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 McQueen (with fancy Piston Cup Hubcaps "Ker-CHOW!"), Tounge McQueen
Dinoco Chick Hicks, Tex Dinoco
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!
||Posted by Julius Marx