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  • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

    Originally posted by brand42 View Post
    I bought a Ron Hover and a Storytellers Swell Smell McQueen from Target today.

    Yes, the Storytellers singles are priced rather high at 5.99 but they're already NCF (non carry forward) on the tags and so I have a feeling they won't be available for very long.


    I had melonballer pick these up for me the other day but after reading the "prequel" book, I asked if he could return them. The storytellers is nothing more than a way to repackage and sell much of the same cars at higher prices. And the ones that are "unique" are just repaints based on the book. I'm really not interested at all.

    These are EXPANDED UNIVERSE Cars toys and I want nothing to do with them. It's kinda cool to be able to pick up a tractor by itself though, or heck... even Flo is finally a single pack. But I have no interest in these otherwise.


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    • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

      So you're probably not into SW EU figures, are you Coheteboy?

      I am so that's probably why I don't mind this particular subline.

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      • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

        Originally posted by brand42 View Post
        So you're probably not into SW EU figures, are you Coheteboy?

        I am so that's probably why I don't mind this particular subline.


        Not really into expanded universe Star Wars either. Mainly because i don't read the books, comics, or get into the gaming. I just like the movies and some of the cartoons.

        And besides, it will eventually get to the point where you look at all the toys you bought and it's clear what you wouldn't mind not having. I can see CARS going that route very easily.


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        • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

          I found the chase Impound McQueen at Kay-bee's. Even better, they're having a 30% sale on Cars toys so it cost me only $2.79 or so.

          I also bought 5 assorted Cars from TRU because I didn't want to get shut out on N20 Cola like I did for Sidewall Shine.

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          • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

            Thanks to Melonballer, got some new CARS. He found these I think a month ago and even though I've been hunting regularly, STILL haven't been able to find ONE of these. Crazy CA scalpers and horrible distribution is to blame.

            Here's Ron Hover



            Sally with Cone... have no idea why I asked Melonballer to pick up because I don't remember her with a cone ever? What is this?!



            Dexter Hoover adds to the Pisto Cup Officials line up:





            The chase Impound McQueen. Love his expression.



            Here's Spinout Lightning McQueen
            "Boy, you're in a heap of trouble."



            Next are some oversized Cars. Here's Lightning Storm Lightning McQueen



            A new favorite is Marco:



            They released a die-cast MACK without a trailer..



            It's a tad bit smaller than the previous one released. Not sure which is more accurate now. There is also no hole for the other trailer to plug into.



            An updated Al Oft the Lightyear Blimp... here's a comparison.




            The Dinoco Helicopter has also been upgraded:




            Not pictured is Barney Stormin the bi-plane... he's actually the EXACT SAME SIZE as the previous release that was a Wal-Mart exclusive. The only difference is that the new oversized version is die-cast. The previous one was plastic.

            Here's the oversized flyers:
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            • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

              Is the Impound Lightning McQueen special because it has that "Chase" banner on the package and confetti on the clear car window part? I found it today at Pep Boys, and I thought it was like, Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt status or something, but I don't know haha.






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              • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                Originally posted by SeaWolf38 View Post
                Is the Impound Lightning McQueen special because it has that "Chase" banner on the package and confetti on the clear car window part? I found it today at Pep Boys, and I thought it was like, Hot Wheels Treasure Hunt status or something, but I don't know haha.

                that would be why!

                It's supposed to be more rare than the other cars too. But somehow, a lot of you guys are finding it!


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                • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                  Originally posted by Coheteboy View Post
                  that would be why!

                  It's supposed to be more rare than the other cars too. But somehow, a lot of you guys are finding it!
                  Wow, neat! Like I said, I found it at Pep Boys... I didn't even know they sold CARS there. They only had 3, and I almost missed the Impound McQueen. Should I leave it in the box?






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                  • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                    I've seen Impound McQueen 3 times already.

                    Anyhow, SeaWolf, it's totally up to you whether to open it up or not. Hey- here's an idea - stick it in a shadow box! lol!

                    As always, Coheteboy's photos of his recent hauls make me envious. Supposedly Walmart is the only place where the Lightning Storm, Mack, Marco, Barney are being found but none of my local WM's have had even a trace of them.

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                    • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                      Originally posted by brand42 View Post
                      I've seen Impound McQueen 3 times already.

                      Anyhow, SeaWolf, it's totally up to you whether to open it up or not. Hey- here's an idea - stick it in a shadow box! lol!

                      As always, Coheteboy's photos of his recent hauls make me envious. Supposedly Walmart is the only place where the Lightning Storm, Mack, Marco, Barney are being found but none of my local WM's have had even a trace of them.
                      Haha yea, a shadowbox! That would work! I'll probably open it, cuz my brother plays with the cars still and we have ALOT in a box that are already all opened.

                      And, just for the record, I haven't seen any of those at the Wal-Marts near me either... its sad. I really want all of them haha.






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                      • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                        Over the past 2 days, I've found Tank Coat pitty, Edwin Kranks on race-o-rama cardback and the RPM crew chief.

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                        • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                          I saw RPM crew chief too. Also Impound Boost.

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                          • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                            I got Impound Boost from Target this morning and then from Walmart, Barney Stomin', Al Oft and Lightning Storm

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                            • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                              A couple things I have been thinking about.

                              First the Sally with cone is from the scene when Lightning sees her pinstriping and she bumps into the traffic cones at her motel. One lands on her head.

                              The other thing is, has anyone else seen the Mater Tall Tales shorts yet? All i can say is that if they need new versions of Mater or Lightning, there are plenty there for toys. I liek the Daredevil ones myself.

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                              • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                                My local WalMart got a huge Cars endcap display. Nothing new for me, but if you are looking for Edwin Kranks, the pink Pitty, Chase Boost, Dale Earnhardt JR, or Chief RPM, you may want to check your local WalMart.

                                Also watch for Trunk Fresh Pitty. I found him at Fred Meyer the other day.

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                                  I got these over the weekend

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                                  • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                                    Dang, I need all those! I got Hank "Halloween" Murphy at Toys'r'us though!


                                    And is it me or does the back of the card suck major bollocks?? I hate it. I wish the "meet my friend" whatever was on the back of the actual car! It's great to have that little info about the one you have in your hands... not of some other car.


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                                    • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                                      Well I don't read the Cars cardbacks anyhow - it's not exactly like reading the Joe filecards so I don't mind all that much.

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                                      • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                                        Originally posted by brand42 View Post
                                        Well I don't read the Cars cardbacks anyhow - it's not exactly like reading the Joe filecards so I don't mind all that much.
                                        But if they made it like Joe filecards, you'd read them!


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                                        • Re: Mattel's Cars - discussion

                                          Here's my latest CARS acquisitions!

                                          Tumbleweed Lightning McQueen. I initially passed on this thinking I already had it. Turns out, I had 'cactus' lightning mcqueen. It's getting ridiculous ain't it?



                                          Trunk Fresh I got from the race launcher thing. Trunk Fresh Pitty is new.



                                          Chief RPM was finally released to go with the rest of them:



                                          Tank Coat Pitty is pretty lonely.



                                          Edwin Kranks and Hank "Halloween" Murphy are ready to cruise



                                          And the N20 Cola race car exclusive.


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