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I’ll admit…. I’ve been resisting picking up the Mattel CARS line based on the Disney/Pixar film.  I love the movie.  I love the products Mattel is doing… I just don’t need another line to collect.

   I follow the threads about the line on the boards, I followed how difficult they have been to find all the way through Christmas… I’ve even picked some of them up in Toys R us and carried them around the store.   But I eventually talk myself out of them telling myself "I’m not a Hot Wheels/car guy" and put them back.   But I love Pixar… and I’m still a bit of a Disney nut from my years there… and my daughter really loves the movie and the Mattel designs are so spot on… and then it happened.  A friend bought me one the the 3-packs.  …



ggrrrrrrrraaaaarrrgh!!!!!….. OK!  I’m IN!!!!!!


Yes.  Now I have almost a complete set and my struggle is whether to keep them all carded, because the card design is SO nice, or to open them all up.   *sigh* 

 So for you folks as hooked as I am here is the latest batch released by Mattel: (Click on the thumbnails for larger versions)


Bling Bling McQueenTounge McQueen

Bling Bling McQueen (with fancy Piston Cup Hubcaps "Ker-CHOW!"), Tounge McQueen 

Dinoco Chick Hicks Tex Dinoco

Dinoco Chick Hicks, Tex Dinoco 

Ferrari F430 RPM #64

Ferrari F430, RPM #64 


 Cruisin’ Ramone and Bug Mouth McQueen


I still have not seen the Yeti anywhere yet.  If you come across it be sure to post on the Cars thread on the Mattel message board.

I have heard that there is a good chance we will see some more new Cars product revealed next month at Comic Con international!



The New Cardback 

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Today we take a look at the Toys R Us exclusive 12" Cyborg Superman. 

Mattel seems to release these figures in pairs, and this grouping of the new Batman sculpt and Cyborg Superman follow that pattern.  The Batman is in stores now, and the Cyborg Superman will be along shortly.  The interesting change from the first wave of Batman and Superman last year is that instead of billing these as just 12" figures they are touting them as "2-Ups" much like Mattel displays at conventions when they unveil figures.


The 12"/2-Up versions loose some articulation from their 6" counter parts.    The 12" version has a ball-jointed head, semi-ball jointed shoulders, elbows, waist, hip swivel and knee articulation. 



He comes with a "S-Shield" base 


Seen with the 6" DC Direct version and the 12" Harbro Marvel Legends Icons Dr. Doom 



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