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Here is the final production release Lightning Storm McQueen – available at San Diego’s Comic Con exclusively.
Production will number 5,000 – $20 each at the show. Oops, still $15 – sorry for the brain glitch, was busy trying to backup the site and write a new post. So, still $15 – my error. Sorry.
It comes in the white box you see to the left and everything you see on the right.
The Blue Ransburg Lightning Storm McQueen, the clear stand, the black base with graphics and even the plexi cover – nice!
6 to a Master Case for those who plan on bulking up 🙂
And for those who want more exacting measurements – It’s 4 3/4″ x 5″ x 5 3/4 & the master carton is 9.5″ x 10″ x 12.”
Our original post was here.
If you were planning on going Saturday (or Wednesday night), SOLD OUT!
Tix still available Thursday, Friday & Sunday … though check the selling bar and get it before it strikes RED.
If you live in the San Diego area and are on a tighter budget, you can also consider volunteering three hours of your time and you get in that day for free.
There is only online registration so plan ahead if you think you might want to go … and now, of course, you have to decide on a specific day of days. Good luck! See ya there!
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Motor Speedway of the South? Bring $299, $500, $750, $850, $1,100, Yep, $1,350 USD. $1,100? That was so like yesterday … get with the times!
Man, I guess they were right about the dollar not being worth anything, why I remember when $1,100 would buy more than 36 CARS, a display case & a track … but hey, I guess I’m just a old geezer who think $1,100 is real money … I guess I’ll have to take another 3″ off my bed and sleep just a little lower to the ground … damn nasty 300%+ inflation … and man, it’s a short click from $500 to $1,100.
Or today where $1,350 is the new benchmark … that MOPPY guy was not to be denied going from $911 to $1,305 in a little over 6 hours … where $1,280 of your money is NO FREAKIN’ GOOD here … bring $1,350 (with shipping) or don’t come at all, DUDE!
Yesterdays’ bidding blow by blow …
There were actually THREE people willing to pay $1,000 – t***7 who thought his hidden max bid of $1k would surely carry the day, the e***e guy who jumped in thinking his $50 extra would buy him the set but nope, you needed another $26 USD + shipping …
Mama said Knock You Out.
What recession are people talking about again? It’s all great here at the Billionaire’s CARS Club … Well, I’m off to crush my Apple car and have an Crushed-Appletini – would you like yours stirred or shaken?
We now have at least 3 people who have bid $1k for this set and have nothing to show for it except carpal tunnel … and as “BMW” points out, another auction is at $1k so we’ll have a few more crying into their spilled caviar …
Now, maybe I’m not the right guy who should tell people how to spend $1k of their hard earned money (gold leaf chocolate is nice after my shift at The Dollar Tree).
But maybe this might be a more er, uplifting way to go … $30 buys you a meal for 70 kids or $100 for clean water for 40 people … Or buy an African family a starter farm & sustanance … (a cow, 2 goats, 5 chickens and a cockerel) for $50. Or 40 chickens for $60 …
Just remember, there’s no point to bidding $1,280 for 36-CARS if you lose! You must bid to win – come on, people, just type that 2 first and be done with it and hey, why not type the 3 first … how many people can say they own a $3,000 dollar set of CARS – not many – be the first! Be the first! Be the first! (just make sure you get the Apple CAR).
First, yes, the Screamin’ Banshee is considered a Mini Adventures vehicle …
If you look closely, Screamin’ Banshee’s front/mouth scoops up CARS (up to 5 at a time) and then expels them off to the side …
Here is a screenshot – as you can see, the Mini Adventures Screamin’ Banshee is so huge – he’s in scale to both Mini Mater & 1:55 Mater … just that you lose the “Mini CARS eating” feature …
There are also three new playsets coming for the Mini’s line – you’ve seen some photos at Toyfair – here are some shots without the distracting background.
And yes, Lizzie seems an odd choice to include with the Wheel Well Motel playset though somewhere the listings says Sally so the photo might be wrong.
In addition, there will be a box set of the Mini’s called “Crusin’ with Flo,” (Christmas time?):
“… contains 6 favorite Radiator Springs characters. Hang out with Mater, Lightning McQueen, Doc, Sally, Flo and Ramone all in their original decos as they get ready to roll onto more fun Mini Adventures™!”
Looks like Target will get another holiday Mini – though not as enticing as the Easter ones with the cool paint motifs …
Since none of the motif names sound Autumn or Halloween-ish, it might be safe to presume they will come with some pumpkin shaped holder instead of a paint scheme …
Not everything has an accompanying photo but the list is:
Tunerz McQueen & Tunerz Ramone (no photo)
Peace Corp Fillmore & Sarge
(this set re-released each with a mini ‘pumpkin’?)
Race Rod Mater & Race Rod Sarge
Here is Race Rod Mater – no Race Rod Sarge photo yet …
The main MINI’s visual checklist is here along with more text updates (no photos) of what’s coming next. Presumably at SD Comic Con, we’ll get more visual evidence.
So, while we got a mini breather in collecting CARS, the lull is over – we’re about ready to go all night long …
Repeating info – Case P – looks like the first time some new CARS will come THREE to a case – hopefully that will hold true for subsequent cases:
Bug Mouth McQueen
Fabulous Hudson Hornet
Kathy Copter (3)
Petrol Pulaski (RPM #64 Pitty) (3)
Race Official Tom
Radiator Springs McQueen
Tongue Lightning McQueen
Tar Lighting McQueen (3)
The rest are accurate as of now but could change – as you know, with Comic Con coming and the season of possible motif changes, these are just a rough guideline for now … also note, Jay Limo, Mini, Richard Kensington (SUV), Sarge & PCM Sarge are still missing … does that mean another Autumn WM Cube?
Leroy Traffik, Tires Lightning McQueen & Kori along with the usual suspects 🙂
Ron Hover, Edwin Kranks and CHASE “Stickers” Lightning McQueen.
Tank Coat Pitty, Nitroade Pitty, Axle Accelerator, (Re-scaled) Fred AND intermixed, CHASE Stickers (Re-scaled) Fred.
Dexter Hoover, “Cone” Sally & ?
Movie Moments info is HERE.
GIFT 3-Pack Info is HERE.
Piston Cup Racers coming this Fall are also here – other than the Gift 3-Pack ones, are the other three coming as Launchers? Maybe on the Autumn WM Cube or as a Box Set?
And quasi related – the giant Dinoco helicopter with plastic Mater will be a TRU exclusive from here on out (but also available at Disneyland/DisneyWorld) so in case you’ve been having trouble finding it – it should return soon to TRU.
This should take us through early September – hopefully things don’t change though with gas and other commodities going skyward in pricing, who knows? But on the other hand, going by the eBay prices of the Motor Speedway set & the Apple Car … apparently we’re all millionaires and billionaires collecting CARS so, whatev – we’ll just have our personal assistant pick it up for us …