Sunday, July 17, 2016
Cars: Timothy "Timezone" Truecoat
Finally re-released from Mattel, here we have the 1:55 scale diecast of Timothy "Timezone" Truecoat! What a name right? This one was originally available back in 2007/2008 in the "Final Lap Collection" (#154) and hasn't come back since...until now. I missed him the first go-round, so I'm glad he's made a comeback as part of this year's Toys R Us exclusive "Radiator Springs Classic" series.
As shown in the screenshot above, Timothy is seen during the "Our Town" flashback sequence in the original Cars. He's one of the old school cars sipping on some oil at Flo's V8 Cafe. According to Pixar Wiki, he's actually a bounty hunter who "single handedly apprehended the notorious Gasket Gang." Ha! Who knew?
Be sure to stop by your local Toys R Us soon to check for availability. If you're not having any luck in stores, check out eBay using this direct link to current listings. Most importantly, have fun on the hunt!