This Friday, the world will be introduced to an international espionage adventure in CARS 2. Join Lightening McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his best friend Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) in a story of fast paced fun for the entire family.
Thanks to Disney, I’ve already seen the movie twice while I was in Hollywood, once for the press junket and again for the Red Carpet Premiere. Although, I have yet to let you guys know what I thought of the movie (that will come tomorrow), I WILL let you guys in on some REALLY cool toys hitting store shelves in time for the release of CARS 2. If you’ve got a CARS fanatic in your house, get ready for loads of CARS 2 Toys at stores near you.
As I mentioned above, I was honored to be a part of the Disney Dreamworks Event where they invited 22 bloggers to be a part of all the action behind the movie of CARS 2. We got to interview the talent, walk the Red Carpet, and better yet, watch the movie before ANYONE else. It was a big ball of excitement.
One of the first surprises Disney surprised us with was a Disney Gift bag jam packed with the newest CARS 2 toys hitting store shelves. They also threw in a few other items like Disney Junior shirts, Lemonade Mouth CD, cookbooks, and so much more. Check it out:
After I arrived home, I was almost in tears seeing how happy these toys made my children. They are so excited about the movie and eager to get to the theater on Friday for the release. With that said, I thought I’d share with you a few toys that would be GREAT for Summer Birthday Gifts or to add to the excitement when you take your kids to see CARS 2.
1. CARS Crash ‘Em from Just Play Products: Whether tossing ‘em, slamming ‘em, or crashing ‘em, you will have a blast with these interactive, plush cars! With so many phrases each, your favorite Cars 2 characters will be waiting for you to have endless fun!
2. Cars 2 Lights & Sounds Die Cast Vehiclesfrom Mattel: Bring all your favorite 1:55 scale die cast characters to life with working headlights, realistic sounds and hilarious phrases from the movie. Collect them all! Characters include: Finn McMissile, Lightning McQueen, Mater, Francesco and more.
3. Cars 2 Spy Shifters Transforming Vehiclesfrom Mattel: Transform your favorite CARS 2 characters into “spy mode”! Just like in the movie, characters reveal spy gadgets, secret weapons and more. Push the button and watch them transform. Characters include: Finn McMissile, Mater, Holley Shiftwell, Rod “Torque” Redline and more.
4. The Grand Prix Microphone from First Act: It’s a cordless mix with built-in speaker. Hear McQueen say 3 lines from CARS 2. Includes Car sound effects and on/off button. 3xAAA batteries required (not included).
5. Disney/Pixar Cars 2 Lightning McQueen Learning Laptopfrom VTech:
This learning toy has some ride. Preschoolers will love this notebook shaped like McQueen. Moms will love the learning that goes along with it. Revved for fun, the Lightning McQueen Learning Laptop features fifteen activities that teach letters, words, math and logic. It comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, LCD screen, fun tire-shaped mouse and three Cars character buttons.
Look for all of these CARS 2 Toys at participating retailers such as Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, and even online at Amazon.com. Prices vary.
Are your kids excited to see CARS 2?! Will you be seeing it in theaters?
Check out more of our Disney Dreamworks Event Coverage:
- Baytown Mom Heads to Hollywood!
- CARS 2 Prize Pack Giveaway!
- Wordless Wednesday: Latinas on the Red Carpet for CARS 2
- Hollywood Day 1: Meeting the Talent of Winnie the Pooh
- Toys News: CARS 2 Toys Hit Store Shelves
- Hollywood Day 2: Screening The Help Movie and Holding an Oscar
- Movie Talk: Who Do You Call in CARS 2?
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