App-Connected Slot Cars Give You Mario Kart-Like Power-Ups and Damage

Who knew that when Super Mario Kart first hit the SNES so many years ago it would have such a lasting effect on us? Even Scalextric, who've been making slot car tracks for decades, are finally introducing a new accessory that wirelessly connects to an app so you can add SMK-like crash damage, power-ups, and even stat… » 2/26/14 2:20pm 2/26/14 2:20pm

Building Your Own Slot Cars Is the Missing Link of Childhood Perfection

Hornby is getting ready to blow the minds of kids next Christmas with the greatest mashup in toys since robots started transforming into cars and trucks. The company is taking its popular Scalextric slot car line to the next level by introducing vehicles that can be assembled like a building toy. » 1/25/13 10:25am 1/25/13 10:25am

Speed Racer Slot Race Cars Were Bound to Happen from the Beginning

I have to admit that I can't resist curves, electricity, and getting off the rails. And I like slot cars too, which is why I can't wait to get my hands all over this $65 Carrera Speed Racer slot racing set, a 20.66-foot track full of loops, flyovers and the Mach 5 and Racer X cars with LED lights. [Toyology]
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AI Tech Racers: Danger Dodging Slot Cars

These AI Tech Racers from Tomy are some of the more interesting slot-style racecars we've seen. The cars have built-in sensors to detect and avoid obstacles in their path—provided they have room to maneuver—and as a result, they can fly around a track without being locked into slots. Once started, the cars ride on… » 2/20/08 5:00pm 2/20/08 5:00pm