Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist Buying Info & News : All Our Posts

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Thank you for following all our posts on the Mattel Pixar CARS line. We try to keep you updated as to what’s what and we updated EVERY post whenever we get reliable information – it’s not always easy and many thanks to the readers who’ve added helpful info & photos.

We just want to recap everything on one page for you so in case you’ve missed something and good for us to keep track of what posts needs to be updated:

OUR OTHER POSTS:

THE BASICS

If you want a recap of the Mattel Pixar CARS line from the beginning.

Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist: It’s What to Collect

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.

The post below outlines why the line is so difficult and some solutions. There is a list of the main retailers, some online options and for international customers,s ome options.

Mattel Pixar Cars: I Want to Buy But Where?

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 for 2008:

Our brand new post with JUST 2008 information on what’s in the cases – not just for the individual CARS but also the multi-packs.

Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist 2008: Cards, Sealed Boxes, 3-Packs & More

Though Mattel has made some MAJOR changes to the next 5 shipments – here’s our post on what the changes were and why we think there were changes …

Mattel 2008 CHANGES

Our first post on why you might want to buy by the sealed box.

Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist: New Sealed Boxes

The older post that covered the last part of 2007 & the intial info for 2008:

Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist: New Sealed Boxes Holiday 2007 & 2008

Some of the best places to buy factory sealed cases:

Why You Should Buy by the Case & Some Great Places Online

Or what’s the latest on the shelf cards & CARS look like?

Mattel Pixar: What’s in Stores Now

HOW TO COLLECT

If you just joined the craziness, here’s a starter’s guide:

Mattel Disney Pixar Cars Checklist: I Just Bought One, Now, What?

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 ;-)

Our new post on how to collect and what’s the current running count of being a completist … a complete completist or an ultra completist …

Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist: Collectors & Completist 2008

Our older post on collecting?

Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist: How to Collect

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:

Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist: Card Backs

Info on the Blu-Ray Dinoco “Blu” CAR

The LIMITED & EXCLUSIVE Disney Blu-Ray “Blu” Dinoco McQueen

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:

Mattel Pixar Cars: All the Piston Cup CARS-Speedway of the South Box Set

If you prefer to see some of the cardbacks in a larger file size or to view the two posters for a visual look at the CARS to collect, our FLICKER page is here.

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?

Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist: It’s What to Collect-Part II – 217 CARS?

And while we’re at it – pure speculation on our part as to what might be coming next – some have come true.

Mattel Pixar Cars: What’s Coming in 2008 or 2009

Mattel Pixar Cars: What’s Coming in 2008 or 2009? Part II

Mattel Pixar Cars: Mia & Tia – All the Possible Variants

Whether you want a nice display case or a plastic box to keep it night and sealed/unopened, here are some links that should point you in the right direction.

How to best display your CARS?

Here’s what my collection looks like so far … just on a bookcase now because I’m using the last “easy assembly” instruction sheet to wrap my RV :-) though that Ikea glass case looks like nice and at a great price …

Our Photo Blog

MORE USEFUL INFORMATION

Details on the Mattel sponsorship & CARS charity auction for CAAF (Children Affected by AIDS Foundation):

Mattel Pixar Cars & Children Affected by AIDS Charity Auction

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 …

Mattel Pixar CARS Movie: Frank the Combine – eBay Warning

The 2006 Mattel Factory Set …

The Scoop & Our opinion of it and thanks to Noel, some great unboxing photos

Too much money in your bank account – starting collecting the other CARS line …

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NEW Mini Adventures CARS & Playsets

The Sarge Recall:

Mattel Recalls Pixar CARS Sarge Diecast Metal Car

Nothing very insightful about what’s coming but still good to know that CARS is bringing in money and everything is looking smooth.

Mattel Pixar Cars: 3rd Quarter 2007 Earnings-Financial Numbers

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:

Pixar CARS 2 Sequel: Rumors, Rumors, Rumors

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14 responses to “Mattel Pixar Cars Checklist Buying Info & News : All Our Posts

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  3. kalvin1703

    I was looking on Ebay today and noticed that Movie Moments have “The World of Cars” Background now too! There’s also a new Movie Moments: “Luigi & Ferrari F430″

    (METROXING: Yes, the checklist is updated already and reflects that only MIA & TIA and THE KING & MRS THE KING made it out as Supercharged: Movie Moments. Though for completists – note – they will/are re-issued as World of CArs: Movie Moments).

  4. Kristen

    Ok… so I want that beautiful case up at the top of the page!!!!!

  5. frank

    Hi, here’S a back card of Movie moments that show new ones, (but old release mix):
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v123/cobrabubbles/cars.jpg

  6. kalvin1703

    Wow! Thanks for putting that pic in Frank! Luckily I’ve Not got Bob Cutlass or Darrel Cartrip so It would be a lot easier to get the Movie Moments version! 8)

  7. frank

    My pleasure! :)

  8. Bob

    Hi,
    Just wondering…Hot Wheels makes these very nice plastic protective cases that hold individual blister packs of Hot Wheels. They are great for keeping the card in top condition. Do any such protective cases exist for the Cars blister packs?

    (METROXING: If you check out our post on WHAT’S IN STORES NOW, you’ll see a link to the CARS Wheel launcher from Mattel but it only holds 16 CARS – I think they go by what a kid can carry … Mattel makes a suitcase like one for Hot Wheels that holds 100 CARS but I’m not positive a 1:55 CAR can go into it since it might just be built for 1:64 Hot Wheels … some people use the fishing/tackle boxes since it comes with moveable slots … also check our post on WHAT TO COLLECT for a roundup of cases for displaying CARS).

  9. Bob

    Hi,
    Sorry, maybe I wasn’t clear in my question. I am looking for something to protect the whole blister pack…card, bubble, and car still in it’s packaging…still unopened. I want to protect the entire piece, not just the car inside. Thanks.

    (METROXING: if you check the HOW TO COLLECT post, link above, at the end, there are some places that sell display cases and places that sell plastic collector cases … one of those solutions might be for you – good luck!)

  10. Phil

    Hi there
    hope someone can help
    you see I am collecting, started for my son after he saw the movie in the UK and just wondering if anyone can tell me is there a die-cast FRANK
    and a die-cast BESSIE
    as I would love to get hold of these
    please tell me That would Great
    Thank

    (METROXING: No official DIECAST/METAL Bessie or Frank. Both are available in plastic and neither are in scale – Bessie in the Mega Mack Town playset and Frank in the Tractor Tippin’ Game (see our post above for the link to FRANK ON EBAY). That is the Frank you generally see for sale on eBay – they don’t point out it’s all plastic, too small and they took it out of a $17.99 game and will try and sell you Frank alone for $25. However, there are customizers or if you’re brave enough to try it – the FRANK ON EBAY post has a link to a $13 red combine that is the basis of Frank and it is diecast! Good luck!).

  11. cory

    Hi,can someone tell me the differant versions in the sally car and in king from the disney movie.I can’t find a differance. Thanks

    (METROXING: It’s so slight, it’s hardly worth mentioning. The back quarter panel on King is wider and Saly’s Porsche Carrera and license plate are blurrier – not exactly much of a variant).

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