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Mattel Disney Pixar CAR Diecast: Toons Take Flight, Circle & Land (Chopper Update)

The Toons are now called CARS TAKE FLIGHT – for 2012, we’ll get diecasts from AIR MATER & MOON MATER. These first releases are all from Moon Mater.

Autonaut Lightning McQueen – nicely done, all the details seem to be in place … 2 in the case.

Autonaut Mater – also 2 in the case.

Also nicely done. There is another version coming where the thrusters are not in the launch mode … (for OFFICE fans, one last, “That’s what she said.”)

And then a don’t-look-too-closely-for-canonnocity-sake release …

UPDATE – While it looks like they did not change the call letters on the side of the Rescue Squad Chopper (RSG 01) and did not change out the logo to the red medical insignia, they did paint his nose and “cheeks” black. I did not look closely enough, I just looked at the open pic which was clearly from the Toon series.

And Stu Bop … first official release in the US so technically new. He looks pretty much looks exactly like the European release of Stu Bop …

So, if you’ve been waiting to complete complete your CARS 1 releases, here’s another piece in the puzzle. There is 1 in the case.

So, nice, the embargo-lull is over. With new singles and now Toon-Take Flight megasize, lots of stuff leaving the warehouse … though the BIG QUESTION remains. Is retail back on board? While online sellers are getting product, selling and shipping – will these actually show up at retail? Chime in if you see any …

Thanks CTC/ChildrensToyCloset.com for the nice pics. I believe they are available to order. Have fun shopping!

There is also a Moon Mater/Air Mater DVD coming with Roger the Space Shuttle (the Mater included is plastic and not diecast).


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  • pixarlover says:

    FYI for Pixar fans there is a Pixar mini film festival this weekend at AMC theaters. $6 per movie
    Up, Walle, Ratatouille and TS3.


  • Jack says:

    Like the generic Cars packaging. Gives me hope of seeing Cars 1, Cars 2 and Tooks being released in this format. The merging of the lines with releases from all 3 would be the Best thing that could happen.
    I also like the new Mater and Lightning but it’s the different characters from all the shorts that are my favorite like Slash, Chuy, Kabuto etc. I hope we see some reporter cars from Moon Mater. There were some great possible diecasts There.

  • BMW says:

    I got all 4 today in the mail, and must say these are really nice, all new castings except for stu and the chopper, very detailed.
    The base of Mcqueen is definitely his Cars 2 base.

    • sodabear says:

      All new castings except Stu and the Chopper? By my count, that’s only 50 percent new castings. You can just as easily say that they are all old castings except Mater and McQueen….

      • John in Missouri says:

        Mater and Lightning each come 2 to a case, so really 66.666% are new castings.

        And even though Rescue (Squad) Chopper and Marco — I mean Stu Bop — have been around for ages, it’s nice to see that Mattel still cares. And for those who cannot wait for Rescue (Squad) Chopper and Marco, — I mean Stu Bop — I saw numerous Marco’s and Rescue Squad Choppers at Toys R Us last night, and can get them for you. There were also LOTS of military choppers from UFM.

  • D J says:

    Isn’t Lightning in the short, have the body shape from cars 1? The pic of the die cast must be a cars 2 shape.

  • cooldude9 says:

    I don’t belive that I almost gave up on Cars/Cars2/Cars Toons! I gave up [almost] because I couldn’t find any new cars in stores. But thanks to going to a Walmart out in the blue I finally found Mel Dorado! Thanks to Mel and the awesome cars coming I will never quit!

  • Bumper Save says:

    Something you completists should know:

    A friend from another site has enlightened me to notice that the Rescue Squad Chopper from the old Toons series is indeed a variant from the new Cars Take Flight Rescue Chopper. As you can see in the pictures, the new chopper has a black portion on the nose that was not on the original chopper. Variant alert!

  • Tom says:

    These look cool, glad we never bought RSC or Stu Bop! Anyone know if RSC is the Deluxe size or the regular size?

  • Ladies and Gentlecars,

    They are priced at $7 per car, I unfortunately don’t control the shipping aspect otherwise it would be a whole lot less. When I started my business some years ago, I wanted to give collectors, moms & dads a good product at a fair price! I believe that this is at retail or possibly even cheaper.


    Happy Collecting!

    • cowboys88 says:

      Hello, this is my first post. Long time “viewer”. Do you know when these might ship out to those that ordered them?

      • with the holiday weekend coming I am going to say that i should receive them late next week, with that said, they will ship the next day after i receive them. You will get an email stating it has been shipped. Most all shipments will be via ups ground with insurance.


        I would agree with you on that, but that is how they have done it for years.

    • John in Missouri says:

      Sorry Traver, my comment below about Deluxe Pricing was directed at Mattel, not toward you.

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  • babychristiancars says:

    love them but will they be target only?

  • netmatrix says:

    Its already a year here in Malaysia and the last 2 waves of Toons did not arrive. So we do not have the last few characters of Tokyo Mater. And now they shove new stuff in our butts. Screw u Mattel! Screw u to hell!

  • BlueMustang says:

    These are awesome! I am debating on buying a case ($42, plus $15.60 ship) or waiting to hunt for them… but then I worry they will never see my stores. What to do.. what to do..

  • John in Missouri says:

    Love it, love it, love it!

    …but unfortunately Deluxe packaging equals Deluxe pricing.

    • BMW says:

      Deluxe pricing yes, but look at that seller on ebay asking 89.99 for Stu Bop. I will finally be able to complete my Cars 1 diecasts. He was the only Cars 1 I refused to trade for or purchase. Patience wins out in the end for some of us.

  • D J says:

    “Is this real life?”

  • BMW says:

    Have all 4 on the way. Very exciting!

  • Fillmore1234 says:

    Awesome! I’m glad they decided to make Stu Bop a US release. Hopefully these come soon, and we can get out of the drought for so many collectors.

  • jestrjef says:

    Being from the Space Coast of Florida, these are going to be my new favs! I cannot WAIT to see these on the pegs. Bring on ROGER!!!

  • John says:

    These are great, we’ll collect ’em all!

    I wonder if they made Lightning a two-piece so they can follow up with a burnt re-entry version?

    I think this Rescue Squad Chopper is part of the recovery team when the boys splash down in the ocean.

    (MET: Yes, Burnt LM is on the schedule – see links to older posts … note the different graphics design on the card but not on the diecast).

  • They are now posted!! Have fun


  • corinne says:

    Where is the link to order a case from ChildrensToyCloset???? anyone ?? thankyou

  • GeorgeHP1 says:

    Got to get them!

  • DDD says:

    I’m not into cars planes, and I hope this isn’t a big line that keeps us from seeing other Toon vehicles. The Tomica rusty Mater plane is cool, but I don’t like this change of direction. (BTW, they make me make that same face as Moon Mater when I’m getting xrays at the dentist.)

    • Jack says:

      I echo your concern. Whereas I like the new Mater and Lightning( although they look like a great deal of plastic is used) I too hope this change doesn’t preclude us from seeing new Toons. Hopefully it’s just a name change and not a whole new direction with all flying vehicles.
      Met: any idea if we will see all the Toons out of this line? Or is this a special line and they will also continue regular Toons? I was really hoping for some Mater PI releases.

      (MET: There is no Toons line as of now – most likely they are set for 2012 as everything that will be in stores by November is in the early stages of production. There’s always 2013 …).

  • cac1959 says:

    That’s a great case assortment… One case with 2 each of 2 new Cars, 1 previously unreleased in the US item, and 1 that’s a re-run…

    Hoping to see it in stores soon.

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