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World’s Longest Hot Wheels Track

World’s Longest Hot Wheels Track

To celebrate the launch of CrunchLabs, engineer Mark Rober endeavored to set up the world’s longest Hot Wheels track. At over a half-mile long, the track takes advantage of the warehouse space and has stacked switchbacks with Hot Wheels Boosters to keep the cars moving. We’d love to see the FPV footage of the full ride.

Restoring a Hot Wheels Red Baron Car

Restoring a Hot Wheels Red Baron Car

The original Hot Wheels Red Baron is one of the most iconic and collectible toy cars ever made. This video from Paul Restorer takes us through the long and painstaking process of disassembling, cleaning, and repairing the classic toy, which needed bodywork, a paint job, new wheels and axles, and fresh packaging.

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Cool Wheels Toy Car Displays

Cool Wheels Toy Car Displays
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These sweet wall-mounted displays are perfect for Hot Wheels and Matchbox car collections. They’re handmade from a recycled tire with a set of wooden slat shelves. They come in 20″, 24″, and 26″ sizes which hold 48, 64, and 75 cars respectively. We especially love the colorful light-up model.

Custom Hot Wheels Cars

Custom Hot Wheels Cars
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Do you love your car? JDM Customz will customize a Hot Wheels car to look just like the real deal. Each 1/64-scale car is hand-painted to match your vehicle, and JDM can add spoilers, wings, wheels, and widebody kits and lower their suspension as well.

The Right Way to Use a Backup Camera

The Right Way to Use a Backup Camera

Backup cameras have been a great addition to modern cars, improving rear visibility and reducing fender benders. But they don’t all do a good job telling you how far you are from objects. This guy came up with a clever hack to ensure he always parks just the right distance from the wall in his garage.

Wicked Ball Interactive Pet Toy

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Bored pets can be destructive pets. This electronic pet toy helps keep pets occupied by rolling around and lighting up autonomously. It has three levels of interaction, automatically pauses for breaks in between activity time, and has a built-in hole for hiding treats. Save 18% in The Awesomer Shop.

K’nex Steel Vengeance Roller Coaster

K’nex Steel Vengeance Roller Coaster

If you’ve played with K’nex construction toys, you know they they’re especially good for marble mazes and roller coasters. K’nex builder Venomeater123 shows off his epic roller coaster based on Steel Vengeance from Cedar Point. It took nearly a year to build the working replica of the world’s longest hybrid coaster.

4-Side LEGO Walker

4-Side LEGO Walker

2in1 Bricking loves to create LEGO machines that can walk or drive. This particular model is designed to amble along the ground no matter which edge it’s placed on. Can you imagine giant robots or vehicles getting around like this?

LEGO x Marvel Iron Man Hulkbuster 76210

LEGO x Marvel Iron Man Hulkbuster 76210
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This isn’t the first LEGO Hulkbuster, but it is the biggest and the best. With 4049 pieces, this 20.5″ tall model is the biggest LEGO Marvel set yet. The mech suit has a fully-articulated upper body, light-up arc reactors, and unique gold and glow-in-the-dark pieces. It also opens up to hold an optional LEGO Iron Man figure.

Hot Wheels Backyard Aquapark

Hot Wheels Backyard Aquapark

Backyard Racing takes us on another thrilling POV ride on one of their epic Hot Wheels tracks. This massive circuit includes a variety of water features, including waterslides, waterfalls, a zipline, and a 12-foot water bucket lift. We love how the track has so many elevation changes.

Restoring a Mini Soccer Game

Restoring a Mini Soccer Game

We love watching videos of old things being made as good as new. In this clip, Old Things Never Die got their hands on a vintage mechanical soccer game, disassembled it, sandblasted off the paint and rust, fabricated custom replacement parts, and painstakingly repainted its playfield and players.

Making the Toy Story Rocket Car Real

Making the Toy Story Rocket Car Real

Artist Steven Richter has wowed us with his sculptures before. This time he took on a different kind of challenge – replicating the rocket car from the end of Toy Story. He started by modifying existing toys, sculpting a new head for Woody, and building a model rocket. He then assembled it all into this crazy creation.

Marble Night City Marble Run

Marble Night City Marble Run
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ROKR’s intricate marble run makes a great desktop plaything. The crank-driven elevator wheel keeps marbles flowing through the endless maze, which includes multiple ramps, a spiral funnel, and other fun obstacles along the way. You’ll have fun building the 294-piece laser-cut kit too.

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Playmobil Knight Rider K.I.T.T.

Playmobil Knight Rider K.I.T.T.
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Fans of Knight Rider will immediately recognize this murdered-out 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am as K.I.T.T. Playmobil’s version plays original voice clips and activates its scanner light when you touch its hood. The set includes poseable figures of Michael Knight, Bonnie Barstow, and Devon Miles.

