Three and half years ago I started this site as a side project. It soon turned into something much bigger than I had ever hoped. I had no idea that so many people would be as interested in Mattel Disney Cars diecast as I was. I have had a great time writing about Cars and hearing from the collectors and parents who enjoy it so much. So it is with some sadness that I say that this site will no longer continue as it has for the past 3 and a half years.
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Yahoo! has it in HD here. The YouTube version is embedded below.
It looks fun, and I am excited to see it! What did you think?
Via slashfilm.com, we have the first official image from ‘Cars 2.’
‘Cars 2′ is set to release June 24th, 2011. And here is the official description from Disney.
Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in “Cars 2” when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world’s fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and hilarious surprises when Mater gets caught up in an intriguing adventure of his own: international espionage. Torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret spy mission, Mater’s action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan and Europe, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. Adding to the fast-paced fun is a colorful new all-car cast that includes secret agents, menacing villains and international racing competitors.
They say we will have the first official trailer tomorrow.
To top it all off, Yahoo! has the first official movie poster.
Update: Notice anything about the poster? Look closely, and you can spot some of the Cars characters from the upcoming movie!
‘Cars 2′ is the next Pixar movie on the list and is due out next summer. Expect the toys to show up in the Spring.
Update – Nov. 13th: These are starting to show up at Toys R Us stores in the US.
This year’s Mater Saves Christmas single carded Cars have begun showing up in the UK. So far, we have Whee-Hoo Winter Mater, Snowplow Lightning McQueen and Holiday Spirit Sheriff. Hopefully, these will show up in the US soon. My guess is they will be showing up at Target and Toys R Us, same as last year. Here are the images.
Whee-Hoo Winter Mater
Snowplow Lightning McQueen
Holiday Spirit Sheriff
Check out more images here. Also, check out the Mater Saves Christmas Toys R Us 3 pack.
Santa Car has arrived! A Mater Saves Christmas 3 pack is now available at Toys R Us.
Mater Saves Christmas 3 Pack
This 3 pack contains Holiday Hotshot Lightning McQueen, Whee-Hoo Winter Mater and Santa Car. It is $19.99. I have seen it at both Toys R Us stores in my area. You can also buy it at the Toys R Us website here.
The McQueen with snow tires seen online has not made it out yet, and the hope is that there are more holiday Cars to come, probably exclusive to Target, same as last year.
Last year’s holiday season brought Cars fans a new Cars Christmas story called Mater Saves Christmas. With that came new diecast based on the Cars from the story, both in single carded and the Target exclusive boxset with Mater.
So what will we get this year, if anything? I’m not sure, but if you were watching eBay, you may have seen this gem on there recently…
Mater Saves Christmas Santa Car
Yep, it’s Santa Car! I don’t have any other details, but hopefully Santa will bring us Santa Car for Christmas 2010.
Target Speedway 9 Pack
Target has a new exclusive Cars set called the Speedway 9 Pack. That’s right, there are 9 Cars in this set, and it looks like they are not lenticular.
There are 5 racers, McQueen, King, Chick, Sidewall Shine and Clutch Aid. There are also 4 new non-lenticular version of Dash Boardman, Houser Boon, Tim Rimmer and Timothy Twostroke. I don’t think any of these 4 have been released in Final Lap yet.
As I have not seen these yet, I’m not sure on the retail price. But with the holiday season coming soon, expect to see them at a Target near you.
We’ve already posted about the upcoming Kmart Cars Collectors Day coming at 11AM on October 23rd, 2010. But Mattel has released the official information for it, including an image of the Kmart ad which you can see below. Click here for a list of participating locations.
There will be 24 Cars in every case. 8 of these, which we have already mentioned, will be Piston Cup racers with the rubber tires. The rest will be lenticulars, including a chase Car. Here is the full list.
Painted Masked Lightning McQueen (Chase) — 1
Race Tow Truck (Tow) — 1 (First time with lenticular eyes!)
#54 Faux Wheel Drive — 3
#74 Sidewall Shine — 2
#82 Shiny Wax — 2
#28 Nitroade — 2
#80 Gask-its — 3
#39 View Zeen — 2
#101 Tach-o-mint — 2
#36 Tank Coat — 2
Kathy Copter — 1
Pit Crew Sarge — 1
Radiator Springs Lightning McQueen — 1
Dash Boardman — 1
Heavy Metal Mater 4 Pack
Are you ready to ROCK? Speaking of Heavy Metal Mater, we get a look at the next Cars Toons 4 pack featuring none other than Heavy Metal Mater. These are now showing up at retail, but I haven’t seen them so I’m not sure as to which stores.
This 4 pack features Heavy Metal Mater, Heavy Metal McQueen and the 2 rockin’ pittys. I can’t wait to find these, and I also can’t wait to see the toon! You can find more Heavy Metal Mater toys on eBay.