Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cars 2: Celine Dephare

From Cars 2, here we have another very minor character, Celine Dephare! This is a 1:55 scale car from Mattel that was only available at Kmart in the Summer of 2012. Since then, she has not had any re-releases.

At the time, this was a difficult car to track down. Not only was she an exclusive to Kmart, but she was a "chase" car as well (which means a limited quantity of this character made).

As seen in the screen shot above, Celine was the strange car selling headlights at the Paris black market, Marché Aux Pièces, that startles Mater and scares him away. She is the only car seen throughout the Cars films that has eyes in the headlights, rather than in the windshield. This was a direct reference to John Lasseter's original feelings on the design of the cars, that it was more appealing to have the eyes in the windshield.

Since this is the only character with headlight eyes, it makes for a very cool and one of a kind diecast car to add to your collection. The details on this one are fantastic as well- check out all the dirt, rust and grime! It's really a very well done release.

If you missed picking this one up, you can still find it online on Amazon or eBay using the link below:
Cars 2: Celine Dephare

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