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Disney Pixar CARS 2: CARS Characters Introduction – Okuni, Sumo Pinion Tanaka, & Kingpin Nobunaga

New character introductions at the official Disney-Pixar CARS site.

No turntable videos yet.


Kingpin Nobunaga

And Sumo Pinion Tanaka

Tanaka – from James Bond – You Only Live Twice?

Not sure which is which but they are Sumo #1 & Sumo #2 – both coming as Oversized-Deluxe releases. One will (repeat?) make it to a three-pack.

It would be very cool if the Sumo CARS “mawashi” actually was cloth-like with all the fabric patterns but 99% most likely plastic – but hope it looks good.

And Okuni … she’ll be in a box set (more info to follow now that more unknown placeholder CARS are actually named).

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18 April 2011 Disney Pixar CARS 3 26 Comments


  • mattmartin says:

    Check out the below link for more Brit stars of Cars 2. The queens guard is the best!



    • jestrjef says:

      Hey Matt! Good to see you. 🙂

    • Mariela says:

      Very cool..didn’t know about those!

    • John in Missouri says:

      I tried to post a comment on that site, but wasn’t sure if it stuck. What I was going to say is this: I think buses and taxis (and all cars for that matter) actually do carry people in the Cars world, but what we see is just the perspective of the vehicles. They go about their day observing all things Cars, and just don’t see the people. Does that make sense?

    • 5oclockshadow says:

      So I see they have bears in the Cars universe to make bearskin hats.

      Kindof like Tex and Dex and their ‘real’ cow horns. Even though cows are supposed to be tractors.

      Somehow I think there are enslaved humans hid somewhere in the Cars world. lol

  • I-am-speed says:

    As far as Cars 1 die-cast we’ve never seen come to reality, anyone else still long for Trev?

    We were teased with the Trev carrying case and, if I remember correctly, there was a GeoTrax Trev, but those were about as close as we ever got.

  • boogity says:

    nope, i,ll give them a miss
    well said, mater john

  • Mater John says:

    I guess I just don’t much care about meeting the “new” characters until a dozen or so of the original crew introduce themselves to the pegs and shelves in our area. Insanity (re: Cars 2 collecting): Repeating the exact same action and expecting a different result.
    Happy hunting y’all. Give my regards to the bottom feeding eBay pirates.

    • Jack says:

       Someone has to explain to me why some people always look down on EBay selling. 
       It’s a good thing you are the judgmental type there John who thinks they are better than someone else. 
       I sell some things on EBay but help many off it as well. How many collectors are you helping when not trying to belittle others?
       I have always liked EBay and bought there for many years before I ever sold something. I know and have interacted with some truly great people there. True some EBay sellers get a little greedy but many others are great and helpful people. 
       I collect rare dwarf Japanese maples for my gardens and have gotten tremendous deals on varieties you could never buy in a store from some truly great growers. I bought 2 year old saplings for less than 20.00 that are now worth hundreds. The local nurseries want 500.00 for trees I bought for 15.00. So give it a break. 
       One of the biggest problems we have is regular tax paying citizens pointing fingers at one another over meaningless things while the real powers that be who really rip us off go unchecked. 
       Yeah the little guy trying to make a few extra bucks to keep up with the ever increasing bills are the problem. Not the billionaires that are milking us dry every day, please. 
       Its no wonder why our country is sinking. The people are divided and blind. They argue over little things and can’t even see the bigger picture. 
       (MET: EDIT)

      • danrio says:

        Well spoken, Jack.

        As a current Cars collector I’d like to add a couple of brief comments. With only a little offense taken (and, hopefully, none given), I’ve been both a seller and buyer of various collectible items on eBay since 1996 (its 2nd year). With the exception of about 1/10th of one percent of the many hundreds of transactions I was involved in, all have been satisfying and I’ve had opportunities to interact with some interesting people who often have more to offer than just an item for sale, or one to buy. It’s simply a matter of matching sellers and buyers who share similar values.

        It’s kind of how it works on Take5ADay!


        • bobbyjack says:

          Ebay has been great because my oldest daughter collects Zhu Zhu pets and the only way to get the ones that she wants that are impossible to find in stores is through Ebay. I also have never had to pay more than what they retail at TRU and most of the time the shipping is free! The Ebayers used to annoy me when hunting for Cars because they would always get there before me and get all the good ones. Now I am that guy that buys all the Cars with the little yellow square in the corner. Not to sell them but to trade them with you guys so we can get the ones we missed in 2006-2008!

  • TarheelBill says:

    Let the bottomless money pit begin. 😉

  • Jack says:

    Ok time to start actively hunting for a bigger house. One with 500 square feet just for the cars collection.

  • Hostile Takeover Banker says:

    That pitty on the far right is looking mighty cool as well.

    (MET: Zen master pitty in first wave of 2-packs).

    • John in Missouri says:

      In addition to my long-predicted 4 VW Beetles crossing Abbey Road, that Pitty has GOT to do a “wax-on, wax-off” move.

    • John in Missouri says:

      Here is Mattel’s release schedule on these Cars:

      • August 2013: Sumo Pinion Tanaka
      • February 2014: Kingpin Nobunaga
      • December 2015: Okuni (but later changed to July 2017)
      • May 2016: Sumo Pitty

      (MET: Actually, they’re all scheduled to arrive before July).

      • quercy says:

        John. I can feel your pessimist due to Line 1… But my prediction on Line 2 is EVERY single cars shown on that “piece of art” monster poster will be made. CARS 2 have been “designed” to sell more cars than ever. Everybody know the sequel won’t exist if the promotional items (especially diecast items) didn’t got the success we know. Then a CARS 3 will be done based on the same sucsess and so on… In one way “WE”, collectors, are the ones who will decide to stop or continue to expand that universe. 🙂

        • bobbyjack says:

          Yep, the success of the Mater Tall Tales and Look! My Eyes Change! lines 3-4 years after the initial release of the die-cast line guaranteed the continuation of these toys for years to come. As long as my kids are interested in collecting them, we will. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to continue when they grow bored of them because my money will be tied up in whatever they get into next.

          • John in Missouri says:

            I don’t disagree with you guys, but it’s just that when I sat in the theater on June 9, 2006 I thought it would be so cool to get the antenna ball salesman, and here we are 5 years later without it ever being on the shelves (at least in the U.S.). It took a Take5 trade for me to acquire that one.

    • Justin-Case says:

      Isn’t that Zen Master pitty?
      Sure looks the same and if that’s so, I have already seen him out in the 2 packs.

  • LUCA says:

    I want OKUNIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!

  • John in Missouri says:

    This stuff is so cool!

  • cac1959 says:

    Sweet… Can’t wait to add these to my collection.

  • bobbyjack says:

    Looks like the Tormentor and Frightening McMean have some new opponents!

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