We’ve already brought you a few clips of Kenji Ishida’s amazing self-transforming RC cars, but he’s only made about 10 of them available to the public so far at a staggering $US24,000 a piece. There’s great news for those of us who’ve chosen to pay off our mortgages instead of buying a toy robot: Takara Tomy is apparently working with Kenji and Brave Robotics to mass produce these as what will probably be the greatest toy ever.
Takara Tomy, a Japanese toymaker with a long history of incorporating cutting-edge technology into its products, was showing these prototypes at its booth at the 2013 Tokyo Toy Show. And while they might not be available until next year at the earliest, they’ve already found a place at the top of our wish lists.
After all, Transformers is already considered to be one of the most awesome toy lines ever created. And the thought of seeing our disguised heros transforming by themselves (the only reason most of us watched those Transformers films) thanks to modern, miniaturised RC technology has us besides our selves with excitement. Even if waiting for these to hit store shelves isn’t going to be the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do. [Hobby Media via Technabob]