A Possible Wave 4 List for Disney/Pixar’s Cars Die-cast Toys?

All Cars Check­list dis­cus­sion & cur­rent infor­ma­tion is now being post­ed over at RickBeckman.org. Be sure to check it out for the lat­est information!

Update: There are now three ver­sions of the check­list avail­able; you can grab any of them — includ­ing the newest (3rd) one — on the extras page.

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… It appears the Wikipedia arti­cle was deleted/merged with anoth­er arti­cle and is no longer use­ful for our pur­pos­es in mak­ing a check­list. Oh well.

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!

91 thoughts on “A Possible Wave 4 List for Disney/Pixar’s Cars Die-cast Toys?”

  1. We can’t wait for these to be released. My son is almost 3 and LOVES them. My hus­band and I are now caught up in the search to find them all. We are only lack­ing Dirt Track McQueen and I am check­ing all of the local stores almost dai­ly to see if any new ones are out yet. Thanks for the great info.

  2. Hi,
    could you please help me out as I’m total­ly in love with these diecast cars and I’m hav­ing a lot of trou­ble locat­ing them in Can­ber­ra.. I am col­lect­ing the super­charged series for myself and the diecast series for my son so he can play with them… I have bought off ebay but would pre­fer not to as they are crap­py pack­ers most of the time. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    michelle

  3. Any of the above I would have no idea where to locate because, as not­ed, they may not actu­al­ly be released yet.

    How­ev­er, for waves 1–3 (releas­es pri­or to those in the list above), Wal-mart, Tar­get, K‑mart, and even Kroger’s car­ries them. Many online toy stores have them for sale as well.

    I’m not a col­lec­tor myself — I don’t even own a sin­gle one of them — and I cer­tain­ly don’t know any spe­cial way of get­ting a hold of any of these… Have you tried call­ing Mat­tel? They may sell them to you direct or at least be able to direct you to a near­by retailer.

  4. WOW! My kids have every last one of the avail­able cars except the yel­low Ramone. I think my hus­band is more obsessed with get­ting all of these than they are! They were jump­ing and scream­ing with joy when I read them this list : ) Thanks and we are look­ing for­ward to it!!!

  5. I am total­ly hooked on col­lect­ing these. I col­lect them for my kids, nephew and myself. I find most of them by going to Wal-Mart about 10:00pm when they are bring­ing stock out. If the cus­tomer ser­vice peo­ple are good they will open the cas­es for you and let you select what you want. Don’t be too pushy. They get har­rassed alot by peo­ple who just cut the cas­es open them­selves. This makes it tough for the rest of us collectors.

    Going to Tar­get or Toys R Us when they first open also works good. I can­not wait for the 4th release. I see pre­sales on EBAY for them now so I know it will not be long.

    Good luck to all and hap­py collecting!!!

  6. hey my lit­tle broth­er Luke is absolute­ly in love with these dis­ney diecast cars. He has all of them but a cou­ple. Well the ones that are out a least. Thats his biggest thing right now is col­lect­ing them. For some rea­son every time his mom bring home a new diecast car, it brings a smile to his face and he is so excited.Him and his broth­er will play with them for hours. Their real­ly hard to get the ones you need but I guess thats why their so special.

    So good luck to all
    love BIG SIS
    I LOVE U LUKIE DUKE

  7. melissa springmann

    Is there a way I can sign up for a newslet­ter that informs us of when the new cars are released? We have all of wave 1 2 & 3 so we are look­ing for­ward to wave 4.….Especially my 2 year old son.

    Please let me know. Thank you!

  8. melissa springmann

    Andy, those images of evil mcqueen, knightrid­er mcqueen & mys­tery machine mater, where did you find those? I know they haven’t been made.….but just won­der­ing where you found those images…they’re awesome.…not real­ly dig­gin the 666 on the side.…but still awe­some none the less.

  9. Melis­sa: A newslet­ter? Not that I know of. I’ll cer­tain­ly post any­thing I know here as they arrive at my store. So the best way would prob­a­bly be to keep an eye on my RSS feed.

