Pixar’s original Cars movie worked because you believed cars had feelings.
Anthropomorphized vehicles talking, fighting, falling in love. It all clicked because of Pixar’s animation prowess and the voice talents of people like Owen Wilson.
That magic, though, doesn’t always translate to the real world. Toys built around these movies are generally disappointing because they can’t capture the personality and emotion of the original characters.
Sphero’s Ultimate Lighting McQueen animatronic toy car may be that breakthrough product. It gets virtually every detail right (at nearly $300, it should) and is instantly captivating. Read more…