We were recently very lucky to be invited up to Disney HQ in London for the launch of their new ground breaking product AppMATes. We got to see and play with them and other games from the Cars 2 range and then we watched Toy Story Hawaiian Vacation which is superb and Cars 2 in the Disney theatre! Can you imagine how privileged we felt? Both films were excellent and the whole Disney experience for us was a very special one indeed. Daddy was particularly taken with these guys…
Cars 2 is a incredibly popular hit with preschoolers and beyond and I must admit I thoroughly enjoyed the film, I even tutted when one twin needed the loo and I had to accompany her out as I didn’t want to miss any of the brilliant story – I know it’s bad isn’t it but I did take her, honestly! Here are a couple of the Cars 2 computer games that are available for Christmas presents this year which the girls loved playing with.
It goes without saying that there is an enormous collection of Cars 2 merchandise available to suit all pockets from pencil cases to packed lunch boxes and drink bottles there’s something for everyone, here’s a few bits that we came home with – Thank you Disney
For all parents who own an iPad – you will have first hand knowledge on how that wonderful gadget becomes the property of your little ones once they get their sticky mits on it right? How many apps have you downloaded to keep the kids happy whilst you’re travelling, trying to watch the news, cheering a poorly child up and so on?
In fact the initially expensive iPad has probably saved you on more than one occasion from a full scale tantrum or simple boredom and so has now earned it’s exclusive 1st place on your list of essential gadgets.
That’s why I am ever so, ever so proud to present you an industry first! Disney has recently launched its Disney AppMATes Mobile application toys, a ground breaking new toy that comes to life digitally when used with an Apple iPad by allowing children to use the tablet’s screen as a virtual playmat.
The AppMATes toy line features Cars 2 vehicles with sensors on the base of each car that are recognised as a unique footprint by the app with no cable or Bluetooth connection required. All you have to do is download the free Cars 2 Appmates app from the iTune app store, place your Appmates toy character on the screen and play. Look how my two mastered it in no time
Some of the Cars 2 Appmates features include
- Exploration – Drive around Radiator Springs, visit Flo’s V8 cafe
- Directed game play – Perform missions unique to each character like helping bring a tow hook back to Mater
- Racing – five race tracks available to choose from – need I say more?