One group of toys that my oldest son became obsessed with by watching toy YouTube videos was the Disney Cars Color Changers. These color changing cars are actually a neat set of toys where when cold water is splashed onto them and they change color, and when they are dunked back into warm water, they turn back into their original color.
There are numerous different Car Color Changer characters to pick from, and also some different dunk tank/playset options to go with those color changer cars.
Below is a very extensive list of your different color changer car characters and playsets that you can purchase.
1.) Disney/Pixar Cars Color Change Ramone’s Auto Body Playset – This is one of the playsets that are built to help you change the colors of all your Color Changer cars! This set has a paint booth that you drive your car into. That paint booth has a small squeeze bottle that you want to fill up with ice/cold water and when you spray that water onto the car – it changes colors. The paint booth can be spun around to make sure you spray the entire car.
There is a dunk tank that you are going to want to fill with warm water. Once you are done spraying your car with the cold water, you can have that color changer car drive off a ramp into the warm water dunk tank, and it will change back to its original color.
This set only includes one Color Changer Car – Ramone, so you may want to collect all the other options too!
2.) Disney Pixar Cars Color Change Mack Dip & Dunk Trailer – If you are a fan of the Cars movies, you will recognize Mack as the truck that hauls Lighting McQueen around. This toy comes with Mack, his trailer, and a color changing Lighting McQueen.
The trailer holds two water tanks, one for cold water and one for warm water. The rear of the trailer opens and closes so you can drive your car in and out of it.
The one complaint is this toy is smaller than a lot of people expect. Mack’s trailer is about 10 inches long and 2 inches wide – so you can fit about two of these color changers into it. The dunk tanks are also pretty small, you can’t just drop an entire car into it.
If you know about those things however, you child can have a lot of fun with this toy!
This big Frank Combine will actually scoop up a car and drops them into a color changer water tank. All you have to do is chase the car down and run it over! Fill this water tank with ice water/cold water to get the car to change color.
It does come with one Lighting McQueen vehicle that will change colors. This version is normally a Lighting McQueen vehicle that will change from red to black.
This is a very fun toy, and my child is still excited about it.
Like all of these color changer vehicles, the water should be very cool or ice water for the color change to occur. This is always the biggest complaint that parents have about these toys.
It has the standard Mater look to it and is about 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. The wheels do move, and it should be a nice addition to any kid’s car collection if they are a big fan of Mater.
5.) Disney Pixar Cars Lighting McQueen Red to Yellow Vehicle – This is probably the most common Cars Color Changing Car you will find. This one has Lighting McQueen’s Rusteze logo on the hood and his number 95 lighting logo on the side.
This 3 inch long figure will go from red to yellow, and the very different and distinct color change really seems to excite kids. It isn’t a bland light brown to dark brown – this is a very noticeable change that occurs.
There are some other Lighting McQueen options, but again, this is the most popular.
6.) Disney/Pixar Cars Dinoco Lighting McQueen Green to Blue Color Changer – This is another popular Lighting McQueen Color Changing Car. Instead of the Rusteze Logo, this one is going to have a Dinoco sticker, and a different color 95 lighting logo on the side.
The color change is from a lighter green to a lighter blue color. This toy is listed as 1:55th scale vehicle on different shopping sites, which I think is funny, because is that scale based on a real car or what Lighting McQueen looks like on my 55 inch HD TV? Either way, it is the standard 3 inch option, and will make a nice addition to your Lighting McQueen collection.
7.) Disney Pixar Cars Ramone Car Color Changer – The design of this Ramone option makes it one of the most popular color changers you can buy. It has really neat flames on the side and hood. I am not the best at colors, but I would say it turns from a lighter blue shade to a really bright purple.
That bright purple color really makes the yellow flames pop on the side of the vehicle. Ramone also has that really neat classic car look that makes the overall design of this toy a lot of fun.
8.) Disney Pixar Cars Doc Hudson Blue to Black Color Changer Vehicle – I’m not sure if Doc Hudson was one of the more popular characters in the Cars movies, but the Doc Hudson Color Changer Vehicle sure does look good. It is my personal favorite.
