Friday, August 14, 2015

Cars: Circus Van (Super Chase)

Here we have a "super" exciting new addition to my collection...the circus van from the original Cars end credits sequence! One of the reasons this is such a cool car is because he's a "Super Chase", which basically just means he's ultra rare (no more than 4,000 units are produced). Super Chase cars are extremely difficult to spot in stores, so I'm thrilled to have this one! Per usual, this is a 1:55 scale diecast from Mattel and was just released a few weeks back.

One of the funniest and most creative scenes in Cars is during the end credits when Mack is parked at the Radiator Springs Drive-In Theater. There we see many of our favorite Pixar characters in car form such as Buzz, Woody, Hamm, Mike, Sulley, the Yeti, PT Flea, Flik and the "circus cars" (as seen in the screen shot  above). The scene is hilarious because it pokes fun at how actor John Ratzenberger has had a cameo in every single Pixar film. The scene can be watched here. Never gets old!

This circus van is the first of the circus cars to be released this year. The rest will be released within the next few months and will also be "Super Chase" cars (unfortunately). Check them out on this cardback below!

This is such an awesome and unique car and I'm so glad it's finally released. It's too bad it's so hard to find! I was lucky enough to snag it on eBay recently for a really decent price (uunder $15). If you're having trouble finding this one in stores too, eBay or Amazon might be your best bet.

Good luck on the hunt!

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