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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Santa CAR Mater Saves Christmas Box Set Arriving

Very nice … if you can’t find it on the shelf, TRU.com still has it available …

Comparison with Red

Mater & Mater (best law firm in Radiator Springs).

Hot Shot Lightning looks pretty much the same as the one from last year – maybe slightly shinier – Mattel’s factory clearly got a good deal on overcoat πŸ™‚

The set is still available online which is very nice … though TRU.com doesn’t pack their shipments with much consistency so if you want it minty mint, be sure and order about 6 so the outside boxes can shield your inside boxes …

(you can click on the graphic for the link).

For those of with an iPad, TRU has digitized the WISH BOOK as an iPad APP … it’s free and it’s nice … (the print version is coming out this Sunday)

But there are definitely some oddities in the listings …

I don’t think anyone has seen this set in stores for 3 years? Who’s going to place an order to see if this is what you get?

I guess that $15 increase in price is for the free shipping?

Or this set? Has it been upgraded to the “Night Skyline” packaging? Who’s gutsy enough to order it?

Um, yea, Lizzie’s just sitting in the warehouse? So, who’s brave and who wants a box of “random-mystery” 5 pack?

Will you get one of these extra, extra, extra McQ 5-packs?

Come on, put your $100 down and spin the roulette wheel, you might be a king … or you might be a pauper … come on, be brave! You can do it! You can do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!Do it!


If you have the iPhone, you can download the regular (NOT WISH BOOK) TRU iPhone app (als0 free). There is also one for the HK TRU stores but they don’t carry much in the way of CARS (as in pretty much nothing online). There is also a free Geoffrey Memory Game on the iPhone – nothing great but amusing for free.

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30 October 2010 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail 20 Comments


  • TaylorD says:

    TRU has Mater saves Christmas 3 pak 19.99$ remember to spend 10$ more so you can get that free cars case, what a deal!!!

  • Rebecca says:

    Found this at TRU yesterday in Colorado Springs, CO. Yay!!

  • babychristianscars says:

    will order this online and hope the target one is also online since NO stores near me.

    Love the new mater and santa car.

  • Stig McQueen says:

    BTW, I also got my TRU Santa set online; it was packed fairly well, with no visible damage to the box. However, I’m afraid I can’t echo Met’s praise on the paintwork; the plastic bumper/mouth on my Hot Shot LMQ very obviously does not match the rest of the body. Don’t know if it’s a different shade of red or just wasn’t clear-coated, but it’s rather obvious…

    (Hmmm… Maybe I should have checked the ones at TRU; if they’re all correct, maybe I can put mine on Ebay as an “error!”)

  • Stig McQueen says:

    My TRU had half a dozen Santa sets this morning, as well as a bunch of new UFM singles. Two full pegs of Mators, quite a few Corporal Kims, plus a full peg of Stripped Kabutos, Dragon LMQ without oil stains, Tokyo Mater with oil stains and Drift Party Mater, and a bunch of other Tokyo tuners whose names escape me. Also had a couple of MTM 3-packs, including Rasta Mater and Beanie Mater with I-Screamer.

  • Captain_Chunk says:

    Our wish book came last week, saw the set on the shelf at TRU as well. I’m holding out for the Target set with the new Christmas McQueen, he looks fantastic.

  • jambouk says:

    Whats with the three Mcqueens….what version are they?

  • John in Missouri says:

    I’ll be your guinea pig on the Lizzie set, Met. πŸ™‚

    • John in Missouri says:

      Actually that SKU is the same on all 3 above, and when I type it into TRU’s website, it comes up with Disney Pixar’s The World of Cars 5-Piece Flo’s V8 Cafe Gift Pack and Disney Pixar’s The World of Cars Piston Cup Race Day 5-Pack, each for $19.99.

  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    These sets are now in EVERY TRU I’ve been into around western Washington. No need to order on line unless you’re not near a TRU.

  • Micky says:

    My Christmas Set came in a box much too large for it. I was surprised to see the set only had a slight crimp in one corner. The Cars Fairy was watching out for it πŸ™‚

    • Mariela says:

      My sets arrived also, but they were moving freely inside the box, no protection what so ever!
      And I found them first at the store before getting this package!

  • NascarFan says:

    I got 2 of these christmas sets in bubble bags

    • Dunroamin says:

      is that good or bad?
      Mine came in a nice box with air-pak bags…of course the bags were there to fill the box, not protect the merch. Nothing but box around the 2 I bought…I like amazon’s packing..there boxes are also quite useful for trading cars πŸ™‚

  • Hostile Takeover Banker says:

    I got that Ipad app today; it’s useless for me as I don’t live in the US.

  • Dunroamin says:

    That TRU photo looks like my TRU…Tons of old Multi-packs and ROR carded Semi Cabs…Even the Cars Toon Cube with all the mega size and lenticulars iand singles is still hangin around…nothing worth getting though…even at the $3 price..

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