ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The troubles and problems of Disney CARS diecast collecting

Updated on November 10, 2015
Wingo  Disney CARS diecast
Wingo Disney CARS diecast
Shu Todoroki Disney CARS diecast
Shu Todoroki Disney CARS diecast

Bad news for Disney CARS diecast collectors –

Collecting Disney Pixar CARS diecast is a fun but addictive thing. These small scale diecast collectibles are adorable, has amazing details, and it is always nice to see a character of the film comes to life and to be able to play and display them.

Unfortunately, there are numerous troubles when collecting Disney diecast CARS characters. For one thing, almost all characters that appeared in the CARS movie (both 1 and 2) as well as its mini series (Mater Tall Tales) has a seemingly diecast counterpart. Aside from this, there are tons of variations for many Pixar CARS characters. Lightning McQueen alone has numerous diecast variations and the list below contains some of these:

  • Spin out McQueen – this is the scene where Lightning first arrived at Radiator springs and is caught on the barbwires trying to escape from the Sheriff
  • Cactus McQueen – this is where lightning lose footing on the track and stumble to the cactus. Happened during his race with Doc Hudson on the desert.
  • Night Vision Lightning McQueen – this CARS diecast collectible is extra nice as it included a mini notebook checklist of the characters and Lightning is sporting a set of whitewall tires. This diecast depicts the part where Sarge lends a pair of night vision goggles to Lightning after Luigi changed his tires to whitewall thus tire version on the diecast.

As mentioned, other Pixar CARS characters also have numerous diecast variations like the brand new Mater (the one where he has a different light blue color scheme), the different paint jobs of Ramone, lenticular versions, color changer variations, etc…

Another disadvantage of collecting Disney Pixar CARS diecast is its availability – especially chancing upon a package with the word “Chase”.

“Chase” CARS diecast are considered rare as it is produced in limited quantity. Being rare, this follows that it is hard-to-find, highly desirable, and also attracts hoarders and scalpers (the few and limited quantity is already a problem and now these goons have joined in the hunt)

This obviously spells bad news for movie diecast collectors especially to those who consider themselves “completists”. Such diecast collectors are willing to spend, even if the amount is triple the SRP, just to get the particular rare Disney diecast CARS.

Disney Pixar CARS diecast
Disney Pixar CARS diecast

How to collect Disney CARS diecast collectible wisely –

Fortunately for newbies or new diecast collectors who are just starting out, they can pick or choose which Pixar Disney CARS diecast to collect. A good tip on how to collect Disney Pixar CARS diecast wisely is don't choose or go for the Chase variations (the one with a “Chase” label on the card) just because some collectors are going for such. A rare or hard to find Disney CARS diecast does not necessarily mean that it is a must have for collectors. Besides, the Chase characters are actually obscure ones that didn't enjoy much airtime in the movie.

New Disney diecast CARS collectors, even seasoned ones, would be better off to choose collecting those that are simple to find and easy to accomplish. I for one started out with one thing in mind, to get all the four members of the delinquent road hazards – DJ, Boost, Wingo, and Snot Rod. As can be seen on the introductory pic of this hub, I accomplished my goal and completed the four rare Disney diecast. I mentioned rare because Boost and Wingo are quite hard to find.

As can be seen on the options below, some of the "Delinquent Road Hazzads" diecast (Boost, Snot Rod, Wingo, and DJ) are quite pricey. But collecting them would be a great start as it can be enjoyed by kids, can be excellent gifts, and can be used as house / wall display

Disney CARS diecast collecting tips

Another great tip for collecting Disney CARS diecast is to buy those that have a great impact on the film or TV series. This may include Lightning McQueen, Mack, Finn McMissile, etc… Jeep lovers may want to collect Sarge as his character is based on a military jeep.

Newbie collectors who have kids may want to look at the Disney diecast CARS' Mack Hauler. Mack Hauler usually comes with a free Lightning McQueen and will surely be loved by any kid out there. It is also durable so when they got tired off playing with it, you can then use the Mack Hauler for display.

Finally, if you have the extra cash to spare, buy Disney CARS that are on discounted sale. As can be seen on the uppermost pic, I also have night vision Lightning McQueen, Cruisin McQueen, and Radiator Springs Ligthning McQueen together with the four delinquent road hazards.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)