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Mattel Disney PLANES: Disney Store & Mattel Series Comparison

Of course, the final verdict won’t be in until the film actually comes out for a real comparison of scale, scope and size comparison in their scenes …

But “John H.” sends along some great pics to begin to weigh the evidence … You can find earlier coverage on the scale of PLANES HERE & HERE.

The Disney Store Dusty is about 1:55 in scale (right) – so the Mattel one is definitely smaller.


Maybe much smaller!


But the Disney Store Dusty eyes are a little scary …


The Disney Store ones are SOLID METAL except for the wheels and propeller … while the mattel ones have a diecast body but plastic wings.

And the Disney Store Dusty parked in the Mattel tent …


And Dottie is shorter than Dusty which seems more correct paired with DS Dusty.

El Chup looks essentially the same from this angle …


But parked next to it, you can see the engine cowling is much larger on the Disney store one … and if you look at a quick screen shot (in this post), you can see a comparison is that El Chup should have a massive engine.

El-Chupacabra-DS-and-Mattel-comparison_02 DS-Chug-&-Mattel-Dottie_01

Dottie next to Disney Store Chug.


Looks pretty good. The Mattel Chug is smaller.

From this screen shot though, Dottie is not much shorter than Chug so the Mattel one might be more accurate.

Diecasts-Chug & Dotty

Thanks for great photos, “John H.”

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  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    Any chance of you posting a picture of any standard Mattel Car with the Disney and Mattel Planes for a comparison. Most planes are going to be larger than most cars. Maybe the Disney planes are more realistic for playing side by side with Mattel Cars?

    (MET: While we have some screen shots, I’m waiting to see the movie to get a better sense of planes in scale/size to each other and Pitty’s and other vehicles).

  • homoludens says:

    Thank you for the comparison, Met – this time I will be going with the Disney versions.
    Due to the calamity that is Mattel distribution I’m glad that Disney is doing a great job on their planes.
    As for Mattel being cheaper – here in Germany regular Mattel Planes cost $13 US, while Disney are selling their versions (on card back) for $10. Makes it an easy choice for me.

  • quercy says:

    If only the price was also scaled to same way… But at $5.99 vs $9.95 the ratio is still not good for Matell considering plastic is dominant…

  • Tom says:

    “PCP eyes Dusty”?

  • brittanycenter2007 says:

    I have yet to see the mattel planes in person but after seeing these photos I think I’ll stick to the Disney store planes, they look a million times better and have better details.

  • jestrjef says:

    Thanks for the comparison pictures …. UGH … still cannot decide on ANY of these …

  • John in Missouri says:

    That Disney Store Dusty is actually from the “World War Z” line — ZOMBIE EYES!!

  • bobbyjack says:

    I’m going with Mattel. They scale good with the Take Flights and other aircraft we already have from Cars. The smaller size make them much easier to display. Much easier to replace when the kids break them too. The DS Dusty’s eyes also remind me of the DS Mater’s eyes. They just don’t seem right.

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