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5:24 AM - Apr 03, 2018 #51

These photos were from the seller, before i bought him

He was fully sealed when i received him, my grubby trotters were the first to snip through the tape carefully and i have kept the bag with the display cases for Rs/Precision etc
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7:02 AM - Apr 03, 2018 #52

Some are a little more blue, some have a purple tint.  There's some 
mystery surrounding it.  I've heard of an Italian giveaway.  Besides the
Blu-ray mail-in.  As well as Mattel giving some away at D23 or Comic Con.
Around five years after the mail-in debacle.  So there's a good deal of 
anecdotal evidence of two separate runs.  My theory is they made another 
run as damage control.  And then didn't control the damage.  Leaving a
quantity laying around.  Leading to the other two distributions.  As well
as a number of backdoor Cars.   All things aside, it's a sharp looking Car.   
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7:41 AM - Apr 03, 2018 #53

Good information there, i trust the seller 100%, i know how serious and picky he is about all his cars and i know he wouldn't buy it for himself if he knew it wasnt legit. Bluray is a good looking car
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12:36 PM - Apr 03, 2018 #54

Blu ray on shelf as promised
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2:51 PM - Apr 03, 2018 #55

Thank you for the information Got Frank! That makes a lot more sense now since I’ve only noticed a few with the blue tint before. The majority that I see have the purple tint, like mine.

Thank You again for the photos, Frightening McScream!


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12:01 PM - Apr 05, 2018 #56

Since I have a dedicated McQueen thread, i wanted to ask about some things...

Is there a variant on dinoco McQueen? Mine doesn't have the dinoco logo on the spoiler, but bling, bluray and lightning storm do. Cant seem to find a dinoco McQueen that does have the logo?

Why does autonaught McQueen have a burnt and normal version?

Interested in some knowledge here.

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1:33 PM - Apr 05, 2018 #57

There have been multiple McQueens over the years that lack the front-of-the-spoiler "Rust-eze" logo -- yet Mattel has never fixed them for whatever reason in later releases.  What I've done is create customs for those, by blending a body that has the spoiler logo, with any frame or paint job that doesn't.  Thus I have a dirt track McQueen with spoiler (I did my own dirty overspray), or a regular 'Dinoco' (regular wheels and axles on a 'Bling' body, IIRC).

For the Autonaut McQueen, the 'clean' version is him hurtling through space, and the burned version is him after splashdown.  Sneaky Mattel making us buy him twice!
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(I'm an opener, that cardboard is just another recyclable to me)
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4:46 PM - Apr 05, 2018 #58

Also on Dinoco McQ.  I'm pretty sure there's a flat windshield Vs. sculpted variant.
And there was a backdoor version from China.  That had the Dinoco on the spoiler.
But as Jeff mentioned. none of the legit Mattel releases do.

And just to kick the anthill ;-)  The Lightning Storm McQ comes in two shades of blue.
A second release around Cars 2 era.  Is notably lighter than the original.  Not to fix
anything.  Just a oppsy doodle in paint lots or tinting.
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11:05 AM - Apr 13, 2018 #59

No real major updates here, I've had a couple of parcels arrive from various sources, night vision and impound McQueen were a gift from a friend, the booklet from night vision is great. I also ordered a standard lenticular McQueen a while ago which had the most unusual cast, see pics for the reverse orange peel finish.

Im still waiting for a china delivery with 2 nice McQueens in.


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3:39 PM - Apr 13, 2018 #60

Hmmm...  Looks like it got cooked a bit.
Some Speedway of the South owners reported.
That their paint began to crack and lift.  After more
than over five years or so.  I can't remember the exact
year that hit.  But it was more like the the pot metal was 
able to oxidize.  Making the paint come loose.  Whereas
that McQ looks like a blotched clear coat.  Or heat exposure.  
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