Tag Archives: Cars

Found Disney: Disney/Pixar Mater Pillow Pet

Once again, I have found a piece of Disney merchandise loose in the wild. In this case, at a Goodwill store in Windsor, ON. It’s not uncommon to find plush characters at charity shops, but I thought this one was … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Chain Drive Transmission

Now that should get ‘er done! In the early days of automotive design and fabrication, things were more industrial. How something looked took a back seat to making it work as inexpensively as possible. And so, we have the fully … Continue reading

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Hallmark Keepsake Ornament – Cruella De Ville Car

101 Dalmatians is a lot of dogs! Disney’s movie featuring the little spotted mutts was released in 1961 and was based on the 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians by Dodie Smith. It was the 17th feature-length animated film from the mouse… about … Continue reading

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Pixar’s CARS The King Dinoco Helicopter with Mater

The first CARS movie by Pixar came out in May of 2006 and was to become the final film independently produced by Pixar after its purchase by Disney in January 2006. Obviously the movie was ‘in the can’ before the … Continue reading

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Pixar CARS Golden Edition Lightning McQueen

Although he is the ‘Golden Boy’ of the racing circuit and a lean, mean, money-making machine for Disney/Pixar, I’m uncertain as to whether we needed an actual Golden Edition version of Lightning McQueen. Says the man who bought him anyway: … Continue reading

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The Art of Pixar Postcard Box Set – Volume 1

I had 100 reasons to buy this set of postcards. Don’t worry, I’m not going to list them! But I am going to show you a few of them. Years ago I attended the Science of Pixar Exhibit at the … Continue reading

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Pixar’s CARS – Leroy Traffik with Snow Tires Die Cast

Into every small town must come a guy who is just passing through. He’s not interested in stopping for gas, in soaking up the local atmosphere, or buying a souvenir. So don’t ask him! He’ll just set his car alarm … Continue reading

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Pixar’s CARS ‘Heyday’ Die Cast Collection

When does merchandise become collectible? I struggle a bit on this site to determine whether I should label something as just a piece of merchandise or as a true collectible. Anything you buy (merchandise) can become more if you acquire … Continue reading

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Pixar’s CARS Mini RC Racers with ‘Trailers’

“Gentlecars, start your engines!” Or: “Put in your batteries, flick the controller switch to on, slide the other switch to the correct frequency number, and now flick your vehicle switch to on!” I think that second spiel would be a … Continue reading

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Tomorrowland Speedway Friction Model Cars

I love seeing Mickey and his friends in vehicles. Many of the original Shorts feature some kind of transportation theme and so it seems like a natural fit to carry this over into merchandise. Many believe that the Tomorrowland Speedway … Continue reading

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