Article Archive for March 2014

LEGO Simpsons Opening Couch Gag
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Posted in Lego on 26 March 2014
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The official LEGO Simpson’s Opening Couch Gag is coming in May – as a full  episode of the Simpsons will be fully LEGOized … but in the meanwhile, here’s a fan’s made version. Hilarious. Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Neon Racers – Off Track?
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 26 March 2014
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The distribution of the Neon Racers has certainly been odd … While the 4-packs seems to have appeared in most stores, it seems the singles have not shown up anywhere (in NorCal, unless it’s an instant sellout, I have not seen evidence of the singles – though I only go to Target about once a […]

The Real Life Tomber – Reliant Robin
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Posted in CARS on 25 March 2014
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UK auto – produced from 1973 to 2000. You can read more at Wikipedia. People apparently also race them – that’s crazy! Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Questions? We Will Answer Them …
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS on 25 March 2014
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If you have any questions related to collecting Mattel Disney Pixar CARS and its expanded universe, ask away in the comments … Tweet This Post

Coney Island Rocket Ride
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Posted in Toys on 24 March 2014
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This apparently came out in the 1950’s – looks pretty cool even after 60 years! From Mark’s Scrapbook of Oddities. I don’t know if this is what the real one looked like or this was the box …   Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: The Pit Crew Member Guido Accessory Variant
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 24 March 2014
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It looks like the Piston Cup Pit Row Gift Pack actually comes with a new CAR and a variant re-release of Guido. While Pit Crew Member Flo differs from Waitress Flo only by the type of “oil” can she’s carrying, it turns out Pit Crew Member Guido also has an accessory variant (s). I believe […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: International Cards in the US
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 23 March 2014
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It happens every once in a while, International CARS cards are available in the US. At least they’re not priced at EU pricing – €14.99 … thanks for the nice photos, “Butter1” Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Clown CARS San Diego Comic Con?
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 23 March 2014
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The CLOWN CARS were once listed as “Super Chases” but perhaps they just got lumped in that list based on their production run? There is a rumor they will be available as a box set at SDCC … it certainly seems logical and make more sense to sell these as a box set. If it’s […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS Diecast: Lizzie 2014 V. Lizzie 2006
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 22 March 2014
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GotFrank sends along pics of Lizzie 2014 (Left) v. Lizzie 2006 … “BMW” notes the rim on the back spare tire is wider. You can check out more photos here. Thanks GotFrank for the nice photos. Tweet This Post

20th Century Classic Cars: 100 Years of Automotive Ads
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Posted in Advertising, CARS on 22 March 2014
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Definitely space age … 1980’s Space Age. More at Fast Company. Or preorder at Amazon. Tweet This Post