    Also, the “Hal­loween” Cars are not real. One was Pho­to­Chopped togeth­er for Worth1000. I’m will­ing to bet the Lightning/Mater com­bo pic was done the same way as well.

    That any­one would sug­gest that a toy be made out of fan-made cre­ations would be about as ridicu­lous as me draw­ing Bat­man wear­ing Super­man’s out­fit and request­ing a toy be made. :P

  10. There’s no men­tion of RPM #64 any­where but it’s avail­able on eBay — what’s the sto­ry there!?

  11. You’ll have to ask Mat­tel. At my Wal-mart in my dept., we’ve had at least five of them already. The oth­ers I have phys­i­cal­ly seen (or noticed on the back of anoth­er’s card, which is just as good):

    Tongue McQueen, Dinoco Chick Hicks, Hydraulic Ramone (red Ramone, in the above list), Tex Dinoco, Yeti, Bling Bling McQueen, Fer­rari F430 (Michael Schu­mach­er Fer­rari, in the above list), and RPM #64 (which may be the “Pis­ton Cup” car, in the above list).

    If you can’t find them local­ly, it’s because your retail­ers’ ware­hous­es are either still allo­cat­ing old mer­chan­dise or they’ve not yet received the new to send out… Or it’s being sold before you get there.

  12. I pur­chase cars for my two grand­sons and give them to the boys when they are togeth­er at my house. This morn­ing I gave them both yel­low ramone and the two year old said ‘mine does­n’t have any eyes’; sure enough one of the ramones is miss­ing his eyes. Have you ever seen this?

  13. Just found a red Ramone at Tar­get. This is the only one of the new wave 4 cars that I have seen. Still have had the best luck at Wal­mart for new releas­es. We always buy one for our son to play with and one to save for him when he gets older.

  14. Just picked up the Red Ramone, Dini­co Tex, RPM 64 and Fer­rari F430 at Wal Mart. Just got lucky they were all in. My boys love them.

  15. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SARGE, FILLMORE, RED RAMONE, FERRARI,FRED AND TONGUE McQUEEN. MY 2 YEAR OLD GRANDSON NEVER PUTS THESE CARS DOWN. I ALSO SAW ON TIM’S LIST ALOT OF CARS I NEVER HEARD OF.PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU KNOW WHERE I CAN GET ANY OF THEM. THANKS FOR SUCH AN INFORMATIVE SIGHT!

  16. Don­na, you may want to check ebay for same of the cars i picked some up there. just watch the cost some peo­ple what a lot for ship­ping and han­dle­ing. you can also go to http://www.rpmdiecast.com they have a lot of new cars there.

  17. We just found Bling Bling McQueen, Red Ramone, RPM 64, & Fer­rari at our local Wal Mart!!

  18. So far we have purchased:

    Bling Bling McQueen
    Fer­rari F430
    Cruisin’ McQueen
    RPM #64
    Dinoco Chick Hicks
    Tex Dinoco
    Hydraulic (Red) Ramone
    Snot Rod

    The local Wal­mart we went to this morn­ing did let me go through one case but the guy said that it was only because I had a kid with me that he was allow­ing me to do it. He said too many peo­ple are com­ing in buy­ing them up then sell­ing them on Ebay. He was not putting the new ones out until the last wave was gone.

  19. I’m sur­prised to hear that. It isn’t any of busi­ness of the Wal-mart asso­ciates to know what cus­tomers do with what they buy. :

  20. I want to thank you for the list because I am help­ing my sis­ter-in-law get­ting the col­lec­tion for my nephew. I did not know that there were waves. I am sur­prised. I know under­stand why can not find some of the cars.

    Thanks again.

    Julie

  21. What is the Show­girls Movie Moments? I looked at your check­list from your oth­er post and though you have Wave 4 prod­ucts on it, I did­n’t see the Show­girls list­ed. You have Mia and Tia list­ed sep­a­rate­ly, so I don’t know what else it could be.
    Thanks for all the great infor­ma­tion, and by the way, do most or all Wal-Marts put stock out at 10pm?
    Also, a Tar­get employ­ee told me they would­n’t check in the back if you are a col­lec­tor. Since I had my son with me she checked in back and found Fill­more, Fer­rari and Dinoco Chick Hicks. Of course, there are still so many left to find!

