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World Grand Prix Race-off at Kmart, Variant Raoule Caroule?

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7:01 pm
July 22, 2011


John

Los Angeles

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Found the World Grand Prix Race-off at our local Kmart… still no crew chiefs. They had two sets hidden way up on a top shelf, none where anyone might buy them.

http://i.imgur.com/HWPOd.jpg
front of box

http://i.imgur.com/EM8ZZ.jpg
back of box

I can't tell if Raoule is plastic, box doesn't claim that he is diecast, but the model looks very good through the little window, no obvious decals. Also the paint scheme is just enough different to call the one in the box a variant; IF it is a diecast. Frankly don't want to spend $25 to find out. 😉

http://i.imgur.com/YUeEH.jpg
Raoule single sitting on top of the WGP box, notice the black band above the windshield. Light blue color is slightly different also making the graphics read differently, not easy to see in the photos.

http://i.imgur.com/mfOfy.jpg
close-up of Raoule in the box

8:40 pm
July 23, 2011


jestrjef

Central FLA

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Very interesting … I will have to check our Kamrts for these. My first guess would be plastic … but will wait until I see it in front of me to say for sure. 🙂

8:36 am
July 24, 2011


John

Los Angeles

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Maybe the large amount of plastic used in the regular Cars 2 cars brings the weight down such that Mattel can use regular cars in playsets. They would save on tooling up special plastic versions.

10:51 am
August 5, 2011


Fillmore1234

Illinois

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Looks plastic to me… he seems to have a brighter blue on his front also.

12:02 am
August 6, 2011


slicepie

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That sure is one big uni-brow!

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

7:48 am
August 6, 2011


John

Los Angeles

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The 1:55 pull back version of Raoule seems to share this paint variation.

3:08 pm
August 6, 2011


oliversmom

Team 95 Roadie

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where did you find pull backs? I saw in small collector store by Hollywood but nowhere else…

4:00 pm
August 6, 2011


John

Los Angeles

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I posted pics when I first found them. Were six McQueens at Mattel El Segundo store. Was one left as of Wednesday. Staff say they come and go.

8:01 pm
August 6, 2011


CarsforAJ

Radiator Springs Tourist

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My son got this as a gift. I wasnt going to buy it as it's the same exact thing as the Cars 1 dirt track, which we already have, but I can confirm for you that the Raoule is in fact plastic like the other vehicles that come with the playsets. It's paint scheme is differemt as the hood is a lighter blue then the rest of the car, but indeed plastic, giving Raoule a very unfair advantage in racing against the other heavier cars lol

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