Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Little Bit of Europe in the US (But Not in a Good Way)


We know it’s tough to collect CARS outside the US – being that it’s not particularly easy to collect CARS while we’re here in the US … If Mattel can ignore us here, imagine the ignoring they do to everyone outside the US …

And of course, not only do international fans have to work hard to find CARS, they also pay a much higher price but finally, we have a little bit of Europe here in the U.S. but sadly not in a good way.

No, we don’t get diesel hot rods, no unpasteurized cheese or topless beaches … we get CARS at $6.49 – yep, more expensive than inside Disneyland … at RITE AID. America’s Crappiest Pharmacy™ … okay, I might be wrong about their official tagline but really, $6.49? I know we have runaway inflation this year but a price even eBay gougers might balk at? So, if you ever thought, man – I have it too easy buying CARS at $2.97 – all the CARS I want … I should shop like our European friends – only three on a peg at a huge markup.

So, anyone visiting the U.S. and miss European CARS pricing, step on into a RITE AID.

Of course, they are also selling … um, when did “YELLOW” become a food flavor and when did YELLOW become such an outstanding food flavor you want to use it as a selling point?

Or are they completely stumped as to why we would eat yellow corn flavored sugar puffs that they’re testing to see if even care anymore?

So next time you dig into a heaping bowl of yellow colored food, be sure and take a mouthful and say, “Man, that’s good yellow taste!” … of course, I also hope this is some DVD tie-in and not some movie tie-in, how long as this been on the shelf?


Filed under CARS, Disney Pixar, Film, Marketing, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Media, Retail, Toys, TV

7 responses to “Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: Little Bit of Europe in the US (But Not in a Good Way)

  1. Sarah

    I bet they don’t even have a decent selection either.

  2. Paulo Castanho

    And you are right Sarah. The normal price for a individual car is 5€ (euros) = 8 US Dollares

  3. Sylt

    It´s nearly cheap with 5 Euros.
    In Germany we have to pay between 6 – 7,50 Euros in the stores. Even toysrus wants 6,99,- ( 10,50 $ ) for a single Disney car.

  4. a

    in uk,its about $6 for a car,$12 for a movie moment and $8 for a mini 2pck($10 in disney!)

  5. a

    there are no pit guidos,charlie checkers or toms here.loads of the other 1/55 though 😦

  6. jackdaddy2008

    Yeah, basically employees at stores have worked out that Cars are valuable because the people that make them cant be bothered to release them properly, and keep them.

    I know this for a fact, it goes in Sainsburys and Toys r us for definite. The delivery guys literally open the cases in the delivery bays and earmark the cars they want.

    I watched a floor worker in a small private department store open 3 new cases and remove all the good ones (at the time it was Tex, Bob Cutlass, ferrari, dale, rpm etc) from one case, and put the rest on the shelves. Where did the other ones go? Through the back ofcourse where they probably all clubbed together, used their staff discount and bought them all for ebay!

    It seems stupid that they never stock the shelves properly, because there must be loads of ‘potential’ collectors who just give up due to never being able to find any. Most of us started collecting these around the Supercharge era (2 christmas ago) when they were pretty common, but something has been far wrong for a good year now, you simply struggle to buy them.

    Mattel must be losing money, collectors get angry, and ebayers get fat!

    Makes no sense at all.

  7. do all rites aids sell cars ?

    (MET: Rite Aid presumably has a third party stock their toy department (less paperwork, less overhead) though usually the retailer doesn’t mark up 100% from what they are charged – most other small places such as Walgreen’s charges about $4.50).

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