  22. My col­lec­tion for my 3 young boys is cur­rent­ly up to date with the newest releases(RPM #64, Red Ramone, Tex, Bling Bling, Snot Rod sin­gle, Tounge Mcqueen plus the oth­er waves). I have had real­ly good luck going to Wal­mart ear­ly in the morn­ing. We nev­er real­ly had any cars until Wal­mart came out with those sur­veys on the receipts where you go online and take their sur­vey with a pass­word from the receipt. EVERY time I had one I would put under oth­er rea­son for shop­ping that I was look­ing for these cars and that they were out of stock. I gave their toy depart­ment a bad rat­ing too and soon after I start­ed see­ing more and more new cars… Since indi­vid­ual Wal­marts do not do their own ordering(they just get sent stuff HQ thinks will sell, for exam­ple we live near a coast my local store got sent mil­lions of flip flops, unfor­tu­natley they are EXTREMLY rocky beach­es so flip flops don’t sell. HQ real­ly does not know and should end this practice)I think tak­ing these sur­veys and telling them what we want real­ly helped!! If you are look­ing and have those sur­veys take the time to do them and maybe you will get more in stock sooner.

  23. Just got back from a trip to Wal-Mart. My mom’s good sewing scis­sors broke, so I thought, I’ll just go now, it’s prob­a­bly the only chance I’ll have a good excuse to go to Wal-Mart at 10pm. Any­way, they were nice enough to check in back and brought out 4 box­es of sin­gle cars and two box­es of Movie Moments. None were the newest Wave. The employ­ee says they haven’t got­ten any of the news ones in yet, which is odd because our local Tar­get has been get­ting them for awhile, since I got the Fer­rari and Dinoco Chick a cou­ple of weeks ago. Does any­one know what’s going on? I guess it’s no good to check Wal-Mart here for a while, I’ll keep check­ing Tar­get. Does any­one know the best time to check Tar­get? Ear­ly morn­ing? Is K‑Mart a good place to try? We are in a small city so there aren’t a lot of options or mul­ti­ple stores of the big chains.

  24. Hey there guys

    I am in good ol South­ern Cal­i­for­nia which does­nt get the new waves til lat­er on but has any­one noticed that both maters the mir­rors fall off, the cruisin mcqueen chips and so does fer­rari f430. I have called mat­tel and they sent me two vouch­ers for the price of two that were in sets. the oth­ers they want me to mail back. I was like are you mail­ing me the one i send in back and they said no. any­way just want­ed to let ya all know about that. they also need the num­bers off the box to refer to so write the upc down. I know why most places dont have the sets. At all the tar­gets and toys r us stores i call, they say that the rip offs on ebay go into the store and buy the cas­es of the cars all at once. I think its not right but what­ev­er. I do find those col­lec­tors at the swap meets and they make me deals know­ing that i open the box up right away for my son to play with them. i also ask to buy the loose ones instead. i am find­ing i dont have like 30 cars on the list and i thought i was so cool hav­ing what i thought was already released. thanks for the check­list that is so much bet­ter than me writ­ing them down and call­ing mat­tel. I did find a sight that is sell­ing the yeti but mat­tel told me they were not releas­ing the yeti til xmas time? so i dont know how they can sell some­thing that is not out and it was on sale for 15 bucks!!!!! any­way just thought i would chime in here

    thanks

    kate

  25. Steve AKA: Poppa

    The check­lists do not list the Fab­u­lous Doc Hud­son with red rim wheels. While I was look­ing for some­thing oth­er than toys, I found one at a local Wal­green’s drug store. I thought they only exist­ed on eBay. Around here (Taco­ma, WA), the local nation­al chain stores, i.e., Wal­mart and Tar­get, are the worst places for new toys.

  26. Does the red-rimmed Hud­son Hor­net have a dif­fer­ent name? I’ve nev­er seen it men­tioned at CarsTheToys.com or anything.

