Ka-chow! Cars 2 Toys Your Kids Will Love

06/24/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
Courtesy Williams Sonoma

What comes before thunder? Lightning McQueen!

The super fast and lovable character (new dad Owen Wilson is back as the voice) from Cars has returned, along with old pals Mater and Sally, as well as a few new friends, in the much-anticipated sequel — Cars 2.

This time, the whole gang heads over to Europe for a whole new adventure.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be hitting the theaters to see the film with the family this weekend.

But once it’s over, your kids are sure to want more of the action.

Fortunately for you, there are loads of cool toys, games and more available so your little speedsters can still enjoy their favorite characters long after the credits have stopped rolling.

Ready to shop? Check out our top picks for Cars 2 toys, gear and much more!

Mini Cake Molds

Rev their engines up with something sweet! Williams-Sonoma‘s Cars 2 Cakelet Pans ($40, above) feature eight of your tot’s favorite characters including Lighting McQueen, Mater, Francesco, Luigi, and more.

The mini treats look so much like the real thing, once you’re done baking your kids won’t know whether to eat them or to play with them.

Diecast Cars

The gang’s all here! He’ll love recreating his favorite scenes with these pint-size cars. Lightning McQueen ($7), Francesco Bernoulli ($4) and Finn McMissile ($4) are the perfect way to kick start hours of imaginative play.

Video Game

Let him take the wheel with Plug It In and Play‘s Cars 2 TV Games ($40). Not only does it hook up straight to the T.V., but it comes with 18 already installed racing games so no need to keep track of any cartridges.


Kids Only‘s Puzzle Furniture ($50) looks like a stack of Lightning McQueen-approved tires, but little hands will have no problem sliding out the two chairs. The sturdy round top works great as an activity table or even for a quick snack fit for a champ.

Walkie Talkies

Finn? Come in, Finn! Whether they’re budding spies or the next top secret agent, the Mater & Finn McMissile’s Spy Walkie Talkies ($17) will let them show off their skills. Even better? They both come equipped with an optional spy feature making solo missions a must.


Even older kids can get in on the fun with the super cool line of Cars 2 LEGOs. Start off with the Ultimate Build Lightening McQueen set ($27) or Mack’s Team Truck ($36), before moving on to the more advanced 517-piece recreation of Flo’s V8 Cafe ($54).

— Anya Leon

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Lucillle on

“New dad”? Oh, you mean the one who just sent his girlfriend and five-month son packing because he wants to “sleep” around? Yeah, thanks – my kids and I will pass on these toys AND on his movie.

JM on

lucille i hadn’t heard about that. can you tell me what happened?

Lucillle on

To JM:


His rep didn’t deny it when asked and most people are taking that as confirmation.

JM on

wow thanks lucille. that’s incredible, he doesn’t want a commitment so he decides to have a child with some he has only know for a very short time. yeah smart move owen. this guy has always struck me as a bit of a douche.

MommatoOne on

Awww…I LOVE them all. And my son is a HUGE Cars fan.

Sad that you rely on a website called Celebithcy for your info though lucille. I rely more on People’s info than some GOSSIP website (which doing a quick google search, that’s all that comes up with this story). So, in another way…I’ll believe it once People is commenting on it.

Lucillle on

Um – when you enter “Owen Wilson Jade Duell breakup” into Google, there are 46,600 entries, only ONE of which is Celebitchy – which I only chose to reference because of some very interesting comments there from someone who knows Jade and her family – and who also seems to know the REAL story behind the breakup). So you’re wrong about that.

Also, People hasn’t commented on the breakup because they rely on the stars’ rep/publicists for their info and Owen’s rep wouldn’t comment on it. If they were together with the baby and this story WASN’T true, I’m sure Wilson would want people to know that and there would be, at the very least, a “Not true” response from his rep.

No response = it’s true but he doesn’t want to discuss it.

Lucillle on

That’s funny – when I Google searched “Owen Wilson Jade Duell breakup”, I got 46,600 results! Try a little harder, MommatoOne!