Articles in the Mattel Category

Toys R Us Back at Macy’s in US & on the web for the UK, AUS, NZ & Singapore …
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Posted in Mattel, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS on 25 October 2022
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Toys R Us are back in the US at Macy’s stores! If you have a Macy’s department store – it seems there is a Toys R Us inside now … so check it out and let me know what you think. I haven’t been in mu nearest mall for a while so I suppose I […]

Mattel SDCC 2022 – No CARS …
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Posted in Mattel on 22 July 2022
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Thanks “MackDaddy” for the heads up on the Mattel page – looks like some fun stuff but no CARS at SDCC 2022. 🙃 The “Jurassic World Hammond Collection Outhouse Chaos Set” looks pretty hilarious.  

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 […]

Give a Diecast …
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Posted in Mattel on 29 November 2021
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If you give a man a diecast …   This isn’t me but I gave my friend (who doesn’t collect diecasts) a Hot Wheels that matched his Camaro and he pretty much reacted the same.  

Hot Dog! You Can AirBnB a Stay in the Real Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
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Posted in Mattel on 15 April 2021
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You can actually rent the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as an AirBnB stay. Check it out HERE. Hot dog lovers, we’re calling you home. For one night only, you can have the opportunity to eat hot dogs, dream of hot dogs, and yes, live in a hot dog, with an overnight stay in the iconic Oscar […]

Hot Wheels Mario Kart Series + Rainbow Track
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Posted in diecast, Mattel on 1 April 2021
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The new Hot Wheels mario Kart diecasts are really nicely done, cute and cool! There are a couple 4-packs. Plus singles …   Coming this summer, “Mario Kart Rainbow Road track” looks mega cool.

Mattel Hot Wheels Pixar Hiway Hauler
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel on 7 October 2020
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Thanks, “Samuel K.” for the heads up and nice photo. There is a new Hot Wheels PIXAR line at Walmart – including one for CARS, nice! There are other diecasts for the other Pixar films … are they these from the box set? Disney Pixar Toy Story 4 Character Cars by Hot Wheels 1:64 Scale […]

Mighty Matchbox Comics
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Posted in Disney Pixar, Mattel, Toys on 3 September 2020
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In the 1962 reprint of a 1940 Walt Disney Comics and Story, they added a Mighty Matchbox comic … Great cover art of Donald and the nephews. Of course, we had a fun CARS Comic series for a while …

Peek Inside the Mattel Design Center & Hot Wheels Design Process
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Posted in Mattel on 30 March 2020
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I can’t remember if I ran this link but it’s probably been a while so if you missed, you can check it out and check it out.  This is what the Mattel Design Center looks like … (CARS is on the other side of the left wall) A fun look at the design process HERE.

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 […]