Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Cars: Fillmore's Taste-In (Precision Series)
Yesterday I reviewed Flo's V8 Cafe, the first playset in the Mattel Cars "Precision Series" adult collector line. To check out my detailed write-up on that, as well as my general overview of the Precision Series, be sure to check out the post HERE.
OK, all caught up? Then lets just dive in here with the second release in the series...the phenomenal Fillmore's Taste-In! Once again, Mattel outdid themselves. For years I had been hoping for a "Fillmore's Tent" (as I call it) and I honestly never thought it would get made. Well as of this past Spring, it's finally here and it couldn't have been done better.
Once again, this set lights up with the press of a button and it looks so, so cool (batteries are included). Inside you'll find the playset itself, an exclusive glow in the dark 1:55 scale diecast Fillmore, several road pieces (plus a "Story Sets" connector), a gas can, directions and this neat Radiator Springs map (noting future releases) seen below.
As a side note, I really hope the "closed shops" (in front of the court house on either side of the road) get made too! As of right now it's not looking promising (since the outlines aren't filled in), but they were made for the D23 Expo/Cars Land display. The town wouldn't feel complete without them!
Again, I didn't take the playset completely out of the package, as I want to keep these sets as new as possible until I assemble the entire town one day. Here's a closer, semi-loose look at some of the set's details though. Seriously stunning... I mean look how there's even real beads hanging down in the side entryway.
Even the inside of the tent wasn't left empty. As you can see, they included several barrels of Fillmore's organic fuel, a lava lamp and a stereo system. Well done!
Here's a pic of the crowning light-up feature in action-
If you'd like to see a more detailed look out of the box, visit THIS YouTube video to see exactly how it illuminates (unfortunately I'm still having technical difficulties uploading any video of my own).
The price on this one is $49.99, which I feel that is actually very reasonable for what you're getting here. I'm so excited that this is finally part of my collection and I look forward to getting the rest of the sets as soon as they're released (Luigi's and Mater's junkyard are out now, so look for my write-ups on those here in the coming months).
Pick up Fillmore's Taste-In on Amazon using the direct link below and enjoy! You will not be disappointed.