Toys ‘R’ Us Racer Offer: Buy Five Disney/Pixar CARS Character Toys, Get Sidewall Shine Vehicle!
August 19, 2008

This just in over at MattyCollector:

Attention CARS fans! We thought you might want to hear about a cool exclusive promotion brought to you by Mattel and Toys ‘R’ Us. Check it out:

Our annual fall Toys ‘R’ Us offer is such a no-brainer, even Mater from Disney/Pixar’s CARS could figure it out… all you have to do is buy five Disney/Pixar’s CARS character toys and we’ll send you a Sidewall Shine car! Sidewall Shine

Clad in yellow with the #74 emblazoned on the sides, our Sidewall Shine vehicle comes straight out of the Speedway of the South race from the CARS movie. But who is car number 74? Sponsored by Sidewall Shine, car number 74 is actually named Slider Petrolski. Slider is a Capitol Motors/Verve XT. Slider’s parents named him after his uncle, famed dirt track racer Slide Powers, who graced the gritty, makeshift tracks of the late forties. Aspiring to his namesake, Slider started racing at an early age. He challenged postal trucks, taxis, delivery vans, and all varieties of unsuspecting pedestrian motorists. He even raced a police car, but only once.

Want one? You can read all the details here!

 

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 www.ActionFigureInsider.com. 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 MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, 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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