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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Character Encyclopedia – Published!

Disney Pixar CARS: Characterย Encyclopedia has been released!

You get a free discast, a metallic paint version of “Lightning McQueen with Piston Cup (decal).”

What some sample pages looked like …

The Apple CAR was in there last time I looked, the first CARS Guide with him included!

Thanks ScoobyDoo for the nice pics … no, I do not have my copy YET.*

What typical pages looks like …

Size comparison – thanks for the comparison choice, “ScoobyDoo!” ๐Ÿ™‚

ScoobyDoo also offers some advice …

“I managed to open the front. As there are no instructions, I’m sure many people will damage the book doing so.

On the bottom side of the book are two (see-through) stickers you have to cut. They hold the two layers of plastic together. Than you have to pull the back layer, being aware it hinges at the top side of the book.”

You also get a free poster which is a separate poster versus just a book cover disguised as a poster.

* Well, at least they spelled my name right …

Thanks for the nice pics, ScoobyDoo … maybe someone I will get to flip through the pages. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  ๐Ÿ™

Amazon is shipping also now.




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18 July 2012 Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3 19 Comments


  • ChrisB says:

    The book is great but it’s too bad it is not extensive. I’m surprised at the omission of Finish Line McQueen, as it is one of my favorite models.

    Oddly, there is a note in the Lightning McQueen section that mentions that “Tongue Lightning is sometimes confused with Finish-Line Lightning”.

    Oh well, overall it’s a great book and I will buy Part II if one is ever made.

  • collectormom says:

    The book is really great. I was impressed with the weight of the LMQ Car that comes with the book, reminded me of the old days (you know, 2006-2007) when die-cast Cars were heavy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • John in Missouri says:

    Met, do you know how many of the McQueen’s were produced?

    (MET: Maybe.

    Or do you mean since the beginning of time?

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

  • cac1959 says:

    Got mine Saturday even though it was scheduled to be delivered on Monday… I’ve gone through it twice so far… The McQueen is brilliant.

    Thank you for all your efforts on the book, your Guides/Checklists, and all the information you share on TakeFiveADay.

    (MET: Glad you like it!)

  • D J says:

    Pretty much the best book of all time. There was an error here and there, like on P.137 the U.F.M page, in the paragraph under “Dr. in Disguise” it reads “and glasses he becomes Dr. Abschlepp Waganand saves Mator.” Missing a space. Also, it says for most of the storytellers, they were released in the Race o Rama series. Even the one’s on the Storytellers page. Even though some of them list Series: Storyteller’s. BTW Great job!

  • BMW says:

    My 2 came yesterday from Amazon.
    Congrats Met.
    The credits page reads like a Who’s Who at Mattel.

  • Carsstrike01 says:

    Just got mine in post, it looks awesome! A really cool guide it has so may diecasts even Rip Clutchgoneski! Met, it says: “Rip has been released in a pit stop launcher and in a 11 pack with all other WGP racers” So this means its been released or hard to find?

    (MET: It was hard to tell when the book was going to be released and when Rip was coming out. Rip & the 11-pack are not released – maybe holiday 2012 at the earliest?)

  • Mike Manifold says:

    We love ours! It’s kind of like a best of Cars diecasts, with lots of little character background details and production/distribution facts. It’s cool to get nice big pictures of the featured cars. It doesn’t replace having a few or all of the T5 checklists, but it is a really great companion, and probably is more accessible to a greater number of people. Great job, Met!
    Manifold Jr. is really loving the new McQueen, and actually set up a Piston Cup race for the first time in like 6 months! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This looks pretty awesome, Definitly gonna get it. But does it have all the CARS ever released? I don’t want it to be kind of like Meet the Cars because they only put in about half the characters from the movie.

    This IS available at retail, right?

  • Tom says:

    Cool book, what do we have to do to get an author inscription?

  • WillsCars says:

    My son and I love the book and the car that comes with it looks great. I did find it strange that there are so many missing cars though.

    • 5oclockshadow says:

      gotta save some for Part 2 right. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      (MET: The max limit was 144 pages so the first to go were most of the Pitty’s unless that racer had no crew chief or hauler … and others like most of the camera guys with no lines and practically no info on them meant they were at the bottom of the list … their original list didn’t include all of the racers. ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

  • nlg510 says:


    Cannot wait. Love LM.

  • bubbabob says:

    My grandson got his from Amazon last week Incredible book and the LM is cool too

  • John in Missouri says:

    I poured through mine last night — great job Met and Jo!

    Freaky to read why Rip is called “Rip”!!

    By the Mattel is misspelled in this post’s title…

  • jestrjef says:

    Congrats Met!! Looks good. Cannot wait to get mine. :-}

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