Hot Wheels get some camera action

by Mark R

We have seen some neat developments in Hot Wheels cars recently. For example, there were those miniature R/C cars the size of regular Hot Wheels cars.

I suppose someone decided to give those tiny cars even more of an upgrade with Mattel’s Video Racer. The Video Racer has a small video camera that is able to record 30 to 60 frames per second, as it is speeding down the racing track or the kitchen counter.

When the racing is done, the user has the option of watching them. This can be done on a tiny LCD on the underbelly of the car, or the footage can be downloaded to a PC or laptop via USB. It doesn’t look like an SD card is an option, but it really should be.

After all the video footage is downloaded, it can be pasted together to make the Speed Racer sequel that will probably never be made. Now youngsters will know what it feels like to be behind the wheel of a Hot Wheels car! Something tells me it is not as thrilling as the real thing.

You should be able to get this particular toy this Fall for about $60 each, which includes the USB cable.


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