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Stealth Mater is on a Mission!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jul 26, 2012 9:15 AM

Everyone's favorite snaggled-toothed tow truck is on the move! In just four days Disney Store is releasing the newest CARS die cast Chase Edition - the sleek, shiny, but ever-silly Stealth Mater.

Complete with matte black paint scheme and goofy grin, Stealth Mater is equipped for any high-security, top-secret mission! With his vast knowledge of automotive parts and engines and title as the (self-proclaimed) world's best backwards driver, Mater is sure to save the day.  

This super sleek Mater takes his place as this month's featured Limited Availability Die Cast Chaser.

Stealth Mater Stealth MaterWhat’s a Chase edition? These classic die cast CARS characters feature exclusive, creative, never-before-seen paint finishes. You can own the likes of MaterLightning McQueen, and other characters with completely unique designs—they’re totally awesome! Race on over to DisneyStore.com to learn more about these limited availability die cast and get in on the chase!

Be sure to look for Stealth Mater, available online at DisneyStore.com and in stores starting July 30th, and check out all our other high-speed CARS gear rolling into Disney Store this fall!

Mater's Philosophy

Mater's philosophy to be inspired by today:
"Don't need to know where I'm going, just need to know where I've been."

Gear Up For Cars Land!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jun 08, 2012 11:05 AM

At your ready, Racers!

If you haven’t heard the rumblings around Flo’s diner and Luigi’s tire shop, the brand new CARS LAND in Disney’s California Adventure is opening on June 15th. That is only 7 days away! We can see the finish line from here!

  Cars Land Logo Cars Land!
It is never too early to prep your engine for such an exciting event, and that includes finding yourself the perfect gear for your visit to Cars Land. And Disney Store has everything you need to win the race alongside Lightning McQueen!

Check out just a few of the totally awesome CARS product we have right now at Disney Store! From cool clothes and snazzy sneakers, to rad racers and dynamic die cast, Disney Store has the works!

Cars Swim Wear

Ready to hit the water? Shop the Cars Swim Collection and Lightning McQueen Swim Collection now!

Cars Sleep Gear

Dreaming of the big race? Snuggle up to some soft-stuffed Cars Plush in your sweet Cars PJs!

Cars Land Gear

Make sure your engine is in tip-top shape for the big race day!
Check out these awesome Cars tees, hat, sunglasses, water bottle, tote, and bring along your favorite characters to the Park!


How many of you are planning to attend the Cars Land grand opening? Which Cars Land feature are you most excited about?

Liz


Check out the video below for a sneak peek inside Cars Land!

 

Party McQueen and Stealth Finn Have Arrived at Disney Store

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 14, 2012 12:44 PM

Lightning McQueen and Finn McMissile have rolled into Disney Stores looking quite snazzy with their new paint finishes! These two take their place as today’s featured Limited Availability Die Cast Chasers and are now available in store and online.

Party Wheels McQueen is sporting new rims and tires as well as a metal flake paint job, while Stealth Finn McMissile features a matte black paint scheme, devised for his stealth missions as a top spy.

Stealth McMissile & Party Wheels McQueen

Also hitting Disney Stores and DisneyStore.com today are two more single die casts, Kabuki Mater and John Lassitire. Check out the awesome designs below!

Kabuki Mater John LassitireHead over to DisneyStore.com to find complete details about our die cast Chase Editions and to order your own Party Wheels McQueen and Stealth Finn. And don’t forget about Kabuki Mater and John Lassitire! Not only are the paint finishes one-of-a-kind, but each die cast is only $6.50, and two for $12. What a steal!

Keep tabs at The Buzz for the latest and greatest information about the new die cast Chase Editions and for all your CARS product details.

Any guesses as to future design themes we’ll be seeing with the CARS die casts? I’m hoping for some international flair!

Liz

Another CARS Die Cast Chasers Sneak Peek!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 07, 2012 12:30 PM

Put the key in the ignition, Buzz readers, and get ready for another CARS sneak peek!

The second installment of Die Cast Chasers is rolling into Disney Stores nationwide in just ONE WEEK! That means two more fresh and exciting pieces to add to your CARS collection!

What’s a Chase edition? These classic die cast CARS characters feature exclusive, creative, never-before-seen paint finishes. You can own the likes of Mater, Lightning McQueen, and other characters with completely unique designs—they’re totally awesome! Race on over to DisneyStore.com to learn more about these limited availability die cast and get in on the chase!

And now, time to reveal the next two die cast Chasers to enter the race online at DisneyStore.com and in stores on Monday, May 14th.

