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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: The Strange Case of Krate at Target (UPDATE)

Krate Rainson Wash is a fun diecast – great sculpt and all around fun release.


But for some oddball reason – Target has coded him as an oversized “Deluxe” CAR – priced at $6.99 – maybe they got him confused with Muggsy Liftsome somehow? But in any case, he’s ringing up at $6.99 so if you’re buying him at Target, make sure they sell it to you at the right price. You probably should make a trip to customer service beforehand and get it straightened out before stepping to the register.

He rings up with no problem at Walmart. TRU saves time by the whole price match policy by not even selling the 2013 themes series. 🙂

Thanks JMDL Toys for the great photo!

And “toomsterev” also has to add in his last shopping trip to Target …

“… Ran into one of the Mattel reps today as she was swapping out singles and two packs at a local Target. (She had actually done a few in the area). She stated that they would also be pulling the Megas and swapping them out soon. They (she) actually pulled the entire shelf of singles and 2 packs from a couple stores.”

Sounds like good news if it happens elsewhere.

BTW, today is the LAST DAY for your price matching (mis)adventures at Target, WM and possibly TRU.

And now Target is just taunting us (in the newest circular)


Note, it says ITEMS as in plural.

Good luck!

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30 March 2013 Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3 6 Comments


  • BlueMustang says:

    I was able to find him at Fred Myers (Kroger) and I too was over charged, I just used a bit of my cars wizardy on him and he gave it to me at the right price 🙂

  • twins081700 says:

    Since my Target is still full of 2012 Finn and Lightning…no worries here 🙁

  • John in Missouri says:

    I got the $0.99 price match at a Target yesterday on three Cars including one Krate. The girl at Customer Service either didn’t notice the $6.99 price or was smart enough to understand that they were all from the same assortment as she scanned them.

  • carslover says:

    i have all i need from walmart so screw target

  • danrio says:

    I mentioned having this issue as far back as last week. Again, it all depends upon who you talk to and how receptive they are to your explanation. i crash tested this theory in the same store on 3 different occasions, with surprising results. On one first occasion, the cashier at the checkout called the “front end manager” who, “on a one time basis” changed the price to the singles $3.49 price. He also said he would look into the discrepancy. A couple of days later, I scanned a Krate and got the $6,99 price, again. Obviously, nothing had changed since my previous visit. I encountered, by happen chance, an assistant manager. I explained my previous experience to her and she told me I could take the item to any cashier and tell the cashier that “Mary” (name withheld to protect the innocent) okayed it at the $3.49 price. That worked fine. On the 3rd try, during the price match fiasco, I was told by the cashier to take it to Guest Services. They were completely immovable on the DPCI code issue and refused both the markdown and the price match.

    Incidentally, I found Krate also at a nearby WalMart, took him to the checkout with the KMart ad and got the price match on the spot !

  • hypercarrots says:

    his DPCI is 087070547 and not 087071962 like all other cars singles they won’t change his price. they are convinced he is different and that should be his price. deluxe are not 6.99 and have a different dpci. they are 7.99 or more depending on your store.

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