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Disney Pixar CARS 2: If You Have Questions, We Might Have Answers …

It’s time for our monthly quarterly when we remember to do this Q&A time!

So, if you have questions, we will have answers.

Ask away in the comments and in a few days, we’ll put on our thinking caps and our pants – and all the mysteries of the magical land of CARS will be answered to your hearts content.*

* No refunds.

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  • slandafam says:

    Why has there never been a toy mater with a working tow hook/cable? No matter how many times I explain it won’t work, my 2 & 4 year old boys can’t resist trying to tow things with mater (this goes for the “deluxe” versions too)? Aren’t they missing a huge play opportunity here? They are still toys, right?

  • gabriel says:

    hey cars 1 not cars shiny wax hauler and n20 cola chief

  • gabriel says:

    met,on that day will launch the following vehicles:
    larry rv
    mood spring pitty
    n20 cola pitty
    fred with fallen to correct and not glued to the chase

  • gabriel says:


  • gabriel says:

    quando vai lanรงa mater with cone teeth

    (MET: Not scheduled anymore).

  • Chris says:

    Will Mattel put out a 2011 collector’s guide as they did for 2009 & 2010? If so, will they include odds on an actual release?

  • Hostile Takeover Banker says:

    How should Chuy be pronounced?

  • Micky says:

    Who is A Trunkov? Is he yet another Trunkov brother? Or is that a package variant or an package error?

  • Lorri says:

    The age-old question: why do hot dogs come in 10’s and buns in 8’s?

  • John in Missouri says:

    Will we ever see Cars Toon characters from “Mater P.I.” and “Moon Mater”?

  • Teekay421 says:

    I would love to understand what happened with the Cars 1 line. Here are my questions (trying not to repeat):
    When did they realize that they were going to stop releasing new cars (however temporarily)?
    If they are relaly done releasing new cars, why did they number the Chase Guido and Luigi the way they did – why not use them to fill a hole in the numbering system?
    Why the craziness with the hauler numbering and the advertised haulers on the last batch (that never actually made it to stores)?
    Why would Damaged Hudson Hornet not get a release? It seems like such a great die-cast for them to play with.
    I have a lot more floating through my head, but I think you have enough questions on your hands so far. Thanks!!

  • DJ says:

    Met: How do you get you information?

    Why are you keeping your identity a secret?

    and Why do all cars have plastic eyes!??!?!?!?!

  • Bumper Save says:

    MET, would you mind if I included the Take5 logo in a Cars-related project I’m working on?

  • Micky says:

    Will they be using some of the Toons characters in Cars2?

  • pixarlover says:

    If you watch the extras in the Pixar movies someone has a title something like …
    “keeper of cars franchise” it kind of sounded like this person approved toys made for the movie CARS
    could we get this person to do a web chat? The people I spoke to while at Pixar Studios were very nice especially
    Lee Unkrich. Guido Quaroni was especially cool to talk to my son said “hey Dad that’s…I said cool huh he is the guy who did the voice for Guido. It was fun because many of people who work at Pixar had their kids with them at the Event. The kids and some adults were eating cereal which I thought was odd until I learned about the cereal bar they have at Pixar. That place is on the top of my son, wife & my list of cool places to visit.
    Met since this place is kind of in your back yard maybe you could arrange a web chat every once and a while.
    We went back to Oakland a second time to catch the Pixar exhibit at the Oakland museum of Art and stumbled on a talk a the museum given by several Pixar employees. They answered all of our questions during a long Q&A. Pixar I think would be a better avenue to pose some pressing questions to.
    Met what do you think?

  • PirateDad says:

    When you eat your smarties, do you eat the Red ones last? Do you suck them very slowly? Or crunch them very fast? Eat that candy coated chocolate, but tell me when I ask, When you eat your smarties do you eat the red ones last?

  • Tom says:

    Why did the last round of haulers NEVER show up anywhere in some cities?

