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Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 2: Target 7 Pack + Final Buying Matrix Check List

This is the final piece to the CARS Buying Matrix Puzzle.

The Target “Racing Rivalry” 7-Pack.

This is the only other place to find Pit Crew Sarge (other than as a single) in the initial wave release.

The BUYING MATRIX CHECK LIST encompasses everything scheduled to be on the shelf May 16th to June 1, 2011 – aka: the initial wave release. There is no guarantee you will find everything immediately on the 16th and of course, your store may have already put the items out and sold them all or of course, decided to hold them a few weeks longer.

(note – this chart is squeezed to fit in our column but if you RIGHT CLICK to open in a new tab or window or download, you’ll see it’s original full size).

There are a couple name-character updates. “Sebastian” turned out to be Raoul Caroule and Zapor was Petrov Trunkov so this list has been updated to reflect their actual character names.

The KM 2-packs may not be out until June 24, Kmart CARS Day but listed here anyway. Since they contain a racer + a crew chief and since the crew chief is unavailable elsewhere (for now), it’s pretty unlikely you will NOT end up with a racer duplicate so if you’re buying, you’re buying.

The TRU 10-pack is not scheduled until around the film release so I will update this chart but a) it’s not likely you’re going to wait another month for that to show up before buying any CARS and b) it’s mathematically impossible not to buy some duplicates so it’s not like it matters a great deal. The info here will help you eliminate some duplicates if you’re not going to to be a complete completist.

TRU is also getting a special single, a Metallic Lightning McQueen – not scheduled until early June but it’s TRU so it could show up anytime …

I added a circle to the checklist instead of creating its own column – so far, it seems this is the only ‘special’ single but who knows …

Happy shopping in 11 days. 🙂

Thanks for the nice pics, “Red Vest Ninja.”

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  • hollywood7 says:

    Hello Met and cars fans,

    Had a look on back of our packs and it lists Carla Veloso as Single No.8

    Any thoughts as the list does not have it as a single

    Have a great day

    (MET: Sorry, it should be).

  • Gray Catbird says:

    Didn’t you also listed one named “Sonia” ? it was Sumo wrestler #2 ?

  • AshVsShu says:

    The Metallic McQueens are already occupying one section of CARS 2 shelves
    at my local TRU in Sydney, Australia in addition to all the other CARS2 items. My son thinks it’s Christmas already 🙂

  • Tom says:

    I already have too many FMMs and Maters because of this multi-pack nonsense. Oh and I already have C1 Cartrip, so now I have too many Cartrips.
    They came with Mustangberger (nice looking piece), Zen Master Pitty and Tomber. If you guys are Top Gear UK fans you may have seen the show they did on the 3 wheel Reliant Robin, it was a hoot.

  • danrio says:

    I was able to make my first Cars2 die cast acquisitions today. I found Mater, Finn and Acer at CVS. These were seriously overpriced at $8.99 each, but on sale for a more modest $6.99. I dropped a $5.00 coupon from today’s CVS newspaper ad and got the three for $17 and some change.

    If you have or have access to a real newspaper dated today, check for the CVS coupon. It’s good for $5 off of $20 and is good thru Saturday. I’m not sure if their computer tracking sytem puts a limit on the number of times you can use that coupon.


  • Alex says:

    Great Matrix Met. Now, how would I know what is included in what 2-pack, 3-pack, etc? Why some singles have two marks? Regular and short cards?

    (MET: Yea, you have to search for the 2, 3, 4, 5 pack checklists separately – otherwise, there’s a lot of line drawings. 🙂 And yes on the short & regular cards for singles).

  • Hostile Takeover Banker says:

    That exclusive McQueen is very nice with a great metallic paint job. That said, almost all of these new cars have great detail and nice paint jobs.

  • jasonerselius says:

    So I’m sure this is a little off topic, but does anyone have a word document/spreadsheet for Cars 2? I have the T5ad Checklist, but I’d love something that I can edit so I know what to buy.

    my email is jason.erselius@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance

  • CORINNE says:

    I will pass too !! The only singles I need are filmore & sarge !!

  • bmw says:

    the Target 7 pack is 29.99 so a bit over 4.00 per car.
    I think I will stick with the singles.
    Even though they about the same price as the 7 pack

  • bobbyjack says:

    I’ll pass on this one too. We already have 5 of those singles and old Sarge and Fillmore will be fine for awhile…

  • Indykjt says:

    Not bad… ONLY need 21 more off that list!!!:)

    Here’s hoping shelves and pegs are overflowing for everyone on May 16th!!!

  • Mariela says:

    Thanks for the list..
    Who is McQueen fan?

  • rpag says:

    So not a great 7-pack right? I mean you can get all these as singles or a few in other package variations, why get this pack?

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