Saturday, December 19, 2015

Cars: Hatch 'n Heroes (Part 1- Lightning Mcqueen & Mater)

Clear back in February, during the 2015 Toy Fair, Bandai revealed "Hatch 'n Heroes"- a new collection of small, plastic, egg shaped toys based on some of your favorite Disney & Pixar characters! Appropriately, they arrived in stores right around Easter.

The first batch of [Pixar] characters released in the initial wave included Buzz and Woody from Toy Story and Nemo and Dory from Finding Nemo. Now, Hatch 'n Heroes based on Cars have hit shelves: Lightning Mcqueen, Mater, The King and Francesco Bernoulli! Today I'll specifically be taking a look at Mcqueen and Mater (more on the other two soon).

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These are fun and unique little toys. They start off in the shape of an egg, but as you fold out the various tucked away parts (very similar to Transformers), you begin to see the character take shape! A cute, simple concept.

Lets take these out of the package for a closer look at what I mean...

Lightning Mcqueen
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Admittedly, these are a bit random, but I like 'em. The designs are quite creative! I had fun transforming them and seeing how the many parts were able to be packed into such a little oval shape. It's actually pretty impressive.

Along with these new Cars characters, additional Toy Story Hatch 'n Heroes (such as Rex, Pizza Planet Alien, Bullseye and a newly designed Buzz Lightyear), are also beginning to show up. Look for more on those here soon as well! 

With Christmas just around the corner, keep in mind that these are some good stocking stuffer ideas. You can find them in stores (I found these at Toys R Us) or online (eBay or Amazon are you best bets). 

Have fun and happy holidays! 

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