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Dry Ice And LEDs Make Drifting RC Cars Look Even More Realistic

It’s almost impossible to get tired of watching tiny RC cars being skilfully drifted around a scale-model track, but Falken Tires ups the ante with the addition of extensive LED lighting kits on these racers, and some dry ice to help create the illusion there’s actual rubber being burned.


You Can Already Pre-Order That Flapping, Flying, RC Pterodactyl

Just over a month after we first stumbled across PaulG Toys’ flying pterodactyl at Toy Fair 2015, the unique remote control toy is available for pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign. And early backers can get the pterodactyl and a wireless controller with a donation of just $US250 if they’re confident the crowdfunding campaign will be a success.


Hands On: Remote Control A Paper Plane With PowerUp 3.0

The original PowerUp kit added a mini powered motor to your favourite paper plane. Now you can remotely control your latest creation using a smartphone to create your very own paper drone.


A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

If the opening shot of Star Wars emphasised one thing, it’s that the Empire’s Star Destroyers are gigantic imposing spaceships that everyone in the galaxy should fear. The same goes for Oliver C’s lastest quadcopter creation: a flying Star Destroyer that looks just as intimidating as it descends on you from above. And the loud whine from those four electric motors and propeller blades doesn’t help.


Fishing Is Even Lazier When You Use An RC Boat

Using a remote control mower to cut your lawn? That’s working smarter, not harder. Using a remote control boat to troll your favourite fishing spot? That’s just making a lazy sport even lazier — which, of course, is awesome. Why struggle with wrangling a long fishing pole at the crack of dawn when you can simply troll using a wireless controller?


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.