Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cars 2: Fred Pacer & Holley Shiftwell

Here we have the Cars 2 "movie moments" 2-pack featuring Fred Pacer and Holley Shiftwell! These are 1:55 scale diecast vehicles from Mattel.

This Walmart exclusive was released in 2011 under the "Mater's Secret Mission" label. I'd also like to point out that there is different version of the packaging out there as well, which refers to Fred as "Fred Fisbowski" rather than "Fred Pacer." Which version do you have in your collection? From what I've read, this "Fred Pacer" version is the more rare of the two.

Holley is, of course, one of the film's main characters, but what about Fred? Fred was actually never seen on screen at the same time as Holley, but does appear a couple times during the film. As shown in the screen shot above, he is briefly seen on the streets of Tokyo fighting Finn during his "Karate demonstration" in addition to making a background appearance during Rod Redline's "torture scene." He is not to be confused with Acer, one of the film's main "lemons", who looks very similar.

This 2-pack has become quite hard to find online and usually sells between $40-$60. I'm glad I was able to get this in stores at the time of its release! If you're still trying to find this one for your collection, your best bet would probably be Amazon or eBay. Best of luck on the hunt!

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