The Disney Store had an exclusive Lightning Mcqueen and Mia & Tia Displayable boxset. This high dollar collectible was not a VERY SOUGHT AFTER SET DUE TO THE HIGH PRICE POINT, SCALE, AND CHARACTERS. I picked one up since I DO like the 1:18 scale models and the preview piece looked really good to me so I slapped my preorder in for it. The Base is covered with a very heavy duty acrylic top. Lightning McQueen sits on a spinning base and is shined on by two spot lights in the front of the spinning McQueen. The paint for me is spot on and flawless. However i have heard several other had saw a good amount with bad paint, broken parts, and damaged cases.
Our local Wal Mart stores have been trickling in their exclusive Hot Wheels Garage 30 car sets. There are 5 exclusive carded vehicles with this set along with 25 previously released cars ( some of which are also **exclusive** that haven’t been found carded. The carded vehicles include : Silver Ferrari 250 GTO, ’70 Chevy Blazer, ’67 Ford Bronco, ’70 Dodge Power Wagon, and a Volkswagen Drag bus. The uncarded **exclusives** are : Custom ’56 drag beetle, ’67 Camaro yellow with redline tires, Orange Volkswagen Fastback, Red Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole.
The set is pretty cool with the exception of the paint quality honestly sucks on many of the cars I have inspected. alot of splotchy paint, smears, excessive paint drops. As well as the easy access for the shifty individuals to swap cars in the set and return them to the store like last years set. I can expect to see quite a bit of these swap outs this year I am sure.
These are the cars that stood out to me from the set:
The fever for CARS 2 has been very high pitched in the United States. Even with the multi month leaks of product from various outlets outside of the big 3 retailers the exclusives are now dropping hot and heavy from them the day of the May 16th release as well as several days afterwards. I was luck enough to score these exclusives during my usual store stops.
These puzzles are out of a series of 4. They all assemble easily with very large pieces that create a type of playmate with a race track. There are 2 puzzles yet to come out but I would guess with one being Tokyo that the car will be shu todoroki and the other being London that Nigel Gearsley will be the other.
I had another video game geek moment and picked up the LONG AWAITING GRAN TURISMO 5 Collectors edition. This game has been LONG ANTICIPATION by not only myself but millions of other racing fans. This collectors edition contained a game guide, keychain, 1:43 Kyosho Diecast model with Playstation and polyphoinic logo’s along with GT5 logos.