Monday, November 16, 2020

Cars: Sage VanDerSpin (Gask-Its)


Hello Disney·Pixar Cars fans and welcome back to the blog! For tonight's Mattel Cars 1:55 scale diecast review, I'm taking a look at the 2020 release of Sage VanDerSpin (No. 80)—the Gask-Its sponsored stock car racer who appeared in the original Cars (as seen in the screen shot above). "Now hold up now" is what you may be thinking..."this car's name is Rex Revler right"? Wrong. Mattel actually made a pretty big error here and released Sage VanDerSpin under the name Rex Revler, the Gask-Its sponsored racer from Cars 3 (and even used Rex's image on the cardback). Now sure, the two characters look very similar, but something like this shouldn't have gotten passed quality control at Mattel. 

I'm just so glad I noticed this mistake, because I realized [only recently] that I never got Sage VanDerSpin originally and needed to add him to my collection! I honestly thought I had all the Piston Cup Racers from the original Cars, yet here we are. It was perfect timing that Sage happened to be re-released this year and that I was able to find him right away, regardless of the packaging error.

Note: I also recently reviewed the Cars 3 next-gen Gask-Its racer, Dan Carcia (full blog post HERE). 

You may still be able to find this one at Target or Walmart, so be sure to check there if you're looking to add Sage VanDerSpin to your collection. I actually just found him at Target a couple days ago! If you'd rather just pick him up online, check out current eBay listings HERE or Amazon using the link below. 

Good luck on the hunt!


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