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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: CARS Take Flight – Retail? Not So Much …

This may shock you but the launch of CARS Take Flight is not taking off as planned …

Why? Here’s an oldie and not so goodie – overshipping of CASE A and followup shipments of cases with more CASE A choices …

So, every peg at every retail carrying CARS Take Flight is pretty much 100% packed with CARS Take Flight “diecasts” from CASE A contents – 50% Lightning McQueen Autonaut, 40% Autonaut Mater and 10% Stu Bop & Rescue Squad Chopper. Good luck finding or seeing any of the other 8 or 9 CARS Take Flight releases … it’s like the deluxe oversized series all over again – hey, look a Hydrofoil Finn from 2011 … is it any wonder TRU doesn’t need anymore oversized deluxe? Where would they fit the Pope, Queen or Taco Mater? But it’s only been 15 months, we need just a little more time to sell those 5 Finn’s on the pegs …

At this rate, Take Flight will be dead also on January 15, 2013 – part of the post holiday hasta la vista cut to the bone markdown.

Lyrics updated …

This is major retailer to Mattel ground control … stepping through the door
And I’m floating ROI in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
Here am I sitting in a tin can far above the world
Planet Earth CARS sales are blue and there’s nothing I can do

Though I’m past one hundred million Finn’s, I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much, she knows my Facebook password
Ground control to major Tom, your circuits dead, there’s something wrong
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you hear me, major Matty?
Is there anybody home?
Can you…
Here am I sitting in my tin can far above the Moon Mater
Planet Earth CARS Collectors are blue and there’s nothing I can do

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  • Stig McQueen says:

    Found the NASCA truck at TRU a couple of weeks ago, and Aviator Mater at Target on Friday. Guess I must’ve been at the right place at the right time…

  • DragsterMater says:

    $7.99? They have it at $5.99 over here.

  • Jack says:

    This line is a bit more popular than I would have guessed but they definetely did overstock case A. They should have just made this part of the Toons. The one regular vehicle, Nasca truck is selling well. As our any of the non overstocked ones.
    I am not looking forward to the Planes line though. The kids just can’t play with the planes like the Cars. I hope Mattel doesn’t neglect the Cars lines to focus too much on Planes.

  • Tom says:

    We just opened Rescue Squad Chopper for my 2 year old’s birthday. He didn’t let go of it for about 2 hours ’til he had to go to bed.

    (MET: Very cute!)

  • Wraukn says:

    I’ve seen a cube with a bunch of Aviator Maters at smaller supermarkets.

  • D J says:

    It would really be a shame to Mattel, if the next new line, they overstock on the same first cases AGAIN! I haven’t had too much of a problem with it, although i have only seen case a.

  • LUCA says:

    Is there LIFE ON CARS??

  • DDD says:

    I was thrilled to finally locate the Aviator Mater…what an awesome vehicle, and I also like the astronaut Mater. But overall I’m not too keen on the whole planes thing…they lack the personality of cars (that’s why the Mater is so cool…it’s all personality) and when displayed the wings waste shelf space. I wish they’d been released as part of the regular Toons deluxe line…with Cars retail space reduced, they just seem to add confusion with another thinly-represented product line.

  • materrocks says:

    Thornton, Co
    I saw Bi-Plane at the Target in Thornton, CO yesterday at 120th and Washington. So,there is still hope that you will find it at a Target.

  • Tom says:

    “Ash to ashes, funk to funky, Mattel know’s were all junkies.”

  • Fabolous says:

    I haven’t had to much trouble finding the others. TRU seems to be the place clogged up the most. Maybe that is because they are a $1 more than Walmart and Target. Walmart keeps getting the case with Nasca Truck and Falcon Hawk 1 and Target keeps getting the case with Aviator Mater and McQueen Hawk. One Target has about 6 Autonaut McQueens on the shelf because they have gone through the Aviator Mater/McQueen Hawk so many times. I just have not seen the Bi-Plane/Falcon Hawk Black case yet.

  • brittanycenter2007 says:

    So glad to see that it’s not just me finding these everywhere!!! I have only come across the other take flight cars twice and I still have yet to find the propwash biplane.

  • cac1959 says:

    Those who do not learn from their mistakes are destined to repeat them… Mattel is a prime example… I’ve seen too many Case A everywhere… I’ve seen case D at Walmart and online resellers and 1 TRU… I’ve seen case E at 1 Walmart and Meijer… I’ve seen case F at 2 Walmart stores and Big Lots… I’ve seen case B at a couple of Kmart and Target stores.

  • ghostlight says:

    Ok, I thought it was just me seeing these starting to sit on pegs. It’s a shame that these may go the way of Hydro Finn. At least they keep the dust from settling on the floor.

  • bobbyjack says:

    They really did overstock Case A. Luckily I haven’t had very much trouble finding the other releases. The only ones I haven’t seen yet are Mater Hawk, Burnt Autonaut McQueen, and the Metallic TRU Box set. My son really likes this line and I’m sure he will love Planes when it is released. So far the only ones we have opened are Stu Bop, Falcon Hawk 1, and Propwash Junction Biplane. Sad to see it ending so soon.

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