'Cars 3' Exclusive: New Toy Vehicles Put Radiator Springs, Next-Gen Racers in Your Pocket

Marcus Errico
·Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Entertainment
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Lightning McQueen visits some old friends (Credit: Disney-Pixar)

First the new Cars 3 trailer, now the new toys.

Disney unveiled the latest preview for the threequel on Wednesday, showing how Lightning McQueen tries to reboot his career following a catastrophic crash and the threat of irrelevance posed by a new generation of high-tech racers. Today, Mattel will unveil its complete line of Cars 3 offerings, from miniature vehicles of old and new characters to playsets to larger-scale interactive toys — and Yahoo Movies has your exclusive first look below.

The franchise built around animated autos has driven more merchandise sales than any other Pixar film, with Mattel’s line of die-cast cars leading the way. The toy maker, known for its Hot Wheels, has released hundreds of different Cars-branded vehicles since the first film debuted in 2006. For the new release, Mattel is refreshing its fleet and will launch with 103 vehicles, with single-car packs going for $3.99 each.

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The new wave of Cars 3 die-cast vehicles. Get the full-size image. (Credit: Mattel)
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The refreshed line includes familiar vehicles alongside newbies, as well as multi-pack sets. Get the full-size image. (Credit: Mattel)

New sets include the “Crazy 8 Crashers Smash & Crash Derby Playset” ($29.99), where you use your vehicle to knock down Miss Fritter, the monster school bus; “Willy’s Butte Transforming Track Set” ($24.99), where you can launch vehicles over ramps and around loops in three different configurations; and “Travel Time Mack Playset” ($19.99), Lightning’s personal hauler that comes with the pit crew of Guido and Luigi and can accommodate four vehicles in all.

Disney Pixar Cars 3 Crazy 8 Crashers Smash & Crash Derby Playset
Crazy 8 Crashers Smash & Crash Derby Playset (Credit: Mattel)
Disney Pixar Cars 3 Willy's Butte Transforming Track Set
Willy’s Butte Transforming Track Set (Credit: Mattel)
Disney Pixar Cars 3 Travel Time Mack Playset
Travel Time Mack Playset (Credit: Mattel)

Finally, Mattel has a 20-inch Lightning McQueen ($24.99), as well as “Movie Moves” versions of McQueen and his training pal Cruz Ramirez ($29.99 each), which respond to motion, speak lines of film dialogue, and feature lights and sound effects.

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20-inch Lightning McQueen (Credit: Mattel)
Disney Pixar Movie Moves Lightning McQueen
Movie Moves Lightning McQueen (Credit: Mattel)
Disney Pixar Cars Movie Moves Cruz Ramirez
Movie Moves Cruz Ramirez (Credit: Mattel)

The new vehicles arrive in stores next week; Cars 3 hits theaters on June 16.

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