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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Kmart CARS Day #5 October 2010 – Yes, It’s Real

Sure, it’s fun to get tidbits, dribs, drabs of info but hey, how about something more official …

Now, of course this is not the entire case contents but there will be 8 NON-LENTICULAR “rubber tire” Piston Cup racers in the case.

The SEALED CASE pre-event sale will start Sunday, October 10, 2010 online at Kmart.com.

Probably 11 AM Central, Noon Eastern and 9 AM Pacific.But we will give you an exact time as we get closer.

Keep in mind the pre-sale has never really ever started on time for technical or other issues so don’t count on jumping on and jumping right off your computer – it might take a little more effort and time. We will try and get a specific url to the page before the 10th.

The IN-STORE event is Saturday, October 23, 2010. 11:00 AM in YOUR local time zone at 1,500+ Kmart’s around the country.

More details will follow in the next few weeks.

Of course, since apparently it’s already October 24th in Australia and Asia, here are some future photos – SPOILER ALERT … or rather, CARD SPOILER ALERT … Avert your eyes, it could contain spacial radiation in traveling back in time forwards …

Many Bothans died to bring us this information but fortunately “George” and “Hostile Takeover Banker” brought their cameraphones.

Oh great, YET ANOTHER Tach-O-Mint!*

* In the future 3 weeks from now, apparently, we are all wearing the same jumpsuit and there are more Tach-o-Mint’s than mices …

If your feeling anxious, please don’t eat Tank Coat.

This will be your desk in a few weeks …

And the CHASE CAR in the CASE …

No, this is not a new short card – the is known in collectors parlance as NOT MINT CARD. Has soft corners – all 37.

Yes, as tempting and as nice & colorful the cards are, please do not eat cardboard.

So, thanks “George” and “Hostile Takeover Banker” for great photos from the future.

We’ll join you there in a few weeks – save us some Saturn donuts.

More info and case assortment info coming.

Meanwhile, breathe, breathe, breathe … especially to all those bringing new CARS Collectors into this world. Congrats and we’ll save some Kmart CARS for you …

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5 October 2010 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 125 Comments


  • BigDisFan says:

    Greetings from WI. Fort Atkinson KMart did not even participate! Glad I called first. Janesville had a huge turnout. We all got lottery numbers, mine was picked last but I got my allocated 4 cars. Then after everyone got a turn we were allowed to repick through the boxes. I did get one of each race car, Chase LM, Dash, and the security 3 pack with Fred!
    It looked like a serious collector next to me so I asked if I could look in my box for him in case he missed one in his. I got a chase and Dash for him.
    For some reason they told me I could not use my coupon. Oh well – I had a little windshield time, saw fall colors, Now if we can only get an apple Race car!

  • SarahOC says:

    I pre-ordered two cases just now – went great! Automatically got the 10% off boys toys.

  • Matt says:

    So, I am looking at 86.50 after 10% off on select boy toys. $5 off coupon, and free shipping??

    • NascarFan says:

      plus tax. and if you dont buy to many and then get rebilled for shipping as a reseller it would work out that way yes

      • Matt says:

        That will work out great. I only ordered the one case. We will still probably go to the event here on the 23rd. Pick up anything that we would like on the side. Ours had maybe 5 people there last time. So the 2 boys each got to pick out their favorites. I just hope we get posters again.

      • Matt says:

        I wanted to add one more thing..

        Thanks for posting the link today. That really makes it easier for people like me who have 3 small children. My boys are almost 6, 3, and almost 1. On top of disappointment that can happen at the event, it’s more disappointing to me and the wife if we can’t make it because of some issue with a child. This just makes it easier.

        Thanks a bunch.

  • Lex Loci says:

    Anyone have a discount code better than $5 off that is applicable to this event?

  • NascarFan says:

    Just released on Mattycollector.com:

    Cars Collector Event at Kmart 10/23
    October 8, 2010
    By Matty
    Cars Fans,

    Join Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the rest of the gang from Radiator Springs at the next Cars Collector Event happening Saturday, October 23rd at 11:00 AM at participating Kmart stores nationwide! Click here for the full list of locations.

