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‘This is the beginning of my villain arc’: People are devastated after Lightning McQueen crocs sell out

'Not getting the Lightning McQueen crocs will push me off the muthaf*ckin edge.'

Apr 28, 2021, 10:21 am*

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Siobhan Ball

Disney and Crocs once again joined forces to launch Lightning McQueen crocs for adults, and they appear to be just as popular as they were in 2019 when the first launch of Disney/Pixar Lightning McQueen crocs took place.

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The shoes, which have “long-lasting LED’s” that light up with every step, once again sold out lightning fast, leading many disgruntled customers to express their disappointment on social media. “I am gonna have a full blown toddler style caillou meltdown If I miss these shoes again,” one, customer who seemingly struck out on the shoes in 2019, said of the 2021 launch.

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I just want to be able to buy my lightning McQueen crocs but of course the website crashed.I am gonna have a full blown toddler style caillou meltdown If I miss these shoes again
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In fact, there were some calls for Crocs to make them a “regularly sold clog,” with one user calling it “not very kachow” of the brand to refrain from doing so.

"Just make them a regularly sold clog! Please  @Crocs !!! It is not very Kachow of you! We the people deserve the Lightning McQueen crocs!" Embedded screenshot of a tweet from Crocs announcing the shoes were sold out
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Not getting their hands on a pair of the coveted shoes was apparently the last straw for many online.

“This is the beginning of my villain arc,” one person joked.

“THIS YEAR HAS SUCKED ASS AND NOT GETTING THE LIGHTNING MCQUEEN CROCS WILL PUSH ME OFF THE MUTHAFUCKEN EDGE,” another said.

THIS YEAR HAS SUCKED ASS AND NOT GETTING THE LIGHTNING MCQUEEN CROCS WILL PUSH ME OFF THE MUTHAFUCKEN EDGE
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"no lightning mcqueen crocs for me" image of Thanos from the Avengers movie and the text "reality is often disappointing"
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"When you didn't know they were selling Lightning McQueen crocs until they were already sold out..." screen grab of the car flipping in the movie with the text "from this moment everything will come"
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Users also directed their anger at scalpers and customers who used bots to buy up the shoes.

"If you used a bot to buy Lightning McQueen crocs, your mom’s a hoe" screenshot of the shop page showing they're sold out
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I’m looking on eBay and someone is selling a pair for $329 and another person is selling them for $495 I’m mad
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If you bought the lightning mcqueen crocs just to resell for 3x the price ur moms a whore
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"To anyone who thinks I’m overreacting about bots buying out the lightning McQueen crocs:" image of a red anthropomorphic car on a rainbow background with the test "your opinion is ka'shit"
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"life without lightning mcqueen crocs is empty" the bugs bunny in black tie mean with the text "I wish resellers and bots a very die"
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"no one actually got the lightning mcqueen crocs, just bots and resellers. all y’all can kiss my ass istg first y’all took over the sneaker game now we can’t even have CROCS ?????" Photograph of a Black man wearing a do rag, heavy gold chains and a white t-shirt making a done expression
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While many are in despair over their inability to obtain the shoes, the memes it spawned are entertaining at least.

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"all i wanted was a pair of lightning mcqueen crocs i am in agony" screenshot of the sold out page and then a meme of a hamster on a couch looking anxious and the text "I can't fucking take it seriously I'm at my limit"
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"My mental health depends on getting these god damn Lightning McQueen Crocs 😭"  photograph of two laptops and one tablet all on the sold out page
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"The Lightning McQueen crocs stays on during sex" cgi figure wearing head to toe Lightning McQueen clothes by a Lightning McQueen racer bed and other accessories with the text "get in time to sex"
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"U ok babe? U haven’t even tried on your limited edition Lightning McQueen crocs 🥺" close ups of red crocs with Lightning McQueen's eyes and decals on them
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"currently me when I found out the Lightning McQueen crocs sold out Crying cat face" badly drawn digital image of Lightning McQueen crying and saying kachow

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*First Published: Apr 27, 2021, 5:34 pm