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Fred the small versions.

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6:59 pm
May 13, 2012


wheelart New Zealand

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hey you Cars fans. A question I have wondered all these days is this, why was the smaller variants of Fred created? Did someone at the factory muck up? I have not come upon any info to clarify my curiosity.Cool

8:38 pm
May 13, 2012


John in Missouri

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Post edited 8:42 pm – May 13, 2012 by John in Missouri


Profiteering?   (far less material, same price)

 

And really, the original size was fine with me.  Someone needs to do some side-by-side screenshots and photos to see which one is more canon.

10:48 pm
May 13, 2012


Fillmore1234

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Met did do that when the small Fred was first released. In some screenshots the larger Fred was the correct size, but in some other screenshots the smaller Fred was the correct size. It all depends on what Cars Fred is around. Why Mattel decided to make the new version of Fred that small is a mystery.

12:15 am
May 17, 2012


wheelart New Zealand

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John in Missouri said:

Profiteering?   (far less material, same price)

 

And really, the original size was fine with me.  Someone needs to do some side-by-side screenshots and photos to see which one is more canon.

thanks john, yes commercialism at its best. all goodLaugh

12:33 am
May 17, 2012


wheelart New Zealand

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Fillmore1234 said:

Met did do that when the small Fred was first released. In some screenshots the larger Fred was the correct size, but in some other screenshots the smaller Fred was the correct size. It all depends on what Cars Fred is around. Why Mattel decided to make the new version of Fred that small is a mystery.

thankyou fillmore1234, yes I see the comparison with three pack Richard Clayton Kensington and Marco Axelbender and the small Fred with the dropped bumper. I must focus on the first movie scenes again. thanx all for the comments. we got it tough down here in new zealand with initial movie promotion and that's about it. no case C, D; ebay or our local trademe are our alternative's for diehards (the horror). all good. best collecting to you all.Wink

2:16 pm
May 17, 2012


Bumper Save

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I personally believe that the Large Fred is too large yet the Small Fred is too small. I'm not going to hold my breath for them to correct the corrected version though. With this many Freds, I don't really care.

4:46 pm
May 17, 2012


flophunter

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i wonder what size milo will be?  he will look cool as the bigger size. i hope they dont make him small.

-flopCoolCoolCool

7:15 pm
May 17, 2012


Fillmore1234

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flophunter said:

i wonder what size milo will be?  he will look cool as the bigger size. i hope they dont make him small.

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Milo? Don't you mean Otis? I would say a Trunkov size would be perfect because Mater was definitely double his size. And isn't Otis a Trunkov anyway? He does say "I'll always be a Lemon."

7:30 pm
May 17, 2012


John

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Otis isn't a Trunkov, I'm sure there are many Lemons besides the five families that meet in Porto Corsa.

http://i.imgur.com/ln3EG.png

To me he looks American or possibly one of those early Japanese interpretations of what they thought Americans wanted to buy.

http://i.imgur.com/WfTMz.jpg

3:32 pm
May 18, 2012


John in Missouri

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Otis looks like Fred, albeit pre-rust.

3:48 pm
May 18, 2012


Tom

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The first thing I thought when I saw Otis was he looked like Fred, only not rusty! If he has spent his whole life in Radiator Springs, I guess he wouldn't have a chance to rust too much.

12:47 am
May 19, 2012


flophunter

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i try try to keerp a hold of all the names. otis sounds like milo and they whould be in the same yard to me. he is a  another fred mold made re-paint. WATCH.

happy hunting

-flopCoolCoolCool

12:48 am
May 19, 2012


flophunter

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u better keerp it up also!!!!!! lol

 

-flopCoolCoolCool

11:01 am
July 2, 2012


taylor

Radiator Springs Tourist

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Fred was way too big and he was heavy so costly in material, He was downsized too much though as most posts here already mention, as for Otis my opinion is hes a Lada Riva…later model with larger radiator grill, imo

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