When Disney purchased Marvel Comics a ton of very talented people jumped to their drawing boards and started creating mash-ups involving the two company’s characters. Images of Mickey Mouse webslinging through the skyline were all over the place. But it was all in good fun, no one actually expected it to actually lead to anything. But it did lead to something. A mash-up I would have never expected in a million years. Disney is crossing Pixar’s Cars with Marvel’s Superhero Squad.
Now I’m not saying Cars 2 is going to have a Captain America cameo. Mater isn’t going to roll onto the next season of the Superhero Squad. As far as I can tell, this cross over is happening entirely in the toy isle. In that regard it makes certain sense. The Cars line has been incredibly popular. The Superhero Squad stuff has been around for a long time, but has really seen a boost due to the cartoon. So they’re taking two properties that are already strong sellers and smashing them together. Is it chocolate and peanut butter? I suppose you have to make that decision for yourself.
The company that makes these guys is named Maisto and you can check out there website here. Follow the link and you can see all the stuff they have planned for this year. In addition to the Marvel cars they also have the traditional, check out this cool car with Spiderman painted on the side. So if you don’t like this mash-up and still need your superhero car fix you can still get a green van with the Hulk on it. I have no idea when these guys are going to start showing up on shelves, but I have a feeling they’ll sell pretty well. Hopefully they’ll do well enough that we’ll eventually get an Iron Fist.