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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS: Shiny Wax Hauler at TRU – For Reals?

“MaterRocks” noticed it earlier today

We have been ‘fooled’ before.

So, is it real?

It says ‘sold in store’ but not available for store-pickup. If you want to call your local store, here are the numbers:


Thanks “MaterRocks.”


Of course, now the big question is what will TRU actually mail you?


Lug & Nutty?

Speed Racer Diecast?

Rocky VIII action figures?

The shipping clerk’s lunch?

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31 March 2011 Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 49 Comments


  • jestrjef says:

    I got my TRU.com order today!!! YES!!! IT IS AMAZING!!!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!!! I have a box full of Sssssssssssssssidewall Shine haulers!!! YEAH BABY !!!! Oh ….wait … it was supposed to be Shiny Wax … green not yellow …. 82 not 74. ๐Ÿ™

    I must admit I went into this expecting nothing and ready to be SHOCKED if it WAS Shiny Wax … thought it might lessen the blow if I got the WRONG hauler …. um … well … it didn’t really help much ๐Ÿ˜†

  • cac1959 says:

    A friend from Canada ordered and had them shipped to me… the packages arrived today… the invoice says “Shiny Wax Hauler”… they sent Sidewall Shine hauler… Do the people filling these orders not know how to read? Do they not know the difference between green and yellow?

    Dadgum TRU…

  • quercy says:

    Still no Shiny Wax on ebay… TRU web site still showing available in stores….

  • DLMcQueen says:

    I just checked my TRU on a whim, and lo and behold – 4 Shiny Wax Haulers! I didn’t really think they existed, but apparently they do. The TRU employee had just finished unboxing a case. I believe it to actually be multiple hauler cases they put out, as 4 of anything new and desirable seems a bit high.

    Also, they had Franks and Bessies on a center aisle display. Multiple cases of those as well, it seems.

  • Justin says:

    OK so I just called my local TRU and they also said they had 16 on the shelf so because of the item number being the same for so many things I had them physically check and they said they are the Mack haulers and no Shiny Wax.

  • moe says:

    They aren’t going to have it. Just TRU employess listing stuff to get rid of excess haulers and really dont care what the pic says.

  • Man-I-Fold says:

    I always seem to miss these surprise internet sales. I guess it never pays to leave the T5AD website for more than 1 hour – heh heh. Kudos to those that ordered! I’ve got my fingers crossed for ya that you receive the right item.

  • Jack says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I have a pretty good feeling we will get the right one too, if not at least TRU has a good return policy
    Thankfully I was able to order a few before they sold out. I knew they would go fast. Resellers always jump all over this kind of thing with large orders.
    There’s a good chance with TRU they will make them available again with a larger batch within a few days. It happens often. It Would be a good idea to sign up to be notified when they become available again and order them as soon as you get the Email.

  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    As a consolation prize, zhu zhu pets at Wal-Mart are down to $5.00 each! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • NascarFan says:

    I dont suppose anyone bought any extras?

  • snosno says:

    Does anyone else find it wierd that none of these have made it on eBay prior to release?? Makes me wonder if it really is Shiny Wax.

    …None the less I wish I was fast enough. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • quercy says:

      Just stop by at my TRU and the employee checkedthe number and told me… “Yes we 14 of them” I was really surprised then we walked to the aisle to find out there was 13 McQueen Hauler and 1 RPM Hauler… So there is no Shiny Wax… This is the second time, at least, TRU are doing this. Same thing happened for Thanksgiving door buster item. I do not want to be the party breaker but all the ones who have ordered won’t obviously not receive a Shiny Wax Hauler. Sad… Very sad…

      • Man-I-Fold says:

        That stinks. However, I ordered the Easy Idle launcher when it first appeared on the TRU website and then I really did receive the Easy Idle Launcher. So, maybe they will get Shiny Wax. Can’t wait to hear the news once these start showing up on T5ers’ doorsteps….

        • quercy says:

          Like someone else has mentioned… there is absolutely no Shiny wax hauler on eBay right now and there was not one before also… That’s a very good sign… If you can get CARS 2 on eBay I guess we should get Shiny Wax Hauler too isn’t ?

