Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cars: Piston Cup Pit Stop (Story Sets)

Note: I'll be mainly repeating my thoughts from my other Cars Story Sets posts, so if you read those, you're probably good to just skip to the pictures here!

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 1:55 scale "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, Piston Cup Pit Stop, is a cool and well designed little launcher based on the memorable climax from the movie when Doc Hudson, as well as others from Radiator Springs, surprise Mcqueen by showing up to be his race team/pit crew.

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

Pull back launcher to lock in place, place car on the base and press the button to send the car speeding away to win the Piston Cup! You can also raise or lower the Radiator Springs team flag, tip the Dinoco gas can to "fuel up" and press the lever on the crew chief stand to rock the car (it simulates "cheering", as the directions say).

Gudio can slide from side to side as well (he's plastic and non-removable).

This launcher also connects to other ramps and launchers in this series, including the Cozy Cone Spiral Rampway (which I reviewed HERE), the Highway Hideout Launcher (reviewed HERE) and the Tractor Tippin' Launcher (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 (especially the Piston Cup 500 Track Set), 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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