Article Archive for April 2022

Greenlight 1974 Checker Taxi Cab Diecast
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Posted in diecast on 28 April 2022
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For diecast collectors, Greenlight has a 1974 Checker cab 1:64 diecast … you don’t see too many Checker Cabs so if you want a NYC street scene, here you go …

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Launchers Back in 2022
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 26 April 2022
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It looks like the launchers have survived to 2022, the lineup seems the same – just new cards … The Pitty is attached and plastic … Might be a Walmart exclusive?

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Dinoco CARS 3 Hauler is Back
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 25 April 2022
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The Cal Weathers Dinoco Hauler ir back (at Walmart). It looks like a variant from the China version. The Dinco logo no longer has the gradient fill. The drop shadow on the 42 seems less deep? And the silver trim plastic seems darker.  Below is the China release (there is also a variant of the […]

Disney Pixar & Marvel Loki Crossover
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Posted in Disney Marvel, Disney Pixar on 20 April 2022
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I missed this the first time I watched Loki on Disney+ …

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: New Complete Checklist Available!
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar CARS on 16 April 2022
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The updated 2006 to 2021 checklist is available at Amazon or MagCloud. Over 1,500 high res photos! Everything from CARS, CARS 2, CARS 3, Toons, Storytellers, Expanded Universe, Disney Store 1:55’s are all here. If there was an eyelid line release, that release can now be considered the ‘correct’ release and it is generally the […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mini Racers 3-Packs 2022 Open
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 13 April 2022
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The Mini Racers are still extremely cool all-metal diecasts. Damaged Strip Weathers (1;55 version – Race Damaged King) While Radiator Springs LM has been released and this is just called that, it’s really a Metallic version … plus it seems to have dirt splotches … And normally he is dark gray base, this one is […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mini Racers 3-Packs 2022
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 11 April 2022
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Thanks, “Get Me Collectibles” for the heads up on the new 3-packs. “Soapy” Mater – aka known as “Bubbles” Mater as a SDCC exclusive (of course, the 1:55 came with the Japanese bathroom playset). Also new, UFM Mater (I don’t think he glows in the dark but does he??). Also, cool to have a chance […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: All Lightning McQueen’s 2022 With Hook Hole
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 8 April 2022
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Thanks, “Mark T.” For the heads up and photo. It looks like all the 2022 Lightning McQueen’s come with the hook hole … He also has slightly darker eyelids from 2021.  

Mattel Expands Mexico Factory
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Posted in Mattel, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS on 5 April 2022
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“Mattel Inc. will consolidate its North American manufacturing operations to Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The El Segundo-based tToymaker invested $47 million over the last two years to expand the Montoi S.A. de C.V. factory that will now handle manufacturing previously done in Tijuana and Montreal, Canada.” For Barbie DreamHouse, Fisher-Price Power Wheels and MEGA Bloks. Not […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: NASCAR Series Rowdy Revin’ Busch #18
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 4 April 2022
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the great photos. Rowdy Revin’ Busch #18 is one of the nicest looking NASCAR Series racer … Moving all of the logos to the hood looks great …   New release for 2022 at Walmart only.