Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cars: Highway Hideout Launcher (Story Sets)

Ever since I was a kid, I loved playsets and accessories to go along with my different collections of action figures and other toys. I always had so much fun being able to re-create my favorite scenes from my favorite movies and that love for diorama building continues with me today.

The new Disney/Pixar Cars "Story Sets" collection from Mattel is a great collection of playsets (comprised of ramps and launchers) based on key locations and moments from the naturally I was instantly drawn to them!

This Story Set, Highway Hideout, is a cool and well designed little launcher based on Route 66 and Lightning Mcqueen's chaotic entrance into Radiator Springs. It really captures the scene!

It took about five minutes to assemble this set and includes sticker decals that you need to apply yourself.

After you press the button to launch Mcqueen from the base, you can lift the platform behind the sign to send Sheriff in pursuit. You can also tangle Mcqueen in the telephone wires just like in the film and lift and close the gate.

This launcher also connects to other ramps and launchers in this series, including the Cozy Cone Spiral Rampway (which I reviewed HERE). 

At $7.99, I feel like this set is extremely well priced. For its size, I was expecting it to be more around the $15 range, so I was pleasantly surprised!

This will go great with my other Cars Radiator Springs playsets, so I'll be excited to set them all up together soon. If you're a Pixar Cars fan and/or collector, then I definitely recommend this set and the others in this series. It's loads of fun for sure. Find it at any store (Walmart, Toys R Us, Target, etc.) or online at Amazon or eBay!

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