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Anki Overdrive is a Modern Slot(less) Car Set

 |  |  July 2, 2015


Growing up, I had a giant slot car set and thought it was the most awesome thing ever. My friends and I didn’t typically race like normal people though. What we did was something only 8-year-olds would think is fun. We would position ourselves near the curves and see who could fling the cars of the track into the crotch of the other person. A slot car to the ball sack can hurt.

The next generation of slot cars is here and it’s called Anki Overdrive. It lets you race tiny robotic cars on a track using a smartphone app.

anki_overdrive_starter_kit

Using the app you can race and fire virtual weapons at your opponents to win the race. Each car has its own unique driving characteristics, like the cars in a video game. It sounds pretty cool, but I wonder if you can fling your car off the track into someone’s nuts at the corner.

A starter kit for the set will cost you $149.99(USD) and it will launch on September 20. The kit includes 2 cars, six 90º curved track pieces, four straight track pieces, two risers, a car charging platform, and a tire cleaner.

[via ToyNews]



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