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Rusty and Dusty Movie Moments 2 Pack Now on eBay

Multiple sellers on eBay have the Rusty and Dusty Cars Movie Moments 2 pack up for sale. So are these out at retail anywhere? If they are, then the Flik and P.T. Flea Movie Moments should be out as well, as they are part of the same assortment. Update: it looks like the Flik and P.T. Flea movie moments 2 pack isn’t part of this assortment, so you may have to wait for those.

The price on the Rusty and Dusty 2 pack is only going to climb on eBay. Before you pay the high prices, know that soon they are just as likely to be found at retail, so my advice is to wait. Hopefully, they will start showing up soon and be easier to find than the Mia and Tia and Mr. and Mrs. King Movie Moments. I still have not been able to find those at retail yet.


Mattel Auctions Off Cars for Children Affected by AIDS Charity

Every year Mattel donates several one-of-a-kind toys to be auctioned off for children affected by AIDS. This year they are auctioning off some really cool diecast Cars items.

The event is called the Dream Halloween. It will be held Saturday, October 27 from 5pm to 8:30pm at Barker Hanger in the Santa Monica Air Hanger, 3021 Airport Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Jamie Lee Curtis will be the celebrity host and the event will be chaired by Bob Eckert CEO of Mattel and Jerry Storch CEO of Toys R Us. For more information please go to: and click on “events”. You can be present in person or call in a bid over the phone.

Here is more information about the Cars display case to be auctioned off:

  • Size 32” H x 32” W x 6” D, Weight Approx. 20-30 lbs. Holds 70 slots for up to 75-80 cars.
  • Holds two Exclusive deco McQueen Cars. – a Red Rangsburg Lightning McQueen and a Dinoco Blue Rangsburg McQueen.
  • Cars logo cut from solid Aluminum Billet. The case will be lit.
  • Signed by John Lasseter.
  • Wood Billboard frame.
  • Free standing base or can be hung on wall.
  • More than $300 dollars worth of diecast cars.

In addition this set will contain early releases of 2008 Cars diecast characters.

  • Not Chuck
  • Security SUV, Richard Clayton Kensington
  • Piston Cup Tow Truck
  • Pit Crew Guido
  • Pit Crew Ramone.

Check out TNI for more info including pictures. Also, see these posts on Action Figure Insider and the Two a Day blog. Here is a picture of the case that is being auctioned off below. If you look closely, you can see a few more Cars that aren’t really out yet. Here are the ones I spotted.

  • Rusty and Dusty Rust-eze
  • Flik and P.T. Flea
  • Dinoco Mia/Tia
  • Fred

Cars Charity Set

Cars “A” Case is Out Now

The newest assortment of Cars, marked with an “A” at the end of the number on the outside of the box, is now showing up at retail and on eBay. There are three new Cars in this case, which are the Dinoco Helicopter, Pit Crew Fillmore and Pit Crew Hudson Hornet. This series also starts new packaging known as “World of Cars.” Here is an image of the Cars in the new packaging from an auction in Hong Kong.

Here is the list of Cars in the “A” case.

  • Bob Cutlass
  • Brand New Mater
  • Bug Mouth McQueen
  • Cartrip
  • Crusin’ McQueen
  • Dinoco Helicopter (2)
  • Dinoco McQueen
  • Mario Andretti
  • Pit Crew Fillmore (2)
  • Pit Crew Hornet (2)
  • Radiator Springs McQueen
  • Ramone – Green
  • RPM #64 (2)

Cars Pit Stop Racers

Another Cars item listed as coming in December from Mattel is Pit Stop Racers. Each racer includes a die-cast vehicle with launcher.

It’s your favorite racers from the hit Disney/Pixar movie CARS, in the new Pit-Stop Racers Assortment. Connect the launchers to recreate Pit Crew Row, then send your character cars into high performance mode with a pow!

Assortment includes:

  • Lightning McQueen
  • The King
  • Chick Hicks
  • Octane Gain
  • Leak Less
  • Nitroade

Note that Octane Gain (shown in the image below) is listed in this assortment. If these make it to store shelves, this may be your only chance to get Octane Gain outside of the Target Exclusive Dinoco 400.

Cars Pit Stop Racers

Mattel Cars in 2008 and the Rest of 2007

The word is out. Mattel is not slowing down with Cars. In fact, they are making plans to put out as many Cars as possible in 2007 and 2008. Retailers have received solicitations from Mattel regarding their plans for upcoming Cars. Several sites have been posting these lists, so I thought I would post my own. Check out my page on upcoming Cars here.

Thanks to Two a Day who posted their extensive upcoming Cars list here and also to 1 Stop Diecast who posted their list for 2008 here.

Target Exclusive Dinoco 400 Cars Set Out Now

Reports are coming in that the Dinoco 400 Cars set is being found at Target stores across the US. Indeed, it is also showing up on eBay as well.

For those that don’t know what the Dinoco 400 set is, it is a Target exclusive set of eight Cars. Retail price is reportedly $29.99. Three of the Cars are new and five are reissues. Here is the list of Cars in this set.

  • Lightning McQueen
  • King
  • Chick Hicks
  • Leak Less
  • Vinyl Toupee (New)
  • Octane Gain (New)
  • No Stall (New)
  • Nitroade

This set can also be bought online at Amazon/Target. Retail online is higher at $34.99. The picture on the listing is wrong because it shows old Cars instead of the new ones. The Cars listed in the description are correct though.

Vinyl Toupee, Octane Gain and No Stall are the only new ones in this set. If you have all the others, it is up to you whether or not it is worth it to get all eight just to get three new ones. However, none of these Cars is listed in the planned releases for the rest of 2007 and 2008 that Mattel issued to retailers. So these may not be released in any other form at retail. If that is the case, then this may be your only chance to get these Cars. Buy at your own risk.

Update – 10/8/07: Word is that the official release date on these is Sunday, October 14th. Although, some stores may put these out or bring them out from the back before then. Unless, you’ve gotten lucky though, you will probably have to wait until then to find this on the shelves.

Wal-Mart Exclusive Cars Wave 2 is Out

We are hearing reports that the second half of the Wal-Mart Exclusive Cars wave is out. Barney Stormin, Bruiser Bukowski, the Piston Cup Pace Car and Kori Turbowitz have been reportedly found in Tennessee. There are several auctions up on eBay right now, all from a seller in California. eBay links for these Cars are below.

Again, I would wait before I paid eBay prices for these. I would bet on these being found at most Wal-Marts eventually.