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Retail Now: Hot Wheels DISNEY CHARACTER CARS show up at Safeway

10/28/2018 — I was walking through my local Safeway store here in Phoenix when my daughter shouts, “Hey Dad, its an Elsa Hot Wheels car!” … I turn around and she has the Elsa #Character Car in-hand already, as she had spotted a whole display of Disney Character Cars. I had walked right past it. I had not expected to see these at retail as I had not seen anyone else find these yet — let alone at my local Safeway store which constantly carries old stock.

My 4-year-old daughter was enamored with Elsa, Mickey Mouse, Maleficent and Mike Wazowski whereas I had gravitated towards Jack Skellington and the Winnie the Pooh “honey [cement] mixer”. Priced at $4.99, I had to exercise a little restraint, and with my daughter — who thinks we can buy anything we want from the store — it was the perfect lesson for her. We each picked out one car: she picked Elsa (no surprise) and I ended up grabbing Jack Skellington to feature this week … with it being Halloween and all.

It sounds like Hot Wheels has plans to release a whole bunch of Disney #Character Cars in 2019 … and with this series just starting, its the perfect time to collect. Which ones will you be grabbing?

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Hot Wheels Disney Character Cars found at a Safeway Store in Phoenix, AZ on 10/28/2018

Disney Character Cars Series 1

  1. Mickey Mouse
  2. Elsa
  3. Winnie the Pooh
  4. Maleficent
  5. Jack Skellington
  6. Mike Wazowski

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2 replies »

    • Character cars are not standard 4-piece cars. Many have 6 or more pieces. Your comment about how they should cost $1 is misinformed.

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