Hot Wheels Reaches Its Logical Conclusion With the Addition of Video

Ty Dunitz January 17 Gadgets
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You may recall experiencing the unabashed radness that was Hot Wheels way back in the day – whether or not that day was 25 years or 25 hours ago. But either way, you’ll more than likely wish you’d have had one of these.

Enter the Hot Wheels Video Racer, hailing straight from the ‘Couldn’t Come Soon Enough’ department. The toy does exactly what it says on the tin: it’s a typical Hot Wheels car. With a camera embedded in the front. That’s right – Hot Wheels enthusiasts will now be able to live their stunt tracks from a first-person perspective. The camera can shoot 30 or 60 fps, and like any tricked-out ride worth its salt, sports an LCD screen in a completely unnecessary place – in this case, on the underside of the car, so you can preview your trip down the track before uploading it via USB to your computer.

At an MSRP of $59.99, you may find it hard to justify such an obviously frivolous purchase; we are discussing a simple toy car, here. But on the other hand, just think about the YouTube videos that will eventually pop up combining these with the more ambitious mega stunt tracks. A new meme is about to dawn.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.
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