Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cars 3 Mini Racers Blind Bags

While scouring the aisles of Walgreens for 40th Anniversary Star Wars figures, I found these nifty little blind bags. If I recall correctly, these bags were under $3 each. It appears that my favorite Cars character, Doc Hudson is one of the possible prizes, so I had to give it a shot.

As the package says, these are actual little die-cast cars, not the plastic that I anticipated when I first caught sight of these.

I have no idea if the code means anything. Feeling around on the package only tells me that there is a little car in there and it's heavy.

Whoops, this pic uploaded sideways! Here are the current possible prizes. The back advertises that more will be coming in the fall. And let's see who I get... 

It's Luigi!  He wouldn't have been my first, second, or even fifth choice, but he's a pretty neat little toy. His paint is well applied and his little wheels turn nicely, and let's face it that's just about all you need for a tiny car this size.

Here he is with Funko Dorbz Rocket Raccoon, who looks like he's already planning on building a hyperspace gateway out of him or something else sinister.

94 comments:

  1. I doubt if the code means anything, but you never know. The first run or so of LEGO blind bags, each minifig had a separate UPC, until LEGO noticed that people were posting all the numbers online so you could get the exact fig you wanted.

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    1. I liked the run of MLP minis that actually had a little window on the package so that you could see what toy was in there. I know there's codes for them, but cheesey Petes it's so much easier to just pick a package up and look in a window!

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  2. LOL at that last photo! That's a nefarious look if ever I've seen one.

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    1. Do not trust the cute. The cute will deceive you and steal your wallet!

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    2. Look how perfectly toy-size-scaled the car is though!

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  3. The code represents the car in the bag

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  4. 1 is mcqueen, 2 is chick hicks, 3 is doc Hudson, 4 is Cruz ramirez, 5 is mater, 6 is cal weathers, 7 is sheriff, 8 is luigi, 9 is Murray clutchburn, 10 is Jackson storm, 11 is ramone, 12 is Natalie certain. Use the numbers after the / everything before is just a batch code

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    1. Oh awesome, so there is an actual rhyme and reason to the codes! I was hoping there was! Thanks!

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    2. Thanks much for your great info !

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    3. 14 is fabulous lightning mcqueen (lightning in docs color theme)

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  5. In the UK they have blocked out the window so that you can't see inside. I guess a ploy to make people buy more that don't know about the codes.

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  6. These cars are made to last, roll great and are adorable! As mentioned they are perfect pocket toys! I tried and tested the codes on the package and would have saved some money if I would have known earlier! Thanks bec G!!
    1 McQueen 2 Chick 3 Doc 4 Cruz 5 Mater 6 Cal 7 Sheriff 8 Luigi 9 Murray
    10 Jackson 11 Ramone 12 Natalie

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    1. I love these, I hope I see them again so I can take advantage of the codes

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  7. Next lot have bn spotted at vons California. Their box shows 23 cars but noone has opened them yet

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    1. Oh man, there are SO many characters from this universe that I love and would enjoy having in tiny toy form!

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    2. We got the plastic ones from Target, then I found this post. We happen to be in San Diego on vacation, so I hit up some Walgreens and Vons with our little guy to try to replace his Jackson Storm, which I believe is floating in Mission Bay. The ones at Walgreens all seemed to have a white code window, while the Vons had both white and a darker gray (to likely obscure the figure a bit). Went to like ten stores today and have only seen one code above 08.

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  8. I live in MD and haven't been able to find 9 through 12 in any Walgreens or Best Buy stores. Are they being released later? I currently have 1 through 8.

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    1. I'm looking for the same thing. We have been to a dozen Walgreens and havent found numbers 9-12

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    2. I hope the next set comes soon, I love these things!

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    3. 9-12 have bn seen in a few usa kmarts that I've heard, also heard California. Other than that no idea. I'm in Australia n we have them

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    4. Found 9 to 12 at giant. Live in pa

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    5. Have found up to 14. 10) Jackson Storm 11)Ramone 12)Natalie Certain 13)Fabulous Ramone 14) Fabulous Lightning Mcqueen

      15)Dinoco Cruz 16) Arvy 17) Dirt Trac Doc Hudson (Not found yet) most located at Walgreens in Frederick MD

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  9. Anybody find or have the code for the dirt track fabulous hudson??

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    1. They only have regular Doc Hudson. No dirt track... yet

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  10. Thanks for the guide. I managed to feel up a blind bag and get Natalie Certain for my son - which is what he asked for so at least his Lightening McQueen has a play buddy now 🙂 Mater is probably the easiest to find because he has a very distinct shape. I guess the numbers on the bag take the fun out of guessing now 😉

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  11. Can anyone help me get car number 9 and 12? I have went through over 100 bags and can't find these 2!!!

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  12. Hi, I got them tonight for you, let me know if you still need them.

