I get more people landing on Timothy’s Burden because of my mentions of the Disney/Pixar’s Cars die-cast line from Mattel than for any other single subject. Indeed, my post about the Cars checklist that I made is the second most popular page on this site, second only to the index page.
And judging by the back-and-forth history of the relevant Wikipedia article, there is a lot of interest in Wave 4 without much solid information available…
I’m not for sure how accurate the following information is going to be — indeed, I couldn’t verify it for the Wikipedia which is why I’m posting it here — but I noticed in our system at work there were several toys listed which had yet to show up at our store (and elsewhere, from what I’ve noticed). However, these items have a UPC — a real Mattel UPC (i.e., they begin with “27084”) — and so this list of “Wave 4” (or whatever) Cars toys is likely reliable. I have no idea what the expected release date will be, so don’t ask. Just tell your kids, get ’em all excited, and hope the toys show up before their respective birthdays.
Caveat: The names of these toys are reasonable extrapolations based upon the abbreviated titles used in the system at work. I’ll share the product code as well, just as something a bit more concrete to use in searching for these toys online.
- “No Fin McQueen” — 2708447647
- Michael Schumacher Ferrari — 2708447646
- Ramone (red) — 27084791428
- “Piston Cup” — 2708449406
- Bob Cutlass — 2708449407
- Darrell Cartrip — 2708449408
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. — 2708449410
- Tex — 2708449405
- Fred — 2708449409
- Mario Andretti — 2708449411
- Elvis RV Cab — 2708449413
- Oil Guzzler RV — 2708449414
- Bug-faced McQueen — 2708451753
- Bling-Bling McQueen — 2708451754
- Tongue McQueen — … (forgot to make note of this one)
The following are “Wave 4” (or whatever ;-) “Movie Moments” 2‑packs:
- Mr. & Mrs. The King — 2708449419
- Showgirls — 2708449422
The showgirls are most likely the Dinoco Girls. If you have the movie, watch out for models with the Dinoco team that are wearing blue feathers.
- Flea & Flick — 2708450204
- Rusty & Dusty — 2708449420
- Mia & Tia — 2708449421
I would love to make an updated version of the checklist with the above information, but I don’t know if it’d be worthwhile. Noticeably absent from the above are Dinoco Chick Hicks and the Yeti, which I included on the second checklist. I’ve seen a picture of the Yeti toy, so I don’t know if it is one our store won’t carry or if its release date is still a while away. Note that on the checklist, Bessie & Blue Bowlin’ Mater aren’t available individually, only with playsets. Mack & the Dinoco Helicopter are themselves playsets.
Anyway, I look forward to the above toys being released. I know several kids who would love to add such to their collections!