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
Eraser. The staple of our childhood education lives and depending on where you’re from, it may have one or more uses other than correcting mistakes, be it a game of tossing challenge or simply loaded one with staples to race them across the desk. But we shan’t dwell into that subject anyway, because the E-Racer Pullback Racing Erasers you see here will wipe all those off the history and could very well become the most fun (and literally, the fastest) eraser ever made without involving any ‘modification’ to the age-old trusty correction tool. Continue reading E-Racers Take on a Whole New Meaning with These Pullback Racing Erasers
conservation of energy should be instill from young and so it only makes sense to grab toys that could educate junior about it? this tiny little thing called Solar Tiny Power Car is one such toy. it may not stack up to those complex (and pricey, if we might add) kit that supposedly teaches your kids about green energy, it is still a perfect example of solar power at work and best of all, it only cost $9.90 a pop, which is a far cry from those kits that supposedly to be educational, but is in fact, out to burn a hole in your pocket. the Solar Tiny Power Car is absolutely a no-frill toy car. it has no battery to replace and it will keep on going as long as there is sunlight. Continue reading Tiny Solar Powered Toy Car Will Keep On Going As Long As There is Sunlight
rather than let your kids grow up with violence-intended action figures, why not let them learning, or at least experience, something more wholesome like servicing a car, for example? well, if you are all up for it, then the Theo Klein Car Service Station is exactly the toy to get for your kids. featuring a front end of a car (aka half-cut in the real automotive world) complete with a dash and steering wheel, ignition, front wheels and a motor under the hood (or in this case, protruding out of the hood), the Theo Klein Car Service Station or as Hammacher likes to call it, The Car Lover’s Engine Repair Set, lets junior muck around the engine with activities like change oil and air filter, remove spark plugs, remove cowling and various nuts and bolts, and even checking the dipstick for oil levels. basically, nearly everything a real car technician would perform during a standard servicing routine – right down to firing up the car to appreciate the fruit of the labor. Continue reading Car Service Station Playset Lets Your Kids Experience The Process Of Servicing A Real Car