Monorail Series 1: Cars Explained

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Monorail Series 1: Cars
Released Date: March 27 (DLR APs), March 30 (WDW and DLR)
Price: $11.95
Details: 12 figure mystery box set. Each figure is shaped like a Monorail car and is 4.5 inches long. Maria Clapsis and Thomas Scott designed the figures, Lin Shih designed the mold shape and Eric Caszatt designed the packaging. I love the retro look of the artwork:

Update: 3/21/12 Here are some photos of the Orlando D-Street display case from Austin. In the first shot, you can see the underside of the monorail showing a space where the rail would be.
Underside of Lightning and Mater
Full Display
Ka-Chow! McQueen’s close up
Sheriff and Ramone
Lightning McQueen
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Chick Hicks
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Doc Hudson
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Filmore
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Finn McMissile
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Flo
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Francesco Bernoulli
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Red
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Mater
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Ramone
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Sheriff
Photo from Vinylnation.net and Damang6388
Holly Shiftwell
(Chaser)

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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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austin reed
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austin reed

I don’t care what anyone else says best set this year so far

Nathan
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Nathan

I’ve been dying to find out if the bottom of these actually has the void for the “mono” rail?!? None of the photos I’ve found show the front or back to see this clearly. Does anyone have insight on this? I think if they left the void it would make the set more appealing to a broader audience.

Jessica
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Jessica

Nope it doesn’t say void anywhere on any of them. We just got back from Disney World and bought several of these for my son. I just checked and I found nothing like that on them.

Annemarie
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Annemarie

I don’t like Cars very much, but I am a fan of this set. Some of them look more interesting than others. I’d love to get my hands on Fillmore.

Cole
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Cole

I agree, But I also do like Fillmore.

Doug
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Doug

I had a very… ‘un-Disney’ thought when I heard this series discussed on the show. Seeing them ? Yeah.

IndyandMarion
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IndyandMarion

Oh wow look at that bottom! …..still don’t care about them.

Hillary
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Hillary

There’s no need to be sarcastic!

psu4glory
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psu4glory

no interest…i know that disney’s official position is that VM is a brand, not a mold…but VM will always be the mickey-mold to me…

Brad B
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Brad B

The Monorail mold looks too much like my son’s Thomas the Tank Engine wooden train set cars. If they had the actual Disney Monorail paint schemes on them, I would probably collect the set. The regular set of 11 could be the different paint jobs we see today with the chaser being something like the special Tron trains. There could even be a variant of the chaser……a yellow one for the WDW version and blue for the DLR version. Another thought would be to have other past paint jobs like the Mark I thru VI. You could throw in the… Read more »

TJ
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TJ

Sucks!!!!

madarmadillo
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madarmadillo

Would they do the Tronorail or new Avengers monorail with these molds?

Fuzzman
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Fuzzman

We just got back from Disney and these are awesome in person! There is a void underneath and they are totally cool. We love vinylmations and the shape did not take away from this for us. I think it is ok for them to have different shapes, for a special set of vinylmations to exist per se. My son loves them and we have almost collect the whole set with several duplicates unfortunately. :( But we can always try to sell those. Overall, love these! I am not sure I would want a ton of different vinylmation shape designs, but… Read more »

Nick Phillips
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Nick Phillips

We have found 2 Holley Shiftwell chaser cars. One does not have a sunroof. I can’t find any evidence of a variance. Could this be an error?

Nick
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Nick

Okay, I’m good with that, but regardless, one of the Holley Shiftwell cars does not have a sunroof. I’m thinking it may be an error.

Henry
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Henry

Nick, If you want to trade it let me know, you can e-mail me at [email protected]

Nick
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Nick

Cool, it sounds like I have an error. I’m not sure if these type of mistakes are collectable or not.

Derwood43
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Derwood43

Maybe wrong place, but I have two Maters and a Fillmore for trade.

Sonja
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Sonja

To the Mater & Fillmore trader, do you still have them? I have a Lightening for trade.