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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 2: CARS 2 Diecast Buying Matrix Part 1 + Walmart 2-Packs

You might need to be sitting as here is the 50% of the full plan on how you’ll be spending your discretionary income between now & July 1 … This is your CARS 2 Buying Matrix that incorporates: singles, check lane, launchers, 2-packs (aka: Movie Moments), Walmart 2-packs and Kmart 2-packs … eventually all the box sets will be folded into V2 of this chart but this should keep you busy for a while …

The double shields under singles indicates CHECK LANE (short cards).

Some of these CARS will NOT necessarily be in CASE A of whatever series but should be out before the movie debuts June 24, 2011.

(yes, there is a typo but hey, there are more CARS to add and more revisions so it’s a placeholder chart 🙂 ).

And now, the Walmart exclusive 2-packs …

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  • Gray Catbird says:

    Does someone knows who are “Sonia” and “Sebastien” ? Do you already saw an image ? If, so can I have the link please ?…

  • madbob says:

    My wallet has just jumped out of my pocket and made a run for it!!!!

  • materrocks says:

    Thornton, Co
    April 7th
    Have you noticed, and I am sure you have, that all the Cars 2’s are of different shapes. None of them look a like, by that I mean, they haven’t done just a few difference using the same car to make a differant car. I don’t know, does that make sense? They are totally different. Grem, Acer. Uncle Topolino is very tiny, only about (2″ long and less then a 1″ across), and each racer has a different body. I think that is so cool.

  • Matt says:

    People really do need to put this into perspective. I started collecting Cars as a fun hobby to do with my kids. As with everything, they moved on once Mattel couldn’t meet the demand, and started to change the rules of the game. i.e. instead of finishing all the racers, we will add storytellers, lenticular versions, color changers and other crap…. I can remember back to the take two a day days when people couldn’t even find the most basic cars. The international story is a different beast into itself. When I finally realized the con game Mattel was playing, I got out, and sold my extensive collection for a hefty profit. I took all that money, and spent it on a family vacation that my family will never forget. In time, they will forget that these cars were around, they won’t forget that trip. In this economy people need to consider what is really important. If you really want to spend $3000.00 on twenty variations of the same car that is distributed in a manner to create a sub-market, more power to you. Mattel knows what they are doing. Someone made a good point about Cars 3. What are you going to do when this series never ends……… You will have incomplete sets that are really worth nothing. To each his own.

    • Chris with tray says:

      Matt, every time you post on here about how you are just so glad you got out of the collecting game, I just get the feeling that you are trying to convince yourself that you made the right decision.

    • Jack says:

       Funny Chris, I completely agree with you on this one. It’s rather obvious. There is a thin line between love and hate. 

       Believe me Matt most of us are aware that these are only you cars. Most should also be aware by now that our economy is sinking and these cars will have little to no value someday. For the short term though some cars are a good investment. 
       Hopefully people aren’t collecting as in investment for years down the road. 
       However The reason must of us collect is simply because we enjoy it and it is providing memories between our children and us that will last a lifetime just as family vacations do. 
       Most people spend money on hobby and pastimes.  It could be anything from spending 1,000.00 on a ski weekend to slide down a hill with sticks on your feet to spending thousands on CDs so you can listen to a songs over and over.  What’s really the difference? There is no right or wrong. You only need to make yourself happy. However someone chooses to spend their money needs only to work for them. 
       I do believe giving up collecting bothers you at least a little bit.  You are trying to justify that for finding reasons why you shouldn’t collect.  Which is fine but please don’t act like we are wasting our time and money. We like it and enjoy it, therefore it’s worth it. Period. 
       As for complaining about Mattel finishing the line. What are you and others going to say if we do eventually get all the crew chiefs, haulers etc and every car that one could expect before declaring the line is complete enough?
       For now we are all in and buying every new car we can get. Happily I might add, just because we love collecting and it brings us joy. I am not worrying about another movie someday or what they will complete or not. 
       We are just enjoying the ride day by day and accepting what we get. Nothing is perfect. You can find fault in anything but to us the glass is more than half full. Not partially empty. 

