Blink and You'll Miss This 188 MPH RC Car

Last week Samvir Thandi blew our minds with a model rocket car that hit 285 mph. But it was basically just a rocket engine with wheels that you aimed—hopefully accurately—and fired. Nick Case's remote control speed demons actually have electric motors, and his latest creation—quite possibly the world's fastest RC car » 3/27/14 3:40pm 3/27/14 3:40pm

You Can Finally Buy That Flying Fire-Breathing RC Dragon (For $60,000)

Thanks to Game of Thrones, dragons are en vogue again. And Hammacher Schlemmer is capitalizing on their renewed popularity by letting you buy one of Rick Hamel's amazing flying RC dragons. In the air it can hit a top speed of around 70 mph, and on the ground it actually breathes fire. What more could anyone ever want? » 3/21/14 11:00am 3/21/14 11:00am

LED Blades Turn This RC Toy Helicopter Into an Airborne Messenger

Sometimes well-placed propaganda is the strongest weapon of all. So the folks at Brando have come across what could be the most dangerous RC toy ever devised, armed with an extra spinning rotor that displays custom messages. Because a foam arrow to the eye doesn't hurt nearly as much as the revelation that "Jason… » 12/02/13 6:20pm 12/02/13 6:20pm

A Cheetah-Like Tail Lets This RC Car Make Sharp Turns Without Rolling

Cheetahs aren't just the fastest animal on land; they can also turn on a dime thanks to a long tail that serves as a counterbalance when cornering. So it makes perfect sense that if you want to improve the handling of a man-made vehicle, you'll slap a cheetah-like tail on the back. And that's exactly what researchers… » 11/12/13 12:40pm 11/12/13 12:40pm

Power-Ups and Crash Damage Make These RC Cars a Real-Life Mario Kart

Griffin isn't the first out the door with an RC toy that uses your iPhone as a remote control. But it is the first company to come up with some compelling ways to use the iPhone's touchscreen for more than just steering. Its new Moto TC Rally car is packed with sensors that detect crashes and impacts affecting how the… » 11/07/13 3:40pm 11/07/13 3:40pm

An Adorably Tiny Reconnaissance Drone No Larger Than a Dragonfly

The militaries of the world always have the best toys, so if you were impressed by this tiny RC helicopter from Silverlit, you'll be blown away by the PD-100 Black Hornet that British forces have been using for reconnaissance since last year. At just 16 grams it's about the closest thing we've got to a remote… » 11/04/13 12:20pm 11/04/13 12:20pm

I Would Totally Freak Out If I Saw This Man Flying on a Broom

For a second, I was stunned that a flying broom can lift a human into the air. Then I realized how silly I am. And then I secretly wished it were true that people could fly on brooms. Then I swore that some angles of the video looked real. And then I realized that it's just a super slick RC plane created to look like… » 9/21/13 1:42am 9/21/13 1:42am

The Tiny Model Jets At This RC Air Show Are Still Incredibly Thrilling

Putting those cheap RC toys you can find at a department store—and even the model kits from a hobby shop—to shame, these incredibly detailed scale model fighter jets look almost as intense to fly as the real thing. In fact, racing through the skies they're almost impossible to distinguish from the real thing too. » 9/17/13 1:00pm 9/17/13 1:00pm

A Tiny Folding RC Helicopter That Squeezes Into Its Own Controller

If there's one thing kids like more than toys, it's toys small enough to sneak and bring wherever they go. And while RC cars and choppers have gotten remarkably small over the years, this particularly tiny helicopter from Docooler one-ups them all with a clever folding design that lets you store and transport it in… » 9/16/13 3:20pm 9/16/13 3:20pm

The Flying Iron Man Suit We All Can Afford

It makes sense that the superheroes (and supervillains) with the best toys also happen to have access to billions of dollars to fund their exploits. The fact of the matter is, you're probably never going to own a life-size flying Iron Man suit. And instead of sulking about it, you should be happy that this 19-inch… » 9/05/13 3:20pm 9/05/13 3:20pm

This RC Tank Jams Enemy Wireless Signals in a 50 Foot Radius

While not as popular as cars, monster trucks, or even planes, remote control tanks have become surprisingly complex and capable over the years, even to the point of actually firing plastic pellets. The No Network tank, however, doesn't fire at targets you can see. Instead, it's equipped with a wireless jammer that… » 8/08/13 2:10pm 8/08/13 2:10pm

This Crank-Charged RC Car Is All Work, Some Play

Ask any parent and they'll tell you the best toys are the ones that leave kids exhausted and ready for a long peaceful nap. So instead of buying them a traditional RC toy car that chews through batteries or leaves them bored while they're waiting for it to charge, consider the $20 DynamoGo which makes them earn every… » 7/10/13 9:46am 7/10/13 9:46am

Watch a RC Plane Crash Into a RC Helicopter and Get Completely Destroyed

If you want to skip the build up to the aerial crash, fast forward to about the 1:15 mark on the video to see an 80-inch RC plane with 50cc gas engine hit a RC helicopter and then immediately nosedive to its destruction. The plane clips one of its wings when it hits the chopper and immediately spirals down and slams… » 4/01/13 7:00pm 4/01/13 7:00pm