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1:28 pm
April 26, 2012


BlueMustang

Washington State

Team 95 Roadie

posts 169

The word Rare means something different to all cars collectors. What cars do you think are the most Rare? Which ones do you have, and which ones are you dying to add to your collection? 

1:50 pm
April 26, 2012


Dunroamin

Massachusetts

Member

posts 754

hardest to find retail, meaning wierd distribution, maybe happened between store restes or something: (also fetch the most $$ on eBay)

Story Tellers, etc. (crazy hot)

Frank (the combine), Bessie

Dexter Hoover w/ checkered flag and Race damaged mood springs

Rarest is proably the Apple car, only avaailable in the SOTS (which i never bought) but also pretty easy to get a decent custom 🙂

Then there are all the other Pixar employee exclusives and all kinds of other goodies.  I find it hard to keep track and figure out whether it is authentic or not.

I always ask BMW, Slicepie, Kevinnascarfan, john in MO or some of the long time memebrs…

I have everything avaiable by retail, and only the first few mail-in promos (SWShine, FWD, N2oCola, Blu-ray LM)…I also have the Matty exclusives and SDCC exclusives including the comics…

the employee exclusives are quite pricey…have only seen the Jon lassatire Surfer truck here…that is on my wish list…but not until I win PowerBall 🙂

Everyone has their own opinions on what is rare, hard to find, etc.

I'm by no means a completist and I don't collect errors.

oh…snot rod with confetti seems to be a hard one to find too (more a packaging variant, but popular).

9:29 pm
April 26, 2012


John in Missouri

Mid-Missouri

Member

posts 529

Great, thanks James, now I'm feeling the pressure to come up with a list!  Surprised

 

Just kidding! 

 

I'm sure I'll think of more specific Cars later, but I'll put them into 6 categories…

 

1) International-only releases:

• Brian Park Motors

• Chuck "Choke" Cables

• Stu Bop (we used 3 Marco's for that scene, so who needs him!)

• Mini Adventures Chick Hicks with Trailer

• El Materdor

• Chase Paint Rollers & Tray (accessories that came with Luigi & Guido)

 

2) Store Exclusives:

• Target's Final Laps

• Target's Story Tellers

• Target's Black Friday 9-Pack (the 4 cars in the back)

• Wal-Mart's Mater's Secret Missions

• K-Mart's Rubber Tire Racers

• Toys "R" Us's Movie Doubles

 

3) Short-run items (at least seemingly):

• Fabulous Hudson Hornet (original version with Silver Rims)

• Fred (original large scale)

• Chuy

• Tokyo Mater with Oil Stains

• Shake 'n' Go Doc Hudson (once Fabulous Hudson Hornet came out, it completely replaced the normal Doc)

 

4) Items that Mattel forced us to buy multipacks to get, that not all could afford (or wanted to afford):

• Dalmation Mia & Tia

• Nurse Mia & Tia

• Mater the Greater Fans Mia & Tia

• Cannonball Mater (clean version)

• Aviator Mater

• Hank Hallsum

 

5) In general, Chase Cars

 

6) Finally, I have personally never found these at retail:

• Impound Wingo

• the last 4 to 8 Final Lap releases

• Shifty Drug Hauler

• Vinyl Toupee Hauler

• Paul Valdez (and if it wasn't for TJ Maxx & Marshall's, I would have never seen Chet Boxkaar, Oliver Lightload, and Ben Crankleshaft)

• Leland Turbo

• Mama Topolino

• Security Finn McMissile

• Sal Machiani

9:41 pm
April 26, 2012


Fillmore1234

Illinois

Member

posts 804

Great post John! Completely forgot about the Mini Adventures Chick. Also, there were some American versions of Luigi and Guido with Paint Rollers and Bucket, but only a handful. You could even say that Lenticular Artie is just as rare since he was in the same Case.

10:19 pm
April 26, 2012


slicepie

Original Member of Two A Day Wordpress

Member

posts 1029

Don't forget about Supercharged Dinoco Helicopter — it was only released in Canada. 

Then there was the very short non-retail store run of Nitroade Crew Chief and Pittys box set in the US.  It was previously released in Canada.

Some others that are really rare (if we are including packaging) are WOC Lizzie, WOC Sally with Cone, and the WOC Sparemint 3-Pack (vertical package).

And of course, there's Impound Snot Rod with Confetti, for which just yesterday I received an offer of $400.00.

