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Anki's Officially Killed Slot Cars With Overdrive's Customisable Tracks

Anki delivered a devastating blow to slot cars with its original Drive set, giving tiny RC cars a brain so they could stay on a track without the need for a peg underneath. But with Overdrive slot cars are officially dead now that your track can be any shape you want, complete with U-turns, intersections and jumps.


All RC Toys Should Wirelessly Charge While Parked Like This Race Car

If you think just dropping your phone on a desk and having it start automatically charging is neat, imagine the day when electric cars can wirelessly charge by just driving down the road. The technology exists, it’s just better suited to RC cars right now, as Qualcomm demonstrates.


How Did They Squeeze A Camera Into This Tiny RC Helicopter?

We’ve been flying tiny helicopters around our living rooms for years now, but Silverlit, the company who created the world’s smallest flying toy, has somehow found a way to squeeze a video camera into its miniature RC choppers now.


Re-enact Epic Star Wars Battles In Your Bedroom With These Tiny RC Toys

The same company responsible for those incredibly tiny RC pico helicopter toys, Bandai Namco’s CCP, has created a line of Star Wars-themed flying toys that are small enough to recreate the films’ most epic space battles in your bedroom.


An Onboard Camera Makes It Feel Like You're Driving This RC Batmobile

Few of us have the financial resources to build a Batmobile that does everything the ones in the movies can do. Or even a full-scale replica that just drives, for that matter. But if you can scrape together a thousand bucks, you can easily get your hands on this 1:12-scale remote control Tumbler toy that includes a tiny built-in camera that makes you feel like you’re sitting in the cockpit.


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?