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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: First Look – Neon Racers on Card

Thanks for the nice photos “Dragon-Ninja-Finn!”

Neon Lewis

Since these do not have the names on the card and the photos, it looks like these will get an international release. The US ones will of course have a Target sticker that reads ONLY AT TARGET and presumably the name of the character.

Neon LM

Unfortunately, “neon” does not mean glow-in-the-dark as I first thought … but the good news is then these are not stickered with graphics but water decals like all the other Mattel CARS diecasts (thanks for the checking, Dragon Ninja Finn).

Neon Miguel

Here’s the first case assortment as well as the CARS open.

Neon Nigel

There are also 3-packs and 4-packs so it’s unknown if the “missing” WGP racers are in those packs? Or more likely some repeat releases plus the non-singles listed racers – Francesco? Rip Clutchgoneski? Carla Veloso and Jeff Gorvette?

So will we get all 11 Neon Racers as singles, in 3-packs and 4-packs in one fell swoop?

Neon Raoul

In the US, these are Target-only. Shu Todoroki is also listed as a single but not in Case A.

Neon Shu

Thanks for the great photos “Dragon-Ninja-Finn!”

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  • swkarrie says:

    Advertised as Neon, but they don’t Glow in the Dark? What actually does that mean then? I totally thought they would Glow in the Dark, and now my son is pretty bumped about it.

    (MET: I’m guessing they are going on the technicality that NEON is vaguely fluorescent and “glow-ish,” and there are elements on the decal are “glowish.” Yes, your son can start hating lawyers … or Mattel lawyers :-/ ).

  • John says:

    I wonder if these will be the last Cars with the Pixar name on them?

    (MET: Good trivia – on Jeopardy, the three contestants would just start looking at each other. 🙂 ).

    • Mack_me_Bucko says:

      I’ll bet that buried in the fine print on the back, they will still have the Pixar name someplace — just not prominently on the front of the card.

  • MoMcQueen says:

    Meh. The cards are attractive but I’m ambivalent on the diecasts themselves. Will we collect them all? I guess it depends on how the kids feel about these. I was super pumped about the silver racers and thought they were the coolest-looking thing ever but my kids don’t give a hoot about them. It would stand to reason they’d love the look of these if only because I think the neon effect is flashy with no particular purpose. At least they’re not stickers. Would it have killed them to manufacture something that glows in the dark? Black light? Anything?

  • greatwhitenorth says:

    It is NOT just that Mattel will never release all of a series but, more importantly that most collectors NEVER get to see most at retail at all!!!
    Here, we were NEVER able to find many “new” characters AND series simply because the FEW retailers here either were overloaded with the same few commons (that everyone already had or simply did not want)or pegs and shelves just sat empty either due to lack of orders or poor distribution or BOTH???
    We as collectors cannot buy what we cannot find – especially at retail.
    We should NOT have to pay the outrageous prices on the secondary market just to be able to get something “new” or complete a series because retailers do not know how or when to order AND distributors do not know how or when to ship “new” product.
    We still love the first “CARS” movie and my son and I used to love collecting “CARS” diecast – I say “used” to because we both simply got tired and bored with going to stores and seeing either the same old pegwarmers everywhere or empty pegs with NOTHING at all for months on end!!!
    There were so many characters we wanted but, could never find at retail. Plus, because we could NOT find “new” product, we were never able to trade for what we wanted because we could NOT find something to trade that others did not already have!?!
    I understand we will never find every character in every series but, when we are NOT able to find anything from several series after series for months and into years on end – that is no fun and we lost interest.

  • MackDaddy says:

    Lame. 🙁 I was so hoping for an on/off switch and LED’s. There were a series of Hot Wheels that came out in Happy Meals years ago that lit up on the bottom. Looks like they went cheap here. I would have even excepted plastic! Same turds different paint. 🙁

  • NascarFan says:

    I saw some shake to make them light up hotwheels sized cars, not disney cars, in Las Vegas at a truck stop on the way to Pomona…I should have snapped a photo, they were cool.

  • BMW says:

    What does the Neon refer to if these don’t glow?

  • John in Missouri says:

    Dear Mattel,

    Thank you for introducing yet another line you’ll never complete.

    John in Missouri

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