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6:18 pm
October 8, 2012


Unixed

Team 95

posts 201

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Looking over my collection of the Disney Store Cars 1 in the collector's cases, I noticed that some had tabs in the lid and the post cards were thicker than others.

My Green Ramone has no tabs in the lid:
My Purple Ramone has tabs in the lid:
   
I started to look things over more carefully and noticed that the post cards were subtly different. The Disney Store logo has smaller stars in what seems to be the older releases.
 
All of my Cars without the tabs have the following date code and the font of the date code is super small:

The ones that have a tab have different date codes, but all of them have a larger font: 

I also have some duplicates. Some of my duplicates have the tabs while the other ones do not.

 

The reason I believe the ones without the tabs are older is because they match the ones featured in takefiveaday's post.

 

My question is, would the older date stamped items be worth more than the newer ones with tabs?

7:31 pm
October 8, 2012


Tom

The Free State

Member

posts 632

Other than Frank, I don't think any of the Dstore die casts are worth much more than the price paid… I could be wrong though because I don't really collect these guys. 

9:14 pm
October 8, 2012


Unixed

Team 95

posts 201

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Tom,

 

I agree with you on the value being original price for most of the Disney Store die cast Cars 2 releases. As for Cars 1, I have seen a strong demand for the Disney Store Cars 1. Purple Ramone has sold for $115. Most sell for $50 or more, and some I am sure would sell for well over $150 if they would ever show up, like Boost, Tractor, Pinstripe McQueen, Rusteze McQueen, TJ Hummer and more.

 

Mater sold a little bit ago for $120.

 

History behind these guys is that in 2010 the Cars 1 series was only sold in stores that had a grand or re-grand opening. They were never sold online and some were very limited in numbers, like metallic Red, the unmarked Chase edition. This is referring to the ones in the collector's case, not the ones sold on card.

 

I have only gleaned my info from takefiveaday.com past articles since they did the best job of documenting things while they happened in 2010.

 

I have met some collectors with the same goal, to obtain a full set. But the information to do so is very, very limited. This makes me often wonder if more might have been released under the radar of the internet. Right now the total count is 26.

 

The seller who has been suppling the demand the most on eBay has been cartooncity916. You can see his closed auctions here.

 

The purple Ramone was not market price. He accidentally modified the price to $14 instead of $140. I was lucky enough to find his mistake and he honored his mistake.

10:26 pm
October 8, 2012


slicepie

Original Member of Two A Day Wordpress

Member

posts 1029

Are any of the "On Card" releases worth anything?  We have a few that we've never opened.

Thousands of Cars available for trade or sale.  Always looking for older and harder to find Cars.  Email me at slicepie@roadrunner.com

10:30 pm
October 8, 2012


Unixed

Team 95

posts 201

Yes, the bad boys, Boost, Snot Rod, Wingo and DJ, the Tractors (regular and white), King and some others have been selling between $30-$70. Red Chase sells for about $40ish.

4:00 am
October 9, 2012


Tav75

Portugal

Townie

posts 79

Hi! i was reading your post and there are more than 26,like axle accelarator (i guess this is the name of it, is the police car),clutch aid, rpm, no stall, trasberry juice, sidewall shine, trunk fresh and shinny wax. At least this i know it exist because i have a few of them and looking for the rest of them like:

The police car

Rpm

No Stall

The King

Doc

Dinoco Heli

Green Ramone

Boost (this one i have to confirm because i have catch one i ebay and the seller say is DS,so i hope it is)

Dj (this one i have to confirm because i have catch one i ebay and the seller say is DS,so i hope it is)

And for the moment i think is the only ones that im missing.

8:19 am
October 9, 2012


brittanycenter2007

augusta ga

Toons "You Were There" Character

posts 268

I feel sick to my stomach now, a few of these actually made it to the disney store outlets a few years back and were on clearance. I bought mater, wingo, doc, queen, dj and a few others for $2.99 each for my son to play with. I wish I would have known it at the time then I could of traded them for some of the harder to find cars my son needs lol!!!

8:36 am
October 9, 2012


Unixed

Team 95

posts 201

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Tav75,

 

I think you are the person I have been seeking! I have posted a question on which characters I am missing here: Follow Link

 

For your convenience I have posted a checklist I have put together. The post can be found here: Follow Link

 

King, Dinoco Heli, Green Ramone, Boost, DJ. These have already been accounted for in the first two pages of the checklist (Cars 1 Series). I have already obtained them.

 

You mention Doc, is this Doc or the Fabulous Hornet Hudson (FHH) version of Doc? If it is FHH, he has already been accounted for as well.

 

I am really interested in seeing your:

Axle Accelerator

Kevin Shiftright 121 – Clutch Aid

RPM

No Stall

Lee Revkins – Trasberry Juice

Slider Petrolski 74 – Sidewall Shine

Dirkson D' Agostino 34 – Trunk Fresh

Darren Leadfoot 82 – Shiny Wax. 

 

I have never seen these and have seen zero mention of them online. I do have a Lee that should be here today. Everyone is thinking he is a custom. I will be posting better photo's once he arrives.

 

If you could look over the checklist I have created and list all of the ones that have not been accounted for, I would GREATLY appreciate it! I have been looking for someone with your knowledge for a longtime!

 

Just to be crystal clear, I am only interested in the ones that were released inside the collector's cases, not the ones released on cards (red packaging).

