Your Very Own Optimus Prime Can Dance to JT Too

I’ve seen quite a few R/C cars in my day, but I’ve never seen one that actually transforms » 10/28/08 7:45pm 10/28/08 7:45pm the way Optimus Prime can. The RCRC (or Remote Controlled Robotic Car) offers four modes for your entertainment: robot, truck, sports car, and robot-tank. And I definitely hope I don't meet whoever was controlling that RCRC out …

RC Cars Are the Javelin Errand Boys of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics

Track and Field athletes will probably roll their eyes at me for this one, but still I have to say I was amazed to see this little four-wheeled RC car scurrying across the field last night during the men's 5,000 meter race carrying javelins, and dammit, I wanted to write about it. After a little digging, I discovered a … » 8/24/08 4:00pm 8/24/08 4:00pm

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. There …

Silverlit RC Ducati Motorcycle Racer Leans Into Turns Around Your…

There are plenty of RC cars and motorcycles out there today, so what Silverlit did with this 1:12 scale red racer is throw on a working driver and let him have some say in where the sportbike is going. Thanks to an onboard gyro, the rider actually leans from side to side, just like those crazy guys I see whipping… » 8/10/08 1:00pm 8/10/08 1:00pm

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

British Artist Paints Using RC Cars As His Brushes

And you thought Etch-a-Sketch was tough. Ian Cook made this portrait of a Chevy Camaro by soaking the wheels of remote controlled cars in paint and then painstakingly driving them around on his canvas. He also uses full-size tires to fill in large blocks of color, but still, the results are pretty amazing-if you've… » 7/25/08 12:00pm 7/25/08 12:00pm

USB RC Car, Controlled From Your PC Screen, Turns Desk Paradise Into…

Look out everybody, it's finally available today. No one will suspect a thing when your tiny USB RC car is parked inside its charging garage next to your PC. But then the minuscule Mini Cooper comes busting out the door, and you're controlling it right there on your PC screen, beeping its noisy horn, parallel parking… » 9/04/07 8:39am 9/04/07 8:39am

Tomy Q-Steer Choro-Q Cars Now Controlled by Cellphone

Make way for the latest iteration of the Tomy Q Steer (also known in the States as Microsizer or ZipZap), and this one's called the Choro-Q, a teeny tiny toy car that can be controlled with an infrared remote. Its latest next-gen trick? Now you can even steer the little thing with your cellphone. It's just 1.5 inches… » 10/11/06 9:36am 10/11/06 9:36am