    Also, I can’t speak for every Wal-mart, but we’ve been get­tin’ the toys at my Wal-mart pret­ty much as soon as they come out. We still have plen­ty of the first half of Wave 4 (those which are on the back of the Dinoco Chick card), except for the Yeti. I’m not sure why that one is list­ed on the card but seem­ing­ly isn’t out yet.

  27. Are there new Movie Moments avail­able now that peo­ple are actu­al­ly hav­ing luck find­ing in stores? OR are they future releas­es? Also, are the new cas­es for the sin­gle cars the “M” cas­es? What will the new movie moments car­tons be marked? Will they be “N” cas­es? Any word on when the Yeti will be released? Any oth­er places in West­ern WA a lady can try to find some new cars for her boys? Steve men­tioned Wal­greens- thanks!

  28. The only reli­able way to know release dates is to call Mat­tel. I high­ly doubt any­one out­side of Mat­tel will know reli­ably, so there’s no both­er even spec­u­lat­ing. Cer­tain­ly, retail­ers don’t know.

    Yeti will def­i­nite­ly be released (it’s on the back of the more recent toys’ cards), but until I see it at my store, I’m not believ­ing any­one if they say they’ve seen it or are sell­ing it online.

    -=-=-=-=-

    Now if only par­ents would get as zeal­ous about teach­ing their chil­dren the ways of the Lord as they do in find­ing a com­plete col­lec­tion of toys that in five years (if not much less) won’t be played with any­more… (Oh the irony of the web’s first reli­able check­list — that I’m aware of — for such toys appear­ing on a the­ol­o­gy blog. :-)

  29. that is exact­ly what i was think­ing because i asked when i was call­ing to report the chip­ping of my radi­a­tor springs mcqueen adn i was told yeti is the last to release around xmas time accord­ing to mat­tel so we shall see because she said they can change it lat­er on

  30. Per­son­al­ly, I’ll be sur­prised if they wait that long for it, con­sid­er­ing it already appears on the backs of the cards of numer­ous char­ac­ter cars which are already released. It would be very odd to hold off so long on that one model.

  31. yea that is what i was say­ing to her too. any­who that was like 8 weeks ago when i talked to them at mat­tel. she was telling me the sets and cas­es and oth­er crap they are com­ing out with too. i wish they would have a case that is large enough for the whole set. i am not buy­ing them in hopes they will be worth some­thing some­day. I am buy­ing them for my son so a case would be so awe­some that holds all the cars that they will release. I dont think they will do it though. has any­one noticed that f430 chips easy too? grrrrrrrrrrrrr i get mad about f430 because hes hard to find. its fun­ny because my dh wants fer­rari fans and f430 to keep on his tool box at work as hes a fer­rari mechan­ic :). it sounds more glam­ourous than it is i promise you that. i am suprised that the deal­er does­nt car­ry the fer­rari stuff. dh said dis­ney had to do some­thing extra­or­di­nary to get fer­rari to allow use of their logos and licens­ing because they are very picky in that aspect. also for the quat­tro­portes. are they mak­ing the quat­tro­porte escorts in the cars series? they are always with f430 when hes shown in the movie so i was just curi­ous. any thoughts?

  32. Rick, There is a red-rimmed wheel Hud­son, but if I remem­ber cor­rect­ly, it does­n’t have a dif­fer­ent name. I saw it along with the oth­er new ones at a toy show.

  33. Steve AKA: Poppa

    As to the red rim wheels Doc Hud­son, I checked both cars cards and found no dif­fer­ence in either the front or back of the card stock. There is no dif­fer­ence to the car oth­er than the red rims. Good hunting!

  34. the best time to find the new cars at wal­mart is at mid­night when they stock the shelves, that is how we have got­ten all of ours. if you wait till the morn­ing they will already be gone from scalpers! good luck. also talk to the per­son who is in charge of toys at your wal­mart, they will tell you usu­al­ly when they are going to be stocked and when they have new ones!

  35. I want­ed to start col­lect­ing and want to know if there is a scale dif­fer­ence to any of the dis­ney pixar cars series? I thought they were all on a 1:55 scale, but also under­stand there are some on a 1:64 scale. I would pre­fer the 1:64 scale since they would match my sons hot­wheel col­lec­tion. Thanks fo any help.

