While we often brush off Halloween and Thanksgiving and skip right over to Christmas, I am delighted to share the perfect hybrid of two holidays!  The Monster 500 toys have been a HUGE hit at my house, especially with Halloween literally days away. But because they are some of the season's hottest toys, they are a "must-have" gift to add to any holiday shopping lists you are making this year!

The monsters of Monster 500 live in a time just after the Zombie Apocolypse. "It’s a world Monsters now have to themselves. No humans left to scare. No reason left to hide. No purpose, except to do what they love best – to race. It’s in their blood, no matter what color that blood happens to be. Who will finish first? Who will finish dead last?"

Here are a few of the Monster 500 toys we got to play with: 

Monster 500 Small Vehicles

Kids can collect each of the 10 fast and freaky Monster 500 characters in 3-inch diecast vehicles, which are available in a single or 3-pack. Every car comes with a trading card. Each trading card has a Monster 500™ Code that unlocks a monster car in the FREE Monster 500™ Racing App. No batteries required. Vehicles are available individually at Toys ‘R’ Us for $4.99 or in the 3-pack for $14.99.


Monster 500 Large Vehicles

For even bigger action, mini daredevils will love collecting each of the 4 large Monster 500 vehicles standing 4 inches high and 5 inches long, including Zoom Zombie™, CrocPot™, Lead Foot™ and Flattop Frank™. With the touch of a button, scary-good lights and sounds are activated on each vehicle for additional fabulously freaky fun. 3 “AG13” batteries required (included). Cars are available at Toys ‘R’ Us for $14.99.  


Monster 500 Toxic Terror Trap Playset

Unleash the fiendish fury! Kids and kids at heart will enjoy the twisting, toxic, monster action this ghoulish playset has to offer. With one included character, Evil Clownevil™, kids can smash through the doors of the freaky factory and topple the toxic, terrorizing monster, while avoiding being gobbled by the mutant gator all at the same time. Then, cars can be placed on the elevator before the hazmat mutant brings each vehicle up again. Compatible with all small Monster 500 vehicles. 3 “AA” batteries required (not included). Playset is available at Toys ‘R’ Us for $34.99


Monster 500 Graveyard Gauntlet Track Set

Little racers will enjoy the ultra ghoulish action this spooky set has to offer. It’s a battle to the finish line for kids, as they press down on the starting skull to begin! With one included vehicle, Drac Attack™, and compatible with any small Monster 500 vehicle, daredevils can send their cars racing past the pendulum of peril and into the jaws of doom of the eye-popping, giant skull. A checkered flag will rise to signal the winner. No batteries required. Track Set is available at Toys ‘R’ Us for $19.99


And now you can see the toys LIVE and in ACTION:

How perfect is this for Halloween AND Christmas?!

For the gamers out there, Monster 500 also offers a free Monster 500 app, where you can navigate death-defying tracks, pick up weapons, avoid toxic spills and other creepy obstacles as you race.  If you collect the Monster 500 app trading cards, each card offers a Monster 500™ Code that unlocks a monster in the app!

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