More famously known for creating an accurate Iron Man suit James Bruton AKA XRobots has, by the request of his daytime job’s boss at Bladez Toyz, create something that‘s rather intriguing. James was asked if he would like to take up the challenge of upsizing the Hot Wheels Drone Racerz Car which the company is promoting and not surprisingly, he took it up with gusto. A few weeks on, the 25 times larger version of the remote control toy was born. It looks exactly like the real deal, right down to the remote control. It even has a titling drone upper section, powered by a separate motor, which will give it the edge in speed just like the actual toy version. Continue reading Hot Wheels Drone Racerz Car Just Got Upsized by 25 Times By A Brit Inventor
So, you have played with Hot Wheels, zipping those miniature cars along the tracks, pulling death-defying stunts and feeling totally satisfied thereafter, but do you know how it feels to be in the front seat of the action? Front seat as in, in the point of view of the miniatures diecast car, while doing those loops and flips? No. You don’t and neither do we, but it’s ok, you don’t need to shrink yourself to do that (because you really can’t shrink like Wayne Szalinski) cos’ YouTuber 5MadMovieMakers will show it how is like to be in the hot seat in the comfort of your favorite chair. Continue reading Hot Wheels Stunts In First Person View Is Strangely Satisfying To Watch
When you were a kid, you probably had dreamed of being a pilot because you thought you could one day pilot a X-Wing Fighter. Now that you are all grown up, reality sets in; you know that X-Wing Fighter defies the law of aerodynamics and hence, it will never be a real aircraft, much less one that does dogfight in the deep black space and so, the Real Life Hot Wheels X-Wing Car you see here is probably the closest thing you will ever get to a X-wing fighter. Even then that is an impossibility as far as ownership is concern cos’ this particularly exciting custom ride is one-of-a-kind. In other words, no amount of money in the world will be able to get it. Continue reading Look, Hot Wheels Made A Real Life X-Wing Car And It Looks Totally Awesome
Outside of the television series, the one photo that shows actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on Star Trek The Original Series, in his Star Trek costume, leaning on his spanking new 64’ Buick Riviera is perhaps the most recognizable. The car was acquired by Leonard to celebrate the success of the Star Trek TV series and the photo was taken at the studio’s backlot. Now, thanks to Hot Wheels, this iconic photo is going to be immortalized in 3D. Hot Wheels has recreated the scene with the die-cast 64′ Buick Riviera and a miniature Mr. Spock in the exact same pose and it will be making it available at this year’s San Diego Comic Convention. Continue reading Mr. Spock Leaning On 64’ Buick Riviera Recreated In Diecast For Comic-Con
Lord Vader probably don’t need a mundane transport like the C5 Corvette, but if he ever had one, it will probably look like this Hot Wheels Darth Vader Car. absolutely no doubt about it. however, Death Star is probably lacking of highway for it anyway. if you have watched the original trilogy over and over again, you would have noticed despite of ginormous size, Death Star seems to have narrow passages only with the biggest open space suited for driving being the spaceport or hangers. just saying… anywho, the ride is actually a one-off thing that mimics one of the many Hot Wheels’ upcoming Star Wars line of vehicles and playsets. Continue reading If Darth Vader Had A Car, This Is What It Will Look Like
Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition | US$tba | www.gm.com
if you happen to be one of those boys who played with Hot Wheels and are all growth up now, the good news is, you can still play with them without having to hide yourself in the attic, away from you boys and the best part is, it will be a full-scale fun. you are looking at the first ever life-size Hot Wheels car, the Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition that will be dropping in at dealerships in stateside early next year. like the redline Hot Wheels, this special edition will be gone once they are sold out. Continue reading Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition
(photos: Hot Wheels) Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders | US$32.99 | www.hotwheels.com
iPhone-controlled RC vehicles are not new, however one that comes in a size as tiny as a Hot Wheels car and backed by a huge establishment is far and few between. the Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders is just one of those rare gem in the huge market of iDevice-controlled toys. it is obvious that this tiny RC car is not your full-fledge RC vehicle but its wee size means you could have your RC fix just about anytime or anywhere. we are sure you have took noticed of the ‘i’ preceding the word ‘nitro’, which means it is controllable via your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. all you need is to plug in the accompanying transmitter to your iDevice’s headphone jack, download and install the free app and you are good to go. Continue reading Hot Wheels iNitro Speeders
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remember the awe-inspiring (and noisy) kinetic sculpture that involves over a thousands die-cast cars that we featured back in November 2010? after seven months and presumably lots of sweat and blood (and dough), it has been transformed into a colorful metropolis complete with skyscrapers. i am sure it is all worth it as this magnificent sculpture was reportedly sold for “millions of dollars.” if you ask me, i thought the metropolis II, as it is called, looks like a city jumped out of a comic book. Continue reading Chris Burden’s Metropolis II completed with skyscrapers
an age old toy finally gets a tech-boost to keep up with times. this upcoming 1/64 scale toy vehicle from Mattel, dubbed the Video Racers, comes with a built-in camera up front that is capable of capturing video at 30 to 60 frames per second (fps) and a miniature LCD display on its underbelly.
with the video cam, kids can review the loops and crazy crashes in the Hot Wheels vehicle perspective. it will come supplied with an USB cable to download the captured video to your computer for editing with an included special Hot Wheels video editor. there’s even a case to house the video racers, allowing it to be clip on your skateboard or helmet and do some outdoor adventure recording. it another word it doubles up as an action cam. sweet.
Mattel Hot Wheels Video Racers cost $69.90 a pop and will be available this Fall. check out the video after the jump.
(screenshots by mike from Chris Burden Metropolis 2 video)
Hot Wheels toy has come a long way. i used to collect them, specifically the Volkswagen Mini Buses and Drag Buses, and some Red Line series items. naturally, i sprung up straight on my chair and get all excited when i came across this fully-automated tracks that has 1,200 of this tiny die-casts whizzing around in roller coaster ride – over and over again. Continue reading city of tracks for 1200 Hot Wheels: Chris Burden’s Metropolis