Cars 3 Travel Time Mack Review (Mattel)

Cars 3 Travel Time Mack
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What It Is

Always be ready to transport Lightning McQueen and be a part of his team, Mack is one loyal truck. The Cars 3 Travel Time Mack Playset from Mattel, inspired by the latest movie in the Cars franchise, includes a plastic Mack truck with a launcher for fun vehicle play. Measuring 12.5-inches, it features images of Lightning McQueen on both sides, and working wheels. It opens on one side, as well as the back, to reveal the launcher. Load the included Luigi car into the launcher, pull it back, and push Guido to watch the yellow Fiat zoom out of the back of Mack. Four vehicles (sold separately) can fit inside the truck. The hauler also features a detachable cab, though there aren't any instructions as to how to detach it. Additional Cars 3 vehicles are also available, and some similarly sized ones are compatible with the launcher including Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, Jackson Storm, and Smokey. Each is sold separately. This is a fun set for Cars fans, and kids who enjoy vehicle play.

Is It Fun?
This playset offers imaginative, and standard vehicle play to kids who love toy cars, or all things related to the Disney Pixar Cars movies. Inspired by Cars 3, it features characters Mack, Luigi, and Guido. The launcher is easy to operate, allowing kids to launch vehicles from inside Mack, down a ramp, and out the back door. Only the Luigi car is included but additional characters are available, and compatible with the launcher including Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, Jackson Storm, and Smokey. Four vehicles can fit inside the truck. Kids may want to purchase those for more racing fun. 
Who It’s For
The Cars 3 Travel Time Mack Playset is recommended for kids ages 4 years old and up. It will appeal to fans of Disney Pixar Cars' movies, and characters, as well as any child who enjoys vehicle, and racing play. 
What To Be Aware Of
At the time of this review, we had not yet seen Cars 3 so we cannot speak to any specific scenes this playset may be modeled after. Either way, it's fun for imaginative, and vehicle play. It includes a 12.5-inch plastic Mack truck, and a small Luigi vehicle for launching. Guido is not a removable vehicle; he is used as the part of the launching mechanism. 


Luigi comes attached to the inside of the truck. To remove the car, you will need to detach the cab of the truck, and turn the black plastic piece until Luigi comes loose. No instructions are included demonstrating how to detach the ca. We found it comes apart if you pull it off but in doing so, it feels like it may break. It does snap back in easily though. 


Additional Cars 3 vehicles compatible with the launcher include Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez, Jackson Storm, and Smokey. Each is sold separately. 

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy