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Cars Wal-Mart Exclusive Wave is Out Now

The Cars Wal-Mart exclusive wave is now showing up on eBay. After doing a little reasearch, I found that some stores are selling them early although they are not supposed to because there is an October street date on these.

According to people that have found these, there are only four showing up right now, Ghostlight Ramone, T.J., Cactus McQueen, and Lightyear Blimp. The other four are pictured on the back of the packaging. Here are links to each one of these Cars on eBay.

Stores are getting a whole display of these and apparently, there will be plenty of these Cars available at $2.97 each. Since the street date is in October, I am guessing that these may be out the first week of October. So, if you wait, you will find these a lot cheaper than eBay.

Here is the list of all eight Cars in the Wal-Mart exclusive wave.

  • Ghostlight Ramone
  • T. J. Hummer
  • Official Pace Car
  • Cactus McQueen
  • Lightyear Blimp
  • Kori Turbowitz
  • Chick‚Äôs Crew Chief
  • Plane

Here is a link to a picture of the Wal-Mart exclusive cardback. Here is a link to a photo gallery on Michael Crawford’s web site and on figures.com of the Mattel Cars display at SDCC.

Update: I just got back from my Wal-Mart, and they are out at 2 local stores, from what I heard. I was able to buy all four of them at my local Wal-Mart today. I heard from someone else that they were aware there was a street date, but they put them out because another local store was doing it.

I can confirm that they are $2.97, and they are on a big display with lots of Cars available. They are going fast though as they were about half gone by the time I got there. The packaging is also different from the Supercharged packaging, and it has a big logo on the front that says, “NEW!” on it.

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Mr. and Mrs. King Movie Moments Out Now

Well, it seems that the Cars recall incident is mostly over. Toys R Us and Wal-Mart are starting to restock Cars and are getting new ones in. As a result, the new Movie Moments 2 packs are starting to show up now.

In addition to Mia and Tia, the Mr. and Mrs. King 2 pack is now out at retail stores. These are showing up now on eBay as well, so look for them at a store near you soon.

Update – 10/17/07: The Mr. and Mrs. King Movie Moments 2 pack is now available up Walmart.com. Availability comes and goes, but it in stock as of this posting. If it is not available, keep checking.

Mia and Tia Movie Moments Out Now

Seems like even with most retail stores recalling all the diecast Cars, new Cars are making it to the US more and more. Which brings us to the new Movie Moments 2 packs, which are starting to show up now.

The first of these is Mia and Tia, the Cars based off of the Mazda Miata, and are Lightning McQueen’s biggest fans. At least they start out that way. When Lightning falls off the radar, they switch to supporting Chick Hicks.

Anyway, these are showing up now on eBay, so look for them to hit retail soon, hopefully.

Update: Looking at the forums, the new Movie Moments are showing up at Wal-Mart and Toys R Us.