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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: SDCC Bathroom Mater – Your Buying Options

Come back tomorrow for the unveiling of SDCC Comic Con Mater 2012. Video Preview HERE.

Here’s a preview of the preview.

Ok, it’s the blurred version but when you see the real preview, you’re going to wish you did not annoy one of your buying sources. 🙂

Kevin NASCARBronco has graciously started accepting orders as he is going to SDCC and will personally pick up yours for you but it seems he’s gotten some grumblings on price.

Here are your choices:

A) The current plan is that the voucher pre-sale starts on Thursday 5/30 at 9 am PT through 6/14 at 11:59 pm PT with limited quantities available for pre-order pickup at SDCC in July. You can place an order for pickup at SDCC. You must show up IN PERSON, with YOUR ID, and your MATCHING credit card (the one you placed the order with). You are then entitled to pick up your order at $30 each. If you live in SD, this is clearly a nice way to go but you still have to pay to park or ride to the Hilton along the waterfront. And if you show up on the first day, you do have to wait in line.

The caveat is if you do not have a ticket to SD or something comes up and you are waylaid in Allentown, there is NO backup plan. Mattel will NOT refund your money if you do not show up. Matty says hah-hah or bwhahahahaha.

B) Go to SDCC and buy it yourself by getting a line wait ticket and then wait in line. There will probably be some sort of limit per in line on Day One but by Friday, the line should be pretty short so even if you have to go all the back in line, you should be okay. Of course, you need tickets to SDCC, you need to get to SD and you need to pay for things like meals, lodgings and your Ant Man cosplay costume will not dry clean itself. Keep in mind if your ticket is only for Saturday or Sunday – will there be any left?

C) Kevin NASCARBronco will buy it for you for a little extra. He will drive to SD for you, he will smoke his cigarettes and your daily allotment 🙂 . He will wait in line. He will pay for lodgings, gas and meals. He will wait in line – more than once if necessary. He will inspect your box for damage. He will package up your CAR nicely and mail it to your FREAKIN’ DOOR step. He is offering a price for this personal service. If you do not feel it’s in your price wheelhouse, kindly tip your hat thanks and mosey away. Or buy him a gas card.

D) You can buy pre-order one on eBay or some other secondary market.

E) You can roll the dice and wait to see if Matty has any left after the show. It will go on sale approximately one week after the show ends. You can place an order at an announced start time. I do not know what Mattel charges for shipping this or if they ship overseas but I’m guessing it starts at $7 or so. Now, this may be the lowest price overall but there’s no guarantee there will be any left until AFTER THE SHOW and even then, Mattel may not offer any for sale. Personal note – now in seeing the SD Comic Con Mater 2012, my feeling is there will not be any left after the show. I’m not saying that it’s a lock but unlike the last Mater offering (the Tokyo Tuner from 2010), that was an iffy offering. A slightly spiffed up Tokyo Mater on a box that had a few LED lights for $20. It was fairly easy to guess there would be plenty after the show but this one? I’m not sure it will last through all 5 days of Comic Con. So, keep that in mind if your plan is merely to wait. It might not not be the optimal plan.

F) You can buy it from a CARS reseller who are also spending time, money, effort and back strain to buy it for you and guarantee you delivery.

G) You can buy it on the secondary market in August for a lot more unless you are really, really good at 3 AM sniping.

H) You can also not buy it at all. (of course, this is crazy but just sayin’)

I) You can also not buy it at all and buy some celery.

These are all your choices as men and women of economic freedom (unless you live in North Korea but then you are probably not reading this and we cannot mail it to you anyway). So, you have MANY CHOICES including the choice of no choice. So, if the price is right, that is your choice. The price is the price is the price. Be comfortable with your decision. Be cool. Don’t be annoying.


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  • NascarFan says:

    Okay, as of today. June 6th, 2012.

    I am going to re open the list back up for a limited number of SDCC requests.

    I have another person going with me now and can take on a little more.

    This other person coming with me, Dennis D., has two single day passes and his airline tickets were bought last night.

    We are going to try and ship FROM San Diego with two other TFADer’s help.

    What does NOT get packed and ready for the post office on Monday will be driven back here to Utah and shipped throughout that week and weekend.

    All orders are filled in the order you paid.

    IF YOU are in no hurry, and can wait for the trip back to Utah and mail from here, please let me know, and I will take those notes on to the Buyers List and get others’ items out ahead of yours.

    We have had alot of requests for Monster High Dolls

    Monster High Dolls: 40.00 each plus shipping.


    All other items are 12.00 over cost.

    For now, you can be on the “Secondary SDCC List” by emailing your requests.

    ONCE you pay, we are committed, you are committed.

    I have spots open for K.I.T.T. and Scooby now again.

    I also have spots open for other Mattel items.

    Mattycollector page is all but sold out, only K.I.T.T.car is still up

    We MIGHT have time to get to Hasbro booth.
    no guarantees on hasbro or any other items.

    Thank you


  • NascarFan says:


    I am going to be canceling invoices that are not paid and that have not made arrangements.

    Those canceled invoices will be removed from the list.

    Most of these invoices have been out there a while and no replies from those that wanted these items.

    I do not and will not be getting extras from SDCC.

    If you are “on the fence” about getting anything, you might want to make a choice.
    VERY FEW Maters are still up on Mattycollector page for preorder.