  36. I have Pur­ple Ramone and the back said Bost Boost­er, is all Pur­ple Ramone come with this error?

  37. I’m in the UK and our local Dis­ney store holds back the new and rare vehi­cles to par­ents who ask specif­i­cal­ly because some peo­ple were going in and buy­ing up the lot just to stick on eBay.

  38. I wish any store here would be will­ing to hold them like that! My 3 lit­tle boys get so dis­ap­point­ed every time we go to the store and they have been cleaned out. 3 times by 3 dif­fer­ent peo­ple I have been told that they would call me when they got a new stock in so I could come and get them first. No one has EVER called me about them. I go down and it is obvi­ous that new stock had been there but no calls to me. They put out new stock some­time dur­ing the day rather than at night so going ear­ly in the morn­ing isn’t work­ing any more. I was there at 9 am one day and noth­ing was there. Then I had to make an emer­gency trip at 3 that after­noon and there had been a HUGE new ship­ment and there was only old ones left. I real­ize that they can­not lim­it peo­ple from buy­ing them but if you say you are going to call WHY NOT CALL!!! AHHHHH!

  39. yea i know the feel­ing. but the toy­s­tore at dis­ney­land told me that there is only one of each car in the box­es. that sucks! Any­way this kid got in trou­ble at tar­get for keep­ing the new ones in the back for par­ents. it was so bad that he want­ed to quit because he said it isnt fair that these peo­ple buy all the new ones and not one or two but the entire hang­ing shelf thingie. i got in good with toys r us kids though. i just picked up ramones house of body art and lui­gi casa de la tires. yay! even though hes 2 i know he will play with them when he gets old­er and it will be hard to find. i just keep call­ing places and bug­ging them :). then i tell them if they hold them for me i will write a great com­ment card for them :)

  40. oh yea i called mat­tell about my chip­ping cars again stu­pid f430! any­way they told me they could­nt tell me any release dates because they can decide not to release them. i asked about the yeti and he said they can decide not to release him. how lame is that? any­way he also said this will prob be the last year of cars since the rat movie is out and they like to be up to date with the new movies :( i thought they would keep going with the cars one more year at least to get more $$$$$$$$. oh is frank the trac­tor farmer out? or is that pho­ny on ebay? i am just curious

  41. The frank is a cus­tom made one. It is real­ly good but going for around $50!!! There are A LOT of CUSTOM made cars going around on ebay. They even have REAL LOOKING CARDS!!! Make sure you read your auc­tions if you are buy­ing on ebay!!!

  42. I want­ed to start col­lect­ing and want to know if there is a scale dif­fer­ence to any of the dis­ney pixar cars series? I thought they were all on a 1:55 scale, but also under­stand there are some on a 1:64 scale. I would pre­fer the 1:64 scale since they would match my sons hot­wheel col­lec­tion. Thanks fo any help.

  43. I want­ed to know if there is a scale dif­fer­ence to any of the dis­ney pixar cars series? I thought they were all on a 1:55 scale, but also under­stand there are some on a 1:64 scale. I would pre­fer the 1:64 scale since they would match my sons hot­wheel col­lec­tion. Thanks fo any help.

  44. With regard to the Frank being sold on ebay, in addi­tion to the cus­tom Franks, peo­ple are sell­ing a game piece out of the first ver­sion of the Mat­tel “Trac­tor Tip­pin” board game that also has game pieces for Light­ning McQueen, Mater, Sal­ly, Doc and sev­er­al (I think 16?) trac­tors. These game pieces are all very small and made of mold­ed plas­tic. I am cer­tain that many peo­ple are dis­ap­point­ed when they get their Frank because it is small and not diecast but the sell­ers aren’t always hon­est about that.

    I knew that was what I was get­ting when I bought the game off Ama­zon around Christ­mas­time. I only want­ed it for the game pieces because my son was so into Frank and it was the only place to get one and also because when he got his trac­tor, he seemed bummed that there was only one. There is a new­er ver­sion of the Trac­tor Tip­pin Game and I don’t know what the Frank in that game looks like.

