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Diecast vs plastic Monster Truck Mater; How does one spot the difference?

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9:01 pm
January 21, 2014


waldo68

Radiator Springs Tourist

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I know the Disney store set is plastic and the originals are diecast. What about the current Walmart line? How does one verify a loose toy being listed online?

10:03 pm
January 21, 2014


Mack_me_Bucko

St. Louis, Missouri

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Post edited 10:03 pm – January 21, 2014 by Mack_me_Bucko


On the I-Screamer, I could always tell by the tire hub colors, but I was never sure on the other vehicles in the DS set.

After all, gas can is my middle name … eh, not really

7:19 am
January 22, 2014


Mack_me_Bucko

St. Louis, Missouri

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Also, if the seller's photos are crisp enough, the internal hub of the wheel has a different (simplified) bolt pattern on the plastic cars.

After all, gas can is my middle name … eh, not really

8:22 am
January 23, 2014


bobbyjack

Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia

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The Disney Store plastic Monster Trucks are smaller than the Mattel ones and the Diecast Disney Store trucks are larger than the Mattel ones.

1:05 pm
March 4, 2014


waldo68

Radiator Springs Tourist

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Thank you all for your help. I've come to the conclusion that the easiest way is by the eyes. In general it appears that the plastics all seem to look off to the side (or in the case of the I-screamer have googly-eyes). The diecasts seem to tend more towards looking forward, or "angry eyes".
I could be wrong on this, but that's what it appears to me.

1:28 pm
March 4, 2014


Mack_me_Bucko

St. Louis, Missouri

Wheel Well Regular

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For the record, the Disney Store "Paddy O'Concrete" and "I-Screamer" are much nicer than the Mattel ones (and actually, Mattel doesn't make Paddy).  Closer to what I perceive as correct scale, too.  I wish they had made a large DS version of Dr. Feel Bad, Captain Collision, etc.

After all, gas can is my middle name … eh, not really

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