Hasbro's Remote Control BB-8 Doesn't Need a Smartphone or Tablet

We haven’t seen more than a couple teasers, a trailer, and a few TV spots for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it already seems clear that BB-8 is going to be a fan favorite alongside R2-D2. But if Sphero’s $150 self-balancing BB-8 toy is too rich for your blood, Hasbro’s got you covered. »9/04/15 4:00am9/04/15 4:00am

This 3D-Printed Working Model of a 787's Jet Engine Has Impressive Thrust

Given the challenges with precision, building functional machines with a household 3D printer isn’t easy. And that’s why it’s all the more impressive that someone on the RC Groups forum has used a 3D printer to make a fully-functional scale model of a Boeing 787’s GE-built turbofan jet engine. »8/31/15 10:25am8/31/15 10:25am

Tilting Wings Let This New Air Hogs RC Plane Hover Like a Helicopter

Borrowing a neat trick from the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, Spin Master has created a new RC plane that’s able to take off and land vertically at the push of a button. The Air Hogs Fury Jump Jet’s wings and rotors both rotate to point up, essentially turning the plane into a helicopter that can hover in mid-air. »7/24/15 6:00pm7/24/15 6:00pm

The Self-Balancing Zoomer Dino Gets a Jurassic World Facelift

There’s a good reason Spin Master’s Zoomer Dino took home ‘Toy of the Year’ honors for 2014. It’s not only as close as you can get to owning a life-like pet dinosaur, it’s also able to balance on two wheels like the insanely-expensive Segway. And now that Jurassic World is dominating the box office, it’s only fitting… »7/11/15 4:00pm7/11/15 4:00pm

Anki's Officially Killed Slot Cars With Overdrive's Customizable Tracks

Anki delivered a devastating blow to slot cars with its original Drive set, giving tiny RC cars a brain so they could stay on a track without the need for a peg underneath. But with Overdrive slot cars are officially dead now that your track can be any shape you want, complete with U-turns, intersections, and jumps. »7/02/15 7:38am7/02/15 7:38am

DJI Phantom 3 Review: Stunning Video + Easier Controls = Hell Yes

DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ really upped the ante for a consumer-friendly all-in-one aerial photography drone. It shot solid 1080p video, and its built-in stabilized camera kept the shot super smooth. Well, the Phantom 3 is here—and while it isn’t perfect, it blows the doors off the 2 Vision+. It’s a mighty sweet birdie. »6/28/15 1:30pm6/28/15 1:30pm

Gymkhana Driving Is Somehow Even More Impressive With Tiny RC Cars

There’s a good reason Ken Block’s gymkhana videos have racked up millions of YouTube views: they show off an extreme level of driving skill that most of us can only dream about. Drifting RC cars is a slightly more achievable and affordable goal, but it still must take untold hours of practice to reach the skill level… »5/07/15 10:52am5/07/15 10:52am

An Onboard Camera Makes It Feel Like You're Driving This RC Batmobile

Few of us have the financial resources to build a Batmobile that does everything the ones in the movies can do. Or even a full-scale replica that just drives, for that matter. But if you can scrape together a thousand bucks, you can easily get your hands on this 1:12-scale remote control Tumbler toy that includes a… »4/28/15 11:54am4/28/15 11:54am

You Can Already Pre-order That Flapping, Flying, RC Pterodactyl

Just over a month after we first stumbled across PaulG Toys' flying pterodactyl at Toy Fair 2015, the unique remote control toy is available for pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign. And early backers can get the pterodactyl and a wireless controller with a donation of just $250 if they're confident the crowdfunding… »4/10/15 10:10am4/10/15 10:10am

A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

If the opening shot of Star Wars emphasized one thing, it's that the Empire's Star Destroyers are gigantic imposing spaceships that everyone in the galaxy should fear. The same goes for Oliver C's lastest quadcopter creation: a flying Star Destroyer that looks just as intimidating as it descends on you from above. And… »3/26/15 1:23pm3/26/15 1:23pm

Fishing Is Even Lazier When You Use an RC Boat

Using a remote control mower to cut your lawn? That's working smarter, not harder. Using a remote control boat to troll your favorite fishing spot? That's just making a lazy sport even lazier—which, of course, is awesome. Why struggle with wrangling a long fishing pole at the crack of dawn when you can simply troll… »3/09/15 2:46pm3/09/15 2:46pm

RC Hulk Does Exactly What Kids Want Him To: Smash Stuff

As Marvel's most wantonly destructive character, there's only one feature kids are really looking for when they ask their parents for a Hulk toy. It has to smash stuff, and it has to smash stuff repeatedly until they get tired of smashing stuff. It's a simple list of demands, and JAKKS Pacific has met every one of… »2/25/15 1:55pm2/25/15 1:55pm