Further proof that every generation of kids has it better than the last, Air Hogs new Hover Assault means youngsters no longer have to choose between an RC car or an RC helicopter. Because this is both, and manages to somehow up the awesome even further with a set of remotely fired missiles.

Transformers and G.I. Joe? You finally have some serious competition for the best toy ever. The Hover Assault won't be hitting stores until later this year, but at $50 it's sure to be ideal under-the-tree fodder this Christmas.

On the ground it drives like your typical off-road RC vehicle, but it can handle even the biggest of obstacles thanks to a hop function that makes it briefly take off and leap over things in its way.


And at any point it can instantly transition to full flight mode, putting four plastic projectiles at the pilot's disposal for mischief making. It's just too bad the tires don't float, making this the perfect toy for land, air, and sea assaults. But beggers and annoying siblings can't be choosers, right? [Air Hogs via DadDoes]