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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: You Like 1:55 Diecasts? You Like Micro Drifters?

You Like 1:55 Diecasts? You Like Micro Drifters?

You see where this is going?

Yep, there’s a new line extension coming.

1:55 Diecast release that includes a Micro Drifter on the card.

(the card is the same size as the regular 1:55 diecasts, no shocker there as there’s plenty of room to include a three chicklet gum height CAR).

There are 4 listed as part of the first releases but no specific CAR listing so it’s a guessing point at this juncture.

Would it shock anyone if it was Lightning, Finn, Francesco & Mater?

Well, we do have a lot of Finn’s so perhaps Mattel will sub in their second favorite CARS 2 diecast – Petrov Trunkov.

And if Francesco is over-populated, then they’ll reach back to their favorite car of CARS 1 – and of course, who would argue that they love, love, love, love, love Marlon Clutches McKay? 🙂

So, agreed, it’s Lightning, Mater, Petrov & Marlon Clutches McKay, right? RIGHT?


Perhaps a stronger launch might be 1:55 Tach-O-Mint with a real mint flavored Tach O Mint Micro Drifter? Todd Pizza Planet with a pizza smell Todd Micro Drifter? An Apple racer with a Micro Drifter Apple Car that has a logo light up? Van with Micro Drifter Van that makes the car-is-alarmed sound?

I think they might be able to sell a case assortment of my 4 suggestions.

So, what assortment will you wager on? 🙂

More comparison pics of Micro Drifter LM to other Lightning’s HERE.


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  • Modeltrainman says:

    Mater’s Microdrifter is out already? Where? Not on Amazon.

  • DDD says:

    How about 1:55 Frank with Micro Drifter LMQ and Mater…now we’re talkin!

  • John in Missouri says:

    They need to do 5-for-1 promotion like Toys R Us did a few years ago. Simply buy 5 of any Car AT ANY STORE, send in the UPC & receipt, and get a free exclusive Car sent to you.

  • Tedsallis says:

    It’s definitely geared towards giving the Micro Drifters line some traction in the market. We collectors tend to forget that we are not really the intended market for toys 😉 Kids will love getting a car and a “free” micro drifter in the package and once they see how fun they are they might want more of them.

  • bobbyjack says:

    Mattel needs to know that people will not buy a car they already have just to get a free Micro Drifter. These will rot on the pegs for the next 2 years.

  • Fillmore1234 says:

    Well, Francesco, Finn, Lightning and Mater have already been released as Micro Drifters, so unless it’s some sort of different facial expression or an entirely new Micro Drifter I won’t be buying it.

  • Jack says:

    Yes the wise thing to do would be to sell a sought after or new single in with a microdrifter. That would be a way to get some collectors to buy a drifter just for the car and maybe hook them in. However if thet are repeat pegwarmers than its another release that won’t move.

  • cac1959 says:

    Really? They think including a Micro Drifter of the same Car free might get us to buy them? I’ve decided not to buy Micro Drifters… and have not, even seeing wave 2 of the 3 packs on Sunday.

    Make it a free Metallic Finish version of the Car and we might go for it… or a Super Chase.

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