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Mattel Disney Pixar Cars 2 Diecast: Target 20-Pack Now a 12-Pack

“Jason V’ found it in Montana – thanks for the nice photos!

There was originally a listing for a 20-pack called ‘Radiator Springs to the Rescue” with 20 CARS. I had a feeling it was too big for a retailer to fit on the shelf – not size wise but price wise, it would’ve had to be (for 20-CARS) anywhere from $49 (for a Black Friday item) to around $69-$79 for a regular item and since this was not the movie launch year, It would’ve been a tough sell.

So, I suspect the 20-CAR Radiator Springs to the Rescue in London 20-pack has been downsized to a London Rescue 12-pack.

It’s $49.99 (for now) – more below.

The obvious new CARS included are the Union Jack Ramone and Captured Professor Z …

I’m presuming since Finn is not called Titanium Web Capture Shootin’ Finn that the little beginning points of this “web” are just tucked under Finn. It looks like Professor Z does NOT come with a monocle so it’s a true “new” version. I’m not saying you have to buy it but he is another release version – no matter how minimal the difference. I only make the rules but you are free to abide, dude. I am the judge but I do not judge you. I’m only here to judge the CARS.

Oh, and in case you think it’s yet another Finn – look closer. Yep. Variant unibody Finn.

So much nicer looking without the front giant plastic faceplate that looks like it’s about to snap off at any point – now, 100% diecast metal … so that’s a nice upgrade and it’s three “new” releases in this box set.

(For those confused, VARIANT is a different production version of a release with the EXACT SAME NAME … VERSION is a production variant of the main production release with a DIFFERENT NAME … πŸ˜† Yes, I could have stated it less confusing like but what’s the fun in that?).

For those who did not buy You ‘Da Bomb Mater from the “exclusive” TRU 5-pack, here’s your first chance though he is scheduled as a single. I’m presuming he has the same time stamp on the bomb sticker as the You ‘Da the Bomb Mater even though he should have more time showing when he’s in this scene.Remember to do the Hulk rage thing in the store aisles, Target will change it for you.*

*That previous sentence only applies if your name is Robert Bruce Banner or Dr. Bruce Banner.

From here, all the other CAR releases look like their most recent release – since the lemons on the left are all fairly recent releases, I presume they have not been changed production wise.

Union Jack Ramone is an interesting story. He is NOT listed as an exclusive so Mattel knows something we don’t. πŸ™‚

He is scheduled as a single but he’s listed as Union Jack Ramone with paint gun. So, the following scenarios may be true eventually …

Mattel has decided not to bother to release him with a paint gun and he won’t come with a paint gun as a single.

This will be the only release of Union Jack Ramone without a paint gun as Mattel is confused about the single version with a paint gun versus this one.

He will be released as a single with a paint gun but comes like this in a 2-pack or some other box set.

So, according to Mattel as of right now. Union Jack Ramone is NOT an exclusive. You can take it to the bank … or a bank of dirt or a bank run by Bernie Madoff. So, take it for what’s it’s worth.

In addition …

I don’t know what Target’s return policy is how many days in before you must return it but I would NOT be surprised if this were the CARS Black Friday item. If Target puts some on the shelf and lists it at $49.99 – then the markdown on Black Friday is much more impressive when it gets reduced to $24.99 or $29.99. It’s not much of a markdown when the only selling price is $24.99 or $29.99. As of now, I have no idea since listings rarely read BLACK FRIDAY item so I’m just saying it’s a consideration. The reason I think so is that the last CARS box set was enough of a draw (not great but good enough) and at $49.99, just too spendy of a “regular” item for CARS 2 now that hardly anything above $19.99 sells … so keep it in mind – we’re about 6 weeks out from Black Friday. Most info now leaks out by about mid-November … so if target’s policy is 30-days, then you might be cutting it close but if it’s 60-days, then you are pretty safe in buying it and waiting a few weeks to a month before actually opening it and/or finding out if this is the CARS Black Friday item to get the difference refunded or if you have to return it …

Thanks for the nice photos, “Jason V.”



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  • Raekwonn says:

    How do I post a picture here? I found a version of this with no Union Jack Ramone, but instead a Miles Axlerod….and no Bomb Mater, but a Mater with Guns and Jet Pack. This came from left field…..the pictures on the back still showed the other characters. Also, Grem replaced Don Crumlin….

