Radio-controlled (RC) cars are super. The self-powered miniature cars or trucks controlled using a remote emitting a radio-frequency connecting both car and controller remain as neat today as they were when appearing on the Christmas list of yours truly for a decade during my youth. Now, thanks to technological advances, RC car love may skyrocket all because of lasers!
Certainly the current method of controlling an RC car is neat, but RC car controllers lack lasers. Two new RC cars for two different age groups, both young and old, want to zap some life into the RC industry.
The Lazer Stunt Chaser from Flair is a super-fast stunt car guided by a laser beam:
“These “light controlled” stunt cars literally chase projected light from an infrared remote that you control. They can be used in the dark or in full daylight, but if you want the light-up wheels to have the maximum impact then you’ll probably want to turn the lights down low.”
The Thomas and Friends Follow Me Thomas train uses the same laser pointer with the train following the laser as you move it around:
“Lead Thomas on his way! When you point and move the light from the lantern Thomas follows along. Press the lantern’s buttons for programmed moves including a circle, figure 8 and zigzag patterns. Hear engine sounds and phrases as Thomas chugs along!”
The Lazer Stunt Chaser will cost around $42 USD when it arrives in late July, with the Follow Me Thomas running $39.99 available in August.
Are you an RC car fan? Which laser-guided toy, if any, would you be more likely to purchase?