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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Patokaa & Lug Nutty with Oil Cans – Check IN (“Recall” UPDATE)

“Marcus G.” found the latest and (maybe) next to last Toon singles case in SoCal (WM) …

I say maybe because there’s only one more case listed after this one with Patokaa & Lug-Nutty with Oil Can …

The next case will contain the “Bye Bye CAR” which might be the last Toon single (at least for a while since it’s time for CARS2).

The mystery “thug” listing might be for Tabinu since the list maker had a tendency just to go by a descriptive name versus the actual name.

So, this cardback probably shows the final four Toon singles for 2011 …

Thanks for the great pics, “Marcus G.”

UPDATE – Oh yea, Marcus, and Moe have emailed saying for some oddball reason WM has them encoded as RECALLED – which is not correct. I don’t know if this list will help but this is updated DAILY by the US Government Consumer Protection Agency for toys and the ONLY listing way, way down the list for MATTEL CARS is Sarge (list is by date – newest first). Maybe you can convince some manager to look it up or show them the list. GOOD LUCK!

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27 January 2011 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 40 Comments


  • jestrjef says:

    I was lucky enough to find these today! I hit the price checker before checking out and both of them came scanned with out issue. No need to do self check out, but I did it anyway because there was no line. Very cool toons!! Let’s bring on the new Megas and Haulers!! 😀

  • BBIG MIKE says:


  • BMW says:

    anyone have complete case contents and letter on this case?

    • jestrjef says:

      I found this today but 2 cars were missing. Here is what I found:

      4 Patokaa
      4 Lug/Nutty with Cans
      2 Dr. A
      2 Rodney
      1 Kabuto
      1 Kabuto Ninja
      1 Stripped Kabuto
      1 Komodo

      I would guess that maybe there was one more of Patokaa and Lug/Nutty in the case. Someone could have bought one each of the new ones, but I cannot be sure. Hope that helps a little. 🙂

    • slicepie says:

      I sent an email to Met last night, surprised he didn’t update.

      This is 2010 Cars Toon Case Z


      Patokaa x5
      Lug & Nutty with Oil Cans x4
      Rodney the Rocker x2
      Dr. Abschlepp Wagen x2
      Kabuto x1
      Kabuto Ninja x1
      Stripped Kabuto x1
      Heavy Metal Lightning McQueen x1
      Komodo x1

      Total – 18 Cars

      There is also a 2010 Case Y and a 2011 Case A scheduled but no idea of the contents for either.

  • OG Style says:

    I got my son a Mater with the oil can at one Walmart. About a week later I went to a different Walmart and they had a case of cars on a pallet an there was a Mater with the oil can there. I took it up to the register and it would not scan. The employe told me that it might be recalled. I don’t think that was the case. I think that maby the bar code as different and that they have not scanned it into the sytem yet. Just my two cents.

    • oliversmom says:

      in Target when “item is not found in the system” means “clearance”
      got few lego toys, that would ring a week later for 5.99
      for 1.43…clearance…

    • PCC says:

      This is a different issue than “item not found.” If it comes up as item not found, it merely means the UPC is not in their system. But with Patokaa, the UPC is entered, and is bringing up the recall notice.

  • mattmartin says:

    Hi all
    I will trade my last Chuck Choke Cables Mega for a Patokaa and Bye Bye Kar.

  • I-am-speed says:

    My wife and I ran into a similar situation at WM a couple of weeks ago when we were trying to buy 4 Yojimbos.

    They rang up as “not in system”, or something like that, so she called a mgr over to the register.

    He immediately said “They might be in the recall.” We asked how they ended up on the pegs if they were recalled, then he told the cashier to punch in an override code and they sold them to us.

    So, it sounds like all of these Cars might be on the “hit list” at the moment.

    Small parts issue? More lead paint?

    • John in Missouri says:

      There is absolutely no Cars recall right now. When something brand new comes in that is not yet recognized, all sorts of red flags go up, making some of them think it is part of the Sarge recall from three or so years ago.

    • moe says:

      I actually think the red lights on top might come off easy as the only thing that looks like could be a problem. Will try again tomorrow.

  • Outlawbak says:

    Walmart here in SE Texas tried to take them from me as well, an associate, and a dept manager. Sorry folks, headed to CS, but got detoured by an open self check out stand after seeing LONG line at CS. Used Lug and NUTTY 5 times, paid with a check and bolted!!

    • John in Missouri says:

      At least your Walmart HAS a self-check lane! Mine

      disappeared about 2 years ago when the store did a major redesign.

      (MET: Our WM with self checkout carries 4 CARS).

