When somebody says to me that they’ve got a new radio controlled vehicle for me to look at, I usually think of cars, trucks, helicopters or maybe even a tank. The last thing to pop into my mind is someone’s grandma strapped to a wheelchair.
Hummers are pretty cool and look fun to drive, but their egregiously low gas mileage and rampant carbon emissions make them a bit taboo. Now you can get your guilt-free Hummer fix with this rechargeable remote control Hummer.
Licensed by GM, this is a perfect 1:20 scale model of the Hummer H3 and comes in yellow.
This radio-controlled tank proves that armored military vehicles don’t always carry a deadly payload. In fact, this one delivers a cold, frosty one instead.
The beverage bearing R/C tank doesn’t really care if you drink Bud Light or Bawls, but it will make sure your thirst is quenched, thanks to its 4 built-in can holders.
We live in a world of extremes. At the same time that everyone is trying to get their hands on the largest LCD TV that they can possibly fit in their living rooms, some gadgets just keeps getting smaller and smaller.
Awwww. What could be more adorable than these plush little versions of classic Nintendo characters?
The only thing even more sickeningly sweet than the little squishy Mario is this plush and huggable mini-Yoshi.
All of these plush little guys are handcrafted by Kelley of LittleElfsToyshop using a technique called needle felting.
Hot off the presses is the A.M.P.Bot, a unique roller-bot that moves around using a gyroscopic balancing system that works much like the Segway Personal Transporter.
A.M.P. stands for “Automated Musical Personality”. That’s because the wheeled robot can follow you around and play your tunes wherever you go.
I don’t know what’s up with me loving the Star Wars action so much lately but this is too cool to pass up. Instructables has all the deets you need to make a Jedi-licious custom lightsaber!
The project is from Instructables user Ricardoaraujo, and utilizes cutting-edge LED and AA battery technologies.
The one-trick-pony of a robot does one thing and one thing only – it climbs windows. Action Product’s Climb@tron is a two-legged toy robot that uses special suction cups to let it ascend windows and other smooth surfaces.
Just stick the little 4-inch tall ‘bot on your window, switch it on, and it’ll automatically walk towards the ceiling (or whatever direction you point it in).
Those fortunate enough to live in Tokyo have recently sighted lifesize Coca-Cola robots wandering the streets. Now you can own your own miniature version of the wandering Coke robot for your desktop.
Combining robotics, Japanimation and caffeination, the Coca-Cola vending machine robot is the perfect embodiment of all things geeky.
Here’s a fun bit of decor for fans of Nintendo’s Super Mario games. It’s a friendly invincibility star from the game, which can play a little tune while it sits on your desk.
Just like those brilliant yellow stars in the Super Mario series, simply activate the star, and you’ll instantly feel invincible (even if your office-mates think you’re a complete dork).
This sophisticated compact robot has been available in Japan for about a few months now, and is now finding its way to American shores.
The HPI GR-001 G-Robot features 20 motors that can be programmed to follow your every command.
Star Wars fans, here’s another oddity to add to your shrine to all things Jedi and Sith. These candy lightsabers won’t cut through flesh and bone, but they sure will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Hasbro’s Star Wars Candy Lightsabers are based on the authentic movie weapon designs for Darth Vader (red) and Anakin Skywalker (blue).
What die-hard Trekkie could possibly walk around without a communicator? Now you can own this nifty remake of the original 23rd-century Starfleet communicator from the 1960s TV classic.
The modern-day replica offers up blinking lights and sounds just like the original Starfleet-issue communications gizmo.
Check out these fun Gameboy plush toys I came across in my recent Web travels. Featuring a whimsical, cartoony take on the classic hand-held gaming system, they’re the perfect gift for the Nintendo Fanboy or Fangirl in your life.
Created by Wisconsin crafter KungFuCowgirl, each of the squishy game systems has its own unique personality, thanks to the slight variations in each handmade Gameboy.
They measure in at just a wee-bit bigger than an original Gameboy and come in red, yellow, green, pink or teal.
I’ll start out by telling you that I used to live in the Deep South, home of cockroaches the size of small mice. Oh yeah, did I happen to mention that they could fly? Every time I saw one of those airborne six-legged nasties, it made my skin crawl.
Seems like a day doesn’t go by when some new bit of USB wackiness finds its way to my computer. Today’s find: this desktop boxer that connects to your USB port.
The pint-sized prizefighter is more sophisticated than your average USB gizmo, letting you throw punches using your computer keyboard.