rc

RC Hulk Does Exactly What Kids Want Him To: Smash Stuff

As Marvel’s most wantonly destructive character, there’s only one feature kids are really looking for when they ask their parents for a Hulk toy. It has to smash stuff, and it has to smash stuff repeatedly until they get tired of smashing stuff. It’s a simple list of demands, and JAKKS Pacific has met every one of them with its new, and aptly-named, RC Hulk Smash.


Now Anyone Can Drive Hot Wheels' Intimidating Darth Vader Car

If you’re still drooling over the C5 Corvette that Hot Wheels turned into the ultimate ride for Darth Vader, the company will finally let anyone take it for a spin. But not the original, that’s probably driven around by Hot Wheels’ CEO. The rest of us will have to settle for this remote control version that’s about a foot-and-a-half long — so at least you won’t need a garage to store it.


Terrorize The Skies With A Prehistoric Flying RC Pterodactyl

With Jurassic World just around the corner, it’s a great time to be a lover of both dinosaurs and toys. And while this flapping, flying RC pterodactyl isn’t officially associated with the movie, that’s just fine — because it’s a flapping, flying RC pterodactyl you can use to terrify your neighbourhood.


Remote-Controlled Fish Suddenly Make An Aquarium Sound Like Fun

An aquarium full of fish is basically just a nature-powered screensaver that you need to feed once a day. Wouldn’t it be more exciting if there was more interaction than just tapping on the glass? With Hexbug’s new Angelfish Aquabot, you can finally take control of your robotic underwater pet, and make it do more than just behind a rock all day long.


Lexus Is Using Drifting RC Car Stunts To Convince You To Buy A Car

It’s another case of ‘anything you can do I can do better’ with Lexus showing Honda how to use toys to more effectively sell a car. We of course loved Honda’s use of our favourite ’80s toys to hawk a Civic, but using a one-tenth-scale remote control version of a Lexus RC F to sell the real thing is inspired. And we’re just going to assume that the real version is just as easy to drift-park in tight spots as the smaller RC model is.


A 5m Elastic Band Powers This Sleek 3D-Printed RC Car

Elastic-powered toys don’t sound particularly exciting these days when you can get a buy a flying toy helicopter that fits in the palm of your hand. But three students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena created this stunning RC car, made from 3D-printed plastic and carbon fibre, that’s propelled using a 5m long twisted elastic band.


Tim Burton-Era Batmobile Model Features Pop-Up RC Machine Guns

Toys: At first you’ll probably be a little disappointed to learn that this incredibly-detailed 29-inch long model of the Batmobile used in the Tim Burton-era Batman films isn’t fully remote control — you can’t drive or steer it. But while it sits there looking beautiful, you can remotely deploy its pop-up machine guns, blast smoke from its afterburner, and trigger various accent lighting and sound effects, which is admittedly still pretty cool.


This RC Carbon Fibre Glider Looks Like A Stealthy Paper Aeroplane

The Power Up 3.0 was the first paper aeroplane that actually let you steer and fly your folded creation like an RC toy, but in terms of durability it was still just made of paper. With the Carbon Flyer you lose the ability to fold your own craft, but since it’s made from incredibly strong and lightweight carbon fibre, crashes will never put your plane out of commission.


Somehow, This Tiny RC Tractor Looks Incredibly Fun To Play With

When you’re an adult who drives on a regular basis, you fantasise about fast cars and other high-performance vehicles. But when you’re a kid, who doesn’t get to drive at all, even mundane vehicles like garbage trucks and buses are exciting. So while the thought of a tiny RC tractor might be hard for you to get excited over, you can bet your kid would love one.


There's Now A Murdered Out All-Black Version Of Sphero's Ollie

If the Ollie’s white and blue colour scheme seems a little too cutesy for you to take it seriously as an RC toy, Sphero has finally released the Darkside version with everything — including the body, the wheels, and even the charging cable — completely murdered out in an all-black finish.