The popular family movie Cars, released in 2006, was created and marketed by Disney and Pixar. Following its release, many Cars-themed toys hit the market. Cars 2, a 2011 sequel released by the same studio, introduced many new characters.
Race-car tracks, based on the movies,
have proven big hits with young fans. The Cars 2 Barrel Blowout Track Set has barrels that roll down the hill behind the Cars 2 character Finn McMissile while a crate swings across the track from a crane, making it an exciting set-up for kids. There is even a car track for the bathtub. The Cars World Grand Prix Splash Speedway Track Set features floating tubes that kids can use to design their own track. Cars in the design of many Cars characters -- such as Mater and Holley Shiftwell -- are also bestsellers.
A Cars-themed table-and-chair set for kids expands the world of the movie even further; the set has a round table with large Cars graphic and two matching ottomans. Cars characters also make an appearance in a version of the Go Fish game, for children ages 4 and older.