Friday, December 19, 2014

Cars 2: Petrov Trunkov

From the original Cars 2 collection, here we have Mattel's 1:55 scale diecast release of Petrov Trunkov (#18); he was released in 2011.

Don't recognize this character from the film? That's because, like Don Crumlin from yesterday's post, Petrov actually never appears on screen (well, he might be there somewhere, but there is no confirmed appearance, just lots of speculation on possible sightings)... so with that, I was not able to include a screen shot here.

Perhaps this was an old design for Acer (one of the main "lemon" henchman) that was ultimately changed late in the game? I certainly believe so. What makes me think that is that this character design also appeared in a Lego set (with a magnetic pulse camera), in the background on the box of the "Spy Jet Escape" track set next to Grem and in this old piece of concept art (also during the airport scene). This makes it seem like he had a prominent role in the movie, especially since those images in the links above are all associated with scenes that featured Acer and Grem in the final cut. What do you think? If anyone has additional thoughts or details, sound them off in the comments below.

Regardless of whether Petrov does show up in the background at some point during the film or not, one can't have too many "lemons" to build up their army. If you're still looking to add this one to your Cars collection, be sure to head to Amazon or eBay for the best prices.

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