Cars Micro Drifters

The Cars Micro Drifters (which premiered that SDCC this year) have officially made it onto the store shelves and into our collection.

Disney Pixar Cars Micro Drifters: Gold Lightning McQueen

Gold Lightning McQueen – with other Micro Drifters

While there were a good 4+ different packs at the store, we opted for these two, which featured all “Cars 2” characters (including a special Gold Lightning McQueen).  The other cases featured race cars from the first “Cars” movie (Chick Hicks, Clutch Aid, Octane Gain, etc.).

Disney Pixar Cars - Micro Drifters

Micro Drifters – packaging

In the commercial for the Micro Drifters, it shows the cars speeding down ramps, jumping from one to another.  So (of course) we had to put it to the test.  Here is Dawson’s YouTube debut, showing off his new Micro Drifters in action:

As you see in the video, the Cars don’t always stay upright, often times flipping over when jumping over gaps.  But Dawson didn’t mind, as his favorite part was trying to make them flip off the ramps and “crash”.

With these miniature speed machines measuring slightly smaller than a Quarter, not a single detail was missed.  Check out these close-ups of Grem (Dad’s favorite):

Disney Pixar Cars Micro Drifters: Grem

Disney Pixar Cars Micro Drifters:  Grem

Disney Pixar Cars Micro Drifters:  Grem

Disney Pixar Cars Micro Drifters:  Grem

Before buying these, you should know that the wheels on these cars do not move.  Instead, there is a weighted ball in the bottom that (1) allows the cars to roll quickly and (2) gets the cars to (almost always) face forward when in motion.

Disney Pixar Cars Micro Drifters:  Grem Bottom Ball

Price point on these (at Target) is $5.99 for a 3-pack.  I’d definitely recommend picking up a couple packs… though I don’t think we’ll collect hundreds of them…. 5 or 10 cars is enough for us.  In addition to Gold Lightning McQueen and Grem, here are the four we picked up:

Disney Pixar Cars Micro Drifters: Professor Z

Professor Z

Disney Pixar Cars Micro Drifters: Finn McMissile

Finn McMissile

Disney Pixar Cars Micro Drifters: Acer

Acer

Disney Pixar Cars Micro Drifters: Holly Shiftwell

Holly Shiftwell

We’re excited to add these to our Cars collection and will definitely get our use out of them.  After you pick up yours, leave us some feedback.  Let us know if you have any good ramp-buliding tips… ours could’ve used a little work.  🙂

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2 thoughts on “Cars Micro Drifters

  1. This is a cool blog:) The Drifters are awesome! We spend a lot of time playing with them. It is about time that they came out with new Cars toys. I did see at Target they now have a race track for the Drifters it looks sweet.

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