      • quercy says:

        Maybe he regrets to have sold his collection and he don’t want to be alone so he is trying to convince others… 🙂 (kidding) A lot of poeple should stop smoking and drinking and offer vacation to their kids instead saying they don’t have enough money to go to disneyland… (I’m not joking on this one because I heard this several times already) Everything can be seen with different perspectives… If you can’t afford both, do the right choice according to your values. Just saying.

  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    It was so much easier to start collecting when there were only twelve castings when Cars 1 was released. Will gasoline be $5 per gallon when the race to acquire all the cars begins the first week they are released?

    Anybody want to start a betting pool for the highest eBay prices for the first week? Winner gets the last lenticular certified as manufactured in China!

    • John in Missouri says:

      The first week has already passed! 🙂

      By the time May 15 rolls around, all those high prices will be dust in the wind.

      • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

        Dang! You’re right! I checked eBay and there are so many on the market already. I guess I cannot get worked up over the toys before watching the movie. I’m not too excited over a list of Cars with numerous variations before the movie comes out. How is Mattel going to stretch this out between Cars 2 and Cars 3? With a major attraction at the Disney Parks we know Cars will continue to be a profitable toy line. Of course Mattel would never think of changing the advertisements on the side of the London bus. My wife has a collection of collectible tins with various lines, so why not Cars 2? Just trying to get your family budgets further out of whack! Yeh! Yeh! 1976 Ford Pinto with exclusive exploding gas tank? 1976 Ford Maverick with rupturing Firestone 500 radial tires? Endless possibilities? Maybe Mater had a grandfather in the bootleg business in the 1930’s during prohibition. Grandpa Mater with an old time tow truck. The possibilities are endless. Maybe I need a job with the Mattel think tank? Or just a nap? Don’t answer that! 🙂

        (MET: I’d pay extra for a car with an exploding gas tank 🙂 ).

        • Steve AKA; Poppa says:

          I’ll give your email address to my mother-in-law. She has an original 1976 Pinto in her garage, white with blue stripes. Includes exploding gas tank if you rear end it hard enough. Classic! 🙂

  • Dunroamin says:

    I like Turtles.

  • erno2 says:

    Wow, a checklist before anything even comes out. Cool.

    Why do people pay so much on auction sites when most of this stuff will become peg warmers once supply catches up with demand? I will never understand it. 😉

  • Seeing that list gets me more excited for them!

  • pixarlover says:

    Met do you know the breakdown of Toys R Us 10 pack?

    I saw a shelf sticker in a store. The price is $44.99

    Description ” CARS2 10PACK VEHICLES ”
    ” W0310 61-9189 ”
    ” 44.99 ”
    This ought to throw a wrench into things…yikes!!

    • pixarlover says:

      Also what is up with Cars 2 Red at TRU online did anyone order any or have they just put up the listing today?


      • deal or no cars says:

        HOW come you guys in USA are still lucky to get unbelievable price .. almost no increase .. here in Canada single were 3.99$ at first now they are 5.99$ and will be 6.99$ for the release of cars 2 .. Megasized are between 9.99-11.99.. and you guys still have everything at low low price .. always the same who get everything .. more important everything at cheaper price ! … We live in a cruel cruel world!!!!!!!!

        • quercy says:

          I guess you can move definitively in US… You should cover the expenses by saving on CARS 🙂

        • hollywood7 says:

          Not that I’m one to complain BUT!!! In Australia or Mattel’s $$$ heavan we are still paying $9.95 for singles, $34.99 haulers and $17.99 mega/delux. And not to be rude BUT our $$$ is stronger that most others!! ripped off?? I think so.

          Ok, now I have calmed down…. Thank goodness for the trading forum and ebay. I can get the cars I want and most time its cheaper than buying local. USA a OK to me 🙂

  • pwschuh says:

    You guys know there will be a CARS 3 and more diecast, right? The phrase “quit while you’re ahead” never made more sense. (Or perhaps, “quite while you’re caught up…”)

  • BMW says:

    Met, you forgot to mention that besides the Walmart and Kmart exclusives,
    there are exclusives to the doubles packs. I know you have them listed but not shown as exclusives.

