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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: RS Classics Cab Are In at TRU

None in the TRU’s around me but the previously released Haulers have been chopped up and released as Cab’s only … Thanks “Fabian S.” and “Damian V.” for the nice photos and info heads up.

And yep, the screenshots on the card taunt you with trailers not available.

Chet Boxkaar

Ben Crankleshaft


Paul Valdez

Jerry Recycled Batteries


Damian V. confirms they have filled in/replaced the hitch holes.

As RS Classics, TRU exclusives.

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  • Mack_me_Bucko says:

    Except it can be pretty easily proven that Mattel’s collectors are less than .02% of their total sales. These are kids toys, and Mattel is making marketing decisions to sell millions of dollars worth of toys, not thousands of dollars worth of collectibles.

    • I-am-speed says:

      Really? So it sounds like you don’t think the original Cars movie was targeted to adults as much as, if not more than, adults?

      How many kids picked up on all those little nuances of real life, like the restroom lines, with the women’s side lined up with brake lights down the line, while the men are zipping in and out on their side?

      “Gettin’ cozy at the Cone, is we? Did kids get what he meant?

      Many examples can be found throughout the movie.

      Cars was targeted towards adults, which means adult collectors, as much as kids. I was standing next to adults far more times than kids looking for those wonderful new releases.

      Kids went after two characters far more than any others…….Mater, the star of the movie in most kid’s eyes, followed by Lightning.

      In the case of these semi cabs. If a kid knew he/she could have a complete tractor-trailer from the movie for a few dollars more, wouldn’t they want the whole thing?

      Haulers like Jerry Recycled Batteries were, at best, difficult to find. Jerry without his dirty trailer full of old batteries just isn’t the same.

    • John in Missouri says:

      Your decimal point is three to four spaces too far to the left.

      • Mack_me_Bucko says:

        Meh, this forum has over 103,000 registered users. If each one spent $2000 a year on diecasts, that’s 206 million dollars in sales to Mattel. Except Mattel is making 5.2 billion dollars a year. That’s .039% of Mattel’s sales. And just how many collectors are actually spend $2000 a year?

        Also, remember, we buy at RETAIL, but Mattel sells at WHOLESALE — so that .039% is really closer to .02% in terms of money that actually accrues to Mattel.

        Even if a MILLION collectors spent $1000 a year each, that’s still only about .2%.

        Statistically, we collectors don’t matter to Mattel.

        (MET: Not taking sides but in a normal year, CARS brings in $100-200 MM for Mattel and in a launch year, anywhere from $250-$400+ MM – CARS 2 in 2011 probably brought in @$425 MM though Mattel stuffed the channel so full, it took retailers 2+ years to digest it so they front loaded it way too much … CARS 3 does not seem as crazy).

        • Mack_me_Bucko says:

          I suppose my point is, Mattel sells toys, and they do it very well. We collectors should be happy they make any concessions to us with things like the D23 or SDCC offerings. 99.99% of the Cars toys sold are going to kids, who trash them, and then may replace them.

          (MET: Perhaps this point might help, Porsche fans got mad when they started selling the Cayenne SUV … It is now the best selling Porsche vehicle so … 🙂 ).

  • quercy says:

    What a waste…

  • John in Missouri says:

    Mattel’s dumbest line ever, and that’s saying a lot!

  • I-am-speed says:

    Instead of finishing the line of team haulers and tractor/trailer characters that we all longed for, they drop the trailers and try to sell us the cabs again? Mattel is the master of undermining their own collector line of products.

    In Jerry’s words, “Turn on your lights, ya moron!”

  • tzdtmm says:

    Does anyone know the price on these?

    -John V.

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