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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: Kmart Chrome CARS + Variants

The recent Kmart CARS Day #8 offering were Silver Metallic CARS. Probably Ransburg but since Mattel is no longer using the phrase, Ransburg, we’ll just call ’em Metallic. (At one point, they also called them Zamak but that appears to the raw metal body polished with a clearcoat … so maybe that Kmart CARS Day #10?)

They turned out quite nice and shiny and hopefully in October, we can get all the other racers.

There are a couple interesting things – most noteably, unlike the proto picture of Chrome Metallic Lightning, the Kmart released version was the new uni-body Lightning with no plastic face plate – nice upgrade!

But upon closer examination, it seems they have also upgraded the entire lot except for Raoul. So, it looks like they are starting to convert many of the 2-piece face plate versions to unibodies.

In fact, if you collect variants, regular Jeff Gorvette is now available with the unibody version/variant also.

While Carla & Shu Kmart Chrome Metallic were upgraded, the regular releases have not yet …

But, presumably their next regular release will be with the “unibody” as like here … or a reason for you to buy the box sets (if you’re a variant or completist collector).

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  • NascarFan says:

    Kmart cases are back online

  • D J says:

    Also note that Finn has got a slight upgrade. I have not seen regular Finn changed yet, but my security Finn has a die-cast bumper. The white portion underneath has some plastic. Thus more variants. 🙂

  • BMW says:

    I am pleased with the quality of the Silver Series.

    Very thankful for friends who went out of their way so I could have a couple of sets.
    Kmart never ever sent me a email as promised when the cases were supposed to come back in stock.

  • Mike Manifold says:

    Very interesting. The purple Grem casting has moved in this direction as well. It’s nice, but I won’t be re-collecting all the same characters. It would be cool though to have a variation of Jeff Gorvette with a happy or content expression. He’s been stuck in aggro-phase during the entirety of the 2-piece front end era. Same with Shu.

  • Fillmore1234 says:

    Carla is definitely the worst 2 piece car Mattel has made in my opinion. Her body is bright green but her mouthpiece is dark green on all of the ones I have. It looks almost disgusting, I am definitely buying the 1 piece variant of her when it comes out.

  • cac1959 says:

    While I understand why they make the 2 piece Cars (new mouth = new variant), the one piece Cars look a lot nicer… I definitely like how all the Kmart 8 Cars look – I wasn’t excited about the Silver Racer Series Cars before I found them at the store.

    • Dunroamin says:

      I totally agree…you could find posts of mine from months ago saying i was going to pass…but i now have two sets, one set carded and one nicely displayed…

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