    Very few K.I.T.T. cars still up also. I expect this and the Scoobys to sell out by Friday noon July 13th, 2012.

    The K.I.T.T. has lights and sounds and I have a fair list for them.
    52.00 each plus shipping.

    I do have 3 spares for Scooby that were never paid for.
    32.00 each plus shipping.

  • NascarFan says:

    Okay, 2012 SDCC Update:

    ALL “Locked In” emails have been sent out to those that have paid in advance.

    If you did NOT get a “Locked In” email and you have PAID in advance, please let me know, I will correct this.


    (cross posted to the various TFAD posts on the 2012 SDCC subject because not the same people follow all of the same subjects)

  • NascarFan says:

    A cool 2012 SDCC Batman Dark Knight Rises figure video was just released.


    Scott Neitlich, aka Toy Guru, gives you a preview of three 2012 figures: The Dark Knight Rises Batman (in amazing packaging featuring Wayne Manor and the Bat Cave, plus lights and sounds) and from MOTUC, the Snake Men 2-pack and Horde Prime.

  • NascarFan says:

    After MIDNIGHT TONIGHT: 05-22-2012 (mountain time)

    All future SDCC Bathroom Mater orders are going to be put on a “Standby List”

    I have gotten alot of orders and until Presales are done on the 30th of May, 2012 I will not know how many more I can get done.

    All other SDCC items are still open to order.

    If you have an outstanding UNPAID invoice from me, this is your last shot before getting bumped to the “Standby List”

  • NascarFan says:


    Several invoices have been sent out and most of you have paid. Thank you.

    Some invoices are not paid.

    If you have not received an invoice, please contact me as soon as possible. I will correct this.

    If you have received an invoice and have not paid, please let me know if you need more time or cancel your order.

    I would like to get these prepaid by May 28th, 2012 at midnight mountain time.

    Prepayments that are paid are moved up in order on the list from “being on the list”

    Since some people do not track comments on all SDCC posts, this is cross posted on all SDCC posts.



  • NascarFan says:

    If any of you that have ordered that live in the Los Angeles / San Diego California or on the Interstate 15 corridor, you MAY make some sort of arrangement with me to pick up / drop off your SDCC item(s) at no extra charge.

    This also applies to ANYONE who has ordered and who does not live in that area and has an order PENDING with anyone who does live in that area, that you can ship your SDCC items all at once.

  • D J says:

    Why is it always mater? But cool.

  • carscrazydd says:

    Everybody seems to have covered the bases as to Kevin’ duties while at SDCC. Here’s a little something more: Never a no answer when requesting any of the SDCC items in the whim of the moment while on the phone with Kevin at the convention (except when an item goes sold out, of course). Never a problem with shipping of purchased items. Never a problem with less than minty mint items including the package it is sold in. To sum up,
    he will get what I want, it will arrive on my porch – I will be happy!

  • Mariela says:

    Very well said!
    This is not an easy task and no time to have fun there!! We know why… 😉

  • NascarFan says:

    Thanks for the plugs everyone.

    Scott from Mattel released this video a few days ago about the Masters of the Universe set:


  • Tom says:

    It is awesome that Kevin is even willing to do this, I think.
    Haters gon hate, I suppose. I learned my lesson last year with D23 Finn. I did not opt for the pre-buy, but was indeed lucky enough to score one through the kindness of another T5er.
    Don’t be like me, order now through Kevin and be glad you are fortunate enough to have someone help you out. Have you looked at the price of cigarettes lately?!?
    Oh, and yes I will buy some celery as well.

  • Micky says:

    Can’t wait to see the preview.

    About Kevin…
    I can only say he is the best. Last year he went over the top in helping me (and many others) get the SDCC exclusives. I wasn’t going to get last years Finn but after I found out about the extra Ransburg Finn, Kevin went out of his way to make sure I got one.
    Thanks Kevin. I’m looking forward to this years SDCC Cars exclusive.

    • Micky says:

      Looks like I mixed up SDCC and D23…anyway you get the idea LOL. He did help me with arrangements (thanks Mariela) to buy the Finn even though I didn’t pre-order or pre-pay.

  • FireFox91 says:

    No doubt Kevin is asking for a markup on the purchase price of this item. If you really want it, you are going to have to pay for it. I know there are a camp of people that just wants everyone to get them the hard to find stuff for regular price out of the goodness of their hearts. But you know what? That is just stupid. Most conventions with exclusives require significant piles of cash just to go an get the privileged of standing in those stupid lines. SDCC is the mother of all conventions. People stand in lines for HOURS at a time to get stuff. They pay thousands of dollars just to be there. And you want someone to get you stuff for regular price? Wake up, that isn’t going to happen. If you want it, you are going to pay extra no matter what. So don’t complain about the prices. Just take it or leave it.

  • Lorri says:

    For those of you who never have used Kevin before, I can tell you I have bought several things from him over the last 5 years. He is 100% reliable. Thanks Kevin!

  • hostile takeover banker says:

    I’m going to go buy some celery…

    really though, thanks again Kevin for stepping up to the plate big time. Like it has been said time and time again, if you don’t like the price or whatever it is that rocks your boat the wrong way, just keep scrolling.

  • NascarFan says:

    You forgot having my coffee too!

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