Monday, July 24, 2017

Cars 2: Body Shop Union Jack Ramone

Cars 2 Body Shop Union Jack Ramone

Today I'm taking a brief look at yet another Mattel 1:55 scale Cars 2 diecast from earlier this year (Case B—again, right before the transition into Cars 3)...Body Shop Union Jack Ramone! This one is part of the 2017 "London Chase" sub-series (#2/11).

Union Jack Ramone was originally released in 2012 as an exclusive pack-in to the "London Rescue" 12-Pack and then again in the 2013 Target exclusive "London Race" 7-pack. This is his first release as a single, although he's not exactly the same as the ones included in those multi-packs. This one adds his body shop paint gun to his tire and a slightly more determined expression.

Ramone is seen in this London flag (Union Jack) paint job in Cars 2 during all of his scenes in London near the end of the film. This diecast is specifically from the moment shown in the screenshot above when Ramone spray paints Tubbs Pacer during the street skirmish with the lemons. Going along with this scene, Tubbs Pacer with the paint streak that Ramone paints on him was also released in 2013.

Cars 2 Body Shop Union Jack Ramone

Check him out of the package! Such a cool diecast. I had hoped for a single release of this one for a long time, so I'm super glad one finally arrived.

Cars 2 Body Shop Union Jack Ramone

This one was hard for me to come by in my area, so I had to finally resort to the second hand market recently. At this point it's very unlikely you'll find this Ramone in stores, so I'd check eBay using this direct link to current listings (that's what I did) or Amazon using the link below. Luckily this Ramone isn't in very high demand, even though he's rare, so the prices for him are pretty reasonable (right round $8-$9).

Have fun and happy hunting! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Were you able to find this Ramone in stores? Which one is your all time favorite Ramone diecast from Mattel?

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