    (MET: They are listed under MM though technically I think they are just two-packs now).

  • DjBennett22 says:

    ive been trying to hold back from watching trailers 2 and 3 and pics and stuff. i mean this even getting hard to read ones on this list, all the cool things holly and finn can do. i knew as soon as i learned about finn there would be more releses prob than mqueen this time.
    il really have to be picky, and try to get the ones that most likely to be rare eventually. beacuse of not getting much at the begging in 2006 i still dont have tractor and non lenticlear sarge and regular (fixed eyes)luigi / guido. so ill be doing some $tudying before then. like more bg characters and ones like prof. z that has 1 in the case. if things get tough i may go through all the checkouts for short cards. its embarrasing. but not as bad as still going to the toy isle at 16 and looking at every car on the shelf. haha. I Wonder what “Party WheelsMqueen” looks like. wow look at me i cant stop writing…

  • Chris with tray says:

    Well, I was going to try and collect every single package that was released with this first wave of Cars2, but now I see it’s just not going to be possible unless I sell all my stuff from Cars1. Nuts.

  • I-am-speed says:

    Seeing a list this long this soon makes me think it might be time to call it quits before getting caught up in collecting Cars 2 die-cast.

    Let’s see:

    $100.00 will buy you about 25 gallons of gas or 25 Cars 2 die-cast.

    Sometimes, reality takes over and we have to make adult decisions.

    • bobbyjack says:

      25 gallons of gas gets me back and forth to work for a week. Now I’ll be able to save the gas I usually use hunting for Cars because they will be everywhere!

    • ScoobyDoo says:

      It’s a conspiracy! The adult decision they want you to make is to buy a car which uses lwess gas, or a bike. So you get a greener environment, less dependency on foreign oil, greater dependency on foreign toy producing countries.

      Indeed, a new (Cars) world order 😉

      • Jack says:

        Yes there is a conspiracy and New world order all right but the fact is the oil barons wanted us to be on oil all this time. They weren’t going to stop making the money after they built all the wells, pipelines etc.
        They could have given us electric cars 50 years ago if they wanted but that would have cut into the oil profits so that wasn’t happening.
        Next your going to want the weapons billionaires to stop finding reasons for war and cut off their business or better yet your going to actually expect people to become conscious of reality and reject their corporate media and Unesco controlled education system conditioning. There some things that just aren’t going to happen.

    • Jack says:

      True Speed but no one should be spending on any hobbies if paying the bills is an issue.
      It’s all relative though. People spend much more money on other hobbies. 150.00 or more for a round of golf. 5,000.00 a season just to keep your boat at the marina etc.
      Most people spend Money on unnecessary interests or wants buy what the heck. You only live once that I know of. Might as well enjoy it while you can. Our countries going down the tubes anyway. Better enjoy it while you still can.

    • deal or no cars says:

      100$ in Canada will buy you :
      71 litres of gas at 1.40$ /litre YES 1.40$ in MONTREAL ..
      12 disney cars single
      7 MegaSize

      And everyone says it’s nice to live in Canada … pouhaaaaaaa

    • hollywood7 says:

      Let see…. We pay $1.45 a litre so thats about $6.50 a gallon x 25 = $162 divide by $9.95 = 16 cars…. Cars will always be the winner… I can just walk 🙂

  • Jack says:

    You might be right about 3,000.00 between now and Christmas for a collector to trying to collect them all. In my case 3,000.00 probably won’t cover the first month though.
    I must admit I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of releases we are seeing already. I love the idea of new cars to buy but there is a limit. A couple new dozen releases to begin with would have been fine. There is no way that the average person is going to try and buy them all.
    This is just so crazy. There are 4 variations of Finn already just in the diecast lines. Not including all the other action attack vehicles, lights and sound etc.
    Mattel may have been starving us for awhile but now they are going to feed us a smorgasbord like we have never seen. Its a far cry from 12 cars and 4 movie moments like last time. That’s for sure.

