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MackJr38 wrote:Chef wrote:Found that 10 pack 'Return to Radiator Springs' with Primer Mcqueen about a week ago for $64.99. Left it there.
Chef; what part of the world did you see this particular 10 pack?
Chef wrote:Found that 10 pack 'Return to Radiator Springs' with Primer Mcqueen about a week ago for $64.99. Left it there.
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MackJr38 wrote:Of course, now you need to go out and buy multiples of old Smokey, since he's going to become the rarity.
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MackJr38 wrote:I was out and about today in this hundred degree heat, and decided to stop at TRU as I passed by.
Glad I did, and I nearly passed out from shock!
Not one, but TWO of the ten packs with Primer McQueen and phone booth accessory. $39.99 each. Sadly, I just broke down and ordered one off eBay earlier this week for more money than that ... so goes life as a collector. McQueen looks a little too glossy in the package, and since primer isn't glossy, it looks odd. I suppose I could give it a clear coat of dead flat if it really bothers me.
Case C had arrived (I think it is C). So I got two of the new "long" body Smokey, and both Jackson Storm and Dinoco Cruz with the rear window "bars". Added a fifth car in the form of regular Cruz ... since today they had the five for $15 sale on Cars 3 singles. I'll add pictures here in a bit.
All in all, I am quite happy I stopped.
Side-by-side comparison. New long Smokey on left, old Smokey on right:
Nose to nose. The smile on new Smokey is just a little different. One site stated the new window visor was longer -- it is ever-so-slightly shorter. This one is ALL NEW tooling. Also note how the new one has a much pointier nose on the hood:
Top down view. Not only is the new Smokey's hood longer, his bed is longer too. The total added length is about 7/16" (.44"): Width remains the exact same, though new Smokey looks wider:
Underside with date codes. New Smokey has a rear mounted spare underneath.
As I noted elsewhere, the Hudson "Terraplane" pick-up trucks of the 1930's were long and low, this new Smokey really captures that much better than the old stubby Smokey. Of course, now you need to go out and buy multiples of old Smokey, since he's going to become the rarity.
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GotFrank wrote:It's a shame they lost the wood grain effect in the bed though.
Someone needs to start a first run oops\retired thread... What's
it at now? 5 singles, a Deluxe and 2 haulers?
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