Sunday, May 24, 2020

Cars 3: Desert Race 11-Pack (Target Exclusive)

Hey everyone! Tonight I'm taking a quick look at this Target exclusive Cars 3 Mattel 1:55 scale diecast "Desert Race 11-Pack"— a set I've been meaning to post on for years several years at this point. This 11-Pack was released in the spring of 2017 and was one of the very first Cars 3 items I picked up. I basically considered it a starter pack to help get many of the new Cars 3 characters in one go and a way to get some of the "first look" exclusives; in fact, some of these cars (Todd Marcus and Rev-N-Go Racer) still haven't been released individually to this day. The other nine cars have since been released outside of this set in single packs.

I believe the "Desert Race" name here is referring to the "Copper Canyon Speedway" race as seen in the film's opening montage (that's the only location that seems to be in the desert). Regardless though, the 11 characters included here are: Rust-eze Racing Center Lightning McQueen, Chick Hicks with Headset (who never appears this way in the film), Cars 3 Lightning McQueen, Rev-N-Go Racer (No. 73, still unnamed for some reason), Todd Marcus (No Stall Racer No. 123), Tex Dinoco, Reb Meeker (Tank Coat Racer No. 36), Cal Weathers (Dinoco Racer No. 42), Brick Yardley (Vitoline Racer No. 24), Bobby Swift (Octane Gain Racer No. 19) and Jackson Storm. You can see their appearances in the film in the screen shot above! Most of the cars are main/secondary characters or background racers, so you know where to spot them.

Cars 3 Desert Race 11-Pack
Cars 3 Desert Race 11-Pack

Did you pick this awesome set up for your Disney·Pixar Cars collection? If not, you can find it on eBay or Amazon using the below (it originally retailed for about $45, so unfortunately it has since doubled in price). Be sure to let me know your thoughts down in the comment section if you have any insights or questions! Happy collecting.

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