Guess who? Guess who?Which CARS characters do you think they are? Any idea what are the paint themes for these two chasers? Make your guesses in the comments section below and then check back next week for the full reveal!

Be sure to stay tuned at The Buzz for all your latest and greatest die cast CARS information!

Here’s to a great week!

Liz

CARS Chase Editions Available NOW!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 23, 2012 11:54 AM

Last week we introduced the new CARS die cast Chase program, where your favorite CARS characters will be featured with never-before-seen paint finishes. Today, the first two featured Limited Availability Die Cast Chasers, Metallic Francesco and Lightning Mater, are now available in store and online!

Francesco & Lightning Mater Available Online Now!
Head over to DisneyStore.com to find complete details about our die cast Chase Editions and to order your Metallic Francesco and Lightning Mater! Not only are the paint finishes totally awesome, but each die cast is only $6.50, and two for $12. That’s a deal you don’t want to miss out on!

We’ll be featuring sneak peeks of upcoming die cast Chase Editions right here on The Buzz, so keep an eye out for the next set of Chasers rolling into Disney Stores and DisneyStore.com in May.

What design themes would you like to see next? Let’s hear those creative ideas!

Liz

Win the New Die Cast Chasers!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 17, 2012 10:10 AM

It’s Tuesday and time to win!

But first, it’s time to reveal the brand new CARS die cast Chasers I gave you a sneak peek of yesterday! Drum roll, please…

Mack
Here they are! Metallic Francesco and Lightning Mater!

FrancescoFrancesco Bernoulli is the Lightning McQueen’s chief rival in Cars 2 as a fan favorite to win the World Grand Prix. With his sleek Italian colors and winning spirit, it is no wonder that he is the most famous race car in Europe!

Lightning Mater

Everyone loves the snaggle-toothed Tow Mater, Lightning McQueen’s trusty companion from Radiator Springs. Now you can have Mater sporting the red hot flames and speedy-look of his best friend, Lightning McQueen! He looks ready to hit the track and race on to the finish line.

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In honor of CARS WEEK our Disney Store Twitter is giving you a chance to win these totally awesome CARS die cast Chasers!

For your chance to win, head over to our official Disney Store Twitter, @DisneyStore and be sure to follow us and re-tweet the CARS die cast Chasers tweet! You can find the rules for our sweepstakes here.

Get in high gear and go re-tweet for your chance to win! And keep an eye out for Metallic Francesco and Lightning Mater to hit Disney Stores and online at DisneyStore.com on Monday, April 23rd.

Good luck!

Liz

Die Cast Chasers Sneak Peek

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 16, 2012 10:50 AM

Rev your engines, Buzz readers! It's CARS WEEK!

Today I have an exciting sneak peek at the first installment of Die Cast Chasers rolling into Disney Stores nationwide in just ONE WEEK! These totally awesome cars are the perfect additions to any Cars collection—or the perfect way to get one started!

What’s a Chase edition? These classic die cast CARS characters feature exclusive, creative, never-before-seen paint finishes. You can own the likes of Mater, Lightning McQueen, and other characters with completely unique designs—they’re totally awesome! Check back later this week to learn more about these limited availability die cast and get in on the chase!

So here it is, everyone! Your exclusive first look of our first two CARS die cast Chasers, launching online at DisneyStore.com and in stores on Monday, April 23rd.  

Can you guess the Cars character?
What is the theme of this die cast Chaser?



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which CARS characters do you think they are? Any ideas as to what the themes are? Make your guesses in the comments section below and then check back next week for the full reveal!

Be sure to stay tuned at The Buzz all this week for CARS WEEK, where we’ll be celebrating all things CARS, from behind-the-scenes looks to your chance to win some neat product!

Life is a highway,

Liz

Get Your Kicks on Route 66! And Some CARS History

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 14, 2012 10:10 PM

KA-CHOW!

This fun word is recognizable almost anywhere as the famous racer Lightning McQueen’s trademark catchphrase. Hailing from Pixar’s Studios (before it was purchased by The Walt Disney Company), the 2006 feature film Cars has created some of the best automotive characters we’ve seen to date! From the snaggle-toothed Mater to the sweet yet sassy Sally, the Cars cast is a high-speed, fast-moving, fun-loving bunch.

So where did the inspiration for all the Cars characters come from?

For that, we’ll have to take a look at the historic Route 66, one of the original U.S. Highways that became one of the most famous roads in America after serving as a major path for those who wished to travel west. The rising popularity of the highway resulted in the growing prosperity of communities along its path, and today Route 66 and its own characters have become American icons used in films, books, and television shows. Scroll down to see which historical pieces of Route 66’s story were developed into Cars characters!