          • Jack says:

            ย No because not all releases do ย get out of the back door. It All depends on the factories and divisions they are produced in.
            ย Some people believe all new releases get out the back door but that’s not the case. ย 
            ย Some products get out the back door and some don’t. At different times more get out than others as well. Some backdoors are kept more secure at certain times than others too.ย 
            ย I personally prefer the back door shut. I enjoy some surprises. However there have been plenty of Cars that were found in a store or available from an online retailer that have never been seen before.ย 
            ย Don’t fall into the trap of thinking everything will be available loose(backdoor) or available on EBay before a retailer gets them.ย 
            ย I have found cars in the past that have never been seen before so I speak from experience. No one knows or sees everything coming ahead of time, only some of them.ย 
            ย As for these- they will be available on EBay in a few days(if it is the right one) when the TRUs orders start to get delivered and the resellers that ordered a bunch at 14.99 will try to triple their investment.

            • quercy says:

              I said that because the TRU web site was showing also available in store (actually it still show available in store) so if they are in some stores for sure there is always someone quickly put them on ebay to get the maximum money before ebay get flooded. Usually within few hours new cars in stores show up on ebay….

              • Jack says:

                Yes that’s true if the were in the stores already. The stores may not have actually got them yet but probably will soon. The item may be listed as available in stores if they know they will be shipping them to the stores soon.
                I could be wrong, wouldn’t be the first or last time but on this one I am leaning toward it being the right item. We will soon know for sure. I will post what I get. Hey a mistake with some new Cars 2 deluxe cars or something good like that and I wouldn’t even return them.

                • quercy says:

                  You’re right! Timing is good for this type of mistake. Especially all the new stuff is still in the backstore mixed with the new old stuff (You’re confused alreaddy aren’t you?) Imagine the employee who didn’t sip his coffee yet will ship you a CARS 2 Hauler instead!!! That will be great! Didn’t think about that before… Good Luck ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • materrocks says:

    Thornton, CO
    March 31, 2011

    I guess I will have to wait to see what I get. I do have an order number-confirmation, etc. Maybe I scooped up the last one-if so, lucky me-if not, whatever comes, will go back. I’ll take my chances. I haven’t had any problems with ordering from them online before. I’ll let you know when comes.

  • cvc1968 says:

    On the TRU website
    The Mac hauler info is:
    Item #: 178617
    SKU: C2468D6C
    UPC/EAN/ISBN: 027084716030

    The Shiny Wax info is:
    Item #: 178617
    SKU: 07E6975C
    UPC/EAN/ISBN: 027084744941

    Same item #’s but different SKU and UPC codes
    Hopefully this means the real hauler is in stock

  • jestrjef says:

    Well …. GULP … I rolled the dice …. let’s see what next week brings …. ๐Ÿ˜†

    • cac1959 says:

      Good luck… it’s out of stock now… I hope you don’t get Trunk Fresh or Gil… I hope you get the Shiny Wax hauler.

      I’ll check in the Cincinnati area tomorrow when I head down to see the State Farm Cars2 Agents on a Mission tour.

    • Eric says:

      I hope you got 1 for me, Jeff! ๐Ÿ™‚ I need some kind of alert for new threads that I am not signed uo for yet… They got an app for that? haha

    • Micky says:

      I almost ordered it. I had it in my shopping cart then chickened out LOL. Didn’t want to deal with the aggravation of trying to get my money back if they sent the wrong hauler. You’re a brave soul jestrjef. Good Luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  • cac1959 says:

    This is like the boy who cried wolf… I’ll believe it when I see it.

    4 months ago I ordered the Radiator Springs gift pack that included Lizzie and four other Cars… in order to get the Lizzie… they sent… the Radiator Springs Chase set that is the Sheriff and the 4 Tunerz… Dadgum TRU…

    Buyer beware… they use the same store item number for multiple items… I won’t get fooled again…

  • LUCA says:

    I LIKE so much!

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