    Collector events at Kmart are always a blast — you’ll meet other collectors who share your obsession with Cars, plus get a chance to purchase previously-released vehicles decked out for the first time with synthetic rubber tires! There will be 24 total vehicles in every case. Here’s the complete list of vehicles and the number of them in each case:

    Painted Masked Lightning McQueen (Chase) — 1 Limited quantities!

    Race Tow Truck (Tow) — 1 First time with lenticular eyes!

    #54 Faux Wheel Drive — 3 First time with synthetic rubber tires!

    #74 Sidewall Shine — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!

    #82 Shiny Wax — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!

    #28 Nitroade — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!

    #80 Gask-its — 3 First time with synthetic rubber tires!

    #39 View Zeen — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!

    #101 Tach-o-mint — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!

    #36 Tank Coat — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!

    Kathy Copter — 1

    Pit Crew Sarge — 1

    Radiator Springs Lightning McQueen (with Fin) — 1

    Dash Boardman — 1

    So when Saturday, October 23rd rolls around, you’ll want to pause that tractor tipping, put the pedal to the metal and race into your favorite Kmart. Until then, ka-chow!

    — Matty


  • heinz57baby says:

    Could someone be kind enough to help us out with 1 each of Faux Wheel Drive and Tach-o-Mint?

    Thanks in advance…

    tanyahinson @ hotmail .com

  • pwschuh says:

    Does anyone know if there will be at least 2 of each new car in each case (excluding Chase cars, of course)?? Thanks.

    • NascarFan says:

      While its a guess if we have 2 of each 16 pieces for the racers, that leaves 8 spots in a case of 24.

      one each of chase car and surprise car (18)

      now only 6 spots left for Lightning McQueen (might be rubber tires, due to the 3 pack release at Kmart) and Kathy Copter, Dash Boardman, Tow truck, Pit Crew Sarge & Radiator Springs Mcqueen

      Thats the current guesses…..

      • John in Missouri says:

        They’ve always had an uneven distribution of Racers, so I see it more like 3 each of Tach-O-Mint / Gask-its / Faux Wheel Drive / Tank Coat, 2 each of Nitroade / View Zeen / Shiny Wax / Sidewall Shine, and 1 each of Paint Mask McQueen, Dash Boardman, the Surprise Car, and plain ol’ Lightning McQueen.

    • NascarFan says:

      this JUST IN FROM KMART:

      Hi everyone,

      A couple of updates on the upcoming Cars Event:

      We are going to release the Case Assortment this Saturday (10/9) on MyKmart.com

      Officially, the presale will start on Monday (10/11) but as soon as my online contact sends me the link to the presale, I will forward to you and we can start spreading the word.

      You can expect this sometime Sunday afternoon.

      Event in-store is 10/23, so I will keep you posted.

      Please let me know if you have any questions.

      Thank you!
      Kmart Rep

  • Indykjt says:

    Pics of new 9 pack Target exclusive have shown up on Ebay:

    Dash Boardman, Houser Boon, Tim Rimmer, Timothy Twostroke, McQueen, King, Chick, Sidewall Shine, Clutch Aid

    Says includes 4 exclusives, so that may the only form of classic eyes we see for those three reporters and that fan

    EDIT: It’s called the “Speedway 9-Pack”

  • Jack says:

    In another crazy twist a Faux Wheel Drive, Gaskits and Lightning three pack with rubber tires was found today at Kmart. I can’t believe they put this in stores prior to Kmart day 5. Go figure. I can’t.

  • babychristianscars says:

    Awesome I’ll have to have someone get these for me. I can’t wait to finally own tach o mint.

  • Pirate Cheese says:

    Must start breathing….we’re ‘avin a thought ‘ere…how do ye swing ‘avin a go at the big K event when ye’ve promised yer shipmates to be anchored in another port ‘alfway round the world fir the entire day, ay? These treasures will complete the racers for most of us opener kinda scallywags. Wot all? We will definitely need a map, or a bloody Mary, or both…. The port royal big K is usually a welcome haven to plunderous piracy of the cars booty, having scored many a shiny treasure at such “parties”, split me wif a curse sez I!!!!! ‘Tis great fun for all and we won’t be goin, but if we were not going, which we won’t be,… We would get the chance to buy cars, which we would if we were but we won’t… ’cause we’re not… Unless we do. Either way it doesn’t
    Look like the hacienda Los queso will be fillin empty spaces on the shelf. ….unless we find a crew! Which we won’t need because we’re not going. There. I’ve said it! What bodes bad for captain pirate cheese bodes bad for us all.

