Article Archive for February 2015

Mattel Hot Wheels Martin Arriola Corvette “Tribute”
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Posted in Mattel on 28 February 2015
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Thanks for the heads up, “BMW!” In the new Mattel Hot Wheels F Case, there is a C6 Corvette that is a tribute call out to retired Mattel designer, Martin Arriola. Of course, he’s known to us, Mattel’s Disney Pixar CARS diecast fans as the lead designer in the Golden Age of CARS (2007 to […]

LEGO 2015: Toy Fair
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Posted in Lego on 28 February 2015
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Collider has some great photos of just some of the LEGO sets coming out in 2015. Apparently they are releasing 313 set in 2015 – er, did you win the Powerball? Maybe then you afford the set a day LEGO year advent (resting on Sundays and taking a few holidays). And I’m guessing this count […]

2 Free Starbucks Drinks – Zulily
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Posted in Advertising on 27 February 2015
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Sign up or sign in through Zulily. It looks like they pulled the offer. It was up and running last night with 5 days to go but now I just looked it – now reads that “offer might be back.” SORRY! No purchase necessary but you might need to create a new rewards account. Once […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Target Sale?
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS on 27 February 2015
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Unless they did a quick switch, I’m not sure if this is a nationwide sale – what say you? Thanks for the nice pics and heads up, “John H.” A nice discount on the Cozy Cone Spiral Rampway (don’t forget our contest!) This looks like the case at my Target – though no sale (yet). […]

Mattel Hot Wheels City Blastin’ Rig
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Posted in Mattel on 26 February 2015
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The Hot Wheels City Blastin’ Rig looks pretty cool. This is how real life car transporters should delivers cars to the dealership – shoot them out of the truck face. Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Radiator Springs Classic 2015
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 26 February 2015
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There are more Radiator Springs Classics listed as coming in 2015 … there are some common re-releases including: Sheriff, Dirt Track LM, Fabulous Hudson Hornet, RS Lightning & Ramone. Leroy Traffik is also coming back. In addition, there are some old school CARS on the list. Edwin Kranks – recently updated to a unibody. Greta […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Luigi’s Loop Story Set Contest Winner!
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS on 25 February 2015
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Congrats “carromato95” for winning the Luigi’s Loop Story Set Contest! Thanks all for entering and thanks Mattel for the contest prize. Email us at etroxing (at) gmail.com with your mailing address carromato95 – thanks! Tweet This Post

Simpsons Opening Couch Gag 8-Bit Retro Version (YouTube)
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Posted in TV, Video Games on 25 February 2015
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This fan made short is totally perfect – the Simpsons opening couch gag as an 8-bit videogame … down to the close. Hilario! Tweet This Post

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Hydraulic Ramone & Variant Pit Stop Flo
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 25 February 2015
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Thanks “King Andy” for the heads up & nice photos. In Europe now but eventually coming to the US. While we’ve had Lightning Ramone out for  a while and we have a couple Hydraulic Ramone’s, this is the first Hydraulic version of Lightning Ramone. It also looks a matte paint version. At first glance, Pit […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Blue Audi, Sajan Karia
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 24 February 2015
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Coming soon, Sajan Karia. Thanks for the nice pics and heads up, “John H.” Mostly a repaint of Jonathon Shiftko but still nice.   Same license plate though. It’s nice he has a different expression. Thanks for the great pics, “John H.” Tweet This Post