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Frightening McMean from Mattel

What boy wouldn’t love Lightning McQueen turned into a fearsome monster truck?

Frightening McMeanWhen Mater needs a helping hand in “Monster Truck Mater,” he tag teams with his wrestling partner. That’s Lightning McQueen, of course, but in Mater’s tall tale, he becomes “Frightening McMean,” the fearsome monster truck!

  • Tap the hood to hear him say phrases from the Toon
  • Monster-sized tires for kid-powered action
  • Tag-team partner of Mater’s “Tormentor” monster struck
  • Inspired by the Pixar short film

Battery Required: Yes | Batteries Included: Yes
Battery Quantity: 3 | Battery Type: AG13 Button Cell | Battery Included Quantity: 3
Non Replaceable: No
Assembly Required: No
Age Grade: 4 & up
Country of Origin: Imported

This truck is awesome!  He is big and bad, and has a lot of cool sayings, including…

“Whoa, you are not in my weight class,” and “Here’s an oil pan slam!”  If your little tike likes the movie Cars, he will love this truck! The wheels are big and tough, and it has saying straight from the cartoon. The cool thing is we live close to a real Big Foot monster truck, so now Mister has his own monster truck!

Frightening McMean

The body of the truck is plastic, and the graphic decal stickers are already in place for you.

Try as I might, I cannot find the on/off button on this one, which means it may occasionally be hidden out on mission.  It does come with two of the wheels off, so you do have to assemble it by putting them on.  It is super easy to do, but I kept somehow pushing the talking mechanism when I was putting them on.  If your child is long on energy and short on patience like mine, I would recommend putting this one together THEN wrapping it.  But, since there isn’t an off switch, be sure to put it where little fingers can’t find it, because they may accidentally activate him if they pick him up to examine the package.

You can purchase Car Toons Frightening McQueen from the Mattel Shop or on

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Wow! A Lightning Mcqueen that I haven’t seen yet. My boys have been obsessed with Cars for years now. I have $20 Amazon credit maybe I will get one. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a fun toy! Cars seems to be a really popular movie with boys – of all ages, since I know some adult men that love the movie too, LOL!

  3. Thanks for the review! I have a 3 year old nephew that would LOVE this toy. I am going to have to call his mom first and see if she already has it under the tree for him though, because it looks like it will be a popular one this year!

  4. My son use to love Lightning McQueen, I wish this was around when he was younger, he would have had a ball with that.