Route 66 Map
Route 66
Sally Carrera
This 2002 996-series Porsche 911 Carrera, voiced by Bonnie Hunt in the film, was inspired by Dawn Welch, owner of the historic Rock Cafe in Stroud, Oklahoma. Her restaurant is one of the most acclaimed along Route 66 and consistently supports a unique dining crowd of tourists and travelers. Dawn herself is quite the character, having told off famous country singer Garth Brooks when she was 14 after he played one too many pranks on her at Ken’s Pizza in Yukon, Oklahoma where they worked together. Looks like we know where Sally got her sass!

Sally Carrera
Sheriff
Michael Wallis provided the distinctive baritone voice of the old timer Mercury police car, telling a speeding Lightning McQueen, “Boy, you’re in a heap of trouble.” Besides being a superb voice actor, Michael served as a Route 66 consultant for the film, having written 14 books on the famous highway, including the bestselling book that shot him into prominence, “Route 66: The Mother Road.” While working on the film, Michael guided the Pixar crew on two tours of Route 66 to help conduct research for the storyline, animator, and characters.

Sheriff
Fillmore
The 1960s VW Bus, voiced by George Carlin, is a stereotypical hippie, his character unofficially based on Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire. Bob lived a hippie lifestyle along Route 66, driving up and down in his VW  microbus, which is equipped with a solar panel for supplemental power, selling his intricate artwork. Today, his microbus is displayed at the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame and Museum in Pontiac. The character Fillmore’s name is a reference to the Fillmore East, a venue that served as a prominent location for rock performances throughout the 1960s and 1970s.

Fillmore
Tow Mater
The lovable tow truck in Cars, voiced by Larry the Cable Guy, is a composite of NASCAR superfan Douglas “Mater” Keever of North Carolina, Dean Walker of the Kansas Historic Route 66 Association, and Harley Russell, a co-owner of the Sandhills Curiosity Shop in Erick, Oklahoma. Dean is known for being able to turn his feet backwards and is frequently found at the Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum in Baxter Springs, Kansas. Harley and his wife Annabelle performed musical numbers and offbeat comedy as the Mediocre Music Makers at their shop in Erick, which Harley himself describes as the “Redneck Capital of the World.” Harley’s speaking voice is actually said to sound very much like Mater’s!

Tow Mater
Pretty neat stuff! Looks like the Pixar team really does their research for all their films! There are actually a number of Route 66 historical influences in Cars… do you know any others? Tell me in the comments section!

 Get ready for some more Cars action, heading our way this week…

 

Liz

Congratulations to our Cars 2 Remote Control Car Winner!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 22, 2011 5:49 PM

The checkered flag has been waved, and the lucky winner of the Cars 2 Remote Control Car is… Michelle Nguyen, from Huntington Beach, CA!

  Cars 2 Lightning McQueen Remote Control Vehicle

Here is the answer to the Sweepstakes question:

Question:

  1. Who is the leader of the group of “lemon” cars in CARS 2? Professor Zündapp


Thank you to all who participated in our Sweepstakes!

Holiday festivities are in full swing, which means we have arrived at our final sweepstakes of the season! Enter to win a Disney Princess doll from the Disney Animators' Collection, our NUMBER 1 holiday toy in our Top 5 Gifts of the Season, by clicking HERE and answering our posted questions!

Still in need of that perfect last-minute gift? Head to DisneyStore.com to purchase an Online Gift Card for that special someone! Give the Gift of Magic to your friends and family so they can purchase their favorite Disney merchandise.

Disney Store Online Gift Card

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Happy holidays and Ka-CHOW!

Liz

Sally

Retweet to Win our Share the Magic Prize Pack

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 16, 2011 10:55 AM

In the spirit of the holidays, Disney Store would like to 'Share the Magic' by offering the chance to win the ULTIMATE Disney Store Holiday Prize Package featuring the Top 10 Gifts of the Season!

To enter for a chance to win our Share the Magic Prize Pack, simply retweet any of our @DisneyStore tweets with the hashtag  #ShareTheMagic this weekend! Rules can be found here.

One lucky winner will receive the following 10 holiday gifts...

 

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  1. Enchanting Disney Princess Costume Wardrobe Set for Girls -- 12-Pc.  (Size Small)
  2. Vinylmation Villains 2 Figure -- 3"
  3. Singing Rapunzel Doll -- 17'' H
  4. Pixie Dust Eau de Toilette
  5. Kidada for Disney Store Wish-a-Little Ariel Figure with Charm Necklace
  6. Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure -- 12'' H

 

To find these amazing gifts and more, visit DisneyStore.com 

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