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New Releases? What to expect? To good to be true?

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1:21 pm
April 20, 2012


rncaduceus

Just outside of Champaign, Illinois

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 56

Hi All!  I have some questions,  I am unable to relocate the post that I read several weeks ago about New Releases being available in the stores on April 22nd.  What can expect if I go hunting that day?  When are the cars put on the shelves?  Are there rules the stores must follow regarding time and date they can displayed?  Do all of the big retailers get boxes/cartons with new releases?  Is there a rule to what time of the day the cars go on the shelves?  Eve before the sale or morning of?   What if Finns are still clogging the pegs?  Is the store required to put the new releases out? Or is it possible for the the store to hold onto the new releases until they have more room?   Do we know how many and what specific ones are being released for sure?  If I remember right, a very knowledgable Met keeps us well informed, (Thanks Met!)  but how does Met get his info?  Does Met have connections or access to info some of us don't?  Not trying to be rude, ungrateful or nosey, just trying to figure out if I am overlooking something. 

To those of you reading this, do you shop new release dates?  With success?  I am trying to get a feel for what to expect….  I have been collecting since Nov, and this will be the first time I will knowing hunt on a new release date.  Do I expect to find some new release? or will i be less disappointed if I think of it as just another shopping day?   LOL  I am excited, but reluctanct as it seems it might be to good to be true? Wink

2:28 pm
April 20, 2012


Fillmore1234

Illinois

Member

posts 804

The estimated date is April 22, it may be tomorrow, it may be 2 weeks from now for it to hit your store. The next 2 Cases to hit shelves are:

Case D: (Super Chase Case!)

Janne "Flash" Nilsson (Super Chase)

Vladimir Trunkov

Victor Hugo

Hydraulic Radiator Springs Ramone

 

Case E: (Case already found in UK and Belgium)

Officer Murakarmi (Airport Security Guard) Chase

Don Crumlin (Purple Gremlin)

 

This does not at all mean that these will be the Cases that hit the US in the next week. There could be one that just springs up out of nowhere, or one that's set for either farther down the Case numbering like F or H. Hope this helped!

ALSO, this date might just be something pulled out of Met's butt (Laugh) but probably not. The only thing that makes me think that is because normally someone, somewhere in the US would have found something new lately other than Cases already been out before Chase RS Ramone. We will find out on SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!!! Smile

7:08 pm
April 20, 2012


bubbabob

Rookie

posts 4

I guess, for me, it makes sense to start looking Monday. I don't expect anything and won't be disappointed to find the dreadful three.

9:10 pm
April 20, 2012


Tom

The Free State

Member

posts 632

The way things have been going, I would be surprised if you find anything but Finn and Zen Master in the stores on the 22nd. 

9:01 am
April 21, 2012


Bumper Save

Pennsylvania

Member

posts 491

I personally am not going to run to the stores Sunday and I have no time Monday, so I think I will check the forums here, on CTT, and on PCD to see what the Sunday runners have found. Based on that, I will check or not check my stores.

1:36 am
April 22, 2012


flophunter

Wheel Well Regular

posts 103

Yes yes many questions. There are always manys ques tions every year. reset times store exclusives. Case # with newbies. then we want to see more I remember when theses where the same answers. There will be a lot of re-runs. Wave 2 looking for wave 3. There's. Always a cool looking cars with a pic. Ya know! But make it a car. I really think the last great car was…….. santa!!!!!!
Happy hunting!!!
-flop

1:44 am
April 22, 2012


flophunter

Wheel Well Regular

posts 103

I think maybe. Next week they will sit. Some when they hit in the next two weeks. Met is the man on the tips (don't ?) The news just read.-flop

10:12 am
April 22, 2012


sodabear

Portlandia

Member

posts 362

That was slightly confusing.

1:27 pm
April 22, 2012


Mike Manifold

Chi-Car-Go

Member

posts 717

Is Flophunter's phone in charge of typing nowadays? lol. 😉

2:30 pm
April 22, 2012


cac1959

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 31

Post edited 2:31 pm – April 22, 2012 by cac1959
Post edited 2:32 pm – April 22, 2012 by cac1959


Nothing new Cars-wise in eastern Indiana, so I decided to hold off on going to Dayton (Ohio) or Indianapolis… not a total loss… I did find a flash attachment for my Nikon D50 that I think is going to help me out quite a bit when it comes to taking photos of my Cars collection.

3:41 pm
April 22, 2012


John

Los Angeles

Member

posts 529

Nothing new in Los Angeles. Found a Target with only Finn McMissiles and a Walmart with only Trunkovs…

3:56 pm
April 22, 2012


sodabear

Portlandia

Member

posts 362

Ditto in Portland. Nada.

4:38 pm
April 22, 2012


Dunroamin

Massachusetts

Member

posts 754

nuttin in my area…did pick up a RIP and some chase Rust-eze maters from the disney store…

6:49 pm
April 22, 2012


Bumper Save

Pennsylvania

Member

posts 491

Glad I didn't run out – I knew our Funny Car Mater dreams would not come to fruition just yet…Cry

9:30 pm
April 22, 2012


Fillmore1234

Illinois

Member

posts 804

Fruition? Lol Laugh And nothing here at Wal-Mart. Checking the K-Mart that had absolutely no Singles soon in hopes something new will appear there.

12:33 am
April 23, 2012


BlueMustang

Washington State

Team 95 Roadie

posts 169

I checked two Targets today, and all the had were Finns… Booo!

11:45 am
April 23, 2012


rncaduceus

Just outside of Champaign, Illinois

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 56

Thanks for all the good information.  So far it doesn't look like anybody has had much luck with finding the new releases.  So, to sum it up, it's pretty much just another Cars day.  That's a bummer, I was ready to break out the charge cards.  I used to love "hunt days"….  it's more advantageous to buy on ebay if I consider gas, time and wear and tear on the car and my body.  Sure it's great when you find something, but when you don't it's very disappointing. 

Is there any trends to when and where new cars show up first?  Any specific stores?  Why does mattel even bother with release days?  Very aggravating… I haven't found anything new cars 2 (mel dorado at TRU) in Nov.  Debating if I should continue collecting.

1:29 pm
April 23, 2012


Bumper Save

Pennsylvania

Member

posts 491

Fillmore1234 said:

Fruition? Lol Laugh

It's a word. Look it up! Wink

5:27 pm
April 23, 2012


John

Los Angeles

Member

posts 529

Nothing new in Los Angeles. Found a Target with only Finn McMissiles and a Walmart with only Trunkovs…

Today we tried TRU. They are down to four pegs of diecasts, mostly empty. The entire Cars section occupies less than 3 linear feet of aisle space; mostly ride makers and color changers. If we hadn't seen so many 'coming' Cars on eBay, I'd think the line had been end-of-lifed.

1:28 pm
April 24, 2012


Bumper Save

Pennsylvania

Member

posts 491

Target, Montgomeryville, PA:

 

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