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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: All Missing Diecasts to Walmart?

When the following CASES got canceled: J, K, L, M, W & Y, there were 26 Lightning McQueen’s in those 4 cases. If there were really 60,000 cases made of those 4 (2 were twins) – that means there were about 390,000 Lightning McQueen’s sitting in a warehouse. Or for the 8,000 WM’s, Targets and TRU’s in the US, that’s 56 per store. Um, did anyone sit down and do that math? And that’s NOT even counting the LM’s from CASE V which no retailer ordered …

Walmart has agreed to buy CASES N & P – which we have no idea what’s in them, perhaps no one knows as they are still re-packing them. Presumably WM has a calculator and is not taking @98 Lightning McQueen’s per store – if Mattel managed to get WM to take 390,000 LM’s for their 4,000 stores. I guess in a few weeks we’ll know who the better negotiator is.

Of course, the bigger question is which of the NEW CARS originally scheduled for those 4 cases will we get? (not double counting the twin cases).

These should have all been packed in cases already with the Porto Corsa card design in Mattel’s warehouse or just about ready to arrive so it’s better just to sell them now – WM not only got 6-8 exclusives but probably a nice deal on them also.

If Mattel wanted to clear the warehouse, these might be in the mix also …

It might be unlikely but plausible as it might be better just to get rid of them all at once instead of having to offload them to a consolidator but we’ll find out soon enough.

As for CASE F, disappeared months ago, 2 of these CARS are definitely NOT on the early 2013 list – maybe summer 2013? So, these are presumably not floating around … the odds of seeing Otis and Alex seem pretty remote.

Suki might be the GIRLS CAR ON BRIDGE in Case A … we’ll know in 6 weeks or so … so be on the lookout at WM – chime in when the cases/endcap/sidekick or pallet drop appears … don’t scoop up all 98 Lightning McQueen’s – save some for us! 🙄



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  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    I stopped collecting Cars with Cars, The Original movie. However, in my quest to locate Marvel Universe action figures I always check the Cars’ pegs for a collector on this site. There is absolutely no problem with demand. It is there. The problem is two fold. First, the big box stores do not markdown and dispose of excess inventory of particular castings, resulting in HQ thinking there are enough toys available. I see it with action figures. The big box stores do not know how to sell toys. Secondly, Mattel’s case assortment leads to the first problem; excess inventory of some castings.

    Today I will be making a foray into King County Washington for purposes other than toy shopping. I suspect my stops at several Wally Worlds and Targets will result in zilch.

    It’s really shameful that you collectors cannot find a basic toy.

  • D J says:

    The followup of the famous “Wal-mart 8” is back and better than ever!!!!

  • John says:

    We are seeing Don Crumlin, Officer Murikami and Becky Wheelin at both Target and Walmart lately.

    • tiki-mon says:

      Where? Target, TRU, Walmart, and Kmart around me are all fished out! Nothing new ever come in, or they’re already gone by weekend. Seems like the only way to get something I want is eBay…

  • Jinzo says:

    I would really like to see new product on the pegs sometime this lifetime Mattel. All I ever see now is Finn… I’m lucky if I see Francesco or LMQ. Please Mattel stop producing/shipping out Finns & LMQs. 🙁

  • BMW says:

    Met: case V is out at Walmart.

    Case V was found by my son at a Walmart in San Antonio Texas on Thurs, Sept 6th.
    My son found 2 Bindos on the pegs, but missed the Prince Wheeliam. Later that night a friend of his found an unopened Case V at a Walmart between San Antonio and Austin. He walked away with a Prince Wheeliam and 2 Bindos.

  • BMW says:

    Met: Case Y is for sale on ebay – 23 single carded Geargrinders for sale as of today. Was this a fluke shipment?

    (MET: I’ll double check on the status of CASE Y. Maybe it got re-classified or some resellers pick up cases at Mattel’s warehouses so either some were sold early out or …).

  • Stig McQueen says:

    Now these are CARS I would buy. Stopped looking for anything new a long time ago; even my TRU has nothing but pegwarmers…

  • Tom says:

    I hope Mattel has had a reckoning and has learned from their past mistakes. The case assortments since 2011 have mostly been a lose-lose-lose proposition.
    That said, the last few weeks have been a real glory era, with Take Flights doing the heavy lifting. The fun in collecting and trading is coming back, here’s to hoping it stays that way through the Christmas season and beyond!

  • cac1959 says:

    It’s (past) time for new Cars to start showing up at Walmart… and as far as damage to cardbacks, they get damaged as they get placed in cases the first time; it’s going to continue as the are pulled out of the cases and then inserted into the trays for the end cap… I just hope these make it to all stores and show up soon.

  • NascarFan says:

    This gives me a headache. Why do we need to have cases repacked for only Walmart, but yet to get GOOD cases for sale at Kmart it seems impossible.

    Not to mention the right cases a few Kmart Days ago to Kmart. shees. It is not rocket science that Walmart did not pay full boat price to get these cases.

  • Jack says:

    We’re going through such a crazy period. There really must have been some shakeup at the Mattel Disney Cars planning dept. With all the cancellations, new Cars coming and Cars 1 cars returning I don’t know what store is going to have what next.
    Makes hunting interesting and fun though especially when many stores start getting new cases. With Christmas coming that should be very soon.

  • taylor says:

    The girl on the bridge car??? I think we will find its a Pink Citroen DS, Easy re-paint of an already released mold. Could be totally wrong of course 🙂

  • John in Missouri says:

    If they are indeed repacking all those cases, I wonder how many cardbacks will get damaged in the process?

    Walmart is most definitely aware of the Lightning McQueen situstion in their stores already, so let’s hope all the hundreds if thousands of new ones are taking a detour to Big Lots.

  • nlg510 says:

    My local Wallmart used to be not so good,until yesterday,that was when I found out that they put everything in it.The only thing that is stil not so great is the diecast,so I hope my Wallmart gets these.

  • RodredlineM19 says:

    Met Case J didn’t ship but Y did (with Geargrinder)

    And is it also true Erik Flagman isn’t in the Walmart cases and is scheduled for a 2013 release only?

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