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Look How Fast This Damn Roomba Can Go

Video: One day, when climate change has finally turned the Earth into a real-life version of The Hunger Games, we’ll probably race these things for fun. Maybe we’ll even slap a child on top! Hey, they basically already do it in Texas.


You'll Never Be As Good At Anything As This Guy Is At RC Helicoptering

Video: It might look like this erratic RC helicopter is malfunctioning and about to crash, but its pilot, Tareq Alsaadi, is in complete control. RC choppers are notoriously difficult to fly, but Alsaadi makes it look beyond effortless with a routine that has his craft flipping around in every direction.


Spotting This Flying Goth Musician Overhead Would Be Even Creepier At Night

Weighing in at just four-and-a-half pounds, Otto Dieffenbach’s latest flying creation is a remarkably lifelike replica of Bjørn Alexander Brem, the lead singer of an Osl0-based band called Gothminister. The easiest way to tell the two apart is to remember that the real Bjørn can’t fly.


Watch This Monstrous RC Crane Lift Over 36 Kilograms

Video: It might seem like remote control cars are where all the real fun’s at, but it’s hard not to be completely wowed by this flawless miniature recreation of a Felbermayr heavy-lifting crane that itself is capable of hoisting over 36kg of cargo.


There Are Now Tiny Remote Control BattleBots You Can Fight At Home

Over in the US, BattleBots officially returned to TV last summer after a 10 year hiatus. The response from fans was so overwhelming that US network ABC not only renewed the series for a second season, but Hexbug has also turned the league’s most popular robots into tiny remote control toys you can battle at home.


Tyco Is Back With The First RC Toy That Can Climb Stairs

Children of the ’80s will remember Tyco as the definitive brand when it came to affordable remote control toys. After changing hands a few times, the company was eventually bought by Mattel who is officially relaunching the Tyco brand with the new Terra Climber; the first RC toy that can climb stairs.


With Darth Vader Long Dead, You Can Finally Fly His TIE Advanced Fighter

There was a lot of love for the Rebellion when it came to flying toys revealed on Force Friday back in September of last year. But at this year’s Toy Fair, Spin Master is finally giving the Empire its due with a flying RC version of Darth Vader’s custom TIE Advanced X1 fighter.


Even Barbie Has A Hoverboard Now, But Hers Actually Flies

The smell of melting plastic is particularly unpleasant, so instead of putting Barbie on a two-wheeled self-balancing contraption prone to melting down, Mattel has given Barbie a hoverboard that legitimately takes to the air.


Watch Smaller RC Planes Zip Right Through This Massive Flying Hoop

Video: The YouTubers at Flite Test, the same folks responsible for that 4.5m long flying Star Destroyer, are back with a new unorthodox airborne creation that provides a unique challenge for other RC pilots as well.


A Scarecrow Is No Match For This Bird-Stalking Drone

It’s annoying when a bird poops on your car, but large flocks of them can be a genuine problem in some areas. When a straw-stuffed scarecrow just isn’t keeping them at bay, a company called Bird-X wants you to consider upgrading to a scarecrow in the sky.


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