12:17 pm
October 9, 2012


Tav75

Portugal

Townie

posts 79

Hi there mine came in crystal clear but since i open all the disney store cars to expose them i have already trow the cases away so i just have the cars, axle,rpm and no stall i dont have them those are the ones i need but the others i have them but just the cars. The Dj and boost that e order in ebay i dont know if they here boxed in acrilic or realese in red card.if you nedd the pics of them i ill post here,but without box.

12:28 pm
October 9, 2012


Unixed

Team 95

posts 201

Tav75,

 

Thank you for your response. If they are not still in the collector's case, then I will not need the pictures. I can still find most of these guys on eBay, but they are on card.

 

Did you purchase them in the States or overseas?

 

It is just very disturbing that I cannot locate any information on these guys. I feel like I am chasing a unicorn.

1:44 pm
October 9, 2012


Micky

Florida

Member

posts 497

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It seems you guys know a lot about the Disney Store Cars.

I have a question about the Light Up Tunerz. I have a set of these

(not in their box) and was wondering if they are rare?

I can't seem to find them on ebay. I am a long time collector

of the Mattel Cars but have picked up a few Disney Store Cars,

only the ones I liked. I am considering starting to sell off my collection.

I have grown tired of trying to find Cars that never show up in stores.

Anyway this is what I have:

 

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd451/MickyMcQueen/DJWingo.jpg

 

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd451/MickyMcQueen/BoostSnotRod.jpg

1:53 pm
October 9, 2012


Tav75

Portugal

Townie

posts 79

Hi, i did buy them here in Portugal when Disney Store here open some years ago maybe was an old stock i dont know. About that unicorn im felling like chasing one too because i cant find the others i need closed or open (and at good price too)the Dj for example i found one new in buy it now on ebay for just 9.50€ YES u read it rigth 9,50 EUROS and boost for 7,90GBP but i have doubt about this last one(boost) so if i can find the others even open and use (with some restrictions of course) i buy them.if u know someone that have them used for sale let me know ok?

1:59 pm
October 9, 2012


Unixed

Team 95

posts 201

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I just checked eBay and currently two DJ's are for sale. Follow Link

 

The ones on card will be cheaper. I found a boost as well. Follow Link

 

The ones on card come through eBay very frequently. The ones in the cases do not.

 

Thank you for your insight and hopefully I can obtain my goal.

 

I will be posting pictures of Lee Revkins momentarily. I am still torn over if he is a custom or not. He just arrived in the mail a few moments ago.

2:20 pm
October 9, 2012


Tav75

Portugal

Townie

posts 79

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Hi micky i have boost and snot rod new in box of those series but missed the Dj and Wingo those two are the only ones i still have in box, yes they are rare to show up and pricey, there is a seller in Poland that have the 2 sets for sale but each set is almost 130 USD this seller have them for sale for about 1 year already  so if you want to sell yours u have to lower the price or wait a few more years to sell them good.i´m a little guilty because i want Dj and wingo now and the price is very high so…. good luck.

 

 http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DL-Disney-Cars-Movie-Film-Auto-Tunerz-Wingo-DJ-with-Neon-Lights-/170921709851?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_212&hash=item27cbba511b

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DL-D…..27cbba0d41

2:49 pm
October 9, 2012


Micky

Florida

Member

posts 497

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Thanks for the info Tav. I guess I'll wait to sell them.

They are pretty cool and since

I dug them out of storage,

I'll put them on display for a while 🙂

2:54 pm
October 9, 2012


Fillmore1234

Illinois

Member

posts 804

Micky, when you say "sell your collection" I really hope you just mean the Disney Store's! It will be a very sad day when and if a long time member like you sells your collection

2:59 pm
October 9, 2012


Tav75

Portugal

Townie

posts 79

By the way Micky, are you going to sell the others DS cars u have?If so send me a private message for the cars u ill go to sell with price,ok??

3:02 pm
October 9, 2012


Micky

Florida

Member

posts 497

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Hi Fillmore,

Yes I mean all my Cars. I am really thinking long and hard

about letting go. It just is no fun any more to hunt &

hunt and find nothing new. I don't like this Super Chase

business. Although I bought both, I just don't see the point

of them. Mattel has really screwed up the Cars 2 distribution

and my local stores haven't kept up with what

little new Cars have come out. The Walmart's around here have

cut back their Cars displays to almost nothing and most don't

have the Take Flight Cars either. I could go on and on about

how disappointed I am but what's the use. 

3:07 pm
October 9, 2012


Micky

Florida

Member

posts 497

Tav75 said:

By the way Micky, are you going to sell the others DS cars u have?If so send me a private message for the cars u ill go to sell with price,ok??

I only have a few Disney Store Cars. Most are out of package or box.

Most are from Cars 2 so you probably already have them.

3:21 pm
October 9, 2012


Tav75

Portugal

Townie

posts 79

Micky said:

Tav75 said:

By the way Micky, are you going to sell the others DS cars u have?If so send me a private message for the cars u ill go to sell with price,ok??

I only have a few Disney Store Cars. Most are out of package or box.

Most are from Cars 2 so you probably already have them.

From cars 2 i have them all , but from cars 1 missed a few, i dont mind if they are open or played at i just want them with moderation. When i mean moderation i want to say not to pricey or with lots of paint chips just a few its ok.

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