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Disney Pixar CARS: Disney Store UK Dr. Frankenwagon …

“David D.” has also uncovered the Disney Store exclusive (as far as we know) diecast release of Toon Mater Monster Wrestling Dr. Frankenwagon … (we did post about it months ago but I guess no one looked very closely 🙂  ).

Here he is in his tiny screen glory … how tiny?

Very tiny …

Even we say he’s a tiny bugger …

He’s comes in the Disney Store UK only (so far) MONSTER TRUCK MACK set …

Turns out Dr. Frankenwagon is a MB SMART car …

While the sculpt is nice, clearly the jacked up wheels are a bit high … but understandable as a cost savings since he comes in this set …

These are about 1:64 scale and clearly, it would’ve been expensive to make special custom axle and tires just for him when it’s easier and cheaper just to use the same setup on all the Monster trucks.

Right now, this set is only available at the Disney Stores UK – they do not ship to the US and of course, heavy bulky box anyway …

(note – the direct link may not work as Disney employs an IP address lookup so if you’re in the US, they re-direct you to the US page … you can get there if you’re persistent (see bottom of Disney page for access to UK page).

Will this set make it to the US?

Maybe – it seems every set so far has but hard to tell …

Will Mattel make one in the 1:55 series?


There’s no list of 2011 Toons other than what’s already been announced (outside of the THUGS listing).

“David D.” as you know made his own custom GIANT GREEN MONSTER so of course, he needed to get his handler-manager-owner …

Thanks for the great pics, “David D.”

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29 December 2010 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 17 Comments


  • mattmartin says:

    If anybody wants the Toons from inside Mack, I have them available. They are actually quite cool.

  • Fillmore1234 says:

    Why are Dr. Frankenwagon’s eyes green in the short but blue on the car? I should also ask why they are making Leroy Traffik in Snow Tires and I don’t even have him as the single! Oh, Mattel and your crappy marketing. (I know that Disney made Dr. Frankenwagon, but they could have made him a bit better. Where is his smile, anyway? And they should have made him Referee Pitty-sized, and not a Monster Truck Size. 🙁 )

    They should have given him Wee Hoo Winter Mater’s snow tires and not make them too big for the car, itself. He is wearing snow tires in the short! 😀

    • BuddhaMike says:

      Isn’t this the Disney Store variety and not Mattel? I wouldn’t expect Mattel to make the same mistakes or exceptions that Disney Store does. The Mattel product is far superior and often much more to scale relating to other cars in a set. My hope is that Mattel gets it right when they release him in the Toon line (i.e. smaller tires, smaller car, correct color eyes). Or, in ‘toon’ with what we typically see, they’ll make the eye color incorrect at first, then come out with a variant so we can buy it a second time. I’m on to these Disney-Mattel people. In the words of Fillmore, “It’s a conspiracy, man.” 😉

  • mattmartin says:

    If anybody really wants one of these I will gladly get and mail from the UK or bring over on one of my many US visits with work.

  • Quixotequest says:

    Looks stupid when it doesn’t match the Toon.

  • Chris with tray says:

    *Negative Nancy Alert*

    He looks ridiculous all jacked up like that.

    • DDD says:

      He could be closer to “canon” for sure…at least they have the whitewall tires. I also wish he had one big pupil like the cartoon, and his front end expression is pretty generic. Most of all they should have put the “mouth” line above the bumper, not below the hood. (I had to refer to the cartoon to see what was going on there.) But these are definitely for the kids, and I’m happy till something better comes along!

  • BMW says:

    Mattel are you listening?
    Disney store has Paddy, but you don’t. Now Frankenwagon. Need Franken’s Monster too.

    • BuddhaMike says:

      BMW, I have just one thing to add to your response. AMEN!

      And let’s add Tach-O-Mint (plastic tires) to the list of ‘What are you thinking, Mattel?’ And where’s the Final Lap Dexter Hoover? Seriously, a Final Lap collection through Target and they don’t think to add the White Flag Dexter Hoover. Major oversight. Now there’s a custom car opportunity to those artists out there. Not too hard to grab a cheap Yellow Flag Dexter and paint his yellow flag ‘white’ and then sell them on eBay. Cha-ching.

  • oliversmom says:

    Shipped that set from UK, Thank you to our international members.
    LOVING it , really great set.
    Comes with huge Mack, and Wrestlers are 1/55 size, very nice.
    Hope it comes to US… would not mind getting one more…

  • Mike H says:

    If someone can modify him to his ‘lo-jack’ look from the movie, I’d bite.

    I loved his little insane chittering in his introduction. I also wish he could look a little more insane.

    Though I’m sure his Smart Car body is based on those we’ll be seeing in Cars 2.

  • babychristianscars says:

    Awesome can’t wait for this Disney set to hit the us.

  • Stig McQueen says:

    LOL Dr. F is an MCC Smart car!

  • John in Missouri says:

    I just wish John Lasseter had stressed that EVERY Cars toy should be the same scale. For some of us 1:55 collectors, 1:43 and 1:64 scale Cars are neat but just not on the shopping list.

    • BuddhaMike says:

      Disney Store cars are simply…. junk. My son has a number of the Mattel diecast and they hold up great. He got four Disney Store cars for Christmas two years ago and they all were either defective or broke within a day or two. They’re just made cheaply.

      That was my second experience with Disney Store ‘Cars’. The first was back when they were released. I went to the site and didn’t realize they were different from the 1:55 Mattel cars. As a new collector, I wasn’t aware of a second line of cars with a different scale. So I ordered six of their Piston Cup Racers. When they arrived I was shocked to see they were larger and cheaper. They promptly got them back as a return.

      Perhaps Disney is making bank off of these, but I will never understand why they did this to their Cars market. And if Disney is going to make something independently of Mattel, then do it better than Mattel. Don’t make an inferior product and then pass it off as the same to unknowing/inexperienced online collectors. How many of you ordered a racer a year or two ago not knowing it was a completely different car (show of hands)?

  • Hostile Takeover Banker says:

    Wow! He is pretty cool. I fess up to not taking notice of him in the original post.

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