    My son still loves to play with his Frank even if it isn’t to scale.

  45. Dave: No need to post mul­ti­ple times. ;) I’ve been on vaca­tion or would have answered you ear­li­er. To my knowl­edge, there are no 1/66th scale Cars toys. How­ev­er, even in the 1/55th scale line­up, there does appear to be some dif­fer­ences in scale between indi­vid­ual cars (though I may be imag­in­ing it). Red the firetruck does­n’t seem to be large enough com­pared to, say, Light­ning McQueen, in my opinion.

  46. “Now if only par­ents would get as zeal­ous about teach­ing their chil­dren the ways of the Lord as they do in find­ing a com­plete col­lec­tion of toys that in five years (if not much less) won’t be played with anymore…”

    I am oblig­ed to tell my son the truth about life, there­fore I can­not teach him the ways of the Lord because He does­n’t exist. I will edu­cate him about all reli­gions and let him make his own mind up when he’s old­er. Until then, don’t start a blog/thread about some toy cars and then cast asper­sions on the read­ers of it! He’s 2. Cars are impor­tant to him, the Lord isn’t!

  47. the yeti is out! i went to the swap meet yes­ter­day and i got rpm, bling bling, and red wheel HH. Got the dinoco heli­copter too. i got the con­tacts from the ones who had the yeti and i am going to call them fri­day. :) i am excit­ed! they said the next case released in the next month or so should have the dale, dar­rel, etc in them but they arent 100% sure on that. i will let ya all know if i find any­thing brand spank­ing new :).

    and FYI my son who is two knows about the lord and he gets sto­ries from the bible read to him and attends sun­day school except when hes very con­ta­gious­ly sick. we have a bal­ance in our home and the lord is very impor­tant to us in this house. i just dont go around post­ing about the lord to peo­ple i dont know :)

  48. oh i for­got to say i got tex too :) and the gal at the swap meet had 10 of them on her display

  49. i did­nt know this was a the­ol­o­gy site until i had the time to start search­ing the site. its a great lit­tle site you have here rick. Very inter­est­ing. i just googled dis­ney cars list and your site popped up on top :) in case any­one likes to read oth­er church sites here is mine, we have a new pas­tor so i am sad but hap­py to see our pas­tor go http://www.villagechurchirvine.com/

  50. cruisin ramone was out at the swap meet too hes red and white i just got there too late :(

  51. just a note in regards to the check­list; as was men­tioned here, there is a Red Rimmed Fab­u­lous Hud­son Hor­net, Cruisin Ramone (Red & White), & Bessie.

  52. With­out see­ing real pho­tographs of them (i.e., at a rep­utable retail­er, not eBay) or see­ing them in per­son, I’m not adding any­thing to the check­list. There are far too many rumors going around where peo­ple say they have seen char­ac­ters that real­ly aren’t toys yet — or even peo­ple mak­ing their own toys and pass­ing them off on eBay as real Mat­tel products.

  53. ohh well i got the red rimmed hh its a vari­a­tion. i can snap a pic of the pack­age as i took the car out if any­one wants me to. but i do know that the yeti is out i just missed him, the gal had bessie that day too in a set like on the list, red and white ramone is called cruisin ramone she had that too but i missed it. i got the dinoco heli­copter with mater in it. its so rad

  54. We final­ly got “Bug Mouth McQueen” in at my Wal-mart. What a pathet­ic excuse of a vari­a­tion. A kid who’s chipped the white paint on a reg­u­lar McQueen could prob­a­bly make it look just as bug­gy as Bug Mouth McQueen.

    Need­less to say, I’m disappointed.

  55. Hey every­one. It’s nice to see that I am not the only par­ent going all over cre­ation to finds these cars. As far as I know, we have all the cars that are out, except Yeti. Does any­one have con­fir­ma­tion that Yeti is in fact out? And I would sec­ond the com­ment regard­ing Big Mouth! I am very dis­ap­point­ed! It looks like all they did was white out the mouth of a reg­u­lar McQueen and place a few bug stick­ers on it. I will how­ev­er say that Tongue McQueen looks super!!