      • moe says:

        They took out our self checkout but this lady took them and scanned each one and printed out a recall slip for each one and confiscated. Will check tomorrow but it popped up on register to keep them. Wasn’t in the mood for an argument so left.

        • Fillmore1234 says:

          Our Wal-Mart never even HAD a Self Check-Out! The only Self Check-Outs for us are in Home Depot and Menards.Cant WAIT to get BYE BYE Kar! Toywiz has it listed for March Pre-Sale, so there might not be much hope with Cars from now until then…

  • PCC says:

    Same here in Northern VA. I had five Patokaa, but they wouldn’t sell them to me. I should have used the self-check lane. Dayum.

  • BBIG MIKE says:


  • moe says:

    Walmart wouldn’t sell the Patokaa to me this morning. Big recall on it and the mean lady confiscated them from me. The register wouldn’t let her ring it and told me they were recalled. Tried to get her to do it but she wouldn’t. Darn.

    • Mariela says:

      Same here for me..the register said “set item aside…blah blah blah” the guy came and took them from my hand then gave me the big “excuse” of why they can not sell them to me. (even when I made a sad face) 🙁
      But in the other hand my husband was lucky..no self register in that Walmart, so he carefully choose which cashier will not make any problem about this..sure enough an older man didn’t care if they didn’t ring, so he just rang the others cars, he said “whatever..they are all the same” 🙂

  • Man-I-Fold says:

    Wow these are awesome! Where is “thug” listed? The KMart Day Toon poster?

    (MET: Mattel internal list).

  • quercy says:

    Cannot be the end… I have seen El Materdor Padre loose on ebay and on back of some TOON cards… so he must come out soon. At least somewhere in 2011 no? Also El Materdor is already out in UK


    (MET: Padre is a deluxe-oversized Toon. Big hat. Big markup :-0 ).

    • Jack says:

      Ha funny Met but it doesn’t seem right to me either to be over for the Cars Toons. I may regret collecting the Cars Toons
      line if they aren’t going to make any more. I will feel like we have a hodge Podge of different amounts of Cars from only certain shorts.
      Mattel on behalf of Pixar and Disney would give us cars to certain toons but not on others?
      That’s kind of ridiculous. So we will have a couple of Cars for some shorts, many cars for a couple shorts and none for others? Like I said doesn’t sound right. Lou will be right about us getting stuck if they do end the line.
      Let’s hope that’s all they had information so far and we will get a new list soon. It won’t be cool if that’s it on the toons. So many more we want. Especially from Mater PI. Aren’t they suppose to release the rocket from moon Mater? And haven’t there been more releases that were mentioned already?
      Say it ain’t over Met. Say it ain’t snow. Ha meant to say say it ain’t so but given the state of things here in the frozen apple say it ain’t snow works too. We had another storm yesterday. Add on another foot and a half. What’s the difference now? Were going for the record this year.

      (MET: Well, it makes sense they’re taking a short break since the CARS2 CARS should be on the shelves soon – the Spring reset is a monthish away … so Toons might return this summer? They are definitely working on more Toons … they might include a couple on the CARS2 DVD release in November 2011 … so if they’re not back by summer, probably the holidays … I can almost guarantee that Toons are not done as diecast – just taking a back seat to CARS2. So far, our snow level here in the SF Bay Area – um, zero but it is bitter winter cold – around 60 degrees 🙂 ).

      • Sandy says:

        Well if 60 degrees is cold then that must feel like summer to me 🙂 We recieved an additional 19 inches on top of whatever we had before. And we’re expecting another inch tomorrow. Never ending

  • lou says:

    so now they’re halting the Cars Toons line too? Great job Mattel way to stick it to the collectors … again!

  • cac1959 says:

    And the Bye Bye Kar was spotted at a Walmart in Virginia…

    More Lug and Nuttys… just to get more oil cans… and another officer of the law Car…

  • christianscars says:

    Sure wish I could find anything new in the wild.

  • Dekoy says:

    Wow, I was expecting the Oil Cans to be attached to their forks….

    Another lazy repackage from Mattel……….

  • jestrjef says:

    Great, something to hunt for (aside form the new final laps which seem to be near to nowhere). We are definitely liking both of those newbies! Cannot wait to introduce them to the rest of the gang. 🙂

  • Daniel says:

    Canada’s definitely getting this case.

    Mattel seems to think we love pitties and TRU pegs are slowly being emptied of Lug & Nutty, Orderly pitties and Teki & Paki.

  • John in Missouri says:

    Any chance the “thug” could be from ‘Mater P.I.’?

  • John in Missouri says:


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