This year was a great year for Lightning McQueen with the release of Cars 3! There is no better place to watch a Disney-Pixar release than at the theatre and we were thrilled we went. Dustin is a HUGE cars fan he has everything from wallpaper to sheets so when I found this interactive Ultimate Lightning McQueen I knew it would make the perfect gift for my Cars fan.
Ultimate Lightning McQueen
Based on the popular Shero technology Disney-Pixar’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen is the top of the line racer, packed with tech. You’ll get a lifelike experience with neat features like:
- 6 motors
- Animated LCD eyes
- animatronic mouth
- Ambient light sensors
- Customer speaker
- emotive suspension
- 300+ phrases
Connect to the app and see Lightning respond to your driving commands or sharpen your pit crew skills in Pit Stop Panic!
Driving the car does take a little practice, while the app offers many options and the car is responsive it does have a learning curve (even for adults). You’ll be impressed with how much you can do with this vehicle and the app including:
- Drive & Drift – connect the app to drive and drift Lightning-style just like in the movies
- The Big Race – guide Lightning to victory as you race against opponents from Cars 3
Ultimate Lightning McQueen’s moves, animations and personality are true to the Disney-Pixar Cars character, for any fan it is like meeting him in real life. The reactive touch feature allows Lightning to physically respond to a tap on his roof, hood, sides and near his rear window.
With all the features available and the interactive app download, the age recommendation is 8+. You can purchase Ultimate Lightning McQueen at Best Buy Canada, retail priced at $399.99.
While you might have a little sticker shock you’ll be blown away by the detail and technology that has gone into this one racer. It isn’t hard to tell why it is at the top of many holiday toy lists this year. Lightning is a hit at our house, even for the kids at heart!
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I've partnered with the Ultimate Lightning McQueen PR team to bring you this post, all opinions are my own!