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Like most boys his age my little boy is absolutely obsessed with cars. He just displays all the classic boy activities when it comes to these machines. He's two so he zooms them around the room, chasing them, makes us join in with other cars and basically just wants to play with them all the time.
He has various types of cars, little Matchbox ones, some remote controlled cars but I would say this one is one of his favourites. Lightning McQueen is a race car and according to an article I read, "Lightning McQueen, typically referred to by his surname McQueen, is an anthropomorphic racecar in the animated Pixar filmCars (2006) and its sequel Cars 2 (2011). He was named after Pixar animator Glenn McQueen (who died from melanoma in 2002), not actor and noted racing buff Steve McQueen. He is based on generic NASCAR vehicles, but with design influences from the Mazda Miata and Dodge Viper. Late in the original film, he is painted much like the Chevrolet Corvette C1"
We love the Cars movies and so this car was definitely going to be a winner with my little boy because he looks just like his character from the film. This McQueen is red, the perfect colour for a racing car in my opinion and like I've said above looks just like his big screen persona. The car is plastic and came with some stickers that you needed to add to the car. They were fairly easy to apply and it was quite simple to see where they belonged.
The car is larger than a car you would get with a race track and is sized in 1:34 scale so it's very easy for my little boy to hold this is his plan width wise and play with it. This makes it the perfect size for zooming across the floor. I think the beauty of this car comes in its simplicity. There are various different forms of McQueen cars you can buy, remote controlled ones, electric ones but this car is one that you simply pull back in order to watch it zoom off when you let it go. My son has been able to do this for quite a few months now and we have fun just sitting across from each other zooming it back and forth to one another. He picked up the motion quite quickly and it's very easy to pull back and actually will travel quite far if you give it a big pull back. It goes in a fairly straight line too which is great.
The nice thing about this car is that it does not require any batteries either so there is no disappointment when the batteries run out and you don't have any in the cupboard as back up (as has happened to me with their other toys on numerous occasions)
The other nice thing about this car is that the fun is not just confined to boys as my little girl likes to play with it too and I often hear them saying that they want to play "racing cars" with each other, very cute.
The car is recommended for ages 3 plus but we gave this to my little boy way before his 2nd birthday and he has loved it since then and I can imagine that this toy will last for quite a long while yet.