Up until now, Ridemakerz has been available exclusively at its brick and mortar stores and its online site as well as offering Cars-branded Ridemakerz vehicles at the new ‘Imagination Park’ Disney Stores. But with the release of the Disney/Pixar summer blockbuster, Cars 2, all that’s about to change.
For the first time ever, Ridemakerz will soon be available at Toys ‘R’ Us locations around the nation and feature new shells for Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater to collect. In addition, Ridemakerz will be introducing shells for new characters Finn McMissile and Francesco Bernoulli. As an added bonus, each retailer will have their own exclusive Cars shells, but there will also be some overlap on the availability of the other shells.
There will be one other major difference between the Toys ‘R’ Us offerings and purchasing directly from Disney Store and Ridemakerz and that is the Ridemakerz experience. At Toys ‘R’ Us, the shells will be sold pre-attached to the standard bodies (radio controlled bodies will not be available at the Toys ‘R’ Us level), but as the parts are all compatible and interchangeable, you will have no problem attaching a Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive Cars shell to a Ridemakerz R/C body.
Below is a sampling of some of the new shells coming to Ridemakerz, Disney Store and Toys ‘R’ Us. Look closely and you may spot new decals as well, including the Cars 2 World Grand Prix detailing.