Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Cars 3: Bill ("Demo Derby")

Cars 3 Bill ("Demo Derby") Cars 3 Bill ("Demo Derby")

Back in the summer of 2017, Mattel introduced a little side series in their Cars 3 1:55 scale diecast collection called "Demo Derby". This series was a Walmart exclusive and featured six unique demolition derby cars with "synthetic rubber tires"; each packaged on oversized cards and with a demolition derby inspired accessory. I'll be taking a look at each one over the next week, starting tonight with my favorite—Bill!

As shown in the screen cap above, Bill can be seen during the Thunder Hollow Demolition Derby Crazy 8 race. He's one of the few contestants that gets a featured shot, his name stated and even a line of dialogue when he says "Hey Patty!"

Cars 3 Bill ("Demo Derby")

This is one of my all-time favorite cars because he's also a double Easter Egg! Bill features the famed Pixar/Luxo ball (which was originally seen in the short film Luxo Jr., then Toy Story and is now something that is hidden in every Pixar film) and has the racing number 86 (a reference to 1986—the year Pixar was founded). SO COOL! I love that even his tires are painted to resemble the Pixar ball.

So far, this is the first and only release of Bill. You won't find him in stores at this point, but it's possible he could get a re-release as a regular single in the near future. You can also check out current eBay listings HERE or Amazon using the link below if you interested in adding this one to your collection. Even if you're not necessarily a Cars collector, this is just an awesome item for any Pixar fan to display! Highly recommend.

Happy hunting out there!

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