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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Themes 2014 Singles Preview – Paris Tour

Continuing from 2013, CARS singles & multi-packs are grouped by theme – For 2014, the “Paris Tour” contains all new sculpts (well, some repeats but not just paints, with different accessories). It features characters appearing on the streets of Paris where Holley & Finn take Mater on a tour as they go hunting for clues.

Releases under this theme – “Paris Tour” include:

Louis LaRule (ignore Mater – this was when he was part of a 2-pack with Mater). Louis LaRule is now a single.

This sculpt returns as …

Artist with Brush

artist brush

(while the artist also has a beret, he will have a paintbrush accessory but no flower on the hood). Both are of course Citroën 2CV’s. The 2CV is also “John” in the 2-pack with Nancy – previewed a few days ago.

John WM

While all three are 2CV’s, what’s interesting is that John seems to be a different mold than Artist with Brush & Louis LaRule who seem to have a metal beret incorporated in their roofs while “John,” (no beret) appears to have human lips as part of his metal unibody face while Artist & Louis have CARS faces/lips. Interesting.

The Paris Tour theme has two additional CARS that might be new molds – GEARTRUDE & LUDWIG.

Geatrude & Ludwig

I hope LUDWIG comes with his luggage on the roof.

While they appear together in the scene, they are singles – available separately.

These 4 are the only CARS diecast characters in the Paris theme and if the photos are correct, then we’ll get 3 new sculpts plus the only “repaint” not much of one as they’ll have different accessories and add-ons, so nice!

Also impressive … if you look closely at the painting created of the couple, Geartrude & Ludwig, you’ll notice the painting is oil-paint textured … just not a smooth CGI like the “real” CARS World Paris …

artist brush

Typical crazy Pixar attention to detail. It’s literally on screen for a few seconds and perhaps, what – 10% of the imagery on that screen? But yet, they made sure you saw the textured surface of a oil painting – you’d expect nothing less, right?

Allinol Blowout theme preview here.
“Henchmen” theme preview here.
“Mel Dorado TV Show” theme preview here.

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  • Mack_me_Bucko says:

    I just received my Chinese “back door” versions of Ludwig and Geartrude (assuming that is their names). Very nice Cars, these are going to be popular. Geartrude even has a deeply inset ‘real’ headlight lens that is glossy.

    Met, how would I submit photos to you directly?

  • BMW says:

    Lugwig is what I saw for his name unless Mattel changed it.

    (MET: That name makes sense but most printed lists are off-base somewhere … After 7 years, any printed list still calls Octane Gain “Octain.).

  • Enzo says:

    I think the artist is pushing the 2CV thing too far but they’re nice enough cars.

    Real shame there’s no Louvre pigeon in this series – kind of a Cars/Planes crossover.

  • Tom says:

    I wonder if we will see both versions of Ludwig and Geartrude? The “real-life” and the “ideal” in the painting.
    Artist with brush’s lips weird me out a little.
    Also, is it just me or do Geartrude’s headlights look like Celine style eyes?

  • MoMcQueen says:

    THESE are the Cars I’ve been waiting for! Especially the, uh, ugly couple having their portrait done. The only thing that could make me happier would be a re-release of Celine Dephare. I’d like a dozen of her; I don’t think she received the notice she deserved.

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