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  • found wave 6 mini racers in tesco, not sure what the new codes are, apart from francesco is 61

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    • It looks like the case assortments are as follows:
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      It's quite poor, when the US has had 18 assortments, but the UK has only had five, although you could say it's ten with the five Disney Store assortments. There aren't that many Disney Stores, so their exclusive cases can't really be considered to be widely available! The UK has missed loads of cars in the US 958R and 958T cases. More cars have been missed in the 946J and 946K cases. There are supposed to be two more cases in the UK, Disney 24A and 962D(?) on general circulation.
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      US UK Disney Store (UK)
      958Q Disney 18A
      958R
      958S Disney 19A
      958T
      958Y 962B Disney 20A
      946A 963L
      946B Disney 21A
      946C
      962C
      946D
      946E Disney 22A
      946F
      946G Disney 23A
      946H 963T
      946J
      946K
      946L 963W
      946M
      946N

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      • couple of good finds today
        thomasville parker brakeson in tkmax, only the one at 5.99
        disney, rocket racer cruz, it 9.99 too much, but nice
        mini racers in poundland, these are the ones on the blister, hadnt seen these in uk before, 2 quid

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        • Thank you for the update, niftynigel... nice finds, boogity.


          I am cac1959... I am a Cars-a-holic... and a proud supporter of Nathan's Playroom

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          • With the 2021 card backs on their way, the approximate numbers of singles cases in the UK for the 2020 card
            backs is as follows:
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            Smyths Toy Superstores - 5,500
            Disney Stores - 3,600
            ASDA - 1,000 plus clipstrips
            Morrisons - 1,000 plus clipstrips
            Tesco - 500
            Sainsburys - 500
            Hamleys - ?
            Toymaster - generally older stuff.
            The Entertainer - only older stuff.
            Others - ?

            That's only between 10,000 to 11,000 cases in total.
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            Metaphoric bouquets to Smyths Toy Superstores and Disney Stores for keeping the faith!
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            Proverbial brickbats to the rest, except Hamleys, as I haven't visited for months, so I don't know what they've got or had.








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            • found 4 new mud racers in b and m, the one I bought was re volting, cars 1 type body, very nice too

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              • Originally posted by boogity View Post
                found 4 new mud racers in b and m, the one I bought was re volting, cars 1 type body, very nice too
                Great find on the Mud Racers, boogity! Congratulations!


                I am cac1959... I am a Cars-a-holic... and a proud supporter of Nathan's Playroom

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                • The Disney Store Mix 23A with Silver Metallic Tim Treadless has appeared at Smyths as case 963S.

                  The 963W case with Hydraulic Florida Ramone, previously only at Smyths has now appeared at Sainsburys. They appear to have two cases per store and the cars are £5.30 each.

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                  • What looks to be the final Cars 2020 case (DXV29-962F) has just started to appear to Smyths Toy Superstores across the UK and Ireland.
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                    It looks like Smyths got an initial delivery this week of around 200-250, with most stores getting between one and three cases each.
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                    The case is based on the US 946N case, but unlike the European 962D case, Metallic Snot Rod (GKB05) is not in the UK version (962F). There is only one Raoul CaRoule (Silver Collection) (GKB59) . In the place of the two missing cars, there are two regular Snot Rods (GKB26).
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                    I bought the four 'new' cars.
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                    I'll post a list of cars missing from the UK in 2018-2019 and 2020. There's quite a few!
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                    JACKSON STORM (IGNTR 2.0) 1... DXV34
                    BOBBY SWIFT (OCTANE GAIN No. 19) 1... DXV64
                    DINOCO CRUZ RAMIREZ (DINOCO No. 51) (2G) 1... DXV71
                    FABULOUS LIGHTNING McQUEEN 1... FGD57
                    MADDY McGEAR 1... FGD60
                    MATER 1... FJH92
                    LIGHTNING McQUEEN (with Racing Wheels) 2... FLM20
                    DOC HUDSON 1... GBV70
                    METALLIC UNION JACK RAMONE 1... GJY89
                    BILLY OILCHANGER (OCTANE GAIN No. 58) 1... GKB07
                    NOAH GOCEK (CLUTCH AID No. 121) (2G) 1... GKB08
                    JONAS CARVERS (NO STALL No. 123) (2G) 2... GKB22
                    SNOT ROD 2... GKB26
                    WINGO 1... GKB34
                    DAN GARCIA (GASKITS No. 80) (2G) 2... GKB45
                    BOOST 1... GKB46
                    SLIDER PETROLSKI (SIDEWALL SHINE No. 74) 2... GKB55
                    FABULOUS HUDSON HORNET (with Tyre) 1... GKB57
                    RAOUL CaROULE (Silver Metallic Finish) 1... GKB59

