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  • Recent Finds - 2018/2019/2020 Store Finds and Purchases

    Please post your 2018, 2019, and 2020 store finds and purchases in this thread... many thanks!

    It's been brutally cold in the eastern Indiana area the last week or so and is going to continue to be so this week... the local Walmart finally put out a Cars dump bin on Christmas Eve... it contained the Taco/Cigalert/Fabulous Lightning McQueen case that was out 3 to 4 months earlier... Sigh.

    I did realize that I no longer had a complete set of the Walmart Movie Moments singles Demo Derby Cars so I bought McQueen as Chester Whipplefilter, Superfly, and Bill... I'll have to open them someday.

    I haven't been in a Target or Toys R US store for over 3 weeks.

  • cac1959
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    When I left for a week of vacation on January 23, the local Meijer had 2 Cars singles on the pegs and 8 2 packs... that was it for Cars merchandise... got back February 2 and there were 0 singles and 6 2 packs... and that was it... for 10 days straight there were no changes... Monday February 11 I went to the Meijer website and clicked on the contact us link... I reported the situation but didn’t think much of it... 1 hour later I received an email from corporate that the store director would be contacting me soon... the next morning one of the assistant managers from the store contacted me... today, February 13, there were singles in the pegs... the Harvey Rodcap, Silver Jackson Storm, Silver Chick Hicks case... I bought 3 Cars.

    I explained that empty pegs did not make the store money... the replies agreed with me and thanked me for reporting the problem to them.

    Meijer Cars selection: 2/1 through 2/12/2020:


    Meijer Cars selection 2/13/20::


    What I bought at Meijer 2/13/2020:


    Walmart Deluxe: 2/13/2020:

    This was the first time I'd seen Mater with Cone Teeth in a store... and I left it.

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  • cac1959
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    Found Case C singles at a Target store yesterday... bought these:




    There have been reports of case D with Jonas and Faregame being found at Target stores in California... hopefully they show up soon.
    Target finds: 01/26/2020

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  • cac1959
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    I finally found new Cars at the 2 stores in the county that still sell Cars... Meijer got new 2 packs (although there is even a newer case of 2 packs that has NO new Cars)... Walmart got in the Floyd Mulvihill singles case.




    Meijer put out the rest of the case of 2 packs overnight... great to see a Bumper Save Tractor 2 pack on a decent condition card back... still no new singles but they only have 7 on the pegs... I got them all on 1 peg - the other 2 pegs for singles are now empty...

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  • boogity
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    spotted three case d on the top shelf in smyths, is there anything exciting in that I wonder

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  • niftynigel
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    Originally posted by cac1959 View Post

    Great find, VANDANCE! I hate to see that Mattel is once again releasing cases/assortments with only one new Car.
    The European clipstrip cases are not cases or assortments in the traditional sense. There are still 24 cars, but they are usually supplied attached to the plastic clipstrips in a flatpack box / carton / case. This explains why there are a high number of damaged cards. I've only ever seen a couple of full clipstrips in the box. The assortments have always been less than traditional case assortments, with two of most cars.

    With the current assortments at ASDA and Morrisons in the UK, there are 2no. Kurts and 2no. Ryan 'Inside' Laney. Along with Metallic Sally, Ryan wasn't released on a 2018-2019 card in the UK.

    I had a close look at the current clipstrip cars. Although the front of the card is shiny (in common with the other Thailand cars), the rear of the card appears to be cheaper recycled paper. I wonder if this is the way forward or maybe just restricted to the European clipstrip cards? All the cars in the clipstrip assortment have the same barcode 8 87961 48789 3. The assortment is: FFL05.

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  • cac1959
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    Originally posted by VANDANCE View Post
    In the U.K I found the one car that is a new single rather than a rerelease. It was Kurt the RRC next Gen trainee in primer grey with purple accents on the front and rear spoiler. There were 2 clips strips with 20 or so cars and he is the only new guy in the whole selection.
    Great find, VANDANCE! I hate to see that Mattel is once again releasing cases/assortments with only one new Car.

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  • VANDANCE
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    In the U.K I found the one car that is a new single rather than a rerelease. It was Kurt the RRC next Gen trainee in primer grey with purple accents on the front and rear spoiler. There were 2 clips strips with 20 or so cars and he is the only new guy in the whole selection.