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    1. I still need #9 and #12. Where did you find them?

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    2. I live in Idaho, got them at Fred Meyers

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    4. Here in TX, we're stuck w/ only Walgreens & Best Buy - Mattel confirmed that those stores got batches that were limited to just cars 1-8...

      Dizzysu!, if you can still get any above 8, I'd definitely be interested, thx!

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  13. If anyone has spare 9-14 I'd be thrilled to buy them from you, can't find them anywhere in southern Indiana

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  14. Update... 13 florida ramone, 14 fabulous lightning, 15 dinoco cruz, 16 arvy, 17 dirt track hudson hornet

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  15. Anyone knew Tim Treadless' number?

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  16. Ziggy, any chance of picking up any extras of 13-17 and selling?

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  17. Anyone in Australia seen numbers beyond 12 yet?

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  18. 18 sarge, 19 river Scott, 20 Dr damage, 21 Tim treadless, 22 Louise Nash, 23 Danny swervez, 24 smokey

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  19. Anyone else having a hard time finding numbers 15 - 24? Not sure they have been released in the mid-Atlantic region yet. Walgreens no longer carries them and I haven't seen anything above #14 at Best Buy and Kmart.

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  20. Hi. Im in the uk. Ive got all 1-12 and they now have packs with the new ones on, i guess 13 + but all the pack still have the 1 - 12 in them but packs show the new cars. Anyone know the codes for the new ones please

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  21. 18 - Tim Treadless
    19-Sarge
    20-Danny Swervez
    21-River Scott
    22-Louise Nash
    23-Dr.Damage
    24-Smokey

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    1. These codes are incorrect.
      Correct codes are
      18 sarge
      19 river Scott
      20 Dr damage
      21 Tim treadless
      22 Louise Nash
      23 Danny swervez
      24 smokey
      They have bn confirmed

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  22. hi i have two beautiful autistic grandsons who love them but so far in the uk i can only find 1-14 does anyone know if we are going to get them?/

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    1. I got no 21 from tesco last night, i think you just have to shop around

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    2. Hi nanny train. my 2-year old also has autism and loves these! I have quite a few doubles (although i'm thinking they may not be very rare). Happy to do a swop or something if I have any you need.

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  23. I saw them up to number 24 in both Sainsbury's and Tesco this week. I'm off to get more today! I'm desperate for an extra number 17 for myself for my desk at work!

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  24. So the complete list of CARS 3 Mini Racer Mystery Packs is...
    1 McQueen
    2 Chick
    3 Doc
    4 Cruz
    5 Mater
    6 Cal
    7 Sheriff
    8 Luigi
    9 Murray
    10 Jackson
    11 Ramone
    12 Natalie
    13 florida ramone
    14 fabulous lightning
    15 dinoco cruz
    16 arvy
    17 dirt track hudson hornet
    18 sarge
    19 river Scott
    20 Dr damage
    21 Tim treadless
    22 Louise Nash
    23 Danny swervez
    24 smokey

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  25. Anybody know any of the wave 3 codes. I’ve seen cars numbered from 25-32??

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  26. I am in the UK and annoyingly it looks like they have changed all of the codes around on Wave 3 of the cars 3 minis to stop people collecting them all easily. I have now ended up with a few copies - lucky I have twins!

    They seem to have Derby racers series (demo derby in cars 3), radiator springs series, cars 3 series and metallic series and it is all new numbering.

    So for the ones I got yesterday:

    02 - Mater
    06 - Jackson Storm
    11 - Dinoco Cruz Ramirez
    37 - Danny Swervez

    If anybody has details of any further code updates for the latest set please let us know...

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    1. I am in Germany,

      New bag codes I got are:

      #7 Cal
      # 25 chick
      # 35 Murray
      # 38 Gold Cruz
      # 39 Muddy Tires McQueen

      Looks to be mostly mixed up. 😓

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    2. I'm uk picked up 06 07 and 29. Got cal weathers, river Scott and red/white ram one if it helps

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    3. Rculp where in Germany are you finding them? I'm sending my sister hunting and don't know what stores to check

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    4. In Germany Toysrus & Rossman is where I find them

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  27. I’m in the uk

    New series codes

    1. McQueen
    2. Mater
    6. Jackson storm
    7. Cal weathers
    8. River Scott
    11. Dinoco Cruz Ramirez
    12. Smokey
    14. Metallic Jackson storm
    17. Fab doc Hudson
    21. Doc Hudson
    25. Chick hicks
    26. Natalie certain
    27. Fab McQueen
    28. Metallic McQueen
    29. Florida Ramone
    31. Murray cluthburn
    32. Dr damage
    37. Danny Swervez
    38. Metallic Cruz Ramirez
    39. Dirt track McQueen

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    1. May I know what K code is on the back for this new number system?
      For example, K12A, K22A.