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                    • The 2018-2019 singles that weren't released in the UK...
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                      LIGHTNING McQUEEN No. 95 FLM26
                      MEGAN SHIFTER FLL75
                      MIKE STOCKAR FLL98
                      NICK STICKERS FLL76
                      SALLY (with New Expression) FLL36
                      HONK CHO FLL35
                      RAOUL CaROULE GBV52
                      RYAN 'INSIDE' LANEY (BLINKR No.21) (2G) FGD66
                      TOM W. (Trainee No. 061) FLL34
                      KEVIN RYVAN FLL93
                      LIGHTNING McQUEEN as CHESTER WHIPPLEFILTER DXV51
                      TODD KRASH FLM32
                      ANDREW VROOMAN FLL82
                      FLORIDA RAMONE FLL33
                      BIZ TORQSEN (Super Chase) FLL91
                      METALLIC CARS 3 LIGHTNING McQUEEN No. 95 FLM22
                      METALLIC FLORIDA RAMONE (Pink/Brown) FLM41
                      METALLIC SALLY FLM40

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                      • The 2020 singles that haven't been released (so far) in the UK...
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                        AIKEN AXLER (NITROADE No. 28) GCD11
                        DIRKSON D’AGOSTINO (TRUNK FRESH No. 34) GKB33
                        DUD THROTTLEMAN (MOOD SPRINGS No. 33) GBY23
                        JAMES CLEANAIR (VITOLINE No. 61) GBY04
                        KEVIN RACINGTIRE (SHIFTY DRUG No. 35) GBV78
                        TRANSFORMING LIGHTNING McQUEEN (Super Chase) GCC81
                        FLO (with Tray) GBV79
                        HANK “HALLOWEEN” MURPHY GJY88
                        SARGE FJH95
                        CARLA VELOSO FLM19
                        MAX SCHNELL FLM29
                        NIGEL GEARSLEY FLM25
                        OTTO BONN GBV77
                        DARREN LEADFOOT (SHINY WAX No. 82) FGD58
                        PONCHY WIPEOUT (BUMPER SAVE No. 90) DXV66
                        SPEEDY COMET (BLINKR No. 21) GBY22
                        RUST-EZE LIGHTNING McQUEEN FGD64
                        RICHIE GUNZIT (GASPRIN No.70) (2G) FLL85
                        AIRBORNE GKB36
                        ANDREW VROOMAN FLL82
                        'SLIM' HOOD GBY19
                        HEYDAY SMOKEY FLM36
                        WHEELDELL LEE GBV62
                        FLORIDA RAMONE FLL33
                        HOT ROD JUNIOR MOON GBV71
                        HOT ROD SMOKEY GBV80
                        METALLIC SNOT ROD GKB05
                        JEFF GORVETTE (Silver Metallic Finish) GKB37

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                        • Thank you for your detailed posts, niftynigel... my UK friends missed out on a lot of great Cars that were released in 2020... I think there were only 2 of those that I did not see in stores in the US as they didn't come near me in eastern Indiana... and you missed out on other Cars in 2019 also.


                          I am cac1959... I am a Cars-a-holic... and a proud supporter of Nathan's Playroom

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                          • The lists of Cars that were not released in the UK, were posted to the best of my knowledge. As I wasn't able to visit Disney Store on a regular basis (every week), they may well have got some of the missing Cars (particularly in 2018-2019) in their own assortments.

                            A manager at one of the stores was keeping me up to date with recent assortments (for 2020) (18A through to 23A). There was another assortment due at Disney, presumably 24A (as they have been in order so far), but I haven't been able to get into London for a few weeks. Other collectors have reported nothing new at their Disney Stores, so presumably 24A hasn't arrived?

                            In any case (pardon the pun), England is now under a four week lockdown, where all non-essential shops have had to close, so visiting Disney Store will have to wait until at least early December.

                            Locally, I have TK Maxx (nothing at the moment), Sainsburys, ASDA, Morrisons and Tesco superstores. On a rare visit to my office, I popped into B&M Bargains, but nothing there.

                            I have been fairly lucky with Hot Wheels. Although they are now closed for a month, just before lockdown, I got loads of Hot Wheels (Ford's, Aston Martin, Hudson Hornets) at The Entertainer.

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                            • When are the new 2021 cars due in the UK? Thanks

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                              • Originally posted by Justin View Post
                                When are the new 2021 cars due in the UK? Thanks
                                That's a very good question!

                                Apart from online selling, retailers have lost four months selling through shops this year. It's likely that the some cases / assortments have been cancelled as a result, as Mattel would like to stick to a rough timetable of releasing similar products at similar times throughout the world.

                                Looking at the production dates on the cars / case assortments in the UK, they are generally two / three weeks behind most other parts of the world, so if current stocks are cleared from retailers now and into December, it's likely that the first 2021 case / assortment could appear before Christmas.

                                Candidates for getting the first case (in no particular order) are:

                                Disney Stores, Smyths Toy Superstores, ASDA, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco and some Toymasters.

                                It really depends on what deals have been signed between Mattel and the retailers. In the past, both ASDA and Morrisons have had deals to get cases on a 'first to market' basis. The 2020 cases appeared at Disney first last year, so who'll get them is anyone's guess, if COVID-19 allows!

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