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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Albert Hinkey Unboxed

Thanks for the great photos, “John H.”

Essentially the front of the box.

Pretty collector friendly. Like the trailers, basically a lock-tab underneath that can be “re-locked” if you want to display it back on the stand. Like the interior Convoy Brothers display, minimalist functional but not much more. However, the Convoy Brothers came with the cool outer Dinoco Oil box with realistic oil stain.


His sign is only on one side.



The sign is definitely plastic. It is attached onto the side but hooked in with no way to remove it unless you’re the type who just jams in a screwdriver – though the RV is held together with screws so once its disassembled, it might unlatch easily. As noted, the sign is not canon to the film – my feeling is it’s mostly a trademark issue – “McQueen’s Biggest Fan” makes total sense to us but to a trademark lawyer, they would argue that “Lightning McQueen” as a phrase leaves no doubt – lawyer canon beats film canonnocity.



After careful study, my best guess is the face and sides are diecast – with the roof & back plastic. The attached sign is plastic.


Face sculpt is nice.




The Albert Hinkey in the film has more flags but the count of the diecast roof is appropriately enough.


Right sized next to Larry Camper.


Next to Mack.

with mack

Slightly lower height & a tad shorter.


Convoy Brothers flag make him taller than Albert.

mack convoy

But smaller than Barry Diesel (see screenshot for Barry like RV) … though Barry Diesel was a giant and a little over-large in design and scale,


Albert is appropriately sized and scaled when compared to most CARS releases.

matt front

with matt
For conspiracy theorists, there is no indication it’s limited, nothing about it being an exclusive for D23 Expo.


The bottom – screws.


Thanks for the great photos, “John H.”


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  • bobbyjack says:

    Got mine in the mail on Thursday. Looks great next to the Convoy Brothers.

  • Mack_me_Bucko says:

    Mine just arrived!! It’s a little smaller than I was expecting, but very nice just the same. The body is six pieces, the two sides are metal, the underframe, roof, and both ends are plastic, as is the banner and detail parts. Three screws hold the frame to the upper body, and it comes right apart. The banner is held to the side with six screws on the inside.

    Measurements are: 8.25″ from extreme tip of taillights to tip of spare tire ‘nose’, 2.25″ tall over rooftop air conditioners, or 3.125″ over the flags, and just under 1.75″ wide.

  • Wraukn says:

    Did the Convoy Bros. pack say anything about being limited? I’ll have to go check.

    • Wraukn says:

      Convoy Bros. packaging says nothing about being limited or a D23 exclusive.

      • Mack_me_Bucko says:

        Perhaps the lesson here then is that Disney can keep a secret, and strictly enforce a “Limited Edition” in the truest sense of the word. No back-door ‘Chase’ and ‘Superchase’ from China like we see with a purely Mattel driven distribution system.

  • bubba101212 says:

    Wow excellent pics! I can’t wait for Albert to arrive.

  • Mack_me_Bucko says:

    With no on-box statement of limited edition, it may yet appear elsewhere. As I stated before, making “only” 1000 when the tooling could support making 10,000 is very short-sighted. And beyond that, this whole “limited edition” verbage is pretty much them just saying it is so, there is no legal backing to it whatsoever.
    For example, fine art prints that were once considered “limited editions” are now just being reprinted, merely in a different size, and called an all new edition — and to heck with the previous buyers who thought they had a “limited edition”. Nowadays, it’s limited to what they can sell.

  • tzdtmm says:

    I bit the bullet and I dropped 147.00 on Ebay for this one, I must be nuts, but really like the looks of Albert, not that I would sell it someday, but it could only increase in value I’m sure. Watch Matty Collector list it for 35.00 in a week haha I’ll pull my hair out (that would be my luck too)


  • John in Missouri says:

    Made back in mid-May, interesting!

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