    • NascarFan says:

      what is “Wot” and sez…..bodes?

    • Chris with tray says:

      Pirate Cheese rules.

      • Pirate Cheese says:

        CWT, Avast there! No sir. Oh no my well heeled gentilious scabbardly dragon-pipe. It is you who indeed rules—- The 7 seas of CARS that is. Do we have a heading?
        As for meself, I will, and certainly almost always have ruled my ship. The fastest on all the water, NIGH unbeatable, as it were. The black Cheddar! Ahoy!

        –And bestest of luck to all Big K Cars Days scallywags, may the plunderers all keep to the code!

        “Take wot ye can, give nuffin’ back!” ( except to Take5aDay CARS for charity causes of course) Yo Ho.
        Did you say “Parlay”?

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    Well if anyone needs a case or 2, I will be ordering extras.

    Same as the past 3 Kmart events, I only charge exact costs.

    The cost of each case will be $90.13 , after taxes/discounts,etc.

    Each case will weigh 5 lbs. shipped inside a padded box, or 4lbs. shipped as is.

    They must be paid for by Oct. 9th, unless you’ve bought from me before.

    My email is overnight77 @ yahoo.com


  • Carlos says:

    Is Paint Mask McQueen exclusive? Or is it first-to-market?

    • NascarFan says:

      Carlos: Exclusively in the Kmart case probably, unless its added to another case like Mater with oil cans has been…..

      First to market I would say yes..i have not seen anything about it being anywhere else

      • Carlos says:

        Well, whoever found the Case R said someone took the chase car from the case. So I’m not sure. I hate Kmart. They’re rude to me. I wonder why they’re called Chase. I usually associate that word to something tough to find, and you’ll have to chase all over town to find, not something that’s so easy, a cavecar could find it. Anyway, I need 3 of them.

        • NascarFan says:

          As stated above:

          And the CHASE CAR in the CASE … Paint Mask mcqueen see photo yes it has NO chase on the corner but it is the chase car, thus why they are called chase cars

          • NascarFan says:


            “”Jeaks just posted this on another post:

            Chase Mater with oil cans is the Chase for Case R. Found new case R today and checked to see what the Chase was. Definately was Mater oil cans.”””

            Will this mean the Kmart Case Chase car is Mater oil cans??? maybe not as its stated above that its Paint Mask Mcqueen.

  • JMBoost says:

    Bit far to travel from the UK, when will they give us a day over here to get these sorts of cars?

  • MrBrownstone says:

    Which of these racers are “new” (regardless of rubber tyres or not) exclusing if the car was part of the SOTS set or as a promo car?

    • NascarFan says:


      the others were either launchers and or previous Kmart plastic tires release

      • Carlos says:

        All 3 are due as launchers, as Met has shown us.

        • NascarFan says:

          Right Carlos. but Kmart will have these first in rubber tires…. unless you have seen them on the shelf, and I dont think the launcher cars are in plastic tires

          • jambouk says:

            Dont think rubber tires will be on the launcher cars,
            Doesnt the rubber tires stop them rolling properly?

            • John in Missouri says:

              He means that they will be the old-style pit row launchers, not with the “plastic tires”, as in the new style Lightyear Launchers that come with those big stupid plastic tire cases or whatever they are.

              • NascarFan says:

                Correct John, even thought these are supposed to be launchers, either version of launcher is irrelevant, but Kmart will have these 3 cars out first anyway

                • Carlos says:

                  I heard the lightyear launchers were canccelled. Great. All Mattel’s fault. They were a huge mistake. The last official list of pit row showed those 3, but none were on the lightyear list. Though I never bought any lightyear launcher, I’d still get it if it had a rare one in it.
                  Anyway, here’s upcomming Pit Row Launcher cases:

                  B has N2O and Revolting
                  C with Vinyl Toupee and Bumper Save
                  D Sputter Stop and Sparemint, out already
                  E with Tow Cap and Tach O Mint
                  F Gaskits and View Zeen
                  Faux Wheel Drive and Lil’ Tourquey I believe are G, but not sure.

