Article Archive for February 2020

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: DXV29-946A Diecast Singles Case
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 24 February 2020
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Catching up on older cases… the singles CASE A of 2020. Only 2 new diecast CARS – Trainer Cruz Ramirez and Metallic Cal Weathers. Uncommon re-releases with the eyelid line so of you missed them on their 1st release, here’s another chance .. Morre common re-releases (with eyelid lines or slightly different production changes as […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mini Racers Rust-eze Wraps Series 3-Pack
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 24 February 2020
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While Tomy Takara are doing the Rust-Eze Wraps series in their normal scale (1:64), Mattel might only be offering as Mini Racers … Available early on Amazon if you want to pay extra.

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mini Racer Todd, Pizza Planet is Distilled Hi Lux!
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 21 February 2020
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The new mini racer Todd, Pizza Planet is distilled greatness in a tiny package! He’s all metal including the camper shell and the Pizza planet logo. He comes in the “Blind Box” YELLOW BOX – he is #25 in this series.  (code as example). Even if the retailer has swapped out the box, the 2020 […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Large Sized Barney Stormin’ Behind the Scenes – Making of a Toy
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 20 February 2020
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Martin Arriola, CARS Designer from 2007 to 2010 has another behind the scenes peek at the creation of a CARS product, the “giant” sized Barney Stormin. This is what the shelf/release version looked like – if you pushed on his bean like head, the propellers ould spin but sadly it would not fly … it […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Team Gask-its Semi Cab, Dale Roofolo
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 19 February 2020
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For CARS 1 collectors, add his Team Gask-its semi Cab, Dale Roofolo to your collection. Mr. Drippy with the eyelid line is back. Plus the return of Mack & Red (eyelid line version, previously released).

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mini Racers 3-Pack Recap 2020
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 18 February 2020
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Yes, it’s time to update the Mini Racers checklist but with the numbering change/non-numbering, it’s time to redo it and just alphabetize them … but for now, here’s a recap of the 3-packs in the 2020 packaging … Nighttime in Radiator Springs – Cruisin’ Lightning McQueen, Ramone (Red) & Flo Florida 500 Rivalry – Golden […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: DXV29-958Y Diecast Singles Case
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 17 February 2020
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Finally getting caught up in posting Case recaps so while some of this info may or may not be totally relevant but you have a reference point. These were the first 2019 cards to feature a matte finish on the back, no additional spray on gloss – saves a little on cost and shipping weight […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: BEHIND THE SCENES – Ramone Color Changers Playset + Original Arriola Sketch
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 16 February 2020
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MARTIN ARRIOLA, lead designer of CARS diecast and playsets from 2007 TO 2019 is clearing out his storage and has some fun CARS items left – some of which he has added an original sketch! He’s got a rare Ramone’s House of Art Color Changers playset SEALED – He’ll also “The artwork is signed and […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: 2020 Cards Quick Change
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 15 February 2020
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The 2020 cards are out – since it continues the Blue Desert Art lok, it’s mostly hard to tell apart or more appropriately, does it matter much? The front of he card is identical. The early 2019 cards featured a glossy cardback. The later 2019 card backs were matte – not sprayed with a glossy […]

Disney Pixar CARS: Fun Wood Table Florida International Speedway
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS on 13 February 2020
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This is one sweet Florida International Speedway – done up as a table with storage bins in wood with lots of fn wood CARS. Same scale as Thomas/Brio … 75 pieces!