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Mattel Disney Pixar – Disney D23 Expo Diecast???

Disney’s D23 Expo is coming in less than 3 weeks. The big question is whether there will be a D23 Expo diecast for CARS-PLANES …


We might have to fall back on the old ‘No news is NOT good news.’

Usually by now, with a few months to go, Mattel will unveil the diecasts on Matty to get some internet traffic or as a last resort, break down and admit there a D23 Expo CAR/PLANES diecast to Take5. 🙂

And of course, get subtle clues on the backdoor train – mystery CARS not listed anywhere that show up … like last year when someone said that there were mystery Silver racers that lit up … but this year, nothing.*

Well, there was this transition scene Transforming Lightning McQueen …


But Mattel is claiming this is NOT a D23 Expo item … I presume it’s true, it’s hard to sell this for $50-$100 unless you do the spark plug monsters and since none of those have shown up … what are we left with? Nothing.

I asked what was coming  … SFX Reply.

At one point, the Circus CARS were supposed to be an exclusive box set so I suppose that’s the best we can hope for though the production run on the Super Chase CARS (2 Circus CARS already released as Super Chase) seemingly, legally precludes that – so that would be tough to explain if they got a release/re-release in a box set.

So, we can hope for the best but as of right now, it does not look good.

* For comparison, In 2013, the Convoy Brothers were “revealed” in January, nearly 7 months BEFORE the show! Or that in May, the “pre-order” for order for pickup started on the 2014 SDCC set, the Tokyo Light Up Shu & Lightning (no D23 Expo in 2014).


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  • Matersgrlfriend says:

    I would be so sad if there is not a Cars die cast offering at D23!

    I am not surprised there have not been any China backdoors since we did not see any of the Convoy Bros backdoor.

    I am surprised that we have not seen any previews or heard anything.

    Could it be that they are trying to avoid the mass resellers by not previewing anything? I guess we will know for sure in a few short weeks.

  • bobbyjack says:

    I was hoping for Albert Hinkey this year from D23.

  • NascarFan says:

    NO Pixar Cars at SDCC this year I would not be surprised if this was left out also

  • Mack_me_Bucko says:

    Legally Mattel could release the Circus cars as Superchase models in their own packaging as singles — AND release them again as a boxed set for a show. While we would see the Superchase item as the diecast car proper, they could delineate it as being the car in packaging in toto. Using that definition, it’s why a crackdown on the Chinese backdoor singles (uncarded) hasn’t happened. Mattel will sell every car it can in the end, yet still maintain the illusion of them being a limited collector’s item.

    I’ve also noted that the linguistic use of ‘Chase’ and ‘Superchase’ has very little real bearing on any legal definitions; and using this same definition, Mattel could just change the cardback and deem it an all new item as well.

    • Mack_me_Bucko says:

      What I’m saying is, there is no legal definition of “limited edition” that applies to toys in particular, or any collectables in general. There is a Doll group that has suggested guidelines for their society members, but that has no legal weight either. In the fine art world, even that arena has seen significant changes in what constitutes a limited edition. Since Mattel uses “Chase” and “Superchase” — they set their own definition, and you’d be hard pressed to sue for any damages.

  • John says:

    There’s been no sign of the Circus Sedan other than China. It is not shown on the Super Chase Circus Car cardbacks released so far. Maybe a boxed set of the 2015 Super Chases with this one exclusive?

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