Friday, February 3, 2012
Radiator Springs Playtown Mattel toy review Luigi Casa Della Tires
Cruise around town with the Cars 2 Radiator Springs Playtown, which features some of the most popular places in Radiator Springs and was inspired by the hit Disney/Pixar film, Cars 2. Similar to classic Stow 'n Go play sets, Radiator Springs Playtown features quick and easy storage and no loose parts. Kids will love reenacting their favorite scenes from the movie with the Cars 2 Radiator Springs Playtown. Cars 2 die-cast vehicles are sold separately. This Stow 'n Go playset recreates the Radiator Springs environment for you kids to enjoy
Radiator Springs was founded by a steam car named Stanley on May 9, 1909, and a statue of him is outside the town courthouse. He named it "Radiator Springs" when he and Lizzie were cooling their radiators by a spring. Later, Stanley married Lizzie. After Stanley died, more people came to live in Radiator Springs, and the town grew. It was a popular rest area where almost all cars would stop to shop and fill their gas tank. However, in the the early 1960's, Interstate 40 was built near Radiator Springs, which greatly decreased traffic for Radiator Springs, since the Interstate bypassed the town. In 2006, famous racecar Lightning McQueen destroyed the town's main road in a hurry to get to a Piston Cup race in Los Angeles, California, and was arrested for 5 days to fix the road.
Sally Carrera is a royal blue 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera. Her California license plate number is 301PCE. She also appears in the Cars video game. Sally, Lightning McQueen's love interest, is the snazzy town attorney of Radiator Springs. She came to the town several years before, when, in her own words, "I never felt -- happy. So I left California then just drove and drove, and finally broke down right here (Wheel Well Motel). Doc fixed me up, Flo took me in -- well, they all did -- and I never left." Sally then fell in love with the town, and the land around it, and settled down in the town. Sally runs the Cozy Cone Motel. Later, she and Lightning reopened the Wheel Well Hotel. She calls McQueen "Stickers," first as a way to tease him (because of his fake headlights), and later as a friendly nickname.
Flo is the owner of Radiator Springs only gas diner, "Flo's V-8 Cafe" and is married to Ramone, the town's body artist. (The story of their romance is told in the previous paragraph.) Her license plate reads "SHOGRL", the same as the license plates applied to many Motorama show cars, and an obvious pun on the term "showgirl". A shot of Flo's rear end during the cruising scene shows a secondary plate above her license plate which reads "Motorama 1957, she is indeed a Motorama showcar and came to Radiator Springs during a national tour.
Ramone is a 1959 Chevrolet Impala Lowrider who owns the Ramone's Paint and Body Art store, where he paints himself and other cars, including Lightning McQueen later in the film. His license plate reads "L0WNSL0", which is a reference to his catchphrase, "Low and slow." He is married to Flo, whose restaurant is next door to his store. Ramone is usually depicted as purple with a yellow and orange flame job, but throughout the film he changes his paint job every morning to keep his skills sharp, owing to a lack of customers. This situation changes after Radiator Springs becomes vibrant again
Luigi is a 1959 Fiat 500. He is a Scuderia Ferrari fan, and has followed racing his entire life. His license plate reads 445-108, which is the latitude and longitude for the main Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy. Luigi owns a tire shop, Casa Della Tires, which is known for its Leaning Tower of Tires a tower of several tires shaped like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. His assistant is an Italian forklift truck named Guido.
Guido is an early fifties Isetta forklift, who works at Luigi's Casa Della Tires, and is Luigi's best friend. The only language Guido can speak and understand fluently is Italian, though he appears to understand English, and even speaks a few phrases, including "Pit stop" but pronounced "Peet stop!" His dream is to perform a pit stop for a real racecar.
Fillmore is a Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi microbus of early 1960s. He owns an organic fuel shop (Fillmore's Organic Fuel) which features several flavors, and believes gasoline companies are lying to the public. In the morning, when next-door neighbor Sarge plays Reveille and raises the Flag of the United States, Fillmore interrupts Sarge's bugle reveille with Jimi Hendrix's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
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