One of the biggest new animated movies of the summer happens to be from one of Pixar’s biggest movie franchises: Cars. This summer, Lightning McQueen and friends will return for Cars 3, an all-new tale in the talking car saga which will follow McQueen as he’s challenged by an all-new wave of faster cars.
Of course, with a brand new Disney movie comes a new line of toys from some of the biggest names in the toy biz for your kids to play with, and there are already numerous Cars 3 toys available that your kids will love. Here are some of the best Cars 3 toys you’ll find on Amazon:
1. Cars 3 Deluxe Miss Fritter Bus
There are many great new characters added to the Cars franchise with the third movie, and one of the most memorable is Miss Fritter, the bus with attitude who is introduced at the demolition derby. The toy version of the demolition derby bus is an oversized die-cast vehicle that is part of the new collection of Cars 3 toy cars. It’s highly detailed, containing her signature slogan, ‘It’s Fritter Time’, right on the bank of the bus. You’ll also find numerous license plates on the side of her, with each license plate likely representing the cars she has demolished. She looks super cool, and any Cars 3 fan will be happy to have her.
2. LEGO Juniors Thunder Hollow Crazy 8 Race Building Kit
Of course, LEGO always has to have their hands in movie merchandising, and they’ve got a brand new building kit based on the movie as well. It’s the LEGO Juniors Thunder Hollow Crazy 8 Race Building Kit, and it comes with McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, Broadside and Miss Fritter. It also has an Easy to Build Miss Fritter road sign that has movable barriers and two buildable floodlights. If your kids are ready to do some muddin’, this is the best Cars 3 LEGO set you’ll find as of writing this. It also comes with Miss Fritter’s rotating stop sign, three orange cones, three oil drums, four tires, and other assorted car parts. The kit comes with a total of 191 pieces, and it’s recommended for ages 4 to 7 years old.
Price: $27.99 (20 percent off MSRP)
3. Just Play Cars 3 Transforming McQueen Tool Kit
If your kids love tinkering, and more specifically, if they love tinkering with tools, check out the Just Play Cars 3 Transforming McQueen Tool Kit. This kit comes with numerous replaceable parts and all the necessary tools they’ll need to replace those parts, allowing them to put together their own Lightning McQueen car. it comes with 32 pieces in total, including three different spoilers, two exhaust pipes, four wheels, wheel covers, and more. It’s recommended for ages 3 years and up, and it’s already a hot seller on Amazon.
Price: $24.99 (22 percent off MSRP)
4. Cars 3 Mack Hauler
Good ole’ Mack will always be there for Lightning McQueen, which is why this Mack Hauler is a great toy to have. It’s made to hold 1:55 scaled cars (your Hot Wheels, for example). The cab is die-cast and the trailer is made out of plastic, and it also comes with a tool chest, flip-down ramp, an air compressor, and a slide-out work area. The rear of the trailer opens up as you would expect, allowing your kids to haul their favorite cars while they’re playing. It measures 9 inches long, so it’s not as big as you might think. However, it’s still one of the best Cars 3 toys available because it’s one they can use with their other toys (and trust me — they’ll use it!).
5. Cars 3 Deluxe Die Cast Set Next Gen 5-Piece
Die-cast cars are always a great option when picking out gifts for kids, and since Cars 3 is centered around, well, cars, it would only make sense for Disney to package some replicas up into a set and sell it to the masses. The set includes Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, and Sterling, as well as two rookie racers (one orange, and one blue). They’re 1:43 scale, and they come in a display-ready case (although we doubt your kids will want to keep the cars in the display). These cars are highly detailed, and they’re long lasting (as most die-cast cars are).
6. Cars 3 Travel Time Mack Playset
There’s another Mack Playset available, but this one comes with Luigi and Guido and holds up to four vehicles. The Travel Time Mack Playset is 14.5 inches long and 7.5 inches high — much bigger than the other Mack hauler above. It features rolling wheels and it has a fully decorated interior that allows your kids to transport their crew in style. What’s more, there’s also a button on Guido’s rooftop that launches other vehicles.
Price: $16.99 (15 percent off MSRP)
7. Smash & Crash Derby Playset
Many of the new characters come from the Crazy 8 Derby, and if they’re going to be roleplaying some Cars 3 stuff, this Smash & Crash Derby Playset is essential. The arena has three different configurations for three exciting courses, and it comes with some obstacles, including barrels, tires, and more. It also comes with a 1:55 scale mud-covered Lightning McQueen and Miss Fritter’s bus. The arena features signage that says ‘Fritter Time’ on them — cool!
8. Piston Cup Race-Off Playset
Cars 3 is all about racing, of course, so let’s bring some of that competition right to the playroom! Check out the Cars 3 Piston Cup Race-off Playset, which is a set that pits two cars against each other. Oddly, only one car is included, but you can put any Hot Wheels or similarly-sized car in there to race against the one that is included. Basically, two cars are placed on a launcher attached to a track, and when you hit the button at the top, both cars are launched into a race to the finish. There are various themed playsets available, including Piston Cup, Willy’s Butte, Midnight Run, and more.
Price: $14.99 (save $5 when you spend $25 or more on Amazon)
9. Cars 3: Driven To Win Game (Xbox One, PS4, Switch)
Movie video games usually don’t fare well, but the Cars franchise has had some luck so far. Their first game, properly titled Cars, hit the Xbox 360 over 10 years ago, and actually did pretty well (being neither terrible nor great; well by movie video game standards). The newest is Cars 3: Driven to Win and its available for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It’s obviously no Forza, but if you’re looking for pure fun, it’s a great game for your kids with many options for playing.
10. Cars 3 Trouble Board Game
Trouble is a classic board game that kids love to play, thanks to the pop-o-matic roller. One of the best Cars 3 toys you’ll find right now is a Cars 3 Trouble Board Game which is obviously skinned with visuals from Disney’s latest. Players are tasked with getting their four cars all the way around the derby to the finish line before the rest of the players do the same. It’s a classic game that’s a lot of fun, and they’ll appreciate the Cars 3 skin if they’re big fans of the movie.
Price: $14.99 (12 percent off MSRP)