Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cars 2: Shawn Krash & Sal Machiani 2-Pack

I've had some great luck lately while looking for new Cars releases in stores! I've driven from store to store during this past week and have found quite a few that I was looking for...including this very cool Shawn Krash & Sal Machiani 2-Pack. These are 1:55 scale diecasts from Mattel and are part of the 2014 "Allinol Blowout" sub-series (#s 4 and 5 out of 9).

As shown in the screenshot above, these two characters appear briefly in Cars 2 during Porto Corsa race scene when the racers' engines begin to get blown out by the evil lemons. Shawn is a race fan seen standing in the street crowds drinking a can of Allinol (in which he kicks out of anger) and Sal is [half] seen in the background selling the cans at the Allinol booth.

I love the addition of the Allinol can accessory included with this set so that you can recreate the scene from the film.

Interestingly, another "Sal Machiani" was released previously in a 2-pack with Mater a few years back, yet that version was a much lighter yellow while this one is much more orange (which is actually more movie accurate). In the film, there appears to be a couple of these same looking cars seen throughout Porto Corsa (see screenshot from previous Sal Machiani post), so which one is Sal? Are all these guys named Sal Machiani?

If you're looking to find this 2-pack for your collection, head to your local store for a good chance at finding it (since it was literally just released). Otherwise, you can pretty easily just find this online on Amazon or eBay. Good luck on the hunt as you fellow collectors finish up your 2014 Cars collection as I'm trying to do! 

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