Cars Collector Event at Kmart 10/23
October 9, 2010

It’s that time of year again!  Mattel has announced the details of their 2010 K-Mart Cars Collector Event. 


Cars Fans,

Join Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the rest of the gang from Radiator Springs at the next Cars Collector Event happening Saturday, October 23rd at 11:00 AM at participating Kmart stores nationwide! Click here for the full list of locations.

Collector events at Kmart are always a blast — you’ll meet other collectors who share your obsession with Cars, plus get a chance to purchase previously-released vehicles decked out for the first time with synthetic rubber tires! There will be 24 total vehicles in every case. Here’s the complete list of vehicles and the number of them in each case:

  • Painted Masked Lightning McQueen (Chase) — 1 Limited quantities!
  • Race Tow Truck (Tow) — 1 First time with lenticular eyes!
  • #54 Faux Wheel Drive — 3 First time with synthetic rubber tires!
  • #74 Sidewall Shine — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!
  • #82 Shiny Wax — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!
  • #28 Nitroade — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!
  • #80 Gask-its — 3 First time with synthetic rubber tires!
  • #39 View Zeen — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!
  • #101 Tach-o-mint — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!
  • #36 Tank Coat — 2 First time with synthetic rubber tires!
  • Kathy Copter — 1
  • Pit Crew Sarge — 1
  • Radiator Springs Lightning McQueen (with Fin) — 1
  • Dash Boardman — 1

And here’s a sneak peek at 3 of them…

Faux Wheel Drive

So when Saturday, October 23rd rolls around, you’ll want to pause that tractor tipping, put the pedal to the metal and race into your favorite Kmart. Until then, ka-chow!


Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on,,, Boing-Boing,, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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