Monday, December 12, 2016
Cars: Craig Faster
My ever expanding (and never ending) Disney·Pixar Cars collection continues today with another brand new, never before released 1:55 scale diecast release from Mattel...Craig Faster! He is part of the 2016 "Rust-eze Racing" sub-series (#9/12).
As shown in the screenshot above, Craig is a rusty monster truck seen in the back of the Rust-eze sponsor tent after the film's opening race.
This is a superb car. Well done Mattel! Not only is it a unique body style (there aren't many Cars monster truck diecasts out there), but the rusty/dirty paint application is fantastic. Just look at those details—
FUN FACT: "Craig Faster" is yet another example of a car who's name was modeled after a Pixar employee's. He's named after Craig Foster of Pixar's animation/art department (Cars, Ratatouille, Wall·E, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, etc.) who's currently hard at work on Cars 3.
I found this one at both Target and Walmart this past Saturday, so he seems to be hitting pretty hard right now. Be sure to check your local stores for availability and best of luck on the hunt!