Article Archive for August 2021

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Rotor Turbosky Flies Back In …
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS 3 on 31 August 2021
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The last (?) Deluxe release of 2021 comes flying back in … Dinoco Helicopter Rotor Turbosky. He is a very slight variant. The giant DINOCO logo is now “split” between the hat and the fuselage (the last release (below), the logo was entirely on the hat). They eyelid area looks about the same so I […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: New NASCAR Piston Cup Racers
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 30 August 2021
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There is a new case headed to retail. With the lockdown, I did not go to Walmart often to buy CARS (I know, call me a crazy idiot  😆  ), these may not be ‘new’ new but it’s a new case at stores … While this series is not canon, the paint schemes are great […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mater Saves Christmas CARS Now “Wintertime Cruisers”
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 27 August 2021
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But really they are more, ‘Wintertime Classics’ … And yes, the Reindeer Snowmobile is real and it’s great! There are 2 in the case. More pics coming next week. OPEN PICS HERE. Plus hard to find Luigi/Guido and Sarge … And the more common ones that were generally available every time the Christmas CARS returned.. […]

mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Jackson Storm Gale Beaufort Hauler Slight Variants
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 26 August 2021
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Thanks, “Carl P.” for the heads up & photos. As with most releases, the Vietnam and Thai releases are slight variants – different tampo decals but not significantly different.

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Pixar Fest 2021 – Returns!
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 24 August 2021
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Thanks “Michael S.” for the nice photos and heads up, the Pixar Fest line has returned in 2021! Three definitely new releases … Pixar Fest (Radiator Springs) Lightning McQueen Last year we got a unique tampo decal Lightning McQueen. Pixar Fest (Metallic) Sally. Pixar Fest (Metallic) Luigi & Guido. While Pixar Fest (Yellow) Ramone (with […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Clutch Aid Racing Tractor
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 20 August 2021
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Thanks “Mark T.” for the nice photo. Clutch Aid Racing Tractor Great paint scheme. s.  

Disney Pixar CARS: Fore! Mater & Lightning Go Golfing
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS on 19 August 2021
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Thanks for the fun pics, “Carl P.” You can now golf with Lightning & Mater … Nice!

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Bug Out for Bug Mouth Lightning McQueen
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 18 August 2021
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Thanks, :Mark T.” for the nice photos. Yumm, free protein! Not a vast difference –  the eyelid of course but also notably, the corrected Rust-eze logo on the back spoiler so you’d have to call him V2, not an exciting variant but he is one. And he seems slightly more shiny (more overspray). With keychain […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Original Mia & Tia with Variant Eyelids (2 Pack)
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 17 August 2021
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Thanks for the nice pics, “Mark T.” Original Mia & Tia are back with the eyelid line. These new 2021 re-releases are variants with different eyelid lines and expressions. They seem to be a darker red with more of a floss overspray. With the eyelid differences, it’s definitely V2. More of a “fangirl” expression … […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Shadow Dancing One Eye Mater
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 16 August 2021
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Welcome back to Radiator Springs welcomes back One Eye Mater. Thanks “Mark T.” for the great photos. Besides the eyelid line, probably some minor production changes but nothing significant. Accessories: a stand, a “license plate” and extra hook? Hairpin? Oh, it’s a keychain hook … Only at Target.