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Mattel Disney Pixar Cars: Cars Mini Adventures Ultimate Visual Checklist (Summer 2008 Update)

SUMMER 2008 UPDATE AT TAKEFIVEADAY.COM – just click the MINI ADVENTURES LOGO TO BE TAKEN DIRECTLY THERE. Thanks!

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Mattel Disney Pixar Cars: CARS at Target

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Was at Target. Surprised, they’re actually overstocked with Pit Crew Guido’s … and lots of Wingo’s … here’s a box I predict will not sell very well …

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As we suspected, Chick is all outer shell with not much inside 🙂

I did find these for Easter … perfect for one MINI CAR and a couple pieces of candy so no over sugar overload …

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Mattel Pixar Cars: NEW Mini Adventures Target Easter Eggs

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Looks like Target has a new exclusive for Easter and it’s ACTUALLY an exclusive! … Yes, no more crappy re-packagings and it’s even reasonably priced (last year’s mock ornament was almost 80% more than regular pricing for what? A 1-dimensional hanging cardboard circle they called an ornament? …)

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It’s three different MINI ADVENTURES Cars sets.

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(this looks like the ‘rainbow’ Mater shown at Comic Con last year … though it looks like they did not paint/add a design to the roof)

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Thanks to reader “Sarah”, she says the other two are:

Fillmore’s Festival; a red, white, & blue Sarge with Fillmore
A light blue Ramone with a purple & pink Flo.

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Completists might note, reader “Kdippong22” notes that the Ramone/Flo set & the LM/Mater set come with BLUE or GREEN eggs but that the Sarge set only appears with a RED egg but perhaps time will tell if you find the Sarge set in different colors eggs.

UPDATE: Now, we’re not so sure LM or Flo comes in BOTH colors. I have visited 4 Target’s and where they have them displayed, I have only see the three packages in the three eggs as show in the photo above … and I looked about 10 sets selling on eBay and they all match so we’re waiting on photographic proof so for the time being, don’t drive yourself crazy trying to find them – they might be a rare error set … and until we turn up a batch for them, it’s just an error – amusing and interesting but otherwise, not consider a color variant.

UPDATE #2: Well, they’re pretty real to reader, Kdippong22 who was kind enough to snap a few pics for us …

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He loaded the other pics online – links in the comments, thanks Kdippong22.

Here’s what the bin position looks like & the tag – some stores are still loading Easter stuff since technically it’s about a month away …

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Or you can pretend to be a spy and try and decipher my low res blurry photo … okay, here’s the number below and reader John recommends calling and having them set them aside for you. Here’s the Target store locator webpage.

Thanks to reader Susan, the Target code seems to be 087-07 1795.

Our original CARS Mini post & the follow-up.

And these don’t appear to be on the regular schedule of Mini’s coming out … so finally, an exclusive that’s really an exclusive … though, of course – not the 1:55 scale CARS.

And resistance is futile …

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Mattel Pixar Cars: NEW Mini Adventures CARS 2008

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UPDATED VISUAL CHECKLIST is HERE.

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I tried to resist but I broke down after 3 seconds after holding one of the CARS Mini Adventures 2-pack. I am way too easy.

So, if you decide against collecting these, my advice is do not look closely at them and do not pick them up … you will be a goner like me … they are just so gosh darn cute …

Each 2-pack has its own “theme.” Note, they are all plastic and not diecast and they might be a sqoosh on the small size for kids 3 and under so you will have to display and play with them until they turn 4 … or 34 before they can pry them from your hands 🙂

Keep in mind as this is a new series and unlike the 1:55 series history and fan base to now, we cannot be certain all of these listed below will be released or released as configured – it will all depends on how sales goes in the first 2-3 months – that will be the main determination if this line will feature all the CARS listed here and of course, if it continues. If sales are weak, we might only see the main characters repeated and not expand out into the expansion of characters in Box F (for example) or of course, if sales are as slow as the pullbacks, they might just be canceled outright after the first few boxes …

After the initial buzz, I have to say that if Mattel wants to continue with this line, they will need to start dropping the prices. I have been to several stores fully stocked with the playsets which are not selling at all – the MINI CARS themselves are selling okay but nowhere near the sell-thru rate of the 1:55 CARS. The main strike against this line is that it’s not canon to the movie and of less interest to a lot of people … it also doesn’t help that people realize 2008 is a year of over 100 1:55 CARS announced … and presumably even more coming out! So if Mattel wants this line to thrive, they are going to need to drop prices and skip the hokey playsets (the submarine playset?) (the King/McQueen launcher is okay) … they are probably going to need to make the 2-packs around $3.99 – I think at that price point, people might pick up some because they’re cute and if they can’t find the 1:55 CAR they want, they might feel the need to buy something …

But in any case, here are the SEALED BOX announced:

BOX A (in stores):

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And no surprise, Mattel is still packing ‘new’ cases with repeats:

BOX B (in stores):

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BOX BB (shipping – February):

1StopDiecast is reporting that Box C will go to WM so you might have to look for these at WM only:

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Plus – No Photos Available

Pit Crew Ramoe & Pit Crew Flo
Sheriff Sarge & Sheriff Crew Fillmore

BOX C (shipping – February):

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Red & Fire Chief Doc

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Plus – No Photos Available

Boot Camp Sally & Boot Camp Mater
Boot Camp Ramone & Boot Camp Flo

BOX D (shipping – TBD):

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sheriff.jpg & Deputy Mater

fire-mcq.jpg & Fire Chief Mater

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Plus – No Photos Available

Peace Corp Luigi & Peace Corp Guido
Sheriff Lizzie & Sheriff Red
Pit Crew Ramone & Pit Crew Flo
Pit Crew Mater & Pit Crew Sheriff

BOX E (shipping – TBD):

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Plus – No Photos Available

Boot Camp Sally & Boot Camp Mater
Pit Crew Luigi & Pit Crew Guido
Boost & TBA
Fire Flo & Fire Ramone
Police Luigi & Police Guido
Pit Crew Sally & Pit crew Lizzie

BOX F (shipping – TBD):

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Plus – No Photos Available

Peace Corp Luigi & Peace Corp Guido
Snot Rod & TBA
Peace Corp Sheriff & Peace Corp Doc
Sheriff Ramone & Sheriff Flo
Boot Camp Luigi & Boot Camp Red

BOX G (shipping – TBD):

No Photos Available
Peace Corp Luigi & Peace Corp Guido
Boost & TBA
Snot Rod & TBA
DJ & TBA
Fire Flo & Fire Ramone
Police Luigi & Police Guido
Pit Crew Sally & Pit Crew Lizzie
Boot Camp Sarge & Boot Camp Fillmore
Peace Corp Sheriff & Peace Corp Doc
Sheriff Ramone & Sheriff Flo

BOX H (shipping – TBD):

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fire-mcq.jpg & Fire Chief Mater

Plus – No Photos Available

Boot Camp Doc & Boot Camp Sheriff
Sheriff Lizzie & Sheriff Red
Pit Crew Ramone & Pit Crew Flow
Sheriff Sarge & Sheriff Pit Crew Fillmore
Pit Crew Luigi & Pit Crew Guido
DJ & TBA
Wingo & TBA
Boot Camp Luigi & Boot Camp Red

Our original CARS MINI ADVENTURES post plus a preview of the playsets.

ALL our CARS posts are here.

From Jon in the UK, here are some logo & design differences for the UK versions …

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