  • If only my Kmart was still open.

  • jambouk says:

    My guess: A cars2 car.

    You read it hear first.

  • jambouk says:

    Really……not much of a surprise….or is that just my opinion?

  • jambouk says:

    Does anyone know or think they know what the SURPRISE car is?

    we can be pretty sure of most but what is the surprise.

    • NascarFan says:

      My guess is

      Tow Truck with rubber tires.

    • John in Missouri says:

      Why not the Apple iCar? Maybe Apple compromised and said we’ll allow the release of the Car, but we won’t let Mattel promote it.

      If that sounds too far-fetched, then maybe it’ll just be Lightning McQueen, Chick Hicks, and/or The King.

      • NascarFan says:

        knowing that Kmart executives have asked about doing the Apple car and mattel saying NO we will not ……”Cost prohibitive” Due to huge licensing fees and exclusivity to the ONE and only one set…., nope, never, not going to happen

      • Chris with tray says:

        I’m holding out hope, John. Why not? These “no-hopers” are buzzkills.

        • NascarFan says:


          no offense to you or anyone directly

          all this debate over the Apple car just reminds me of an old Lorrie Morgan country song….

          “what part of no….”

          again good luck, this getting remade …theres a better chance at hitting the lottery in the next 3 years versus the next 20 years

          • Chris with tray says:

            No offense taken.

            Not much of a country fan, myself, but I understand what “no” means, just not sure why you keep saying it. Stranger things have happened, don’t ya think?

            • NascarFan says:

              Not me saying no…

              Just know that Mattel cant make it due to an agreement with Apple

              Kmart execs have been told no when they go to the table for bi yearly exclusive ideas

              Mattel people have been asked by me and others and they say no

              so…. just passing that info onward.

              I would like to be wrong…. make alot of adult collectors happy regardless of petititons or not or how many of their kids want one or not

    • Indykjt says:

      I’m willing to wager that the “surprise car” is the lenticular Dash Boardman that has been found with the other Kmart Cars. I don’t see there being anything different than what was sent to Australia.

      Back to the simplest explanation is usually the right one. BUT, this is just a guess… I would be more than happy to be wrong on this!!!

  • jmularczyk says:

    this is awesome. I’m only missing 4 plastic tire cars to have all the speedway cars (Tach-o-mint, Faux Wheel Drive, Gaskits, Apple) and I get to actually get three of the four here? Granted they are rubber tires and I’ll still be missing the four plastic tire cars but I’m a huge fan of the rubber tire Kmart cars.

  • Man-I-Fold says:


  • cac1959 says:

    I received a set of the 8 racers from a friend in Australia last Saturday… they are nice… It looks like the quality of the paint is improved over the KM4 Cars. I’ll be ordering a case on the 10th, after I get back from looking for the Target 9 pack, and will be at a Kmart store at 8 am on the 23rd (even though they won’t have the event until 11 am).

    My guess is 3 each of Gask-Its and Faux Wheel Drive. 2 each of the other 6 racers, the Chase Car, lenticular Dash Boardman, and 4 other lenticulars…

    • Man-I-Fold says:

      Glad to hear that the paint quality seems improved on these. Thanks for noting that. The last batch (Day 4) was really poor. I searched thru entire cases (post event) to find just one half-way decent paint job of each. Even Transberry Juice’s headlight decals were screwed up on all copies I viewed across several KMart’s stock. So, very keen on seeing these. My son is going to be very very thrilled as well, as the rubber tire racers are his absolute favorite! I also will feel relieved to finally have a View Zeen in-hand after missing Day 1, saying no to eBay valuation ($19+), and saying no to the lenticular in the 4-pack over and over and over again. And of course the big three… wow, can’t wait for this!!

  • L8rM8r says:

    Well nice to finally have the official word on these, and confirm such a great case. Now what the distribution of these will be is another question. I am guessing that they will do a min of 2 of the racers, but who will get more. I guess it doesn’t really matter I think I am in for 2 cases as I am going to miss the event and spend Sunday watching football and hitting refresh 🙂

  • Laurence says:

    Wonderful information. It’s like Christmas in October. Oh wait, that’s already been done by Tim Burton.

