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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Snot Rod with Flames Variant

If you collect variants, Snot Rod with Flames is a definite production variant. It seems the first production ones were transparent at the base and opaque at the top of flames (foreground one).

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Production seems to have moved to Mattel’s own plant so the flame is now mostly transparent from top to bottom.

Yes, this saves some money as the only way to make it opaque is to apply some paint towards the top after molding the transparent “flame.” So, it seems the current ones are only “transparent.”

The clue is the current ones do not have a production date under the CAR but is stamped on the card.

snot rod
It’s hard to say what is really is really canon or accurate – ultimately, you can decide. Snot Rod with Flames is returning to the singles series in 2014.

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  • kfalcon77 says:

    mine is translucent top to bottom. I dig it. 1186 Y4343

  • 5oclockshadow says:

    Ive never seen a translucent one yet. They have all been solid. I like the look of the translucent version best though.

  • BMW says:

    All the opaque flames Snot Rods have 0552 on the card and 0293 or 0303 stamped on the base. Made on the 29th and 30th day of 2013, the first and earliest version as Met said. Found in case R for the most part. But I found a case R yesterday that had the translucent flame version.

    The translucent flames version reported on CTT’s variant thread that were found have dates from 1473 to 1613 and later on the base, and some with no base code but the card date starts with 1623 so maybe that’s when the production switched to the new plant?

    Some people are finding a third version, I found several as well, that have a translucent base to the flame but it transitions to a more opaque yellow at the top. Its subtle.

  • cac1959 says:

    I’ve seen and purchased the 2014 short card version of Snot Rod with Flames… the flame is the translucent version shown in the top of the above photographs.

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