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Part of the Cars 2 mega marketing machine are a set of 4 1/32 size pull back and go toys of McQueen, Bernoulli, McMissile, and Mater. McMissile was cool, and looked to be the easiest to convert, so I picked it up. I was going to try and put a motor and gear on the original chassis but that looked too hard for me to do. I dug through all my cars and found that the Audi TT was the best match for wheel base on this toy. Quite a bit of plastic surgery later and the Audi chassis fit well under the McMissile body. Using some epoxy putty, I made new screw mounts for the chassis and put it together. Here's a video showing it running. It's a digital car, and so can change lanes on my SSD track. There was plenty of room for the chip in its original location, so I didn't have to mod that at all. I'll try to get some pictures of the chassis and body later, once I get a better mount for the front, which I had to remove the original screw mounts from the chassis.

 

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dude thats wiked!!! i got to get myself that set!! really want to see mater on the track!!! Where did you get them from?? disney store is it??
 

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Were these from the Disney store? I looked but didn't see that group of 4.
Did see others and lots of single cars.

Still laughing at the blue 3 wheeler name though... Tomber - french "to fall" much like Jeremy Clarkson in the Reliant Robin.

Mark
 

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how did you find the tyres on the new cars? i converted an old lightening mcqueen for my son and the tyres are so hard they dont hold at all
 

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Hey Mr Flippant,

we seem to think alike. I just finished my McMissile some days ago. I put a PCS chassis beneath it and some BRM wheels.



Btw these cars are done by Mattel, and advertised as Pullback racers, sized 1:34. I've seen them quite wellpriced in US and CA.

When comparing McMissile to a 1:1 DB5 sizewise (length, width and wb) I got some different ratios, though. Length was about 1:35, width 1:28 and wheelbase spot on 1:32. As Cars cars do not quite follow 1:1 cars dimensions, I take it these toys are about 1:32.

Here's a picture next to a (yet unfinished) Proto Slot Kit Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta:


I have plans to do a Tow Mater later this summer, not sure yet of the McQueen or Bernouille cars as Carrera will do them better probably (Scalex won't sell them over here). These Mattel versions have stickers and it shows.
 

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me to - do you have a Toys'R'Us nearby Phil - I think they have them on special

I was looking at a Mater and a Finn

cheers
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