Semi-Automatic Rubber Band Gun

Semi-Automatic Rubber Band Gun

Most rubber band guns require manual reloading between shots. But Nagy Big designed a 3D-printed toy gun that can fire multiple rubber bands in sequence thanks to its spring-loaded mechanism and multi-band clip. If you want one for yourself, you can download the STL files on Printables.

NERF Ultra Speed Blaster

NERF Ultra Speed Blaster
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The NERF Ultra Speed blaster fires up to seven darts per second, barraging your opponents with foam projectiles. The fully-motorized blaster comes with two 12-dart magazines and 24 AccuStrike Ultra darts. A built-in drop-grip helps with stability and accuracy, and a top handle lets you carry it briefcase-style.

Supersize Rugrats Reptar Figure

Supersize Rugrats Reptar Figure

Rugrats fans will recognize this green monster as Reptar, the goofy Godzilla from the long-running Nickelodeon series. Super7’s 16″ tall, 13″ long vinyl figure has a poseable head, arms, legs, and tail, and is ready to stand watch over your own rugrats. Also, we’ve got that Reptar cereal song stuck in our head now.

Making a Giant Pin Art Toy

Making a Giant Pin Art Toy

You know those pin art toys that take an impression of your hand or face? I Like to Make Stuff built a super-sized version of the plaything for their Maker Alliance pal Mark Rober to put in his new offices. He used large sheets of PVC, insulation foam, and 1000 PEX tubes to create the structure and its pins.

XM Studios Maestro Premium Collectible

XM Studios Maestro Premium Collectible

Singapore’s XM Studios makes incredible collectible toys. Among them is this 1/4-scale Maestro, a super-smart and super-strong version of The Hulk from the future. The deluxe variant of the hand-painted polystone model features Maestro sitting on a throne made from a sentinel head, surrounded by the spoils of his conquests.

Exploding Stretch Armstrong in Slow Motion

Exploding Stretch Armstrong in Slow Motion

This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen Stretch Armstrong destroyed in horrible ways. But The Slow Mo Guys added their spin to the genre by capturing the carnage in slow motion. Like others, they filled the gooey kid’s toy with enough water to make it explode. Their high-speed footage also revealed Stretch’s true Achilles’ heel.

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The Sopranos x Funko Pop Figures

The Sopranos x Funko Pop Figures
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The Sopranos is one of the greatest TV series of all time. Fans of the show can now pre-order these officially licensed Funko POP! vinyl toys based on Tony and Carmela Soprano, Silvio Dante, and Christopher Moltisanti. Hopefully, we’ll get some of the other characters in the future. We really want Paulie Walnuts and Phil Leotardo.

Iron Studios 1960s Pointing Spider-Man

Iron Studios 1960s Pointing Spider-Man

This 1/10th-scale statue was inspired by the Spider-Man Pointing at Spider-Man meme. The 8.2″ tall scene features Spidey in his cartoon red and blue costume pointing his figure at whatever you want, along with a miniature shipping crate. You’ll need to buy two or more to replicate the meme, so that could get expensive.

Gyro Spin

Gyro Spin

Ghost Design’s stainless steel plaything can spin for up to 12 minutes, thanks to its low-friction ceramic ball bearings. Its gyroscopic action is self-balancing, and can it can spin in an inverted position as well. Available in brushed, mirror, or black-coated finishes, with optional desk stand and carrying case add-ons.

Custom Hot Wheels Bentley 6×6

Custom Hot Wheels Bentley 6×6

What’s better than a Bentley Continental GT? How about a 6-wheel-drive Bentley lifted for off-road rallying and outfitted with fat tires and skid plates? While we’d love to see a real-world version of this, for now, we’ll have to settle for this sweet custom Hot Wheels car from the Jakarta Diecast Project.

Canon x Transformers Camera Robots

Canon x Transformers Camera Robots

Toymaker Takara Tomy teamed up with Canon to create two Transformers based on their cameras. The 80% scale EOS R5 comes in Optimus Prime and Reflector versions. They look awesome, but sadly they don’t shoot photos. The Autobot is available for pre-order from BBTS, while the Decepticon is a Takara Tomy Mall exclusive.

Extreme Bubble Blowing Gun

Extreme Bubble Blowing Gun
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The Extreme Bubble Gun will blow away your friends with soap bubbles as your ammunition. This toy blasts out hundreds of bubbles per minute from its 60 holes. Its battery-powered fan runs for about 30 minutes per charge, which should be plenty of time to get your victims soaked with slippery soap.

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