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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 2: When You Wish Upon a CARS Star …

As our second most famous Mattel Disney Pixar diecast CARS collector, Winston Churchill once said, “Never, never, never, never give up.”

Guess who’s saying “Hi-Low Ramone” later in 2011 …


Yep, he escaped the incinerator maw of toys to spring back up later this year. Even better news, he’s now mainline and not “deluxe” so he’s even an inflation fighter …


I’m not sure if he’ll be in the original purple design (2009 proto photos above) or that new lime green color he seems to be sporting but I’m guessing you’ll take him in any color as High-Low Ramone …

And don’t call it a comeback, RED, the fire engine will be easier to find – he joins the ‘Deluxe’ lineup – and it looks like he’ll be in the first case or at least released early with the first few oversized “Deluxe’ lineup …

Will he look the same? On one hand, it’s hard to imagine the old mold was worn out from ‘overuse’ but most likely he will get a weight reduction in metal … he is seriously heavy metal and ALL of his back bed area (where the ladder and hoses are) is ALL METAL so it seems likely they will cut there and leave the front cab metal … but they could slice and dice his face like a TV reality star … so it’s Red but it might be Red II or SAW II.

Winston Churchill’s full quote was, β€œNever give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense” which in Americanese means – don’t expect the Apple CAR in the next Kmart CARS Day …


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  • taylor says:

    Cant see High Low Ramone being as tall as the picture suggests, seeing as he’s mainline and not deluxe.

  • Chris says:

    I’m confused. Judging by the comments here people seem to think this is coming out as a Cars 1 car, but the post title is “Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 2”. Is Hi-Low Ramone coming out as a Cars 1 or Cars 2 car?

    (MET: CARS 2).

    • sidewall74shine says:

      Great, my theory is busted, and they better not ruin him with the 95. Will he have it. (Please be no, please be no. Cars 1, please go on.)

  • bobbyjack says:

    My son is 3 and loves Ramone in whatever color he can get him in. If he can get one that moves up and down he won’t know what to do with himself. I hope it is simple to figure out or every 30 seconds, I’ll hear…”Daddy can you make Ramone go up? Daddy can you make him go down? Daddy can you…

    (MET: Actually, he only looks like he goes up & down, he’s locked in the up position …).

    • bobbyjack says:

      If he is locked in one position, just imagine how many variants Mattel could make of him! One wheel higher on all four corners! Front end up! Back end up! All six positions in each color! Aarrgh!

    • BMW says:

      There is always the 2006 plastic McDonald’s wind up yellow Ramone. His front goes up and down. Actually a pretty cool car. Mine still works after 5 years.

  • taylor says:

    I would think Red will be the same only with a 95 sticker, hopefully i am wrong.

    (MET: Red is not part of McQ’s race team so he will look the same from 4 feet away – the weight might be another issue …).

  • MWH80 says:

    The paintjob is going to be the deciding factor: if he’s canon regarding the 2006 film, I’ll get him. If he’s Cars 2 Ramone, all bets are off.

    I grew rather exasperated with Ramone when he became the ‘pegwarmer du jour’ in many stores starting with his green incarnation. Even during the Sidewall Shine promo at TRU, the only way to get SS was to buy 5 Lightning Ramones. Yes…It’s hard for me to forgive and forget.

  • Chris says:

    These are all great, but it would be nice to get the last 12 Final Laps

  • Mariela says:

    Super cool..can’t wait to see something new on the pegs!!
    I know Jeff will be happy, right? πŸ˜€

  • sidewall74shine says:

    I’m relieved to hear Cars 1 releases will continue through Cars 1. I think there’s still hope for completing Pit Row and Haulers. Just be patient. I still want RV’s too. Any word on those?

  • Jack says:

    Very nice. I am so curious to see what Mattel does with Cars 1 releases going forward.
    At this point any new cars in the stores would be nice.

  • NascarFan says:

    Its too bad the 1:24th Hi Low Ramone will never be.

  • spider says:

    Great News! So, now can we expect #92 N20 Cola Pitty in 2012 and #105 Mood Springs Pitty in 2013?

  • jestrjef says:

    This is great news! I hope they paint me in the purple … I look good in the purple … avatar is the proof, right? πŸ˜‰

  • kachow95 says:

    yes! yes! yes! I cant wait to get him. prefer him in purple rather than lime green. I kinda gave up on him a while back, just like shiny wax hauler, but who knows…

  • BMW says:

    #15 High and Lo Ramone Deluxe has been on my list for sooooo long. Hate they mess up the numbering after assigning. BUT great that he is on a new list, unless they cancel him again?

    Red was always one of the nicest of all the townies, Mattel made the original Red right, don’t mess him up with plastic.

    • Teekay421boo says:

      I totally agree. I would rather pay more for the Mega than have a gap in the numbering.

      • sidewall74shine says:

        Maybe Red or something else is 15. Hate screwing the numbers. And, why were chase packagings given numbers. It screwed it. Now I have to either have gaps or find some other cars not released as singles to fill in the gaps. Any word on RV’s or the Kmart deluxes?

  • cac1959 says:

    It will be nice to finally see these… I wonder which we’ll see first?

    My grandchildren keep asking for a Red to take home… and Ramone is their favorite Cars Geo Trax Car to play with…

    Speaking of Cars Geo Trax, any idea when the Fillmore’s Tent and Luigi’s Casa Della Tires pictured on the back of the Night Skyline Sarge’s track set will be out?

    • oliversmom says:

      We have all geotrax cars- those are not out yet, well, we will hope to see them soon.

      • cac1959 says:

        Thanks… I hope to see those 2 sets soon… I just bought the RC Mater and Lightning McQueen this evening… my granddaughter and I have spent the last 2 hours playing with them… already gone through a set of batteries in each one – 12 AAA batteries lasted 2 hours… advertised as twice as fast… and they burn through the batteries twice as fast as the first Geo Trax RC engines that I’d bought…

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