  56. The Yeti is out but was not in great sup­ply. Case T comes out soon ( less than 30 days) and it will also have the Yeti as well as many oth­er new ones. Hope­ful­ly it will be eas­i­er to get then. I still need it too.

  57. SORRY.… DO U HAVE A SERIES 1 CHECKLIST IM GOING TO BID ALL OF SERIES 1 ON EBAY I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE I DONT MISS ANY

  58. Cruisin’ Ramone (how many more Ramone’s!?) is out and about, and the red rimmed HH is now avail­able in UK Dis­ney Stores so no more eBay required for that one! Picked up two on Tuesday.

  59. I just start­ed col­lect­ing these a month or two ago and have just about every car that I’m aware is avail­able. Final­ly had to give up on my local stores and go to ebay for a few of them (Red Rimmed HH, Bug Mouth McQueen, Cruisin’ Ramone and Yeti… I haven’t received Yeti in the mail yet… expect it today.) I have noticed a new big Mack play­set for sale online that includes a diecast Bessie… seems to be the only way to get one of those. I’m wait­ing to see if it shows up in stores. I’ve heard about some Blue Blowin’ Mater… what is that? What does it look like? Is it part of a play set?

  60. There is a Blue Bowl­in’ Mater, though it was only avail­able in a play­set. It’s rem­i­nis­cent of Brand New Mater, though slight­ly different.

  61. yea bessie is with a mack set. i went to dis­ney­land to get the cars and they had the toungue and the yeti in ear­li­er that day. grrrrrr i missed it

  62. Steve… where did you get the pic­ture of those Cars that aren’t out yet? Pret­ty sweet! Also.… maybe we should all net­work and try to find new cars for each oth­er with­out charg­ing the ridicu­lous bid prices… any­one into that? After wait­ing to receive Yeti from an ebay pur­chase, it NEVER came and I got a refund. Any­body have one for sale?

  63. you know guys i have an annu­al pass for dis­ney­land. the cars are 6 bucks a pop there too. i know aug 11 the swap meet will be back to the fair­grounds since the fair will be over and the peo­ple i get the cars from are rea­son­able. if i see some of the new ones i can pick one up but i want some­one to pay­pal me $$ when i find them and i can send them out. i know the swap meet peo­ple will have a lot since they are not sell­ing right now.

  64. well part of the prob­lem is mat­tel is slow at send­ing them out
    i buy direct from mat­tel and the last few batch­es where still older
    cars.
    the rea­son you see tar­get and wal­mart with new­er ones is they
    buy the whole con­tain­er from mat­tel that ships straight from china.

  65. I have been vis­it­ing this won­der­ful site for a week or so now. I am so glad that I am not the only one obsessed with get­ting (all) of these cars for my son. Thanks for the check­list!!! any info any­one can pass on would be great, I live in the mid­west and stores in my area have not had a new ship­ment in WEEKS!!

  66. the ones tar­get and dis­ney­land get all have one of each CAR in them and that new ones are only one in each case mixed with old cars

  67. if you have a Kbtoys they are get­ting new­er cars
    and they get ship­ments once per week some stores have
    a list you can get on.

  68. LOL not here in cal­i­for­nia steve. the kb toys here still gets the old ones. but they tell me to keep call­ing. kind of sucks but i have my hookups at the swap meet. i call them or they hold them for me as they know i will be there to get them :). love love the pics of the new cars you took BTW. did they have the show­girls ones? I cant wait to get dale jr and dar­ril car­trip! dh wants andret­ti. its fun­ny because i was going nuts look­ing for f430 and i asked dh if the deal­er he works at has the fer­rari ones since they are a fer­rari deal­er and he said no but then after i find the stuff i need­ed they had them. so for any­one who has a fer­rari deal­er and does­nt have lui­gi and gui­do or the f430, call the fer­rari deal­er since mat­tel does the fer­rari stuff they would car­ry only the fer­rari relat­ed cars.

    I hope they come out with the quat­tro­porte ladies that accom­pa­nied schu­mach­er every­where he went in the movie. that would be so cool.

