10 R/C Toys That Are Extraordinary (or Just Plain Weird)

Click to view » 8/13/08 5:00pm 8/13/08 5:00pmMy experience with R/C toys growing up was limited because it was simply too expensive to take up as a serious hobby. The rich kids had some fancy R/C cars though (damn those rich kids!), and every once in a while I got a chance to take one out for a spin. Needless to say, I loved every second of it.…

Axon Anti-Gravity RC Racer Hovers Past the Competition at 50 MPH

The problem with wheels is that contact with the ground generates drag. So, a simple solution would be to develop an anti-gravity car. No sweat-one already exists. Sure it's only a few inches tall but hey, this thing could give your action figures the ride of their tiny plastic lives. Thanks to dual ducted fans and a … » 8/07/08 9:00pm 8/07/08 9:00pm

The Remote Controlled Tire is a World's First, and With Good Reason

No one has ever created a remote controlled tire before? Really? I'm shocked. Believe it or not, only one company was crazy enough to develop an RC tire, and that is a Vietnamese company named Tosy. In fact, because of its odd shape and apparent capability to move forward, backward, left and right-I'm not even sure… » 6/12/08 8:00pm 6/12/08 8:00pm

R/C Spy Snooper Robot is Undetectable...Like a Fat, Clumsy Ninja

According to the product page, the R/C Spy Snooper robot vehicle is "capable of entering a room undetected." Call me crazy, but you would have to be blind, deaf or both to miss a robot that measures 9-inches long and about 10-inches high when it enters a room. On the plus side, the device looks pretty cool and it can… » 12/31/07 11:00am 12/31/07 11:00am

i-Fly Vamp Ornithopter Is Both Goofy and Frightening

I'm not afraid of bats and low-flying birds, but Interactive Toy's i-Fly Vamp R/C Ornithopter really creeps me out with all its fluttering and swooping. The toy will retail for $40 to $50 when it comes to the US in November, unfortunately just a tad too late for Halloween. –Video by Richard Blakeley [Interactive Toy] » 9/20/07 10:00am 9/20/07 10:00am

R/C Dragonfly Flaps Its Wings, Scares the Cat

Get out of the way, because here comes the Dragonfly, a next-generation radio-controlled flyer that beats its wings just like the real thing. Its wing-flapping flight is stabilized by a tiny tail rotor, but no need to worry about constant crashes—it has a simplified Beginner Mode for the fumble-fingered flyer. Then… » 12/05/06 10:19am 12/05/06 10:19am

No Atlantic Crossing for the Radio-Controlled Spirit of St. Louis…

The real Spirit of St. Louis that Charles Lindbergh used to scoot across the Atlantic in 1927 may be hanging in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, but that's no reason not to covet the 80th anniversary (yeah, they're on the ball here) radio-controlled model from Toys "R" Us-Japan. » 10/17/06 5:55am 10/17/06 5:55am