There are a lot of cars out there right now being inspired by Star Wars. The Hot Wheels cars are outstanding. There is also a set that came from the Disneyland Resort that is from the Pixar hit Cars, that really takes the characters to a new level.
On a recent trip down to Disneyland, my wife saw Cars characters dressed up as Star Wars characters, and new my love for both, and decided to get me a variety.
In the first set I opened, it featured two Pitties as Jawas, and Luigi as C-3PO. I was a little sad to not also get Guido as R2-D2, but you can’t get the Pitties any other way, so I think this was an okay way to do it… but you know C-3PO is nothing without his R2.
Lightning McQueen is Luke Skywalker. There are a few similarities that run between the two characters, so it is not a big surprise that this is the way they went. It is also not the first time we have seen Lightning in a helmet. He has also been a jet fighter as well as an astronaut.
I think Red as Chewbacca has to be my favorite. He is so dynamic and fun. He has his bandolier wrapped around both sides of the chassis, as well as the bag on the right side. he also has his bow-caster on the roof. The paint is great, with a pinstripe feel to it. I love the snarl on his face. The irony of Red snarling is not lost on me.
Guess I have a reason to get back down to Disneyland sooner rather than later. There are a few more down there that I think I need. This is a great reflection of what Disney has acquired in the last few years, and has put to good use.