Article Archive for October 2017

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: 2018 Singles on Card Preview
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 26 October 2017
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Thanks “David V.” for the heads up. The 2018 singles card design returns to the “themes” motif. The screenshot is back on the card front. Now we can guess what probably happened with the 2017 cards – when they started diecast production, Pixar either hadn’t finalized every car design for the card screenshot (weird if […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: Cruz Ramirez as Frances, the OTHER Variant
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 26 October 2017
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Thanks for the heads up, “tzdtmm,“ There are Thunder Hollow 5-Pack Box sets with the VARIANT Cruz Ramirez as Frances Beltline … halfway to the Super Chase Cruz – this variant has a matte finish and a windshield line. It has the correct mud splatter. Pics of the normal release and Super Chase in details are […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: Target Singles P Case & R Case Spotting (No Posters)
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 25 October 2017
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Many Target Stores have gotten the P Case but the R Case is just arriving. Seeing all (if you’re lucky) or some left on the pegs will help you figure out what case your store received. Neither have Posters included with the diecast. Target P Case Piston Cup racers. CARS 3 diecasts. Townies. The Target-only R […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: Hey, It’s Heyday Smokey
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 25 October 2017
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Thanks “Samuel K.” for the nice photos. Heyday Smokey is out in a 2-pack with Dirt track Fabulous Hudson Hornet. (Heyday as in “back in his heyday” Smokey) New longer bed, no mirrors Smokey. BTW, the more recent shipments still seem to be the older, short bed Smokey so Smokey V2 might be the harder […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: Super Chase Frances Beltline – Here’s Mud in Your Eyes
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 24 October 2017
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All your mysteries solved here. Cruz Ramirez as Frances Beltline. A very nice diecast with great mud effects look from the film – mud tampo decals with a clear coat shiny overspray. The Super Chase version (Cruz Ramirez as Crazy 8 Frances Beltline) on the surface does not look substantially different. More mud splatter covering […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Radiator Springs Tractor – a Variant Gains Traction
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 24 October 2017
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Thanks “Lauren R.” for the nice pics of the new Radiator Springs Classic Tractor. Just released in the Deluxe lineup … It’s a variant – his eyes are positioned higher & his eyelids are higher.   I went back to look at the 2015 tractor release – there were the beginning of slight production changes […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: The Super Chase J-Singles Case
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 23 October 2017
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The J Singles Case looks like the only 2017 case with a singles-card Super Chase. It’s actually a very nice case regardless of the Super Chase. (More Super Chase pics in this POST). Photo doesn’t do it justice – Chase Racelott, great design, great diecast from Mattel. Gorgeous. Transberry Juice, Bubba Wheelhouse also looks great. […]

Disney Pixar CARS: Jada Fabulous Lightning McQueen with Tires
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Jada Disney Pixar CARS 3 Diecasts on 23 October 2017
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While Jada’s Fabulous Lightning McQueen was originally listed, it was shown with tires but it was thought only the version without tires would be released but … ta-da, now both are available. Thanks “Celso S.” for the heads up and photos. Great detailing with the Jada releases. You can swap out the whitewalls with the […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: New “Diecast Fans” Series
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 20 October 2017
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It looks like there’s a townies series called “Fans Diecast.” Will they come with mini accessories or attachments like the Road Trip series? Besides Maddy McGear … Will we get this Ramone? Is he black & white? Or one of the many cool Mater’s with Hat? No release date but might beas early as Christmas? […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS 3: The Original G Singles Case
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS 3, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 20 October 2017
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The 2017 Singles G Case. It’s been available for a while but since they’re not really released in alpha order and stores are still getting these, here you go. It looks like Ponchy Wipeout’s incorrect windshield/eyebrows and rims are not getting any changes/correction in 2017 but the year is almost over CARS wise so maybe […]