This is the Ultimate Lightning McQueen toy for fans of the animated racing star. The team at Sphero worked with Jay Ward, creative director from the Disney Pixar movie series, Cars, to bring the character to life.
We were blown away by its resemblance to the real thing – from the way it moves its extremely expressive eyes to how it talks.
Yes, it comes loaded with 300 phrases, voiced by actor Owen Wilson, just like in the movie. As we attempted to race our review set and it banged into a wall, it yelled: “Watch where you’re going!” Don’t worry, you can control the voice volume.
It performs drifts with ease and can reach a maximum speed of 9.6kmh. You’ll need to pair it with the app on your iOS or Android device and use the on-screen joystick.
It’s recommended for kids from age eight, but your preschooler will cope just fine with your supervision.