Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cars: Tex Dinoco

Well, today is my last night in CT with my family and tomorrow Brita and I head back to ID. I've had an amazing Christmas break and I'm so grateful for our families! It'll be sad to leave again...but I gotta get back to school! I'll be so happy to be done soon so I can just live back here for good.

I'm very exited to start posting the Pixar collectibles I got for Christmas, so stay tuned for those soon! I'll be starting those on Tuesday...all the pictures have been taken and are ready to be posted.    : )

ANYWAY...Today we have Tex Dinoco, the team owner of Dinoco in the original Cars! Tex is a 1:55 scale diecast car from Mattel.
This Tex is a re-release and was available only at Toys R Us as part of their "Radiator Springs Classic" series. Tex has also been released in the "World of Cars", "Supercharged", "Lenticular Eyes", "Race O Rama", "Color Changers" and this year's 2 pack with Mrs. The King...SO I guess he's been in just about every line so far!

Here is some fun trivia about Tex's character from the Pixar Wiki site:
  • Tex is a 1975 Cadillac Coupe De Ville.
  • Tex's license plate reads "DINOCO". The same applies for Dex, his Cars Toons doppelganger.
  • Tex has a similar car body to Mel Dorado, a TV show host in Cars 2.
  • Tex's name is a reference to his home (Texas) and strong Texan dialect. It could also be a reference to THX's mascot of the same name (who Pixar also created).

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