There’s nothing like a remote control vehicle to bring out the kid big in anyone, here we present some of our favourite R/C toys and vehicles.
Flytech Bladestar – $34.99
Soar through the house with this revolutionary flying machine – dodge lamps, walls, furniture and more.
– Rechargeable indoor flying machine
– Uses its sensor to avoid obstacles and ceilings in Autopilot Mode
– Use the directional pad to navigate or hands to guide
– Use RC mode to take complete control
– Control height and power with the throttle
– Go head-to-head with a friend in an aerial dogfight with the included dogfight accessory (requires second Bladestar, sold separately)
The Flytech Bladestar is available from Discovery for $34.99 .
iRC Mini R/C Motor Bike – $49.99
With a built-in gyro that is always spinning, these diminutive motor bikes can move slowly enough to be maneuverable without falling over. The included remote looks like a motorcycle accelerator grip. Charge your mini-bike from the remote then go on a cross country tour of the accounting department.
The iRC Mini R/C Motor Bike is available from Think Geek for $49.99 .
Radio Control Drift Attack Stunt Vehicle – $49.99
Twist, spin, drift and slide – this radio control attack vehicle performs more stunts than ever.
– Wheels rotate, slide and drift for terrain-defying maneuvers
– Performs wheelies, power slides, spins, drifts and twists
– Executes upside down stunts and 360-degree spins
– Digital proportional control
– Glowing LED lights
– Four-wheel chassis with dual tread for improved high-torque movement
The Radio Control Drift Attack Stunt Vehicle is available from Discovery for $49.99 .
Remote Controlled Gyromobile – $59.95
This remote controlled, dual-wheeled gyromobile’s positively cambered, dual-wheeled design enables beginners to command it into dizzying spins and nimble turns. You can control it from up to 25′ away with the remote, moving it forward, backward, left and right because both 8 1/2″ diam. wheels can operate independently, allowing it to make hairpin turns and spin in place. It can jump over piles of laundry or flip over a stack of books because it is weighted such that it will always end up on its wheels.
The Remote Controlled Gyromobile is available from Hammacher for $59.95.
17” Skidoo RC Snowmobile – $79.95
With authentic details like a working taillight and headlight, this 17″ scale replica snowmobile offers the complete Ski-Doo experience. Interchangeable skis let you run the unit on indoor surfaces or outdoors on the snow, and working suspension, a full-track design and signature aesthetics help the snowmobile look and handle just like the real thing.
The 17” Skidoo RC Snowmobile is available from Amazon for $79.95.
Cobra R/C 2 Channel Mini Helicopte – $89.99
With Our Cobra Toys Radio Controlled (RC) helicopters you can benefit from greater aerobatic capabilities and longer flying time. Carefully developed and tested, Cobra Toys use better batteries – often Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) for quicker charge time and longer play time, better components and superior construction. The result is a premium quality designed and built product. Cobra Toys are produces at the best factories in China: Syma and Double Horse. Now includes the DOG FIGHT feature. Play against your friend with this new cool APACHI helicopter.
The Cobra R/C 2 Channel Mini Helicopte is available from Amazon for $89.99.
H2Go Fuel Cell Car – $109.99
Any toy that teaches kids about alternative energy in a way that makes it fun for them is definitely okay in my book. I’ve seen some that are kits and a bit more complicated. Honestly, I think that this car is one of the best approaches I’ve seen. It goes for the subtle angle, it’s a fun remote control car and doesn’t need a single battery to run.
The H2Go Fuel Cell Car is available from Amazon for $109.99.
Swim Along Manta Ray – $119.95
This is the remote controlled manta ray that glides underwater while you swim or snorkel nearby. Its hydrodynamic body has small holes in its upper body that allow water to displace air as it submerges down to its maximum depth of 8′. You can control it from 6′ away with the remote (which is waterproof down to 3′). Forefinger triggers on the underside of the remote enable independent pitch for each thruster, providing control for steep, powered dives to the bottom of pools and rapid ascents. Thumb toggles on the topside of the remote allow for independent thrust operation of each shrouded propeller, providing the ability to move forward, backward, make left and right turns, barrel rolls, or complete underwater loops–even intricate submerged Immelmann turns.
The Swim Along Manta Ray is available from Hammacher for $119.95.
Remote Control Authentic WWII Battling Tanks – $249.95
With authentic period details, realistic sounds, and infrared “projectiles,” these remote controlled tanks re-enact the famous armored clashes of World War II. At 1:24 scale, each tank’s weathering, battle damage, and authentic period details are clearly identifiable including the zimmerit coating on the German Tiger I, meant to thwart magnetic anti-tank mines, and the shell mark on the U.S. Army M4A3 Sherman. Both tanks generate realistic sounds while they move on realistic treads with suspension. Each is fitted with a cannon that fires an infrared beam 25′ away at a sensor on each tank. The tanks generate an explosion sound and vibrate to indicate they have been hit; five hits results in victory, which shuts the tank down.
The Remote Control Authentic WWII Battling Tanks is available from Hammacher for $249.95.
SRV-1 Blackfin Mobile Surveillance Robot – $495.99
Explore the dangerous terrain of your home or office with the SRV-1 Mobile Robot. This palm sized bot packs tank-like treads a 1000MIPS 500MHz Blackfin BF537 processor and a mini video camera. Using 802.11b/g wi-fi the SRV-1 interfaces wirelessly with a remote PC. The Java-based console software includes a built-in web server to monitor and control the SRV-1 via a web browser from anywhere in the world, as well as archive video feeds on demand or on a scheduled basis. Get programming with fully open-source software for robot and host computer.
The SRV-1 Blackfin Mobile Surveillance Robot is available from Think Geek for $495.99.