In one section of the trailer, they discuss a Blu-Ray only feature, click on a CAR during the movie and it jumps to a name and guide of the car … noting that there are 217 cars in CARS … and by slowing down and looking at the trailer, we can see names for characters we were just guessing at …
The Governernator? Really SVEN:
Or the Dinoco Helicopter which Mattel calls Dinoco Helicopter? He has a name … Rotor Turbosky:
Or RPM #64? RPM is just his sponsor – he is really Winford Bradford Rutherford … no, really …
The guy on the freeway with the mattress poorly tied to the top? Leroy Traffik …
Or the BIGGEST surprise of all? Apple car #84 is named … wait for it … Matthew Overtaker …
(He’s in the bottom row, cut off in the quick DVD preview edits).
And some of the pit crews … ‘Petrol’ Pulaski & Not Chuck …
Other Racers … Darren Leadfoot (#52), and a couple incomplete names: Ralph Carl …(#117), Sage Vander … (#30 or #80) (?), and Barney Stormin looks and sounds like a tuner race car – is that a spoiler we’re seeing? (UPDATE – turns out he’s the barnstormin’ biplane which makes sense AND he’s actually coming out as a diecast “car,” there was a placard showing he’s coming-soon at Comic Con – I forgot all about it.)
Lots of old timers get names placed with CARS … I’m going to presume the ones that are not puns of auto-related words are named after Pixar people? Derek ‘Decals’ Dobbs, Edwin Kranks, Milton Calypeer & Timothy ‘Timezone’ Truecoat.
And a couple trucks: Dustin Mellows & Miles ‘Meattruck’ Malone
Newer CARS include … a pair of Maseratis(?) – Antonio Veloce Eccellente & Costanzo Dell (incomplete last name) … and Dan Sclarkenberg & another of the RV named Syd Vanderkamper.
I think she was identified on screen in the movie as Chuki but it might’ve been in Japanese …
And yes, the blimp & the jet also have a box so presumably they have a name also … both were only partially visible on the DVD video preview edits so we’ll have to wait until November …
So, now, go and find their appearance in the movie – some are easy like SVEN & CHUKI but others, not so much … and Barney Stormin … let me know when you find him based on the meager clue.
Here is the link to one section of the trailer:
This is what the pages look like from the DVD:
DVD IS OUT!
Here’s what a typical page looks like – seems very cool … though oddly, some of the names have changed like the Apple car is not Matthew Overtaker anymore but his name seems to be Mac iCar
And of course, don’t forget to buy the Blu Ray DVD to get the “free” limited CAR (details below)
FULL SIZED versions of the screenshot can be viewed here at FLICKR.
OUR OTHER POSTS:
If you want a recap of the Mattel Pixar CARS line from the beginning.
Unlike other toys/hot items that stay hot for a few weeks or months – this Mattel Pixar CARS diecast line has pretty been SIZZLING for 16 months – not just rare but almost un-heard of.
Of course, we would love to tell you that if you show up here at 7:00 AM, you are assured of seeing it on the shelve un-touched … or course, that is not really possible with this line due to real demand and eBay “re-distribution” demand but we have tried to sum up why it’s seems impossible and some buying tips that while not foolproof, might make things slightly easier …
BUYING CASES & WHAT’S NEXT
First, one way to skip the driving around is to buy sealed cases, here is a brief rundown on what that is AND what are the CARS coming this holiday season (the last two months of 2007):
And what’s coming in 2008:
Or what the latest on the shelf cards & CARS look like?
HOW TO COLLECT
For those on the intermediate & advanced stages of this obsession (yes, I has the fever! I has the fever ) … you’ll want a “field guide” to spotting what’s what:
A Basic Checklist (in spreadsheet form)
The checklist offers a few versions on how you like your poison
Then of course, a more indepth guideline on how to collect them – just one of each? one of each available on a different card?
As you progress further, you might need or want a guide to understanding what do the three different designs on the front indicate and how complete of a collector you want to be:
Info on the Blu-Ray Dinoco “Blu” CAR
MORE INFORMATION THAN NORMAL
Of course, by now, you’ll want to know everything and plan your budget carefully … Mattel will definitely release 35/36 of the Piston Cup Racers in one massive collector’s set but will they release them in smaller sets? Our speculation on why rioting is probably not necessary:
Did you know the Blu-Ray DVD (for HDTV’s) will include a “name-spotter” feature that will let you see the names of 217 CARS within the movie?
And while we’re at it – pure speculation on our part as to what might be coming next?
MORE USEFUL INFORMATION
Details on the Mattel sponsorship & CARS charity auction for CAAF (Children Affected by AIDS Foundation):
While Frank the Combine on eBay seems enticing, you might want to know that he’s very small and all plastic but there are some other options …
Too much money in your bank account – starting collecting the other CARS line …
The Sarge Recall:
Nothing very insightful about what’s coming but still good to know that CARS is bringing in money and everything is looking smooth.
CARS 2, THE SEQUEL?
Yes, more speculation & answers on our part but the stars and other things seem to be syncing up for a 2011 sequel: