anyone else notice how much people went bonkers over "cars" cars?

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  1. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I remember before the movie came out, these things were packed sky high in every kb toys. now you can't find 'em anywhere! people are scalping the hell out of 'em on ebay, and I managed to get two movie packs from kb online, the trailer from bbts, and just broke down and won this auction, which turns out to $6.80 per car, none of which I had, and has the chases:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSAA:US:31&Item=300003796232

    anyone else on the hunt for these? my tf buying has almost screeched to a halt, so I figured it was ok to go after these little goodies.
     
  2. Sokar

    Sokar Well-Known Member

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    I found it tough to find a number of them prior to the movie, but you're right that after the movie came out, they dissapeared even faster. Oddly enough though, my tru hasn't really restocked them since the movie came out, and even moved them out of the main display area in order to fill it with superman stuff
     
  3. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I was talking to Bill about this. They are just going like hotcakes. I got a King and Lightning but haven't foudn a single other one I want. And series 2 has 3 other cars I want. I need all the racing cars!
     
  4. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    I got the 1/55 Mater. I'm contemplating whether or not to open him. I'll probably just grab another one....if I can find one.
     
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    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    That's crazy. Got a few from some Happy Meals.
    Have the main red car and the green lowrider, and a blue one. They're neat, but was'nt worth all the Trix I ate.
     
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    WTF.

    Little toy cars are selling out? That's kind of 1983 don'tcha think?
     
  7. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    I've been trying to find them all as well. The only ones I've found are Lightning and Mater. I really wanted Luigi and the King. I think there are some that are two packs and three packs.
     
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    The Happy Meal toys are going like crazy, I've seen people fight over them, it's like the freaking beany babies!

    Note* There are actually 11 cars from the Happy Meal line, even though they only show 8 on the display, there are the clean and muddy Lightning McQueen, and 3 different Ramones, on top of that, each car features different set of eyes
     
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    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    The hot-wheel guys at my Walmart are going insane over those damn cars...
     
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    the happy meal ones sell out here too.

    bastards.
     
  11. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    ooh, I was gonna post the link for the guido-luigi-tractor 3 pack and ramone-flo 2 pack that I got for $15 total from kb, and they don't even have them listed anymore. sheesh!


    **edit** by the way, once I get this lot, I'll have some extras, since he threw in some doubles. it ended up being $7/car shipped, so if anyone wants mater, sally, king, or blue dinoco lightning for that much, just let me know!
     
  12. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I've been trying to get them as well. So far, all I've found is Lightning and Dynaco Lightning.
     
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    My wife went apeshit over the damn things - hunting for them more than I ever hunted for transformers, she has almost all of them, I think she's missing Sarge and the Model-T.

    She's keeping them all MOSC!!!!
     
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    these things are popular?? man, they're everywhere here, i see them all almost every day. i don't want to be a scalper type or anything, but geez, these things are shelf warming in some stores. i've seen them all a few times, even sarge and lizzie
     
  15. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I watched a bid war over lizzie last night--went from $15 to $28 in the last minute. don't scalp them, per se, but I'd buy a sarge and lizzie and ebay 'em for the people who can't find them and let the market determine the price.
     
  16. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow, my UK TRU is loaded with them. I dont think its taken off nearly as much as in the US.
     
  17. SydneyY

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    A set of 11 happymeal Cars cars went for $86 on eBay here. (AU$)

    Are there supposed to be matchbox size ones as well? I've only seen a small pullback ones and they cost like $13 :( 
     
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    I've seen them all at my local Walmart. I got two Lightning for my boys.
     
  19. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Jeez. I didn't know these were selling so wildly. I haven't even seen the movie.
     
  20. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    $86 AU? Thats like £30+! Blimey.
     

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