It will go from a very bright blue color to a dark black depending on if it’s in warm or cold water. It is fun to create a unique look with this one, maybe keeping half of it blue and half of it black. Another fun car with a classic car look to it that your child should really enjoy.
9.) Disney Pixar Cars Sarge Brown to Green Color Changer Vehicle – This Sarge vehicle looks really good, and very accurately represents the character from the movie. The color transition for this one is from a darker brown to a lighter green.
This is probably my least favorite vehicle in terms of the color change. I really like the look of it, but a darker brown to a lighter green just isn’t that extreme and noticeably. I like when the color change pops.
Still, if you need to fill the collection, or if you really like Jeeps, this toy is a nice addition.
10.) Disney Pixar Cars Color Changers Darrell Cartrip Vehicle – This Darrell Cartrip vehicle is a special edition to the Disney Color Changers collection. It has really great red and yellow flames on the side of the vehicle. These flames actually don’t change colors, but Darrell Cartrip will go from a white base in warm water to a really sharp looking blue in cold water.
This Color Changer Darrell Cartrip Car is one of my favorite looking options, and should be a major hit when added to your Color Changer fleet
What I do know is it has a cool spoiler and Asian inspired writing – plus it changes from Green to Turquoise when going from warm water to cold water. And those things make it look pretty cool in my book.
If you are looking for something that is a little unique for your Car’s Color Changing Fleet, this could be a very good option. It looks good, and the colors are bright and vibrant.
12.) Disney Pixar Cars 2 Francesco Bernoulli Color Changers Vehicle – The Francesco Bernoulli car is a lot of fun because it has that Formula 1 race car design instead of the more standard NASCAR Lighting McQueen design.
It has a nice white and green design, and when dipped into water it becomes red and green. The entire car doesn’t change color, the green stripes are going to stay the same in warm or cold on water.
When you are looking to expand your color changer race car fleet – this is the one you should get!
It goes from light blue to purple depending on if you are in warm water or cold water – and both colors look pretty sharp.
It is light blue in warm water and purple when dipped into cold water. This car fits in really well design wise with options like the Wingo vehicle. The cool “box” like design of the car is pretty neat as well.
It has a bright yellow lightning bolt on the side with McQueen’s number 95 – which doesn’t change color. It also has a Piston Cup logo on the hood as well.
The body will actually change from Red to Black – and I think the black color is really sharp. You also have the red to yellow option and green to blue option that you can pair with this red to black option.
She transforms from a very nice light blue color to a popping purple color – again depending on if you are using warm or cold water.
If you are collecting the main characters from the first movie, a color changer Sally car is a must have for your collection.
16.) Disney Pixar Cars Sheriff Color Changer Vehicle – The best part of the Disney Pixar Sheriff Color Changer Car is the classic police car look it has. That design is a big selling point and the biggest reason to buy it.
From a color changing standpoint, this car goes from a lighter green/teal like color to a lighter black color. It isn’t one of the brightest or most vibrant color changes, but it still looks pretty good.
The color changer will go from an orange to yellow color. I don’t personally own this option, so I can give my opinion on it, but it is the Color Changer with the worst user reviews online when compared to others. That is something to take into consideration.
18.) Disney Pixar Cars Boost Color Changer Vehicle – The Disney Cars Boost Color Changer Car really looks like an awesome race car, and I can see why it is so popular with children. The big racing spoiler is sharp!
When you are dunking it into warm and cold water, it will go from a base white color to a very vibrant purplish color that looks great. The dramatic color change is another reason why this is a very popular color changer pick!
There are a few other Cars Color Changers you can buy, but they are relatively rare, can be tough to find, and because of that can be pretty expensive. On that list of rarer color changers are:
1). Dinoco Chick Hicks
2.) Bob Cutless
3.) Tex Dinoco
4.) Raoul Caroule
5.) Finn McMissile
6.) Tow Truck Tom