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Hot Wheels Made a Real-Life Version of Rocket League With Tiny RC Cars

All images: Mattel With Rocket League having already arrived on the Nintendo Switch, Psyonix and Mattel have teamed up to create the second most portable version of the game. The Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals set brings Rocket League into the real world with a pair of tiny RC cars you use to knock …

A Brilliant Toy Hacker Turned the G.I. Joe Cobra Rattler Into an RC Plane That Actually Flies

GIF If you grew up in the ‘80s watching G.I. Joe and playing with the toys, you undoubtedly remember the Rattler, Cobra’s workhorse fighter plane. The original toy version was powered by imagination, but Adam Woodworth’s upgraded version—which actually flies—is instead powered by servos and ducted fan engines. Instead of trying to get the re-released …

Man Redefines Horror By Building a Singing Furby Organ

GIF As if the fear of a looming nuclear war wasn’t enough, Sam Battle, the hacker-musician behind the YouTube channel Look Mum No Computer, hacked together 44 Furby toys to build the world’s first (and hopefully last) singing Furby organ, introducing a whole new element to your nightmares. On a technical level, Battle’s Furby Organ is …

A Giant Version of Pong Played With Feet Should Be the Next Olympic Sport

GIF The most entertaining part of watching the modern Olympics is hoping you catch some kind of drama, scandal, or debacle. And while the IOC has hoped that the addition of new sports like mixed doubles curling will breathe new life into the games, the Olympics should instead introduce sports like mixed doubles interactive Pong—now …