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ANOTHER NEW DISNEY SET

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3:21 pm
November 18, 2011


BBIGMIKE62

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THERE IS ANOTHER CREW CHIEF 10 PACK SET OUT

3:28 pm
November 18, 2011


calsonic5

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8:27 pm
November 18, 2011


John in Missouri

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Disney Store Cars appear to be made by 6th graders.  (no offense intended toward 6th graders, just sayin')

8:39 pm
November 18, 2011


Bmckim

Denver, Co.

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John, didn't you read the post about the children working in the factory's? They are third graders not sixth graders……beats making pottery flamingos in art class!

10:22 pm
November 18, 2011


BBIGMIKE62

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large frank

crabby

sidley

monster trucks

lights and sounds

 

amd disney store has product new cars and great prices  so i think the empire should think about getting some of those 6th graders to work for them

1:37 am
November 19, 2011


Tom

The Free State

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I'm with BBIGMIKE, the latest DStore prices (multi packs on sale) and variety definitely beat Mattel, as do Siddeley, Crabby, etc. The larger scale of these Cars is cool too. Also, some of these guys have sculpted eyelids, like the original Mattel Cars. Some of them, like Mater, just don't look right, but others, like Torque Redline, feel solid and look darn good.

DStore doesn't have a tenth of the market presence Mattel has, but they are actually putting out some good stuff.

11:23 am
November 19, 2011


FireFox91

Tampa, FL

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I agree that the selection of cars in the Disney Stores is better than what Mattel is doing. The problem is they are a different scale. The Mattel cars are smaller (which is better) in size and work in many Hot Wheels or Matchbox banded accessories. I got my son a couple of the Disney Store cars a while back and he never plays with them. But the Mattel cars are played with daily.

5:45 pm
November 19, 2011


John in Missouri

Mid-Missouri

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What I meant were the eyes look like 6th graders drew them.  These Disney Store Cars just don't to have any soul.

11:13 pm
November 19, 2011


DDD

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I bought the DS Pope set because I wanted those two cars and the prices were so good. But I took it back, even though I loved the sculpted eyelids and detailed mouth on the Pope. I don't care about scale, but the problem is that at the larger size they don't compare well to Mattel's because they have less detail, not more like you'd expect, with a few exceptions. The cars feel thinner, and the pupils are just a single figure-8 decal with edges that are easy to see within the white windshields. Their decorative decals flake…I couldn't find a single Pope set with the vertical stripe reaching all the way up to the point of the Pope's hat, and I often see pupils that are half missing.

Both Mattel and the DS have poor QC from a collector's POV, but at least there are always dozens of Mattel ones to choose from. Fortunately, my DS is lousy with Crabbys…I had to go through more than a dozen before settling on one that had the eyes in the same position in both sculpted "sockets" and all the decals everywhere intact. I'm a nut about eyes…I agree that the soul of the character is there, and they're the focal point of toys that you intend to display.

That said, among my favorite Cars toys are the Disney Store's big Frank, their monster trucks, and the new Tony. I think the Tony combat ship is as beautiful as any large-scale ship model I've seen, and I have it up on its own shelf. The USS Independence is an amazing design, and now I have one with personality (including awesome teeth!). They smartly left off the part under the mouth that submerges (the "chin"), which Mattel left on, and it makes him really powerful. Of course I had to go through several to find clean eyes and a vertical, unbent mast, but it was well worth it!

Both lines have their positives and negatives, but I'm just not getting excited anymore about the Disney Store's new sets of diecast cars.

6:35 am
November 20, 2011


John in Missouri

Mid-Missouri

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I completely agree about DS Frank.  I've always wondered why there was never a true-scale DS Bessie.

1:03 am
November 21, 2011


Tom

The Free State

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Large Frank is very cool, but I am worried about what would happen to him, the kids and the furniture if I turned him loose on the house.

Good point, DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD, as far as quality. When I got our Crabby none of them had a decent looking mast/rigging.

I didn't know Tony is the name of the combat ship, my son has just ben referring to him as "the bad guy boat".

11:50 am
November 21, 2011


DDD

Townie

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Yeah, they were all twisted in my store too. Luckily the one with the good eyes was pretty straight.

BTW, I'll assume the "DDDD…." was not not a reference to my long post(s)! Wink

1:47 pm
November 21, 2011


Tom

The Free State

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Nope, just some late night nonsense! Wink

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