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Enter to win a Cars 2 Remote Control Car!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 12, 2011 12:01 AM

And #2 of Disney Store’s Top 5 Holiday Gifts is…Cars 2 Remote Control Cars! The Buzz is giving away ONE Cars 2 Remote Control Car this week! Did you know that these cars have turbo speeds and can TALK too? They are a “must-have” item this holiday season and you can be the lucky winner!

Enter to win one Cars 2 Remote Control Car! To enter, correctly answer the Disney Store trivia questions below. Sweepstakes ends December 17, 2011, 11:59 PDT and on December 18, one winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries.

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Questions:

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

When entering in comments section, please be sure to include your first name and email address in the information fields (email address will not be displayed with comment). This our way of contacting you. Entries received will not be published to the public during the duration of the sweepstakes.

For official sweepstakes rules, click here.

There is just one more holiday sweepstakes giveaway on The Buzz after this week!  

PRE-SALE STARTS ON MONDAY: Limited Edition Die Cast Lightning McQueen with Mia & Tia

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Sep 10, 2011 8:00 AM

KA-CHOW! Stay ahead of the race by taking advantage of Disney Store’s Limited Edition Die Cast Lightning McQueen with Mia & Tia Pre-Sale this Monday!

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Starting September 12, the Limited Edition Die Cast Lightning McQueen with Mia & Tia (SRP: $149.50) will be available for pre-sale in-stores and on DisneyStore.com, for pick up on November 1st! Lightning McQueen is a full die cast with working headlights and tail-lights, working suspensions and steering, a removable bottom plate that reveals fully detailed undercarriage and hinged roof flaps. Mia and Tia are 1:18 scale die-cast and the features include a metal-flake paint finish (just like a real car!), chrome wheels, custom plexi display case with a rotating base that lights up (just like a real car show room!).

Limited to an Edition of 5,000 and comes with Certificate of Authenticity.

Pre-sale date’s in-stores and DisneyStore.com: 9/12/11-10/31/11

Who’s racing to pre-order? Find more CARS  merchandise at DisneyStore.com/Cars

 

Congratulations to our Silver Edition Lightning McQueen Sweepstakes Winner!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 29, 2011 5:27 PM

We received more than 200 entries for our sweepstakes.  And the winner is…Mike Hanrahan from Carver, MA! Congratulations, Mike!

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Here are the answers to the sweepstakes questions:

1.      What does 23 mean in D23?

    Answer: “23” represents 1923, the year that Walt Disney arrived in California and founded what was to ultimately become The Walt Disney Company.

2.     How many years were there between the release of Disney-Pixar’s CARS and CARS 2?

    Answer: 5 years (2006 & 2011)

Thank you to all who participated! Look for more CARS products on DisneyStore.com/cars

 

Silver Edition Lightning McQueen Sweepstakes

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 24, 2011 12:01 AM

Start your engines, Buzz Readers! 

We noticed how much you enjoyed our Lion King Vinylmation Sweepstakes, so we decided to give away another D23 Expo exclusive this week! If you missed out on a chance to purchase our Silver Edition Lightning McQueen ($99.50) at the D23 Expo, you’re in luck. But, this Silver Edition Lightning McQueen is SUPER special, as it is the car that the one and only, John Lasseter, picked out this weekend at the Expo during his stop by the Disney Store booth! There are only 250 units in the edition and you can be one of the lucky owners!

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John Lasseter at the D23 Expo with his Silver Edition Lightning McQueen

Enter to win a Silver Edition Lightning McQueen! To enter, be one of the FIRST 50 GUESTS to correctly answer the Disney Store trivia question below. Sweepstakes ends August 28, 11:59 PDT and on August 29, one winner will be randomly selected from the first 50 correct entries.

Here are the BIG questions:

1.)       What does 23 in D23 stand for?

 

2.)      How many years were there between the release of Disney-Pixar’s CARS and CARS 2?

When entering in comments section, please be sure to include your first name and email address in the information fields (email address will not be displayed with the comment). This is our way of contacting you. Entries received will not be published to the public during the duration of the sweepstakes.

For sweepstakes rules, please click here.

Read more about the Silver Edition Lightning McQueen from last week’s post here. Want more Cars merchandise? Go to DisneyStore.com/cars

Ready, set, answer away!

D23 Expo 2011 Countdown

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Aug 18, 2011 9:00 AM

Hey Buzz Readers!

There is just one more day until the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA, and we have one more sneak peek of our exclusive product to get you excited!

Presenting the Silver Limited Edition Lightning McQueen! Silver McQueen is $99.50 and limited to an edition of only 250 pieces.

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Visit the Disney Store pop-up store at the D23 Expo to see silver McQueen in person or you can check out more Cars merchandise on DisneyStore.com/cars

What are you looking forward to the most this weekend at the D23 Expo? 

Cars Spy Photo Contest Highlights

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jun 30, 2011 9:49 AM

Hey there! 

Remember our Cars Spy Photo Contest on Facebook? Well, the entries have been judged, and the finalists have been revealed on Facebook! We have selected 25 second prize winners and 5 first prize winners! One of the 5 first prize winners will be the Grand Prize Winner! Go onto the Disney Store Facebook to vote for your favorite photo.