    • bobbyjack says:

      I only see myself really wanting about 24 of these Cars. We open them, so different packages won’t matter. We only get variants if another character is unavailable. We only have about eight different McQueens at home which includes the Toons versions.(We have almost as many Maters and Ramones) Only four race cars are exclusive to the launchers and I see only 2 or 3 deluxes we might get, so I bet we could get a pretty decent collection started this summer for under $200.(If Walmart, Target, and K-Mart keep the singles under $4.

      • Jack says:

        Well you have to understand Bobby Jack you didn’t start long ago so there have been plenty of cars you don’t have that you have been able to buy or trade for. For some of us that have already been caught up with everything available for quite some time it’s quite different. For many of us there have been times we couldn’t get any new cars for weeks or longer.
        Had you started earlier you would be in the same boat. You simply wouldn’t be able to find any new cars at times so you wind up buying any new car you can get. That’s how it became collect them all. That’s what happens after you collected most already. Most leads to all. All leads to nothing to buy. That leads to give us anything new, please.

        • bobbyjack says:

          Yeah, that was the great thing when we first started: new Cars at the store every time. But once we had all the common ones, it would be weeks until we saw new ones. Only had to buy 2 on ebay; Boost and Lizzie. Then of course a month after we bought him, Boost was released as a lenticular v2! After that, we just stuck to what we could find in the stores. Looking forward to the Cars 2 releases because it will be just like when we first started!

  • pwschuh says:

    Yikes. Glad I’m not collecting cars from second film. Good luck guys.

  • Hostile Takeover Banker says:

    41 cars and more to come!
    (I’m trying not to think too much of the maths behind that).

    • jestrjef says:

      Nah, don’t think about the Math! I was looking at the checklist a little more closely and the Movie Moments/2 packs are the BEST! If you were strickly an “opener” or a “one of each car” collector, you would only have to buy 4 Single Carded Cars(not including DELUXE SIZE)!! If you buy smartly, you will only end up with 4 extras … 2 Francesco, 1 Grem and 1 Lightning with Racing wheels. I am liking this so far!! 🙂

      (MET: Once I do the box sets, someone can do an optimal purchase one).

  • bobbyjack says:

    As long as I don’t give my son all the new Cars at once, we should have enough Cars to give to him every couple of days until Christmas!

    • Jack says:

      Bobby Jack I think you are underestimating how many Cars 1 and 2 releases we see before Christmas. I bet you could give your son at least 1 car everyday and still not have them all.

      • bobbyjack says:

        He gets a Car at the end of the day if he was good. No back talking, teasing his sister, eating most of his dinner, etc… Needless to say he gets about 2-3 a week. Then because of the cost of the Disney Cars, I give him two Hot Wheels for every one Disney Car. He still hasn’t gotten all the Final Laps from the Duff Wrecks case yet. Now with all the trades we have done recently, we have about 15 in reserve. The last new Cars he got were the ones Jestrjeff sent last week!

  • Jack says:

    Wow there is going to be just so many cars to buy soon. Thanks for the updates Met. After seeing some of these 2 packs I will be passing up some singles. Otherwise I am going to have to buy the same car again as I bought as a single just to get the one that only comes in a 2 pack.

  • rich says:

    Where the heck are the rest of the regular Cars stuff-like haulers and mega size not to mention two more rounds of Targets Final Lap.

  • cac1959 says:

    I see paychecks disappearing before my eyes… I’m going to have to buy 2 packs for my openers and pass on some of the singles… Cars overload!

  • jestrjef says:

    AMAZING CHECKLIST!!!!! I spent a little time drooling on my keyboard last night. I am really loving the 2 packs …. so very cool cars there. This is going to be SUPER COOL!! 🙂

  • martyboy70 says:

    Im not seeing Lizzy there as I hoped.
    Im gonna have to shell out a fortune for one after all.

  • Indykjt says:

    WOW!!! Can’t wait for these to really start to hit stores!!! Gonna be a fun, and expensive, few months!!!


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