Little kid falls asleep in his toy car and ends up driving in circles

Yep, we totally understand you kid. Sometimes when the sun is beating down too hard and the day of fun has gone on a little too long and you're oddly comfortable in an uncomfortable position, you just fade away without a care in the world. It is a hammock's rest. It is ice melting in an umbrella drink. It is this kid… » 5/30/14 9:27pm 5/30/14 9:27pm

This Modular Toy Car Has Steering and Suspension Like the Real Thing

Toy cars are a compromise: the simple ones "drive" like a roller skate, and the really serious ones are too intricate (and expensive) to just hand over to a mere child. Modarri Cars wants to change that with fun, customizable, modular toy cars with spring suspension and steering just like the real thing. » 2/19/14 7:00pm 2/19/14 7:00pm

Monstrous Metropolis II Cityscape Treats Matchbox Cars to a True…

Four years of work. Exactly 1,100 toy cars. Eighteen lanes of one-way traffic. One mega-mini-city. Meet Metropolis II, the Hot Wheels/Matchbox car utopia created by California artist Chris Burden, lead engineer Zak Cook and ten assistants. [MAKE] » 6/19/11 4:00pm 6/19/11 4:00pm

Don't Let the Kids Play With This Naughty Adult Toy Car

At first glance, this car looks like any old toy—until you notice the incongruous silhouette of a restrained passenger, taken hostage by five suited people. In the trunk, weapons give you a glimpse at what's going on. » 3/16/11 9:00am 3/16/11 9:00am

Mattel Video Racer Records the Hot Wheels' POV

Is it possible that we've been taking our Hot Wheels for granted? That we don't consider the toll those bends and loops take over time? Well, now there's a Hot Wheel that records video of its traumatic life. Like so. » 1/17/11 4:00pm 1/17/11 4:00pm

Swarm, Hot Wheels, Swarm!

What's it like watching 1,200 toy cars zip around an inconceivably tangled kinetic sculpture, charging and whirring all at once? Like choreographed chaos. Like pure unadulterated joy, tinged with inescapable repetition. Like this. » 11/23/10 9:00am 11/23/10 9:00am

Soon Toy Cars Will Be Powered by Mountain Dew

Glucose-powered bio-batteries aren't a brand new idea, but Japanese toymaker Takara may be among the first to attempt to use them in their products. They've made some prototype remote controlled toy cars which run on our favorite sweet drinks. » 1/21/10 9:00pm 1/21/10 9:00pm

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…

Nano Ferraris For Four-Car R/C Racing Action

One fifty-eighth of the size and much less than one fifty-eighth of the price of the real thing, these infrared remote-control Real Drive Nano Ferraris are so detailed they even have blinking turn lights. You can also race the officially-licensed three-inch Enzo, Testarossa, F430 and 512BB against each other as they… » 2/20/08 9:44am 2/20/08 9:44am

Hand-burned Toy Cars Spell Disaster For Human Race

What better way to prepare your children for the coming apocalypse than to give him a car that's already been pre-burned by hand? Not only will your kids get to know exactly how NY is going to look in the year 2076, they'll be prepared for any car bombs, forest fires or nuclear explosions should it hit before then.… » 12/25/07 10:00am 12/25/07 10:00am

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