Figures.com

Results 1 to 1 of 1
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Posts
    11,888

    CARS 2 - FINN MCMISSILE and TOMBER

    Get your motor running, the Disney/Pixar gang returns...

















    To insure your action figure collection, get in touch with our sponsor Collectibles Insurance.

    For a great selection of film, comic and TV action figures and collectibles, check out BigBadToyStore.com, BriansToys.com, ToyWiz.com, ToyDorks.com, MonkeyDepot.com, and Sekaido.com.

    For an amazing selection of original sculptures, statues, prints and DVDs be sure to check out ShiflettBrothers.com.


    Disney/Pixar’s CARS property probably gets the most heat from folks, described as the worst Pixar film released, but this comes mainly from movie-goers who have never even seen it. To the many who gave CARS a chance, it’s actually a pretty strong film filled with great characters and wonderful visuals; and it’s certainly one of Pixar’s most profitable properties generating billions in toy sales. But who could blame them? They tapped Mattel, the maker of Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars to do the honors and they’ve done a spectacular job capturing the likes of Lightning McQueen and Mater in die cast form (we’ll ignore the color changers and lenticular eyes idea).


    With CARS 2 speeding towards a theatrical release June 24th, Mattel is hoping to capture “Lightning (McQueen)” in a bottle once again. The CARS 2 product line follows the original release pretty closely with a slew of single pack cars and also two-packs. Finn McMissile (played by Michael Caine) is available as a single carded car but we’re looking at this two-pack because it comes with an exclusive character: Tomber.


    The packaging is fairly similar to previous releases using card and bubble, this time with CG artwork of the characters in front of a Mediterranean backdrop and graphics advertising the “exclusive vehicle”. The back of the card offers a look at the other two-packs showing you their CG forms instead of their toy forms. I think this is smart way to start.


    Sculpt on these cars from what I can see on the packaging is dead-on. Finn McMissile is a remarkable toy with great detail as is Tomber. The side mirrors aren’t die-cast but soft plastic. It’s not a huge eyesore but I hope this is done sparingly. Finn is a 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Tomber is an unstable 3-wheeled French car, which I suppose makes sense since his name literally means “to fall”. Both cars have their own unique tires and I’m hoping that applies to the other characters as well.


    Paint looks great, especially on Finn since he has a sparkly metallic hue. The eyes aren’t sculpted but painted, giving him a certain heir of confidence. Smaller details on his hood, license plate are a nice touch. Tomber has speckles of dirt and I’m unsure if this is a flaw or not, but his tail-light appears to be chipped.


    As toys and mementos from a movie, you can’t get better than what Mattel does for CARS 2. Great sculpts and paint (generally speaking) is all you’re looking for and they certainly delivered. Now let’s just cross our fingers and hope the movie is as good or better than the first.

    Review and Photography by David Yeh


    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS1.jpg 
Views:	4664 
Size:	112.8 KB 
ID:	19106   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS2.jpg 
Views:	27571 
Size:	121.7 KB 
ID:	19107   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS17.jpg 
Views:	5552 
Size:	81.6 KB 
ID:	19122   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARSALL.jpg 
Views:	7058 
Size:	80.3 KB 
ID:	19123   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARSALL2.jpg 
Views:	15537 
Size:	100.2 KB 
ID:	19124  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS TOMBER1.jpg 
Views:	357 
Size:	94.4 KB 
ID:	19125   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS TOMBER2.jpg 
Views:	147 
Size:	91.6 KB 
ID:	19126   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS TOMBER3.jpg 
Views:	142 
Size:	75.3 KB 
ID:	19127   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS MISSILE1.jpg 
Views:	104 
Size:	82.7 KB 
ID:	19128   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS MISSILE2.jpg 
Views:	376 
Size:	82.7 KB 
ID:	19129  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS MISSILE3.jpg 
Views:	143 
Size:	98.3 KB 
ID:	19130   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARSALL3.jpg 
Views:	10238 
Size:	221.5 KB 
ID:	19131   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS10.jpg 
Views:	140 
Size:	110.8 KB 
ID:	19132   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS11.jpg 
Views:	142 
Size:	117.2 KB 
ID:	19133   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS12.jpg 
Views:	97 
Size:	136.6 KB 
ID:	19134  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS13.jpg 
Views:	131 
Size:	107.5 KB 
ID:	19135   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS15.jpg 
Views:	442 
Size:	60.3 KB 
ID:	19136   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1yehCARS16.jpg 
Views:	249 
Size:	78.9 KB 
ID:	19137  

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Support figures.com by supporting our generous sponsors

Past Generation Toys...Click Here!Monogram International...Click Here!ToyWiz...Click Here!Toy Dorks...Click Here!Monkey Depot...Click Here!Miniature Market...Click Here!Brian's Toys...Click Here!Big Bad Toy Store...Click Here!Toynk...Click Here!The ToySource...Click Here!