of valuable shipments to the pirates, let them steal the cargo and then split the booty with them later. It’s why the Kings didn’t simply send in their powerful navies to crush the pirates. As well as why pirates are still glorified.                                            It’s the art of the double cross. As seen in the crossed bones or swords in pirate emblems. These crossed bones are also used in a popular fraternity that both President Bushes among many other powerful people belong too. 
     The old money families and royal bloodlines have use all the same tricks and symbolism for many years. You see it over in over and over everywhere. The all seeing one, usually left, eye has been around thousands of years. The kings using the dark side by using pirates to steal for them is just another example of this. 
     Star Wars has a ton of this same type symbolism also. 

  • Jinzo says:

    Captain Jack Mater. LOL 😀 Yay!

  • Carlos says:

    The next TRU 5 pack has Sheriff and the 4 tuners. Very dissapointed. When will P.V. and the other haulers be out here in the U.S.?

    • Man-I-Fold says:

      I can’t wait for PV and the other new haulers either! I do see how this 5-pack is a good idea though, in terms of sales. Kids who are seeing Cars for the first time will want main characters to play with, not minor characters they may not even notice in the movie. The tuners, pretty pivotal and memorable characters for a lot of kids probably, seem to be snatched up immediately by eBayers and collectors, making them hard to obtain off the peg, so they could be really making some kids happy with these new sets. I personally got a later start on collecting Cars for my son (and myself 😉 ) and still haven’t a classic-eye Wingo (just to demonstrate scarcity on a local level). I had a difficult time just finding one Sheriff and one lenticular Wingo when my son really got interested in Cars. I’ve been surprised that Mattel doesn’t just keep the main characters in stock on all store shelves as a rule, rather than a whole section full of Lightning McQueens. Anway, I’m with you on wanting the new mainline stuff ASAP, but it soes seem smart to make this 5-pack and other main character themed packs.

  • Jeremy says:

    Pirate? Well, the next one HAS to be Mater Ninja San!

  • oldhippie says:

    If the patched eye is still covered, and you close the unpatched eye. Definately yes, maybe; well….maybe. Where’s my eyepiece? I think the monkey stole my eyepiece.

  • Carlos says:

    Nice to see, but Mattel is really pushing these on. What I want are P.V. and the other Peterbilt truckers we saw at Comic Con. I may also get Toons if they have oil cans. But, will Mator UFO’s oil cans be speratable? I hope so. We’ve seen several different protos, and they’re different. Hard to tell. Also, look at Mydog’s listings on eBay. That’s right, Toons. I can’t believe it, they COMPLETELY shifted to Toons. I never thought there’d be this much. I’m dissapointed. When will the truckers come to the U.S.?

  • Stig McQueen says:

    The Mythbusters tested this during their 2007 “Pirate Special” and found it to be “plausible”.

    • BMW says:

      True, meant to add amateur Astronomers use this technique.

      Wear an eye patch over your observing eye while setting up equipment. Put it on as long as possible before the start of your session, and you will be rewarded with a fully dark-adapted eye when you’re ready to begin observing

  • Shawn says:

    False. In fact, one eye decreases one’s depth perception.

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