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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mini Racers, Series 1 (2021), Case G
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 19 January 2021
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While Mattel is continuing the internal code for the Mini Racers (Case G), this is Series 1 for 2021. The numbering scheme is reset to #1. NEW to SINGLES: #1 Transforming Lightning McQueen, #2 Gabriel (trainee), Officer Mater, #4 Rust-Eze Wrap Fillmore,  & #8 George New-Win (Leak Less Next Gen). Everything else has been released […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Lost in Time, Lost in the Desert Mini & Van
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 18 January 2021
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Thanks “Mark T.” for this interesting find from 2015 lost in time, the Lost in the Desert Mini & Van scheduled from 2015. Probably the last case of the year which sometimes means if they already have done the switchover to new cards, they send these off overseas. NEVER officially released in the US. From […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Mini Racers Case F (Last 2020)
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 14 January 2021
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The last 2020 Mini Racers “blind box” case F is a great case with lots of new singles releases. (yes, some may have come out in multi-packs but no number assigned until now and in some cases, buying 15 Mini Racers to get 2 or 3 nw ones is a tough ask …) LOTS of […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Fabulous Lightning McQueen 2021
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 13 January 2021
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the nice photos. The 2021 version of Fabulous Lightning McQueen is out, slightly different from the last version … On the right, different tampo decals, slightly more orange, slightly different eye position. All tampo decals in slightly different positions. The more yellow older version actually seems more accurate (card screenshot plus […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: The Complete 2006-2020 Checklist Magazine (Amazon & Amazon Int’l Editions)
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 12 January 2021
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The Amazon version of the checklist is up (finally). They insisted I change the name of the checklist … I’ll let you guess what they objected to … So it’s called, the “TakeFiveaDay 1:55 CARS Diecast (Complete Collector’s Guide 2006-2020)” I hope you can figure out what 1:55 CARS Diecast I am referring to … […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Rush Out for Vinyl Toupee Will Rusch + Piston Cup Name-Sponsor Checklist Update
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 11 January 2021
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Sweet 1980’s design motif  … Thanks, “Mark T.” for the heads up and great photos. Updated Piston Cup Racer Names Checklist. Gray bar means it’s unlikely we’ll get a “retro” CARS 1 race ar to fill in that gap but you never know. Black is definitely a closed deal.

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Dos Demo Derby Taco Please …
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 8 January 2021
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the great photos and heads up. Taco, the Demo Derby wrecker is back with the eyelid line but also lot of other minor “tweaks.” With any “dirty” CAR, there’s bound to be production differences but the dirt pattern is different in most places – even the mouth looks different … The […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Racing Start Luigi & Guido, All Systems Go!
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 7 January 2021
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the nice photos. “Racing Start Luigi” is new with a new facial-eye expression plus a green flag. Flag is not removable (though if you have a 2-year handy, I’ll bet they can pull it right out.  🙂  ). Guido is pretty much the same look as he is now. CARS 3 […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Harumi 2021, Still a Cute Ute
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 5 January 2021
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the great photos. Harumi from CARS 2 returns … slighter less red … Old rims (left), new rims on right. Windows lighter and back windows. Mirrors at diff angle. The side by side view shows a different body (back window angles higher than old version). The door side tampo decal seems […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Tom W. Already Updated 2021
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 4 January 2021
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the nice photos and heads up. Eyelid line and eye position … from 2019, already updated.