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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 2: Red Is First of the Last

While Red is one of the first releases for CARS 2, he’s really the first of the last CARS 1 CARS … as he’s finally after 5 years, right sized …

Boy is my face red, New Red & Old Red. We can rebuild you. We can make you bigger than life.

Hey, I see differentials that are different …

They don’t call ole’ blockhead for nothing.

New Red is 3.8 ounces and Old Red is 4.2 ounces … how is he 25% bigger and yet less weight?

Let me test Newton’s thing about density and throw them both out a 20-story building?

Or let’s just put him through the Photoshop metal detector that changes everything non-metal to gray-black or keep metal parts of Red red?

So, the side mirrors, ladder and hoses and wheels stay plastic, his bed is now plastic and his face is plastic. See first photo – notice a square line around his face … now a thin plastic layer … whereas previously his face was one metal piece with the cab. Basically now the cab is all that is metal – a giant hunk of metal but the cab head stands alone.

Red with Luigi next to him …

New Red & Luigi.

Old Red & Luigi.

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

In other words, Red will only ship a few times as a deluxe-oversized so plan accordingly …

Thanks “Online Dating Ninja.”


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  • MWH80 says:

    As much as his size looks good, I may stay with the original size ‘Red’ since he’s able to just fit in the slot of my 110-car case. I wouldn’t want to remove him from the Radiator Springs Gang setup.

  • quercy says:


  • Brown Fury says:

    I’ll be sticking with my old Red, one of the finest pieces created for this line.

  • Chris with tray says:

    Bigger and cheaper. Gee, swell.

  • bobbyjack says:

    We will get one, only because the lenticular from the 3 pack is the only Red we have. Have noticed that if the Car has a split windshield, the lenticular effect actually works good. If it is a single windshield, you get the three/four eye effect and it looks stupid. Sheriff, Doc, Sarge, Red, Filmore, Yeti, and Milton as lenticulars turned out okay. The Tunerz, Ramone, Flo, Mater, LMQ, Mario, Michael the Ferrari and his Masirati pals…not so good. Luckily, we have a secondary collection going at my Mother-in-Law’s where my son stays while his Mom and I are at work. Now he will have a Red there soon.

  • Man-I-Fold says:

    I’m seeing Red.

  • Quixotequest says:

    The Disney collection Red is much better detailed (and more of it is die cast!) and appropriately larger scale when placed next to the Mattel collection. The chase metallic version looks great.

  • dikenlitel says:

    You who don’t like the new Red, I can welcome.

  • DjBennett22 says:

    great new size i actually didnt know he was incorrect. but whats disgusts me is the plastic but for only the cab its still sounds pretty good metal. what i dont understand is how much cartoonish this new red looks, and they didnt fix his roof lights! like there pressed too closely. and no stanly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I-am-speed says:

    Cars 2 Red was a bit of a disappointed when I pulled him out of the case. My first thought was about how much of him is plastic, compared to the original.

    The Double Decker Bus is an interesting combination of plastic and metal. It appears that the lower half, and undercarriage, are plastic, while his upper half is metal.

    One note about Double Decker Bus………he is HUGE!!!!!

    Can’t complain about Holley w/Wings and Submarine Finn, they’re both well done.

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    Glad they finally resized Red, although he shouldn’t be smiling. How often did he smile in the movie?

    Now they need to make a 1940’s Red. I really want to know what he looked like back then.

  • BMW says:

    Red: there is 1 in case A and 2 in case B.

    For me, its original Red, diecasts should be metal, not mostly plastic. Really prefer the one piece Cab on Red. All these segmented Cars, are not an improvement. For me, the classic Cars 1 line before Mattel started this segmented line is still the best. Cruisin Mcqueen, Boost etc.

  • collectormom says:

    Going to have to find this one.
    Remember High N Low Ramone, would’ve been nice to be able to check that one off of my 2009 Collector’s Guide

    • buckland-blowouts says:

      Hydraulic Ramone!!! Ahhh, to dream a dream would be that one!!!!

    • buckland-blowouts says:

      Too bad for the split face-plate thing…

      I love the bigger eyes…

      Some details are better ( Headlights and some look less pretty than the first version (round knob on the front – AKA his nose)

      Great to have he re-seized thought!!! How’s about fred 2 V4.1??? is that still a mystery ?!?!?

    • 5oclockshadow says:

      I’ve been waiting since 2008 for a chase Sepia-tint Doc Hudson that never seems to come.

      • John in Missouri says:

        Why would it would be Sepia-tint anyway? Wouldn’t the Fabulous Hudson Hornet have been blue in 1953, not Sepia-tint? It’s like everyone expecting the “Mater P.I.” toys to be in black and white.

        (MET: You mean the world was not ALL monochrome pre 1938? 🙂 ).

      • BMW says:

        I recall when Martin A. brought up the possibility of it being a chase with the newspaper background from the movie. What I don’t remember is anything about the car itself except it would be the wrecked FHH.

        (MET: I think the plan was the card would show the sepia toned newspaper & article (from Doc’s garage) and below would be the same sepia tinted wrecked FHH).

  • John in Missouri says:

    I love Red!

  • oliversmom says:

    What a great topic!
    Red was never big enough!!! I did the same- put old from mm and new Deluxe together. Looks really good.
    Now, is it the same size as Disney would sell like “Ransburg” Red?

  • cac1959 says:

    I like the new Red… much closer to proper size… That first Cars2 Deluxe case has a great assortment…

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