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6:52 pm
November 28, 2011


John

Los Angeles

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posts 529

Its small as Mattel stores go, there's usually a better Cars selection at the City of Industry location. (one visit they had 300 Wal-Mart haulers on the shelf)

Most fun is the corporate store at Mattel headquarters in El Segundo. (LAX) Most visits are a waste of time but every so often non-US packaging or hard to find Cars show up there. Prices are often full retail 'tho.

6:40 pm
December 8, 2011


carsincali

Riverside County, CA

Wheel Well Regular

posts 130

Great news!

I found Pope and Popemobile at the Wal Mart in Perris!

I also found the Jeff Gordon and Francesco crew chiefs at the Kmart in Riverside off of Alessandro!

Hooray! They finally made it to California!

6:42 pm
December 8, 2011


carsincali

Riverside County, CA

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posts 130

Oh and I picked up an extra of each if you need em! I got your back!

8:05 pm
December 8, 2011


TopherDawg

San Diego

Member

posts 406

Sweet!  I could use the Pope!

I saw one today as I walking into the toy section at SD Aero Drive Walmart.

Someone else had it in there hand… womp womp.

 

I found a Kmart that has the McQueen Alive.  Saturday I am going to buy them all when I am there Buy 1 Get 1 half off.

10:50 pm
December 19, 2011


carsincali

Riverside County, CA

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posts 130

I found 1 lonely Denise Beam 4 pack at the Target in Moreno Valley and I've been finding the Jeff Gorvette/ Francesco 2 packs at most Kmarts I've walked into lately.

 

How's it going in your areas?

10:43 pm
December 23, 2011


carsincali

Riverside County, CA

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posts 130

Topherdawg,

 

It looks like your good luck is wearing off on me! I walked into a CVS in Moreno Valley today and struck gold. I found a Race o Rama Frank in the toy section. No bents or tears in the packageing either. What a nice Christmas gift!

 

They also had RPM, Vitoline, No Stall and Retread launchers and the Dinoco Showgirls 3 pack, Dinoco McQueen/Mia/Tia 3 pack and Charlie Checker/McQueen/King 3 pack. (The 3 packs were $20.99 there!)

8:07 pm
February 1, 2012


TopherDawg

San Diego

Member

posts 406

Well January sucked.  I didn't find nuffin!

But today I got a L&S Ramone at Target in Temecula, still no 3rd or 4th puzzles. 

6:31 pm
May 22, 2012


TopherDawg

San Diego

Member

posts 406

San Diego had some 2 packs of Security Finn & Sal for $3.97! 

I grabbed an extra Security Finn if anyone can do a trade for Leland or Mama.

2:04 pm
November 28, 2012


TopherDawg

San Diego

Member

posts 406

Just giving this thread a bump as some other So Cal collectors have been on lately.

3:11 pm
December 4, 2012


Mater Lover

Riverside

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 30

Hi I'm new to this….. I'm from cali Riverside area……. 

4:55 pm
December 4, 2012


TopherDawg

San Diego

Member

posts 406

Hi Mater Lover!  I responded back to your pm.  Hit up the Walmarts today if you haven't already! 

6:25 pm
December 4, 2012


Mater Lover

Riverside

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 30

ya i found some yestorday and went to walmart today.. sheelves are fulllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!

11:00 pm
December 9, 2012


Niko's Dad

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 38

Hello Everyone. My son has gotten me hooked into Pixar cars. We are located in San Pedro. He's 4. His collection is roughly around 300+ cars currently. Yell that's my bank account. lol

11:21 pm
December 9, 2012


chuki_mama

Radiator Springs Tourist

posts 52

Hello Niko!  Welcome to Take5..  Laugh

7:42 pm
September 5, 2013


socalcars

Rookie

posts 10

Hi, I'm from Gardena and I'm a carsaholic I mean my son loves cars.

10:06 pm
September 5, 2013


carsincali

Riverside County, CA

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posts 130

Welcome aboard Socalcars! I too blame my addiction on my son.

How long have you been collecting?

11:12 pm
September 5, 2013


socalcars

Rookie

posts 10

My son started watching the movie early this year (he's 2.5) and we started collecting the cars just this summer (he plays with them). We started in time to get the convoy brothers which is great as they're so much on ebay. Have you found any of the super chase?

8:18 pm
September 6, 2013


carsincali

Riverside County, CA

Wheel Well Regular

posts 130

I started when my oldest was around that age too. Now he's 5 and moving on to other toys (legos, imaginext, etc.). I haven't moved on though. Laugh I still buy him cars for his collection but I don't worry about getting him every release. (Sometimes its hard enough to find 1 of a new release!) 

My collection, on the other hand, is fairly new. I really started my own collection with the Cars 2 release. I think thats 2011/ 2012 releases and I'm slowly building my Cars 1 collection.

 I've only found Takeshi and Hiroaki at a Toys R Us and that was by chance. I have seen about two dozen case H's in the stores around me but never a case R with Yukio. I think they all went out East. I've only seen maybe 3 Californians post that they've found Yukio out here. 

 

What about you?

1:43 pm
September 7, 2013


socalcars

Rookie

posts 10

No luck at all 🙁 the targets and walmarts around me have no singles for at least a month now. Toysrus are fully stocked but all are case G and the retro stuff. I've bought most of our cars from fellow collectors in the area. It's expensive to collect these.

8:51 pm
July 31, 2015


carsincali

Riverside County, CA

Wheel Well Regular

posts 130

Post edited 8:51 pm – July 31, 2015 by carsincali


Hey SoCal crew!

Its been awhile! Life took me out of the game for awhile but I'm back now and ready to catch up.

How are things going? What can I keep an eye out for? Cool

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