September '07 News
9/28/07 - Recent Finds
During a quick pop-in at a local Wal*Mart,
I stumbled onto a Cars display in a main aisle that included some new
releases. I believe these are Wal*Mart exclusives. I found
Cactus McQueen, "Al Oft" the Lightyear Blimp and Ghostlight Ramone.
Even though this is the sixth variation on Ramone, I have to admit, it's a
beautiful car when seen up close. Unfortunately, Cactus McQueen looks like
he's been slimed. The back of the card pictures five more vehicles:
Barney Stormin (bi-plane), Bruiser Bukowski (forklift), T.J. (Hummer), Kari
Turbowitz and Piston Cup Pace Car. The above pics have been added to
the Cars gallery. I've yet to find a
9/21/07 - A big "thank you" goes out to Josh and
who, through their random acts of kindness, sent me a Tongue McQueen and a
Bug Mouth McQueen, respectively, as gifts (above.) These cars have been
near impossible to find in stores here
locally. Thanks guys! Seeing them up close, Tongue McQueen ranks among my favorites in the Cars
line so far. As for Bug Mouth McQueen, well, Mattel could've
made more of an effort to make this one unique, although it's a must-have
for those collecting one of every release.
9/18/07 - Death Proof
I came home from work to find the
Death Proof DVD in my mailbox as a birthday gift from my sister.
Wow, am I excited to finally be able to watch this movie on DVD. As
you may know, I raved about this movie when it came out in theaters as the
second half of the Grindhouse double feature earlier this year.
To those of you who missed out on the theater experience, well, I feel sorry
for you because it was the most fun I've had in the theater in years.
For whatever reason, the double feature has been split in two DVDs, with
Death Proof arriving in stores today and Planet Terror in
November. Although fans of Grindhouse are complaining,
personally, I don't have a problem with it since I feel that Death Proof
is the better of the two movies anyways. Not only is the 2-disk set
chock full of special features, it also came with a coupon offering a $5
discount upon the purchase of Planet Terror. For those of you who haven't
seen Death Proof, run out and buy it (or rent it) today and see why I
feel it ranks among the greatest car chase flicks of all time!
- Even More New Cars!
It's getting almost impossible to keep
up. Even MORE new Cars are hitting stores. Pictured at
left are Ghostlight Ramone, Cactus McQueen, TJ and the Lightyear Blimp.
Just what we needed: ANOTHER variation of Lightning McQueen. A
SIXTH, count 'em, SIXTH version of Ramone. As much as I love this
line, I can see collectors getting frustrated and burnt out easily. I
still haven't found Yeti. I've seen others complain in various forums
that the Tex Dinoco wave hasn't turned up in some areas. What used to
be a fun pursuit is quickly becoming frustrating.
Trick or Treat
Metro Privratsky wrote to tell me it
looks like Mattel has something up their sleeve for Halloween. Cruisin'
McQueen, Ramone and Doc Hudson will be released in a special pumpkin
package, similar to the Easter eggs that were released in the Spring.
I'm assuming they will be a Target exclusive. If they can be found,
it'll be fun to hand these out to your special Trick-or-Treater.
In other Cars
news, be on the lookout for two new Movie Moments 2-packs: Mia & Tia
and Mr. & Mrs. The King.
The next K-Mart Day has been
||Kmart Collector Day
||Saturday, September 22, 2007
at 9:00 AM local times
||All continental US Kmart, Big Kmart and Super Kmart
stores, and Kmart Off Shore stores
List of Participating Locations
I probably won't be
going, due to the bad experience I had last time, but hey, you have fun.
HERE for more information.