      For the old number system, the K codes are the ff: K11A / K12A / K19A / K21A / K22A / K27A.

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    2. Does anyone know the numbers of Mr. Drippy or Tiny Lugsworth in wave 3?

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  28. Looks like most of these wave 3 finds are in EU? Anyone find them in US yet?

    Any way to differentiate from first waves?

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  30. Hi, I am in the UK. Has anyone here seen the 3-packs? It seems like there are a few cars that are only available in the 3-packs. For example Red the fire engine and metallic fabulous mcqueen. My son keeps showing me the fire engine and I dread having to hunt it down from an ebay shark one of these days.

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    1. I’ve seen them for sale on Amazon and Target. The three pack I got was the metallics, it had Jackson, Cruz, & lightening McQueen. There’s 4 different 3 pack mini racers.

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    2. Hi, I’ve just ordered 2 of these 3 packs on the entertainer website �� x

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  31. Thanks for the codes. Here mostly K21A stocks.

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  32. Out of interest has anyone seen the new sets of 3 mini racers? I picked up a random one I'm Sainsbury's last week but when I Google them nothing comes up! They are not blind bags but a viewable set and are ringed in white on the new sheet inside the bags.anyone know of a stockists?

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  33. Hi, i've only been able to find them on amazon so far. Not seen in uk stores. I believe that only two 3-packs have been released so far (there are 4). They each contain 1 car that is exclusive to 3-packs: Red the fire engine; Mr Drippy the watertruck; last lap Rusteze Cruz; and metallic fabullous mcqueen.

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  34. Could anyone please upload an overview (picture) of all available mini racers?

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  35. Has anyone got an updated code list for the new blind bags please? X

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  36. What is the number of the fire brigade?

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  37. The fire car is not in a bag... He is in a 3-pack...

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  39. Who knows the missing numbers:

    1 lighting McQueen
    2 mater
    3
    4
    5
    6 Jackson storm
    7 cal weather's
    8 River Scott
    9
    10
    11 dinoco Cruz Ramirez
    12 smokey
    13
    14 metallic Jackson storm
    15
    16
    17 Fabulous Hudson Hornet
    18
    19
    20
    21 doc Hudson
    22
    23
    24
    25 chick hicks
    26 Natalie certain
    27 fabulous lighting McQueen
    28 metallic lighting McQueen
    29 Florida Ramon
    30
    31 Murray clutchburn
    32 Dr damage
    33
    34
    35
    36
    37 Danny swervez
    38 metallic Cruz Ramirez
    39 derby racers lighting McQueen

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  40. I am looking for Louise Nash.
    Does anyone know the number?

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  41. I also would like go know nee numbers! Please post Thema!

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  42. I mean: Please post the new numbers/codes.

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  43. So in the UK I have seen some new bags with pucs of derby racers on the bags. Codes start with K46A and L03A, but number appear to be the same as the previous list (K41A). I would assume there must be a few new ones added because the box and bag have changed to add Derby racers, but so far I have not been able to find any of the missing numbers.
    Anyone else find any?

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    1. Look for batch code L08 and u will find the derby cars as long as noone has beat u to it. Join the minis Facebook pages

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  44. Updated list

    https://goo.gl/images/WGFTTA

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  45. Updated list

    http://www.takefiveaday.com/2018/04/24/mattel-disney-pixar-cars-3-mini-racers-spring-2018-wave-3-numbering-visual-checklist/

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  46. This list applies to the new design bags only

    1 - Lightning Mcqueen
    2 - Mater
    3 - Sheriff
    4 - Fabulous Hudson Hornet
    5 - Cruz Ramirez
    6 - Jackson Storm
    7 - Cal Weathers
    8 - River Scott
    9 - Tim Treadless
    10 - Louise Nash
    11 - Dinoco Cruz Ramirez
    12 - Smokey
    13 - Arvy
    14 - Metallic Jackson Storm
    15 - Metallic Danny Swervez
    16 - Metallic Tim Treadless
    17 - Chester Whipplefitter
    18 - Cruz As Frances Beltline
    19 - APB
    20 - Jimbo
    21 - Doc Hudson
    22 -
    23 -
    24 -
    25 - Chick Hicks
    26 - Natalie Certain
    27 - Fabulous Lightning Mcqueen
    28 - Metallic Lightning Mcqueen
    29 - Florida Ramone
    30 -
    31 - Murray Clutchburn
    32 - Dr Damage
    33 -
    34 -
    35 -
    36 -
    37 - Danny Swervez
    38 - Metallic Cruz Ramirez
    39 - Dirt Track Lightning Mcqueen

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  47. Does anybody knows the code of Red ( the fire engine)?

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    1. Not released yet but looks like a 3 pack only at this stage

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  48. Has anyone had Fillmore (campervan)?

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    1. No image yet on any leaflet so no design yet

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  50. has anyone found Flo yet??

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