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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Action Shifters Stuck in Gear?

As you may have noticed, a whole slew of playsets have just been released – it is strange that they did not arrive before the holiday selling season but arriving now?

The Action Shifters are a strange line extension – as Mattel has always tried to supplement the metal diecast with a plastic line about the same scale … the latest attempt are Action Shifters which are revamped old school playsets with a “launcher” action element. Unlike other plastic line extension attempts, there does NOT seem be singles.

You get a plastic car with each playset.

Luigi’s Tire Shop

action guido

Luigi Launcher

Yes, your metal 1:55 diecasts should work on these but I have not tested it out.

Ramone’s Body Shop

action shifter ramone

And Flo’s V8 Cafe Dragstrip which at least seems the most fun – though none of them are very canon.

Flo's V8 Dragstrip

Flo's dragstrip

In addition, the Dirt Track Raceway has been re-released (I forgot the old name) – not an Action Shifter playset, a mainline re-release though also not very canon.

dirt track raceway

Some photos supplied by “John H.” – thanks!

Dirt trcak raceway back

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28 January 2014 Uncategorized 4 Comments

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