Article Archive for April 2013

The Audi Quattro Slot Car Experience
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Posted in Advertising on 30 April 2013
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Here’s a tough assignment – Audi gives you big bucks to build them a slot car demo track … Photos here at NotCot. In car video … Or the entire track … If you have 15-minutes, you can watch the entire making-of … Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Walmart Toons Diecast 3-Packs Not Selling?
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 30 April 2013
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I’m a little surprised these are still available … the wrestling CARS all seem sold out … so, what’s the holdup? Not enough airings of the Toons? Priced too high? Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Radiator Springs (Classic) Arrives in Australia & Europe
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 30 April 2013
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Looks like the Radiator Springs Classic line is arriving in Australia & Europe … without the “Classic” part – presumably because while Radiator Springs is the trademark name of the town, they would have to badge “Classic” in every different language so easier just to drop it … Nick Stickers is the next and “last” […]

Disney Toon PLANES: Marketing Thrusters on Full
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Posted in Disney, Disney Planes on 29 April 2013
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You can’t avoid the marketing steamroller that is Disney … coming this summer … Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: 23-Million & Counting
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 29 April 2013
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In a short note in the middle of a press release, Disney notes that Mattel has sold 23,000,000 (23-million diecast CARS) since the beginning of time.* * Time as measured by AC – After CARS. So, let’s say the first diecasts showed up on April 1, 2006 and today being April 29, 2013 – that’s […]

Disney Pixar CARS: Next Three Disney CARS Toons Coming
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS on 29 April 2013
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The next three CARS Toons will all involve racing – presumably the Silver CAR Racing Series … will they fall under the banner of Tales From Radiator Springs? Or will we get a third banner (to go with Mater Tall Tales?) The first one will air in June, the next two in September. Maybe one […]

Disney Pixar CARS: Do It Yourself “Mechanic Set” CAR at CARS Land
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Posted in Disney, Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3 on 28 April 2013
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One other diecast available at CARS Land is the Radiator Springs Racer (ride) “Mechanic Set,” which is in 1:64 scale and you assemble it yourself … It is diecast metal with the rest of pieces plastic. You can decide on which options you prefer. Choose between tires, mouth & eyes expression, rollbar and even if […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: The Missing CARS Diecasts …
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 28 April 2013
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“Quercy” asks about the CARS that we have seen backdoor releases of or was at one point listed to be released … For instance, What about “Chauncy Fares the London Taxi, Bernie Caliper, Dan Sclarkenberg and McQueen fan yellow truck?” (This McQueen Fan prototype now stands as the longest from showcase to actual release – […]

Blacksparrow Auctions: Old Toys Worth Some Money
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Posted in Toys on 27 April 2013
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Blacksparrow Auctions is pleased to announce the Vintage Toys & Pop Culture Auction, to be held at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) on April 28, 2013. The live auction features over 250 artifacts from popular culture as depicted in television, film, comics and children’s literature. A select variety of toys, comics and artwork […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 2 Diecast: Finn Logo Variants & Errors
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 27 April 2013
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After 20 months, we still don’t really what is the correct M logo that Finn McMissile has on his hood & trunk. Because after a while, we just stopped looking at Finn so it’s hard to really tell when they began the switchout – if there was a plan, if it was simply poorly produced […]