Back in early 2012, Disney Press released an adorable hardcover Cars inspired book entitled Mater and the Easter Buggy (for my full write-up, check out my post HERE). It has been a hit in young Cars fans' Easter baskets since then and continues to be a holiday favorite year after year.
Well, Mattel has finally jumped on the bandwagon and has released 1:55 scale diecasts of four characters seen in the book: Easter Mater, Easter Lightning McQueen, Easter Ramone and the Easter Buggy himself! It's about time right? Each vehicle includes a unique "Easter tire basket" accessory and comes packaged on a festive egg shaped cardback (featuring Easter-esque designs and pastel colors). SO awesome!
I found these at Toys R Us mid last month after searching around for some time. I was super excited to finally see them hanging there on the pegs. I was going to wait until Easter to post on these, but it made more sense to share them with you now so you can have enough time to track them down before the holiday (part of my job here is to inform you after all!). I know us Cars fans are very aware of these, but many of my readers may not have even known these were out or even existed.
So here's what I decided to do... Ultimately I'm kind of doing this post in two parts. Today I'm giving you a brief look at the characters' appearance in the book and some packaged shots of the diecasts themselves. It should be enough to get you interested! Then ON EASTER, I'll update this post with my detailed thoughts and loose pics! That way you at least know about these now, but I also get to post more on Easter like I originally intended.
Let's take a look!
EASTER LIGHTNING MCQUEEN
Each character retails for Mattel's deluxe sized diecast price of $7.99. If you're having trouble finding them in stores, you still have time to check current eBay listinings HERE or Amazon using the direct links below.
Again, be sure to come back here on Easter for all my additional thoughts and photos! Until then, definitely leave your thoughts in the comments below and/or send me any questions you might have. My questions for you: Which one is your favorite of the four? Who else from the book do you wish got released? For me, the Easter Buggy is without a doubt my fave and I would have loved to see a second McQueen with the bunny ears. Those are my two cents. :)
Best of luck on the hunt!