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!