Thursday, January 26, 2012
Cars 2 Display biggest die-casts collection Toon Mattel Meet Lightning Mcqueen
Meet Lightning Mcqueen huge die-cast collection on Mattel's Cars land exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum showcasing the history of its diecast collection from Disney Pixar Cars called "From Silver Screen to Die-cast". After parking its Hot Wheels cars at Petersen Museum for years, toymaker Mattel has teamed with Disney and Pixar to create a new display at this museum about the "Cars" franchise. Mattel the #1 toy maker has produced more than 250 million die-cast "Cars" "Cars 2" and "Cars Toon" featuring more than 500 unique, rare and never-before-seen designs representing many of the beloved characters from the film Cars. The "Cars 2" die-casts are 1/55 scale, larger than most diecast cars, which are 1/46 in scale, to more accurately capture the facial expressions, personality and character details, and smaller than 1:43 scale from Disneystore.
They have many of the released Mattel die-casts from Cars, Cars Toon and Cars 2 including Rip Clutchgoneski, Leland Turbo, Mater disguised as Ivan Mater, convoy brothers, R.V., clown cars, Kimura Kaizo, Derek decals dobbs, Syd VanderKamper, Trev Diesel, John Lassetire red pick-up truck, Albert Hinkey, Lizzie, Stanley, Bessie, Janne Flash Nilsson, Fernando Alonso, Mark Frosty Winterbottom, Vitaly Petrov, Memo Rojas Jr, just to name a few.
- Diorama Movie Scene Recreations featuring Cars vehicles: Hundreds of die-casts representing the many beloved characters from Cars, Cars Toon and Cars 2 -- from McQueen to big-wheeled Haulers and their racers.
- Rare and Never-Before-Seen Cars Vehicles: Highlights of some of the most exclusive and never released Cars die-cast. Each display also features behind-the-scenes stories that make these collectibles so rare.
"blu-ray Dinoco Lightning Mcqueen" - features the classic Dinoco logo on his hood and Lightyear tires.
"Pixar Motorama Lightning Mcqueen" - exclusive silver die-cast given to Pixar employees at the Motorama employee event
"Lightning Storm Mcqueen" - 2008 Comic Con exclusive
"John Lassetire" - red chief pick-up truck with Hawaiian print design with surf board in the truck bed.
"Apple Mac iCar" - rarest diecast form 2008 tribute to Apple co-founder Steven Jobs
"Trev Diesel" - Trev Diesel is the train that Lightning McQueen nearly runs into, just before he comes across Radiator Springs.
- Evolution of Cars Die-cast Packaging: Display features the evolution of the Mattel product packaging from the original Cars design Radiator Springs 2006, to around the world 2010
• Cars Super Chase Die-cast Collection: a first look at Mattel ultra-exclusive 2012 line of die-cast cars that will feature limited-run vehicles of very special Cars 2 characters. Display will include first Super Chase diecast vehicle to launch called "super chase Flash" named after Swedish racer Jan Flash Nilsson. Flash, the Swedish racer, will be the very first Super Chase vehicle available in spring 2012. There will be three additional "Super Chase" vehicles throughout 2012 -- all, never before released in diecast. Each of these 1:55 scale die-cast vehicles will feature a unique character in its own packaging with $3.99 retail price
In Cars 2 Lightning McQueen is racing in the first ever World Grand Prix to determine who's the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours, and hilarious surprises. Number 95 Lightning McQueen is still a hotshot racecar, but his rookie days are past him. Now a permanent resident of Radiator Springs, Lightning has become a bona fide worldwide celebrity as winner of four Piston Cups. After his latest win, Lightning McQueen returns home to enjoy life in the slow lane for a while with sweetheart Sally, best friend Mater and the rest of his Radiator Springs family. His off-season is unexpectedly cut short when Mater inadvertently prompts Lightning McQueen to enter the World Grand Prix, a high profile, three-part exhibition race that will take him around the globe. With a fresh custom paint job and real, working headlights, Lightning McQueen sets off to Japan, Italy and England with Mater in tow for the adventure of a lifetime. But competing against the fastest cars in the world tests more than his racing skills when Lightning realizes his wide-eyed best friend may not be the pit chief nor ambassador he needs to navigate the unfamiliar international terrain. His racing number, "95" is a reference to the year 1995, when Pixar's first feature-length film, Toy Story was released. Originally, his number was going to be 57, which is the year John Lasseter was born. Lightning Relampago Mcqueen have been released in Cars, Cars Toons and Cars 2 Diecast series. He's best friends with Mater.
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