  69. FYI, I have found the large Dinoco heli and the Mega Mack Play­town at Toys R Us. I final­ly found Tex there, too. When I went to pay the cashier told me she put Tex back after grab­bing a bunch of the news ones for her dad, but he did­n’t need Tex. I guess that is a perk of work­ing in the retail­er. You get to buy all the new releas­es for your dad who col­lects them. That is one rea­son why they aren’t avail­able for chil­dren. Ulit­mate­ly I blame Mat­tel for their low pro­duc­tion and for mix­ing in new cars with the old assort­ment so that there are only a few new cars in each case. If they would increase sup­ply then demand would drop down.

  70. I too found the Dinoco Heli and Mega Mack Play­town (includes Bessie) at Toys R Us. Yeti is hard enough for me to locate, so know­ing the sales clerks have first dibs isn’t very reas­sur­ing! I called Mat­tel and the CSR real­ly could­n’t tell me much oth­er than they are bring­ing only one or two new cars out each month. The sup­ply is def­i­nite­ly not meet­ing demand.

  71. Steve — you link to http://www.zelor.com. Is any­body actu­al­ly pay­ing those abnor­mal­ly high prices for Cars toys. If that is your site you should be ashamed.
    Any­way just picked up the Fer­rari, Red Rimmed Doc and Cruisin’ (Red and White) Ramone at Toys R’ Us.
    Found Bug Faced McQueen (what a joke) and Tex Dinoco at Kohl’s.
    I am going to start branch­ing out as Tar­get and Wal­mart have been dis­ap­point­ing lately.

  72. yes thats my web site some of the cars are mine it also has oth­er sellers..

    you will see high prices on the trac­tor set most cars
    are under 10 bucks and a few even below cost.

    also ama­zon takes near­ly 18% of every sale

  73. oh steve the clos­est kb to my house is san­ta ana and its a kb toy­works since i am in orange coun­ty. i called lagu­na hills and they have old ones and act like they dont know what i am talk­ing about with the new­er ones. i know after the mar­ket place comes back aug 11, i will find some of the things i have been lack­ing if not dis­ney­land since i have a pass though. i just want to get flos café, and lizzys curio for my son and the new mack set.

  74. Kate, I found Mega Mack for $44.99 at Toys R Us. They also have Flos Café, I think. Usu­al­ly you can call a store and have them do a charge send. They will charge you ship­ping, but it is usu­al­ly rea­son­able, and at least you will be pay­ing retail price and not bid­ding on it. I think it was $19.99 but I can’t be sure. It is the Toys R Us in Taco­ma, WA. You can enter zip code 98407 if you need to in order to find the store info. through the store loca­tor on their website.
    Some­one please tell me though, are the play­sets like Hot Wheels plas­tic sets that snap togeth­er and fall apart the minute a lit­tle boy real­ly plays with it? The way the pack­ag­ing is I could­n’t see the actu­al item and I got the impres­sion it just was­n’t going to be stur­dy enough for my boys. If you want to con­tin­ue this thread pri­vate­ly, email me at [email protected]

  75. If any­one is inter­est­ed in the blue Mater exclu­sive to the “Mater’s Rollin’ Bowl­in’ Game,” it is list­ed on the KB Toy.com web­site on sale for $14.99. I picked one up last year and the car is reg­u­lar size die cast and not some small­er plas­tic toy.

  76. Giv­en the out­stand­ing suc­cess of past check­list efforts, I’ve put togeth­er what I hope is some­thing even bet­ter — or at least what is the begin­nings of some­thing even bet­ter — and I’m invit­ing any­one who’s been mak­ing use of my check­lists to come and check it out.

    Actu­al­ly, I’m pret­ty much forc­ing you too, if you want to keep the dis­cus­sions going. :D I real­ly do appre­ci­ate the traf­fic this all brings in here, but I’d like to get it all cen­tral­ized. Right now, there’s 3 posts + the extras page here. So I’m hop­ing to get every­one on the same page.

    http://rickbeckman.org/miscellanea/cars-diecast-checklist/

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