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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Dinoco Helicopter “Returns” Review

The “oversized” Deluxe Dinoco Helicopter has returned …



Opener Completists can rest – he is essentially exactly the same as the last release in the oversized-deluxe-megasize lineup.

The “oversized” Dinoco Helicopter replaced the singles version in the World of CARS motif series – upsizing it slightly (maybe 30%) in the then new MEGASIZE-OVERSIZED series. I think there’s been no release of the oversized Dinoco Helicopter since that series in 2008. (the single version was actually available in the TRU Dinoco Box set until Race O Rama).

So, if you’ve been waiting all this time, you haven’t missed anything as it’s same release as the WOC version.

Here’s a comparison shot of the singles version and the “megasize” as the oversized series was first named. Yes, it’s not really megasized and barely oversized.

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Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” from his extensive collection. There was a truly megasized Dinoco Helicopter (with sounds if I recall correctly) that actually fit Mater just like the movie. So, this would be closer to a proper scaled Dinoco Helicopter though clearly, a diecast 50 lb Dinoco helicopter would not fly figuratively as it’s generally a good idea not to design a toy where even an adult can be concussed when they are flying it around the room and it falls on their head …


So, no variant – if you’re an opener. You are set if you have the larger Dinoco Helicopter in your collection already but if you’ve been waiting a while, you’re now set.

This also applies to Mack in the case – he is the exact same as the last deluxe-oversized release – still missing the trailer hitch hole unlike the version with the trailer (hauler). So again, if you’ve been waiting to add him to your collection, great – if not, he’s NOT a variant.

(Mack photo used with permission by JMDL Toys).

Thanks, John H! for the Dinoco photos!


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  • taylor says:

    Godd! Been after this since 2008, now all I need to do is try and find it all over again 🙁

  • materrocks says:

    Thornton, Co
    I have seen both of these at my local King Soopers. Also in this case is Kabuki Mater and Ivan Mater. The store also received the case with Cartney Brakin which I was fortunate to be the first to see him and purchase him.

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