Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Disney·Pixar Cars Week 2021! (February 8th-14th)

KA-CHOW! Even though around here it always seems to be Disney·Pixar Cars Week due to my love of the franchise, this past week (February 8th-14th) was officially Disney·Pixar Cars Week and I had an absolute blast celebrating thanks to the generous folks at Disney! This year Cars Week lead right into Sunday's Daytona 500 race, which couldn't have been more perfect—especially given that Mattel has just released a brand new NASCAR inspired Pixar Cars diecast assortment (more on that below). 

Again, a big thank you to Disney for sending this amazing box of Cars products my way to share with all of you. I hope you see something you really like here for yourself and/or any other Cars fan you might have in your life. I'll include links to buy throughout this post if anything catches your eye.
If you missed my coverage of Cars Week last year, you can check it out HERE. Let's get to it!
First up we have a few items from the newly released Cars 1:55 scale Color Change collection from Mattel! Pixar Cars color changing vehicles were first introduced in 2010 and ended up being very popular (even if they were only available for a short time)—they then went away for a while, came back in 2015, were discontinued again for a few years and then came back yet again last summer in 2020! It's good to see them back on store shelves. To be honest, I've actually never purchased anything from the Color Changers line (since I have been so focused on collecting the standard diecasts), so this was a real treat for me. I loved testing this all out and playing with the cars and the playset—especially now that I have my one year old son Aidan! He thought these were SO cool. 
Just dunk/spray the cars with hot water and watch their colors change instantly right before your eyes. Use icy cold water to change them back! The fun never ends.

You can find the Color Change line at Target right now, so be sure to head there if you're interested ($4.99 each). There are a bunch a characters out right now (spanning all three Cars films). The 3-pack I was sent below (with Lightning McQueen, Mater and Jackson Storm) is an Amazon exclusive gift set, which you can purchase HERE* or by using the link below.
*affiliate links 

The Color Changers Dinoco Car Wash ($19.99—available at Target and Amazon) is incredibly fun. Add hot and cold water into the appropriate containers stored underneath the car wash, then send the cars up the ramp after "fueling up". Squeeze the hot water into the Dinoco sign, then squeeze it out above the wash and watch the magic happen! Oh and make sure to slide the Dinoco pitty back and forth (which will move the car getting washed from side to side) so that the entire car gets covered with water. Slide the pitty all the way to the left and the car will exit the car wash down the ramp (while getting "polished" and "dry"). Bam—a nice wash and a fresh new "paint job" just like that. Dunk the car in cold water to revert the car back to its original colors and let the fun continue again and again! See it in action on YouTube HERE.

Assembly (including adding the stickers) was simple and took less than 10 minutes. Includes a plastic 1:55 scale Dinoco Lightning McQueen Color Changers car and Dinoco pitty. 

How neat is this 14 oz stainless steel tumbler with straw by Simple Modern!? I absolutely love the minimal design featuring Lightning McQueen. You can purchase this on Amazon HERE for $16.99.


You might know by now that I love Little Golden Books and have collected every Pixar release. This is the perfect addition to my collection! My full review of this (and all the Cars "expanded universe" Little Golden Books) will be up soon. You can purchase this on Amazon HERE for $4.29.


Huge Pixar Cars diecast collector here! I've been collecting Cars since 2011 and have well over 700 diecasts in my collection at this point. You can see my full reviews of Wasabi Mouth Mater and Billy Oilchanger HERE & HERE. You may not be able to find these particular diecasts in stores currently (they were available last year), but you can find Mattel diecasts in general at Target and Walmart stores for $4.99.


NEW for 2021 (available at Walmart; $4.99 each), check out these awesome NASCAR inspired Cars 1:55 scale diecasts from Mattel! Lightning McQueen, Jackson Storm, Mater, and Luigi & Guido have been "NASCAR-ified", as well as some of the coolest and most notable NASCAR drivers out there including Chase Elliot, Austin Dillon, William Byron, Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Danny Suarez. Those iconic real-life racers will be transformed into diecasts in the coming months and throughout the rest of the year. Stay tuned!


Here's another pretty cool tumbler I was sent featuring Lightning McQueen (his XRS design from last year), this time by Tervis! You can find this on Amazon HERE for $14.99.

  • Tervis tumblers feature double-wall insulated construction that keeps drinks hot or cold longer
  • Strong, impact resistant BPA-free material
  • 10 oz classic tumbler is kid-friendly, recommended for ages 3 years and up features a contoured outer wall for easy gripping
  • Microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe for no-worry convenience and fit most cup holders


Now this thing is awesome. Me and my one year old son have been LOVING this! This 6" RC Lighning McQueen originally came out in 2017 at the Disney Store and has stuck around all this time due to how popular it is. At only $24.99, it's a great price too. Our advice; just make sure to turn off the remote AND the vehicle when not in use or else the batteries will drain (requires 5 x AAA batteries, included). Purchase HERE at ShopDisney.


Last but not least, we have this super duper fun Lightning McQueen light-up bubble blower from the Disney Store! This has been such a hit here, let me tell you. Aidan only just got introduced to bubbles recently and he loves it every time they bring out the big bubble blower at the baby gym class he attends. His little mind was blown when I showed him this one—his eyes were full of wonder as bubbles started coming out right here in our own home! I was so happy to see that bubbles were included as well so we could start playing with it right away.

You can purchase this wand on ShopDisney HERE for $22.99.

Well, I think that about covers it! How did YOU celebrate Cars week? Which is your favorite Cars film? Again, be sure to let me know all your Cars related thoughts down in the comments and don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

Happy collecting! If you'd like to see all this in action, be sure to follow along with me on Instagram and view my entire celebration by tapping the "Cars Week 2021" highlight (including my unboxing HERE).

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