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We've seen remote control aeroplanes powered by tiny jet engines before. But what's mind-blowing about this particular RC craft is that it weighs just 8kg but can blast through the skies at an astonishing 720km/h, making you wonder how any human has the reflexes needed to keep this thing from crashing.

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Video: Peter Sripol is a talented engineer with an obsession for building RC planes using unorthodox materials. Instead of balsa wood, he's built working aircraft using LEGO, and even Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets. But his masterpiece is successfully turning a tortilla into the world's first edible aircraft.

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Video: If you're going to call something a firetruck, should its sole purpose really be to extinguish flames? That's like a food truck driving around and disposing of people's lunches. It just doesn't make any sense, which is why YouTube's PeterSripol upgraded a toy firetruck with a functional flamethrower so that at least one the vehicles can finally live up to its name.

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I might be the only person at Gizmodo that likes Sphero's new Cars toy. My co-workers hate the way the robot announces it's going to sleep, and the long animated process it takes to wake up. They're also horrified by the very existence of sentient automobiles and tractors that moo. But my colleagues are too caught up in trying to understand Pixar's Cars world to realise that they're playing with the incredible future of robotic toys.

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, our roundup of the sweet toys and merchandise we've seen this week. We have a magical Doctor Strange figure, a rather large Homecoming Spider-Man, and a miserable way to treat your favourite astromech unit. Also: Legend of Zelda Clue. No, really!

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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.

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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.