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  • SamB2003
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    Hey guys, I'm back now on this thread, sorry for the long wait.

    Yesterday, I bought Strip Weathers AKA "The King" at Target to keep on card. (It's the Blue Desert one)

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  • DaFickser
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    Originally posted by boogity View Post
    ..I took a picture for ru5ty , he agrees too, they just become greedy sods.. the sad thing is that I could of bought about say half a dozen... that works out at 42 quid........ cycled home.. well chuffed
    Can you share the picture with us too or exclusive for Ru5ty?

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  • boogity
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    entertainer. no long worth going to, seems more up to date toys are taking the space

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  • boogity
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    went into disney in town, found some cracker new cars on the new card backs, that the good news, the girl asked me what one I was going to buy... I said I wouldnt be buying any at that price (6.99), what I should of said, come on , do you think i,m daft, anyone paying that price is plain stupid... walt can go swivel.....I took a picture for ru5ty , he agrees too, they just become greedy sods.. the sad thing is that I could of bought about say half a dozen... that works out at 42 quid.... but I will never pay this for lets face it ...is mass produced junk... rant over... well not quite,,, cant see to many on the other side of the pond paying that neither.
    eased the pain by buying a cracker 1.43 ferrari 340 mm, cycled home.. well chuffed

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  • boogity
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    bought mud racer mcqueen whilst on holiday passing thru killorgan in co kerry, it 4.99 euro, kilorgan is home of the annual puck fair, google that one

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  • cac1959
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    Originally posted by niftynigel View Post
    The Entertainer, a toy store chain in the UK, often specialising in cut price toys have got both the Cars 3 and the 2018-2019 Rubber Tyre Demo Derby singles. They are priced at £6 each.

    The Cars 3 ones are (on US cards):

    Airbourne
    Bill
    Jambalaya Chimichanga
    Liability
    Lightning McQueen as Chester Whipplefilter
    Superfly

    The 2018-2019 ones are (in International cards):

    Fishtail
    Jimbo
    Lightning McQueen as Chester Whipplefilter

    Toymaster have the Mud Racing singles at £4.99 each:

    Barry dePedal
    Cal Weathers
    Clutch Aid
    Cruz Ramirez
    Jackson Storm
    Leakless
    Lightning McQueen
    Re-volting
    Speedy Comet
    Trunk Fresh

    Hamleys have the Drag Racing singles at £13 each:

    Brick Yardley
    Cruz Ramirez
    Jackson Storm
    Lightning McQueen
    Lil' Torquey
    Nitroade
    Thank you for the update, niftynigel... the 2018-19 Demo Derby Fishtail, Jimbo, and McQueen as Chester Whipplefilter did not show up in the US; I got a set of the 3 of them from a friend in Canada... Walmart in the US ordered way too many of the Cars 3 ones... close out stores including Big Lots and TJ Maxx (TK Maxx in the UK) got the leftovers of the Cars 3 ones... Other than the Drag Racing singles, prices on what you found are decent compared to many prices in the UK.

    I decided not to buy the Mud Racer singles or Deluxe (other than Speedy Comet)...

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  • niftynigel
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    The Entertainer, a toy store chain in the UK, often specialising in cut price toys have got both the Cars 3 and the 2018-2019 Rubber Tyre Demo Derby singles. They are priced at £6 each.

    The Cars 3 ones are (on US cards):

    Airbourne
    Bill
    Jambalaya Chimichanga
    Liability
    Lightning McQueen as Chester Whipplefilter
    Superfly

    The 2018-2019 ones are (in International cards):

    Fishtail
    Jimbo
    Lightning McQueen as Chester Whipplefilter

    Toymaster have the Mud Racing singles at £4.99 each:

    Barry dePedal
    Cal Weathers
    Clutch Aid
    Cruz Ramirez
    Jackson Storm
    Leakless
    Lightning McQueen
    Re-volting
    Speedy Comet
    Trunk Fresh

    Hamleys have the Drag Racing singles at £13 each:

    Brick Yardley
    Cruz Ramirez
    Jackson Storm
    Lightning McQueen
    Lil' Torquey
    Nitroade

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