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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Oliver Lightload & Ben Crankleshaft in Person

Two more surprise haulers – a drought of months and now, bam, bam, bam … Paul Valdez, Chet Boxkaar, Oliver Lightload & Ben Crankleshaft … all different and all amazingly detailed.

While some of the diecasts are thinner and lighter now, no such worries about Ben – the cab portion is SOLID metal and HEAVY. The plastic trailer even seems to be a thicker plastic and heavy.

Oliver also is cab heavy of METAL and heavy gauge plastic trailer.

But it doesn’t stop there – if you like your Mattel Disney Pixar CARS detailed, you have come to the right truck stop.

Can you hear the air brakes?

Ben has a unique opening back with a tiered lift … (Lightning not included. of course).

There’s even a lever that lifts the ‘lift’ so fun for kids (of all ages).

Yea, Ben looks like he’s been on the road for 5 years …

Kid, I can tell you some stories but we’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.

Oliver’s cab might look familiar but there are a lot of bonus goodies … he’s definitely havy metal upfront – no shaving of metal with this cab (or Ben above) …

Another never-before trailer bed opening … it’s actually complicated so either your 2-year will figure it out in 3-seconds or his old man will snap it off the frame … 🙂

You have to lift and twist and then slide – and then unfold.

Yea, I had to dig out the box out of the garbage and well known as a snap-off of important pieces, I studied it from every angle.

Ta da!

Sweet. Nice.

So far, only CTC seems to be selling it – has anyone spotted them at retail?

You can check our Chet & Paul here.

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28 February 2011 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 17 Comments


  • Refriedbeans says:

    I saw the first hauler shown at a store call Toys & Co. at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach S.C.

  • NascarFan says:

    Man-I-Fold said mine are on their way, will be nice to see them. he says they are super nice

    • Man-I-Fold says:

      They are Man-I-Fold Jr. certified! Ben’s hydraulic lever is a smash hit at our house. Oliver was so tempting that mommy was tricked into opening it early (It was supposed to be the prize for learning how to swim, not merely taking one swimming class). Thanks to CTC for making these available and to Kevin NascarFan for making it happen. 🙂

  • djbennett22 says:

    way to go mattel! i have a good feeling the golden AGES ARE BACK! so exiting.

  • collectormom says:

    These are awesome but I’m still trying to find Vinyl Toupee!

  • RICK says:

    Is it just me or does anyone else see that Oliver Lightload has Up on the trailer on the truck in the box but the picture or graphic of him on the packaging shows FN or PN on the trailer?

  • BMW says:

    Still haven’t seen Ben or Oliver yet at our local HEB. (We did get the PV and Chet haulers first at our local HEB.

  • TarheelBill says:

    Still haven’t seen anything newer than Mood Springs here. 🙁

  • cac1959 says:

    Got mine Thursday… Quite nice… my grandchildren tried to get me to open them this weekend, but I told them they had to clean up the other toys they’d been playing with first… They didn’t, so I didn’t…

    I’ll open them this coming weekend… I’m waiting for UPS to deliver my next Carney Plastics CP-21/24 display case… I need the space to display new arrivals.

    I am even more excited to see the photos of View Zeen, Gasprin, & Vitoline haulers on the back of the boxes.

    • Jack says:

      Yes I agree Chris. I too am looking forward to more Piston cup race haulers. Not that these aren’t nice but we do want to have a full set of race haulers someday.
      The distribution are these haulers are whacked. Besides seeing Vinyl and Shifty at Kos once I haven’t seen a new hauler at a retailer in a dogs age. I guess it was Mood Springs or Sidewall Shine many moons ago and of course the Bumper Save hauler available only at Target so far.
      Besides that nada in the whole tri state area and how does a grocery store down south get new haulers first as with Paul and Chet?
      I don’t know. I don’t get it. Oliver and Ben have only been available to Mattel dealers so far. Glad I was able to get them. Thanks Derrick for splitting a case with me. Who knows when they will show up
      In stores. Just like all of Mattels distribution- you never know when and where you will be able to get what you want. So you better just grab anything new when you have the chance.

  • jestrjef says:

    These look great! Cannot wait to see them in person. I am happy to see that they changed the interiors and made them more interesting to play with. 🙂

  • Hostile Takeover Banker says:

    Cool pics. I love seeing the close ups out of the packaging.

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