    (MET: Sounds like a shoplifter replacement box … You have to upload a photo to a photo hosting site (like PhotoBucket) – then link to it in the forum).

    • NascarFan says:

      just post the link for the photo

    • tiki-mon says:

      YUP, I’m thinking the same… someone took what they wanted, replaced with what they already have, and returned it to the unsuspecting Target… I’ve seen a 10-car gift box filled with PLAYED Cars, riddled with signs of usage. It’s unbelievable what some of these crooks will do… What city is the Target located in? Next time you go, please take the box and tell the manager what happened. I’m sure if no one tells them, that same “buyer” will return more “like that” later.

  • nlg510 says:

    I will try to get this for the hollidays.

  • mr-mark-t says:

    I just opened the 12 pack from target LONDON CHASE. You the bomb mater actually has a different looking bomb from that at are TOYS R US. I sent the pics to MET so hopefully he’ll upload them for anyone to look at.

    Can anyone help me buy the Lighting Mcqueen 12 cars from Disney in England. mpthompson2005@sio.midco.net

  • TopherDawg says:

    That web is very fragile. FRAGILE!!!

    I took it off and where the clear band holds it to the box it broke. Then the Sheriff had a small scratch on the hood, so I am returning it.

    Ramone is really nice though, my be tempted to slip in a RS Ramone before returning, ha!

  • Matersgrlfriend says:

    I just picked this up at Target, I could not resist since it was the first new normal scale diecast Cars item I found there in months.

  • DragsterMater says:

    Holey is also unibody.

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    Spider-Finn! Spider-Finn!

  • Wraukn says:

    Technically this version of Professor Z without the monocle is correct. At this point in the movie his monocle has been ripped off by the stealth boat’s giant magnet!

    (MET: good point!)

  • Carsstrike01 says:

    I just relised that there is a variant on the “You da bomb Mater” the other one in the ToysRus 5 pack has the 95 race team logo, the one in this 12 pack does not have race team logos. This does look like a pretty cool starter package for new collectors.

  • bobbyjack says:

    I still need a non lenty Sheriff. Another Sally would be nice also. Don’t really care about the Professor Z, and if the Union Jack Ramone is coming as a single, I might just skip this. If I was a new collector, this would be an awesome box set though.

  • BMW says:

    Cars 2 should be named the line of variants – its all the same characters.
    Mattel decides redesign the plastic 2 piece Cars (badly needed) to unibody design,which is nice, but should have been like this from the beginning.
    A new variant of Finn, what we all wanted. πŸ™
    So why is Bomb Mater now at Target when he was a TRU exclusive?

    And Why oh why hasn’t Mattel fixed Sheriff in all these years.
    He needs CURB FEELERS. Label him for adult collectors only and fix Sheriff.

  • snutes says:

    Darn it,

    I just received an ebay shiptment of a loose “you da bomb Mater” and now I see it grouped here. I dont actually have a 1:55 sheriff but a 1:43 sheriff and I also have a 1:43 disney store union jack. I might get this if its a black friday item like mentioned above.

    • Carsstrike01 says:

      I just noticed that there is a variant on the You da bomb Mater, the ToysRus 5 pack ones have a race team logo, the ones in this set have no race team logo

      (MET: nice catch!)

  • Dunroamin says:

    It actually is 20 pack. There are 8 finn McMissiles packed undeneath the cardboard. πŸ™‚

    • RodredlineM19 says:

      Sssh! Don’t say that!

      “Hmm, how in the world are we gonna get rid of these Finns?

      “Hey, Dunroamin from Take Five A Day jus had an idea!”

      And a week later… πŸ™‚

  • tiki-mon says:

    Target’s return policy is… (drum roll please…) 90 DAYS!

  • cac1959 says:

    Had this come out a year or so ago, I would have been excited about it… now, the only 2 I don’t have are the Professor Z and the Union Jack Ramone… if it goes on sale on Black Friday I might purchase it… otherwise, I’m not going to have it in my collection… I saw the tag on the shelf last Friday – it mentions Cars 12 pack with carrying case – but it wasn’t on the shelf or in the back… 087-07-0521 is the number.

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