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Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Shiny Wax Tractor is a Dream
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 23 December 2019
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Thanks, “Mark T. ” for the greats photos. The Shiny Wax tractor from the “nightmare.” Excellent paint scheme.

Happy Holidays All
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Posted in Music on 23 December 2019
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Some of my favorite holiday songs … Or the other side of the coin … Tom Waits …

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Tour of Asia Continues to Vietnam
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 20 December 2019
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Thanks “Samuel K.” for the heads up & photos. It looks like the recent/re-release of the Piston Cup 5-pack’s are made in Vietnam. New for CARS but probably not new for Mattel diecasts – can Hot Wheels collectors confirm? I know there are also Hot Wheels made in Malaysia (in addition to China, Thailand) but […]

Disney Pixar CARS: Mini Racer Color Changers
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS on 20 December 2019
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This is listed on the Takara Tomy site but it seems likely these are from Mattel (Tomy sells the Mattel diecast mini racers and the 1:55 series now). So they’ll probably show up soon in the US, they look plastic though they can make metal color changers, just cheaper to do them in plastic.  

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Slim Hood, a Good Neighborhood
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 19 December 2019
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Thanks, “Mark T.” for great photos. Another retro Thomasville racer is all cool old, old school. My name is Slim Hood. Sponsored by Sludge Cola. Meaning?

The evolution of the WM logo … (GIF)
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Posted in Retail on 19 December 2019
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The evolution of the WM logo …

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Sarge 2020 – Close Enough
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 18 December 2019
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Thanks “Mark T.” for the nice photos. The 2020 Sarge has the eyelid line … But it looks close enough to the last version of Sarge from 2012 so while there are some slight production differences, I’m going to say that it’s essentially the same and not really a notable variant but it’s your call […]

Disney Pixar: “Fan Art” CARS Alt Poster
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS on 18 December 2019
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A gallery in association with Disney-Pixar turned their artists loose to create new movie posters … the CARS one turned out nice! Via Jake Holland’s Twitter (link to see a few more Pixar ones): A few more here, here & here. I really like thr Wall-E one also …      

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Collecting CARS – Variants …
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS on 17 December 2019
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Collecting Mattel’s Disney Pixar CARS diecast is both easy and and not so easy. It is the Star Wars of diecast – the longevity of the line means that there will  be production differences – do you want to collect ’em all, collect some or just one of each character? That choice is totally yours […]

Disney Cal Adventures CARSLAND 2019
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Posted in Disney Pixar on 17 December 2019
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The CARSLAND Route 66 is a lot easier to navigate … There is new food at Flo’s – though I have not been out there in a few so ,,, Yep, all ready for the holidays …