  • kevin roche says:

    will there be any other mater stuff from cars toons or is this it for now.

    also will kmart have a display case for the rubber tire set

  • bobbyjack says:

    Will McQueen’s Biggest Fan, Albert Hinkey, ever get released?

  • Micky says:

    Are there or will there be any exclusive Disney Store Cars in plastic cases that will not be made by Mattel also? (Ramone Union Jack? Ape?, ?)

  • Sean Rynders says:

    1) I saw a diecast of the locomotive from Cars 1 in a great collection showcased on YouTube. Is it real and if so, how many were made? I want one! Where can I get it?

    2) How can I get the cool posters of the World Grand Prix seen in earlier posts? I want to be sure I don’t miss out on them and want a copy of each.

    Thanks! Email me if you can help: seanrynders@gmail.com

  • Roswell says:

    are there any more tall tales being planned?

  • quercy says:

    My question is the following: If we align all the existing diecasts CARS 1 back-to-back, can we reach the moon? If yes, I expect CARS 2 diecasts aligned the same way will go up to Mars. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MackDaddy says:

    $…………………………….. :mrgreen: ……………………………$

  • Trbotrex says:

    I’ve been collecting toys for 20 years now and with every line I’ve collected, when that line ends there are always some toys that never get made. They are pictured on the backs of packaging, they are listed in catalogs, but they never make it to retail. I am afraid this is going to be the cold hard fact for the Cars 1 line. The department that makes things like the booklets and card backs doesn’t really have a direct line to the manufacturer, so they put pics of prototypes and concepts to whet the consumers appetite.
    Maybe I’m wrong, but aside from the few cases that are already in warehouses we won’t be seeing any new Cars 1 cars anytime soon. So I wouldn’t expect to “complete” your collection.
    Think about the lists and booklets from the previous years, they never gave us all the cars listed, why would they start now.

    • quercy says:

      I have said something similar early today on an other post. Sad but true… line 1 is over and no more expected cars will be on shelves… unless, like someone else said, they release a parallel LEGACY series later on like they do today with Star Wars figurines… who knows… The Universe is infinite… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mr. T says:

    Why is there no Shiny Wax hauler in the picture? oh wait….Seal Team Six has them…..Should have kept reading…. Thanks John!

  • sodabear says:

    What percentage of metal must a car drop below to not be considered a diecast anymore?

  • Mr. T says:

    Are they ever going to finish the 1st movie releases??

  • Cherie says:

    Are there going to be any “chase” cars with any of the new releases?

  • por356 says:

    Not a question, but some good news. Yesterday I received a flyer from Toys R Us (I am a Rewards Card user, so I get this stuff a lot). Stuck on the front of the flyer was a coupon for $10 off anything in the store. Great, so I go to TRU to see if there was anything worth blowing my coupon on (there wasn’t) and a lady hands me a little coupon book with two $5 off coupons (you have to buy $25 worth of stuff, though). One coupon is good through May 16 and the other starts May 17. I think that I heard there might be something I want to buy around that time but I can’t remember what it is. : )

  • madbob says:

    Whats the news on KMART DAY 6 are we in for lots of surprises?

  • Gil says:

    Yes. Does anyone have Antonio and Constazo? I can’t find them, and need them to complete my Italian car collection!!!

    (MET: If you want the LEN versions, see post for Kmart link).

  • Adam says:

    Wht happened to the Boston date for Agents on a mission?

  • Alex says:

    Are you guys working on guides and checklist magazines for Fianl Lap, Toons, and Lenticular series and when do you think these might be available?

  • Max says:

    Is K-Mart going to release the last 4 rubber-tired Piston Cup racer singles (Apple, Lightning, Chick, and King) or what?

    Are we EVER going to get the N20 Cola and Mood Springs Pittys from the Collector’s Book?

    What happened to the supposed Clown Cars set that was supposed to be a MattyCollector exclusive?