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

3:58 am
April 27, 2012


Tav75

Portugal

Townie

posts 79

John in Missouri when u said Paul Valdez that is the Hauler ,here in portugal the TRU stores are full with those haulers, one of them have at least 30 Paul Valdez Haulers and gil too, and  then lots of vinyl toupee launchers too.

8:06 am
April 27, 2012


BMW

Team 95 Roadie

posts 193

International only releases

Vinyl Toupee UK mail in promo 2007 with SC checklist mini poster

Gask its French mail in promo very limited release

 

Canadian only cards

Fred on Supercharged card

Dinoco copter Supercharged (as slicepie  already mentioned)

Rusty  and Dusty  English only  front name plate Supercharged

 

Desert Backs cards  American releases

Fillmores –   april  29 License to win  with Filmore  one L in his name on cardback

9:59 am
April 27, 2012


John in Missouri

Mid-Missouri

Member

posts 529

Of course the Texas Tea Hummer would be the most rare if they hadn't gone and made more than one.  Cool

10:04 am
April 27, 2012


John in Missouri

Mid-Missouri

Member

posts 529

Fillmore1234 said:

Great post John! Completely forgot about the Mini Adventures Chick. Also, there were some American versions of Luigi and Guido with Paint Rollers and Bucket, but only a handful. You could even say that Lenticular Artie is just as rare since he was in the same Case.

I thought about the English card of that Chase package, but they were mainly found in Australia until some of the smaller retailers in the States started getting a few in. Good call on Artie too!

7:16 pm
April 27, 2012


slicepie

Original Member of Two A Day Wordpress

Member

posts 1029

John in Missouri said:

Of course the Texas Tea Hummer would be the most rare if they hadn't gone and made more than one.  Cool

Not "they", it was one person who decided to go outside the group and have one made for himself.  Just sayin'.

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

8:09 pm
April 27, 2012


BMW

Team 95 Roadie

posts 193

Really?

 

 I was a contributor to the Met Texas Tea Gift.

Did not know this part of the story,

8:59 pm
April 27, 2012


John in Missouri

Mid-Missouri

Member

posts 529

Ditto and ditto!

9:22 pm
April 27, 2012


Dunroamin

Massachusetts

Member

posts 754

I've given up on Elmaterdor…

Brian Parks, Chuck cables and Stu I thought were easy to get in trade, non-us card of course

Your list is way beter John…BlueM go with his… 🙂

10:17 pm
April 27, 2012


slicepie

Original Member of Two A Day Wordpress

Member

posts 1029

Well I believe there was a total of 3 made; 1 given to Met as a gift, 1 given away in a T5 contest, and the 3rd was kept by a certain person.  The remaining 4 of us on the Take 5 – Five were not happy about it but that person spent their own money to have it done so it wasn't like we could stop it from happening.

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

8:01 am
April 28, 2012


corinne

NEW YORK

WGP Racer

posts 335

slicepie said:

Well I believe there was a total of 3 made; 1 given to Met as a gift, 1 given away in a T5 contest, and the 3rd was kept by a certain person.  The remaining 4 of us on the Take 5 – Five were not happy about it but that person spent their own money to have it done so it wasn't like we could stop it from happening.

What is the TEXAS TEA HUMMER ???? Kiss

10:26 am
April 28, 2012


John in Missouri

Mid-Missouri

Member

posts 529

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As shown here:

 

Texas Tea Hummer

11:01 am
April 28, 2012


Bumper Save

Pennsylvania

Member

posts 491

John in Missouri said:

As shown here:

 

Texas Tea Hummer

Hilarious and creepy and cool all at the same time

11:52 am
April 28, 2012


jestrjef

Central FLA

Member

posts 953

Post edited 12:46 pm – April 28, 2012 by jestrjef


The second TTH resides in FLA …. with the jestrfamily. Cool

12:10 pm
April 28, 2012


Tom

The Free State

Member

posts 632

Regarding store exclusives, don't forget the K-Mart crew chiefs!

12:15 pm
April 28, 2012


Tom

The Free State

Member

posts 632

Hopefully these guys won't be rare for long, they just need to find their way to the pegs en masse:

Leland Turbo

Mama Topolino

Security Finn McMissile

Sal Machiani

 

Another thing, most Tokyo Mater Toons (especially Kabuto) seem rare. I think they were the last of the Toons to be produced. 

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