The Model Car Collection
The Disney Pixar Cars Collection (Mattel)
This European collection was brought about because my son got six for Christmas 2006. Then from January 2007, when more were sought, most of the shops had sold out of the popular ones by February. When the repackaged range came into the shops it was around this time that I decided to collect them for myself and stuck with the 'Supercharged' range. Mattel began with two roll outs in the 'Desert' pack (Summer 2006) followed by the 'Supercharged' range (January 2007) and then the 'World of Cars' roll out (January 2008).
For the record, Lizzie and Sarge (UK/European Supercharged market) were recalled due to lead paint and have become collectible, the Lizzie shown here is the USA version as it doesn't have the Greek name alternative. There are two fauly items, they being RPM 64, one has a yellow cast on the white decals and one of the Fabulous Huson Hornets has chrome wheel rims.