  • jamie3859 says:

    Chaps, Some time ago, I discovered that the euro desert back Fillmore I’ve got has the spelling error ‘FILLOMORE’ on it. My question… is it really as rare as some blogs are hinting at? One blog said that there were fewer of these than SOTS sets (which incidentally I don’t own as they’re fetching upwards of ยฃ1500 here in the uk) I’m sceptical about there being so few, but if it’s true, I’d like to know about it.

    Just for info, Disney Store only started selling C2 stuff here in Britain today and TRU are holding off till 12 noon next Monday. I can’t tell you how frustrating it’s been hearing and seeing the lovely C2 booty thats been available in the US. Not to worry though eh! because on Monday at 12 sharp, Jamie and ยฃ200 will be parting company. Only 3 more sleeps to go now.

    • Indy says:

      Nothing rare about this one I have a couple of them lying around!!Fillomore is just one of the names given to Fillmore in European countries most likely Spain or Italy!!
      Every desert art Euro release of Fillmore has this name on the back!
      The greatest collecting diverence with US cards is that you can get 2 different sets of Euro cards one with the names of the cars printed on the card on the buttom inside the blister and one with no name at all on the front!!Indy

    • hollywood7 says:

      I’m hearing you! Cant wait to start collecting cars 2. Have fun!

  • Wraukn says:

    What is going on with the assortment of deluxe cars and RVs that we voted on that were supposed to be an online retailer exclusive?

  • poole17 says:

    Are the rest of the trucks going to be released? I was in Ga,TN, KY AL and didn’t see any of the most recent trucks.

  • born2collect says:

    Met, will there be an international set, like the “Speedway of the South” set? And, why can’t I find a Speedway of the South set for a mere $300.00? OH JUST WHY???

  • kevin roche says:

    what are the next kmart cars

    • Man-I-Fold says:

      Along this train of thought; is it safe to expect the racers like Max and Shu to be released as singles in rubber tire form for KMart?

  • bmw says:

    Cars 1 questions:
    Why did Mattel distribute some Cars 1 as International releases only? Chuck, Stu bop, El Materdor.
    Will these ever be released stateside?
    USA case lenticular Z? (Chase Guido Luigi with Paint rollers USA) Giant food stores got a few cases. Hardly any on ebay.

  • NascarFan says:

    Why is there no release of Cars 2 or even Cars 1 items this year at SDCC 2011.

    Are they Mattel, also “playing the release date card” ???

    Should we expect a “Surprise Release”???

  • Rick says:

    I only have one question. Are Cars 1 cars done forever? Or will Mattel restart the line after Cars 2 settles down. Alot of the lines are left unfinished here in the U.S. For example we never got Brian Parks or Chuck Cables. Missing El Mator form the Toons line.

  • Indy says:

    Went to check out the grand opening of The Disney Store in Antwerp,just around my corner,yesterday!!
    And I was pleased to see that even the official store does not care about any dates concerning movie releases!!
    Normally toys in Belgium d’ont even come out when the movie hits the theater but mostly a few months after when the movie is released on blu ray and dvd if they even release the toys at all!!
    For example there is still no regular toy shop/store that sells anything about the new Tron movie!!Unbelievable!!
    So to my pleasant surprise there was a whole corner dedicated to CARS and cars 2!!
    Complete first case assortiment of basic cars from second movie:Mater,Finn,McQueen,Holly,acer,Grem,Francesco,Zundapp,Luigi,Guido,Fillmore,Sarge!!all 7 EURO each!!
    Big remote control McQueen and Francesco!!
    And the cool Disneystore assortiment of cars in cases!!
    A lot of Cars Toons singles and 6 packs!!
    The Disneystore 2 packs with collector cards from the new movie!!
    The much anticipated Lego Cars sets with Luigi,Guido,Francesco,McQueen!!
    And all the other accesoires like t-shirts,underwear,puzzles,cups,plush,etc..
    And of course all other Disney/pixar related characters and stuff displayed in a 2 level store on The Meir in Downtown Antwerp!!
    Waited a long time for this,no more paying insane prices to get Disneystore items from somewhere else!!Great!!
    Bring on the sequel!!
    Cars rule!!

