Disney-Pixar's Cars ready for retail road trip

Life-size characters to tour TRU and Smyths stores across the country.
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To celebrate the launch of the new Silver Series range of Disney-Pixar Cars, life-size models of some of the most popular characters are set to tour Toys R Us and Smyths stores across the country.

The tour kicks off on Friday March 29th at Toys R Us in London's Brent Cross, featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater.

The road trip will then travel to TRU stores in Birmingham (March 30th), Cardiff (April 1st) and Southampton (April 2nd), before heading to Smyths Toys Superstores in Bristol (April 3rd) and Beckton (April 4th).

Visitors at each of the six locations will be able to pose for pictures with the characters.

The new Silver Series includes ten speedy and shiny die-cast racers including Lightning McQueen, and will form the new Silver Racer Series from Mattel.

A special Silver Series-themed edition of Disney-Pixar's Cars magazine also hit shelves earlier this week.

Since the launch of the first Cars film, Mattel has produced more than 256 million die-cast character cars worldwide, featuring more than 600 unique designs. More than 200 million die-cast Cars characters have been sold to date - enough to stretch from Tokyo to London.

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