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Dinoco Mia & Tia Movie Moments Out Now

Dinoco Mia & Tia are now starting to show up on eBay, along with Movie Moments case C, which means these are now in the US. As far as I know, they are not showing up at retail yet, but be on the lookout. They should show up at retail in a few weeks.

As far as I know, Dinoco Mia and Tia are the only new Cars in Movie Moments case C. But they are 2 per case, and there are some other 2 packs included that have been previously hard to find. Here is the list of what’s included in Movie Moments case C.

Here is an image of the Dinoco Mia & Tia 2 pack.

Dinoco Mia and Tia 2 pack

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New Cars 3 Packs Found

I just heard a report about 3 new Cars 3 packs being found at retail right now. The interesting thing is that 2 of these 3 packs each have a new version of an existing character in them. The first one is Lightning McQueen’s Crew with Lightning McQueen, Lightning Ramone and Flo. Lighting McQueen and Flo are repacks, and Lightning Ramone is a repaint. Ramone’s new paint job in this version is red with a lightning bolt on the side.

The second one is the Dirt Track gift pack with Cactus Lightning McQueen, Sheriff and Dirt Track Doc Hudson. Sheriff and Cactus McQueen are repacks although Cactus McQueen was previously only available at Wal-Mart. The Doc Hudson is a repaint with red rims from the scene in the movie where he races McQueen. The is the first time Doc Hudson has red rims. The previous Hudson with red rims was the Hudson Hornet.

The third 3 pack is the Piston Cup gift pack with Lightning McQueen, Charlie Checker and The King. McQueen and The King are reissues, but Charlie Checker was previously only available at Wal-Mart as “Piston Cup Pace Car.” Also, there appears to be a difference between the 3 pack version of Charlie Checker and the Wal-Mart exlcusive version, in that the Wal-Mart exclusive version has red tail lights and the 3 pack version has yellow tail lights.

So to recap, these have only 2 repainted Cars not available anywhere else. Based on that, I’m not sure how many collectors these will appeal to, other than completists. They being found at Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and KB so far. Here is an image of all three 3 packs.

Cars 3 Packs with Lightning Ramone and Dirt Track Doc Hudson

Update: Apparently there is a fourth 3 pack that is due to be out, but is not showing up yet. This one is called the Dinoco Dream gift pack and includes Gold Mia & Tia and Bling Bling Lightning McQueen. Here is an image below. You can see that Dinoco McQueen is shown, but the packaging says Bling Bling Lightning McQueen.

Update 2 – 1/10/08: The Dinoco Dream gift pack with Gold Mia & Tia and Bling Bling McQueen is now starting to show up on eBay, which means you should be able to find them at retail soon.

Gold Mia and Tia 3 pack

Flik & P.T. Flea Movie Moments 2 Pack

If you have been wondering what happened to the Flik & P.T. Flea Movie Moments 2 pack, we may have an answer for you. Flik & P.T. Flea have been showing up on eBay outside the US for weeks now, but none have made it to the US yet. I haven’t heard a reason why this is taking so long to show up over here. As a result, prices remain high as they are only available outside the US so far.

That may be changing however. There is currently an eBay seller in California that has one up for auction. Does this mean we will start seeing more Flik and P.T. Flea at stores in the US soon? We can only wait and see.

Cars “D” Case is Out Now

December must be Cars month boys and girls, as we just got word that the Cars D case is out at retail now. This is the second case to arrive this month, after the C case which hit just a few weeks ago. Congratulations to Mattel who seems to really be pumping out the new product before the end of the year. Hopefully, this will continue into 2008!

This time there are only two new Cars included, Pit Crew Guido and Tom Race Official. The good news is that these are supposed to be two per case each. So hopefully, these won’t be too hard to find this time around. Here is the full list of Cars supposed to be in the D case. Next up is the E case which should be out in January!

Cars “C” Case is Out Now

Mattel has a lot of Cars releases planned for the end of this year/beginning of next year, and it seems they are putting them out in stores pretty fast. With the B case hitting just a few weeks ago, the C case is just now hitting retail as well as eBay.

The C case has no new Cars in it, but these Cars are on the new World of Cars cardbacks. So some of these Cars are appearing on the new cardbacks for the first time, such as the Yeti. The C case also has more of the new Cars that were in the B case, so if you don’t have the Dinoco Helicopter, Fred, Pit Crew Hudson Hornet or Pit Crew Fillmore, more of these will be showing up at retail now. Here is the full list of Cars in the C case.