    For those of you lucky enough to be able to attend the event, and if somebody doesn’t mind too awfully much, please hook me up with the 8 rubber tire Piston Cup racers and the Chase McQueen from this set. There ain’t no K-Mart within a decent driveable distance of where I live on the east side of Houston.

    Shoot me an email:

    Thank you,

  • Bombero1956 says:

    Well at least the pre-sale in on a Sunday. That should make easier for those who have to work.

  • Chris with tray says:

    There’s no way that I can keep this a secret until Christmas. Sacrilege, I know, but I kinda wish it was in December.

    • Jack says:

      Don’t worry Chris, there will be more than enough Cars and toons releases between Kmart day and Christmas to use as gifts.
      There will be more final laps, Storytellers old and maybe new, Christmas Cars, crew chief sets maybe more hauler sets, more cases of lenticulars with new chase cars, probaly more launchers, the new mystery 9 pack, new deluxe Cars and more.
      Not too mention the vast amount of Cars Toons releases they are seemingly coming out with every day lately.
      I said it before and it’s happening quickly. The Cars toon lines will surpass the amount of releases from the original line and movie. I haven’t counted lately but I am guessing but we must have at least between 50 and 100 releases already from the Cars Toons shorts already.
      Anyone know exactly how many releases including all singles and mega size there have been so far from the toons line?
      I think I am going to have to do a count.

  • Kevin W says:

    It would be interesting for Met to do a comparison of the actual Tach-o-mint with all the customs we saw. It will also be interesting to see what is offered on Kmart day #6 since most of the MSOS will have been released as rubber tires. Can we look forward to rubber tire versions of McQueen, Chick, and (hold your heart) the Apple car? Other rubber tired characters such as Mater, Salley, etc.?

    • NascarFan says:

      Apple car… lol nope…

      From Martin A

      “”As far as I know the Apple car was and will remain a one time shot……..



      My personal opinion:

      We should have seen standard Lightning McQueen, Sally, Mater, Doc, Fillmore and all the other standard characters in every Kmart Day release ALL as rubber tires way before the racers on rubber tires and not standard repeats. Todd on rubber tires with a standard Todd and Edwin with rubber tires and one not. That would have made it interesting

  • ScoobyDoo says:

    What’s the link to the Kmart page shown above?

  • NascarFan says:

    If anyone overseas needs cases let me know I am getting cases online for overseas people once again

    Please let me know by October 9th 5pm mountain time at the latest. thanks.


  • Rebecca says:

    Can’t wait to get these. 🙂

  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    Nice to see the cards are unique to the castings.

  • bmc says:

    Both “Gas-its” “Tack-O-Mint” are misspelled on the Official Kmart info……….

  • kdthomas says:

    It’s not 20% off like last time but it will get you one free car at least… or print a bunch and have all your family and friends make seperate purchases? 🙂

    KMART $5 Coupon in time for KMART Day 5!


  • jestrjef says:

    This will be a great day!! I am looking forward to picking up all of the cars and I know my son will be excited too!! 😀

    • quercy says:

      I do not need to know if my son will be excited or not… I AM!!! 🙂 Anyhow I’m pretty sure he will be more excited to have a new poster on the wall showing all the future cars to come…

  • Nicole H says:

    Was that last little paragraph for me??? Still no baby and Dr’s are in no hurry either! I told them I had somewhere to be on the 23rd and the hospital is not the place!

  • PirateDad says:

    AWESOME!!!!!!!! Definitely doing a cross border raid for this one!

    Thanks for the info Met!

  • Matt says:

    Is the chase car lenticular?

  • Stig McQueen says:

    That is indeed a great assortment! I guess the question now is, do I just buy the case online, or go to the actual event (where the only participants last time were me, Stig Jr. & one other guy)? If nobody goes to the stores for the event, that may send a message that nobody’s interested, which could mean no more events. But given turnout for the last event, that may happen anyway.

    Do I recall correctly that some people had problems with the content of their cases last time? Just trying to figure out what’s the bwst course of action for me…

  • Jeaks says:

    Can expect Kathy Copter, Tow (sans rubber wheels), LMQ Radiator Springs and Pit Crew Sarge. Plus of course Dash.

    Paint Mask LMQ chase as well.

    Just wait and see if I am right.

  • Matt B says:

    so there is or there isn’t going to be a #6?

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