  • DDD says:

    I probably could find this if I searched, but since you’re asking for questions…why do some cars on the matrix have two shields in the same column? Thanks!

  • hypercarrots says:


  • I-LUV-RACE-CARS says:

    You forgot to put Valerie Veate in the green cars!

  • John in Missouri says:

    Met, is it true that the Navy Seals Team Six is now in possession of 10,000 Shiny Wax Haulers that were found stored in the Abbottabad compound?

  • Alejandro says:


    I would like to know where do you think all the cars the retailers took from the shelves to make space for Cars 2 wave will go. I mean, what discount stores are more likely to have that stuff once Mattel cleans the wharehouses?

    Do you know how all the cars loose that are on e-bay leak from the chinese factories. They sell from Hong Kong, Australia and China and is not a small leak, they are pouring lots of cars and it doesn’t seem they even have any relation with the boxes assortment.

    I believe on behalf of all of us collectors you should get your own Finn McMissile and infiltrate that organisation.

    Another question, searching for some information is quite desperating some times. I’m always looking for instance for lenticulars or final lap lists with photographs. But you have to either use the browser or search by day in the site. Couldn’t the posts have an organisation? Let’s say: “Listings”, and once published all the listings go there to form an archive. “New releases”, and all the new cars to come go there. “Sh*t not even we know how to categorize”, well , for the rest of the entries. It would help a lot

    • Milton Calypeer says:

      Alejandro, funny you should mention the China thing. I just rexeived a loose Donna Pitts I got off ebay from Chine. It was 2 dollars (plus 7.00 shipping). It was in mint condition but there was no stamp on the bottom or any words or numbers. It did not say “Pixar” or anything. Is this normal? Just curious.

      • Bob Eckel/TheeNaughty Knight says:


      • Alejandro says:

        I got some frm China but all of them had the Disney/Pixar legend and their porper numbers, I did not imagine they could be fake.

  • martyboy70 says:

    Will Lizzie ever be rereleased as shes not on the buying matrix?

  • TarheelBill says:

    METโ€ฆSo since there seems to be no information at all given in regards to Cars 1 and the Cars 2 Tsunami is already covering the entire globe, should we assume that there is no chance, no way, no where, no how for us to ever see or be able to buy, other than Ebay, those Cars 1 Singles, Chase, Final Laps, Deluxe Size and Haulers that were released or were to be released at the end of the Cars 1 line??? Seems like we, who just want to finish out our Cars 1 collections have been hung out to dry. I have heard from more than one who say they โ€œwonโ€™t get suckered in a second timeโ€. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • TrboTrex says:

      What do you mean by complete? Are you looking for every car that was on screen? Just those cars that were listed and you couldn’t seem to find?

      I for one am glad that the Cars 2 stuf is coming out. I’m kinda burned out on the first movie stuff. I’m just happy they gave me all of the racers (except Apple iCar, but I already have a number 84).

      Remember to check places like Big Lots and other after market stores they will continue to roll out the extra stock for some time now.

      Maybe they’ll do a vintage line like Star wars.

      • John in Missouri says:

        I’m sure he means such things as Shiny Wax Hauler, the last 8 Final Laps, Apple iCar, etc.

      • Bob Eckel/TheeNaughty Knight says:

        HE/SHE WE I mean: I would like to see the rest of the HAULERS and PETTYS that would go with the CARS 1 that most everyone has already FATEFULLY PURCHASED! ALSO WHY IS THE USA NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO GET THE CARS 1 THAT WERE ONLY DIST IN EUROPE!!!!

  • VDC says:

    Speeling Alert (on purpose)

    Will we see all Yellow cars next?

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