Autonaut Mater & Lightning McQueen


The first series of toys that we started collecting together was Pixar Cars (Dad has a couple collections in the basement).  There are SO MANY different kinds of Cars toys, but our favorites are the 1:55 Diecast Cars, made by Mattel.  These two are from the Cars Toon short called “Moon Mater”.  The detail on these cars is fantastic!  We love that the helmet is clear plastic!  And the rockets on the back are SO COOL!  And Mater’s expression is classic!  …Not sure why Lightning’s eyes have a pink tint to them, but all of the ones on the shelf were like that.


You can see that no details were missed on this Mater.  Three decals on the side include “NASCA” (the Cars-world version of NASA), the American flag, and this great logo for the “Impala XIII Rescue Mission” (aka “Operation Moon Mater”):


These cars are part of a brand new line called “Take Flight”.  These are already popping up in the “Cars” aisle at Toys R Us and Target (our two favorite “Cars” spots).  Since this line is so new, it’s safe to assume that there will be lots more to come!  Happy Toy Hunting!


2 thoughts on “Autonaut Mater & Lightning McQueen

  1. Thanks, therosysnail! We’re really having a lot of fun with this blog. If you haven’t seen the Moon Mater cartoon, you could probably find it on YouTube, but I’d definitely recommend checking out the “Mater’s Tall Tales” DVD (or Blu-Ray). There are tons of Cars shorts, and they’re all a blast! Dawson’s favorite is “Tokyo Mater”. We just took some photos of those Cars, so look for those to be posted in the next week or so.

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