We wanted to show you some of the second prize winners' photos because awesome Cars shots were captured! 

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Jill D. - "Best Friends in The Rockies"

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Andrea H. - "Lightning Feeding Giraffes at the Local Zoo"

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Annette H.  - "Flying Over The Colosseum"

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Stephanie J. - "Racing Past Mt. Rushmore"

Thanks to all who participated in the contest! Click here to vote for the Cars Spy Photo Contest Grand Prize Winner!

Cars 2 Countdown Week: CARS 2 is in Theaters TODAY!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jun 24, 2011 3:09 PM

Ka-Chow! We are ecstatic that this day has finally come; Cars 2 premieres in theaters TODAY! Disney Store Home Base Cast Members revved up by having our very own Home Base Grand Prix! We took our passports and traveled to Tokyo, Porto Cosa, London and Paris. Take a look at memories we captured:

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Remote control car races!

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Watch out for oil leaks!

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Fun photo opportunities as race car drivers!

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Disney Store Human Resources Pit Crew

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The Home Base Grand Prix was such a blast! Sadly, we had to travel back home and go through our "grumpy" USA Customs officer.

 Are you heading to the theaters today? Here's your last sneak peek of Cars 2 before you can see the real deal!

   

Go to theaters in your very own Cars 2 gear: www.disneystore.com/cars

 

Cars 2 Countdown Week: Test Your Cars IQ!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jun 22, 2011 9:28 AM

The Friday premiere of Cars 2 is almost here! How well do you know the Cars series? Test your Cars IQ with our trivia questions. Look out for the answers in tomorrow's post!

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Questions:

1.)    Who was Lightning McQueen named after?

2.)    What's Sally's nickname for Lightning McQueen?

3.)    Why did the animators behind Disney's Cars decide to put the car's eyes on the windshield instead of on their headlights where you usually find the eyes of car toys?

4.)    What is Lightning McQueen’s favorite thing to say?

5.)    Who is the voice of Mater?

6.)    How many Cars characters have been made into die cast models?

 

Don't forget to enter into our Cars Spy Photo Contest! You could win a $250 gift card! Read more about the contest and upload your photos here: Cars Spy Photo Contest

Get your Cars 2 gear: www.disneystore.com/cars

Cars 2 Countdown Week: Behind the Scenes with Disney Store Toy Designers

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jun 21, 2011 9:16 AM

Boogity Boogity Boogity! Let's go racin'! Cars 2 is racing to the theaters this Friday! In preparation for the Cars 2 film release, we visited Marty Rivero and Sean Lee, our Disney Store Toy Designers.  They have been busy this past year designing lots and lots of cars! We wanted to know some insights into the background of the Cars 2 designs; check out our behind the scenes interview...

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 Meet Marty!                                                                                       Here's Sean!

The Buzz: First off, can you tell us a little bit about what you do here at Disney Store Headquarters?

Marty: I manage the Boys Toy Design for the Disney Stores North America.
Managing & designing toys from concept, design, features, sculpt, deco and through final production approvals.

Sean: I am a Toy Designer for boys toys.

 

The Buzz: The Cars 2 toys look intricate and extremely fun! How did you come up with the new Cars 2 toy designs?

Marty: We tried to incorporate characteristics and features they have in the movie to bring the toy to life.

Sean: We watched an early screening and dream about how to bring characters to life in toys.

 

The Buzz: Did you do anything different this time around, than you did when designing the first CARS toy series?

Marty: We went ALL OUT for this movie launch, doing over 50 new die cast cars, 4 Remote Control cars with special features, 4-8” action figures with special features, 2 figurine sets.

Sean: Yes, the toys aren't so "young" for Cars 2. More action!

 

The Buzz: Were there any unique challenges designing the Cars 2 toys?

Marty: Getting it all done! It’s been a year in the making.

Sean: Yes, the Cars 2 characters are way more detailed and animated.



The Buzz: I know you are Toy pros, so how long have you been designing toys for?
Marty: 12 years.

Sean: About 20 years.

 
The Buzz: Wow! Lastly, who’s your favorite Cars character and why?
Marty: Mater, he’s a fun loving and down to earth kind of guy.

Sean: I would have to say "Guido." He's cute and lovable, but don't mess with him!

 

 

There you have it! Thanks for taking the time to speak with us, Marty and Sean! Stay tuned in for more Cars news this week...

 

Have you entered into our Cars Spy Photo Contest? You could win a $250 gift card! Read more about the contest and upload your photos here: Cars Spy Photo Contest. Here's a cool example: Cars photo contest

Get your very own Cars toys, clothes and more at: www.disneystore.com/cars

Cars 2 Countdown Week!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jun 20, 2011 11:17 AM

Vroom Vroom! Rev up your engines Buzz Readers! Get ready for a full week of posts solely about Cars 2. We are thinking exclusive Q & A sessions with our new Cars 2 merchandise, NEW products, NEW photos, and of course a lot fun!

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Cars 2 premieres in the theaters this FRIDAY, June 24. Are you racing to the Friday premiere? We are, and we can't wait to see who wins the first-ever World Grand Prix! Get more info on the Cars 2 Official Website.