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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!

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Recap Recent 2-Packs
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 12 February 2020
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Thanks “Samuel K.” for the nice photos and recap of the most recent 2-packs out. Heyday Junior Moon & Eli Turnpike are new retro racers. Bumper Save Tractor is new – Cruz has the eyelid line. Sweet Tea is a new release. All of the re-releases feature eyelid lines. Some of these 2-pack configurations are […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Piston Cup Race 11-Pack V2
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 11 February 2020
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Thanks “Michael VN,” for the heads up and nice photos. The Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Piston Cup Race 11-Pack has been updated to a new configuration with all the racers (and Maddy) sporting the new eyelid line. It’s hard to tell if Nitroade Tim Treadless is still the metallic variant … but it looks like […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Brush Curber Fiber Fuel CARS 1 Updated
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 10 February 2020
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for the nice photos. CARS 1 Fiber Fuel has the eyelid line update.

Fun 1980’s Micro Machines Online Collection
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Posted in Toys on 7 February 2020
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A fun 1980’s Micro Machines is online HERE. Back when Micro machines was part of Galoob before being bought by Hasbro and mostly disappeared. 🙁

Disney Pixar Easter Eggs
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Posted in Disney Pixar on 6 February 2020
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Fun recap of all the details and Easter eggs in all the PIxar films … you can check them out HERE. In Cars 3 (2017), Gabriel — one of the cars at the training center — looks at a photo of his hometown, which is Santa Cecilia from Coco.

Mattel He-Man MOTU Docu with Martin Arriola
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Posted in Mattel on 5 February 2020
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For fans of He-Man Master of the Universe (and She Ra), there is a nice documentary running on Netflix, Power of Grayskull. You can view it HERE. It features one of the main CARS diecast designers, Martin Arriola who worked on the He-Man line also. If you want all the details, you can also check […]