TRAXXAS is no stranger to having insanely fast RC, but this TRAXXAS X-MAXX 8S takes fast to a whole new level. It was so fast that it can travel on water like a speedboat. Now, that is freaking fast. You heard that right. This particular RC truck drives on water. I am not going to lie, I never knew it could be done, like ever. But the truth is, someone has done it at the boat pond in Sunset Park in Las Vegas and with a TRAXXAS X-MAXX 8S supplied by PM Hobbycraft in an event, presumably, organized by National Retail Hobby Association. Continue reading This TRAXXAS RC Truck Was So Fast That It Can Drive On Water!
Here’s an interesting concept action figure/toy car design by Taiwanese designer Goodzilla based on “the legendary speeding uncle from Japan.” The story went that sometime in March 2018, a 41-year-old Japanese man, Yoshimune Shirai, was arrested for speeding. The man was reportedly going at a mind-bending 235 km/h (146 mph) in a Dodge Challenger. At one point, he even hit 240 km/h (149 mph) to keep up with a Shinkansen train. Continue reading Action Figure And Toy Car Of Japanese Man Caught Going At 235 Km/h
Ever dream of sitting in the hot seat of a car on trailblazing run on the familiar orange plastic Hot Wheels track? Well, now you can – all thanks to the official Mattel and GoPro collaboration. With the Mattel Hot Wheels Zoom In, you can strap on a GoPro Hero4 Session (or any compatible GoPro) in a secure and proper manner, and let it take on the orange track. Continue reading Hot Wheels Zoom In Is A $1 Toy Car Made For Use With GoPro Camera
If the Mercedes-Benz UNIMOG is the truck to the world (OK, maybe just Europe), then for the Americans, Mack Truck is the truck to the U.S. Continent. I don’t know, but in Boston, it seems to me that every truck is a Mack truck. Clearly, it is a truck of significance, at least to the U.S. and in the Canada, and therefore it does deserve to be immortalized as a LEGO set like so many iconic vehicles before it. But not immortalized as just any LEGO set. A LEGO Technic Set. The LEGO Technic 2-in-1 Mack Anthem Truck, designated 42078, realize this dream and you can own come January 2018 €142.99 (around $169.99, but it will probably sells for $189.99 in stateside). Continue reading Behold, Mack Anthem Is Going To Be Immortalized As A LEGO Technic Set!
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
Now that Land Rover have pulled the plug on Defender production, your only hope of getting one is a used variety. Used or not, Defender by itself is not cheap and that’s not to mention stretching it to its potential is not something you can do everyday. Which is kind of a shame because, Defender is pretty much the king of off-roading. Period. However, for ‘just’ $449.95, you can get yourself a scale replica, complete with radio control goodness lent to it by a 2.4 GHz 4-channel TQi radio. With this scale version, called, TRAXXAS 1/10 Scale TRX-4 R/C Land Rover Defender, you need not sleep in your garage to stare at it all day long. You can just ‘drive’ it around whenever, wherever – even in your living. But of course, this thing is like the real-deal; it likes the great outdoor. Continue reading TRAXXAS 1/10 R/C Land Rover Defender Because, Who Wouldn’t Want One?
Kids these days are a lucky bunch. Because, not only do they get to play with RC version of Lightning McQueen, the protagonist car who’s born to race in Disney’s animated flick Cars, but also, watch him express himself. Confused? Allow me explain. You see, the Ultimate Lightning McQueen from Sphero is not your run-of-the-mill remote control toy (it’s Sphero, ya’know?). It is expressive, very expressive – thanks to a a 210 x 120 LCD display that provide him with animated eyes, as well as soft plastic incorporated at the mouth area, which works together to allow McQueen to be emotive as he spits out 300 different phrases and McQueen reacts to your touches too. Continue reading Sphero’s iPhone-controlled Lightning McQueen Goes All Out Emotive
I am sure we are all quite familiar what NERF has to offer. This Hasbro’s line of blasters shoots foam darts, isn’t it? Well, about that, it is not quite true anymore because NERF’s diversification has lead to it shooting, wait for it… foam cars. Yes. Yes. NERF’s new line of blasters that is slated to hit the shelves worldwide in summer 2017 doesn’t shoot foam darts or balls. Instead it will spit out foam cars and thereby pulling a Hot Wheels kind of toy line but without the fancy, roller coast-style tracks. Hard to imagine? Well, it is really not hard to imagine. Just think of it as a Hot Wheels launch-able car, less the track and has the launcher in the likeness of a NERF foam blaster. Get it? Continue reading Hasbro Takes On Hot Wheels With Foam Car-shooting NERF Nitro Blasters
Star Wars has absolutely no relation to automotive, but that didn’t stop companies from trying to associate with one of the century’s greatest sci-fi movie franchise. Automakers have already churned out Star Wars-themed Dodge vehicles, a Fiat 500E, and even an over-the-top C5 Corvette-based Darth Vader Car, and so it is not a surprised to find Star Wars-themed die-cast cars too, which Takara Tomy’s Tomica line has been turning out for quite sometime now. Speaking of Tomica, if you have those adorable Star Wars die-cast cars, dubbed Star Cars, then you would probably want this father of all Star Cars, the Star Wars Star Cars Darth Vader Car Carrier. Continue reading Tomica Darth Vader Semi Is The Father Of All Star Cars Because Why Not?
Formula 1 race car drivers lead a celebrity lifestyle, albeit a physically demanding one. Beyond that, he has to pay attention to his appearance, answer irrelevant questions from the media and sometimes, engage in less-than-friendly rivalry with his competitors and even team mates. Tiring, it is, but that’s the price to pay for raking in millions a year and being famous. Having said that, geeks who are more apt with circuit boards and programming has no place in the Formula 1. Obvious fact, but that’s not be-all and end-all because there’s a geeky Formula race specifically tailored for our geeky brothers and sisters out there which is aptly called Formula Pi. Continue reading Formula Pi: It Is Like Formula 1 Racing, Only Scaled And 100% Geeky