We have a tradition here at Rock Father HQ that every Spring, the Easter Bunny leaves the girls the new collection of Easter Hot Wheels – a set available in super-limited quantities at Walmart every year. While the Bunny has yet to find the 2017 set (I’ve spoken to him, and he’s actively hunting), this year there’s something else that Mattel has for the season, and it comes from the ever-growing world of Disney•Pixar’s Cars. Available for a limited time, the Easter Cars assortment features vehicles and coordinating baskets that are based on the 2012 book, Mater and the Easter Buggy. Easter Lightning McQueen, Easter Mater, Easter Ramone, and yes, The Easter Buggy are all hopping into town… but the real trick is gonna be finding them.
With a suggested retail of just $5.99 each, these would make a great addition to any kid’s Easter basket, but early shipments have quickly sold-out and fallen into the hands of third-party sellers, and thus are commanding a hefty price. Even the Mattel Shop had them available as a gift pack, and that’s gone for now as well.
While on the hunt for the Easter Cars, stay tuned – I’ll be heading out to San Francisco later this month for the #Cars3Event! I’ll be bringing exclusive coverage of Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3, the new ABC series, The Toy Box (which involves Mattel), and more!
Disney•Pixar Cars 3 – June 16, 2017
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!
Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“) and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short).