More than just a toy

Rule the Land/Air/Sea With These 10 Remote-Controlled Vehicles

You can spend as little or as much as you want on a remote-controlled vehicle (you'll see shortly that there are far more than cars available), but what each one delivers is huge fun in a small package -- and, in some cases, the kind of performance that shames the full-sized deal. Here are ten great remote controlled vehicles that are worth your time, your imagination and some of your hard-earned cash. Just be prepared to fight over them with your kids.

1st Gear
Tiny wheels, big dreams

Playforever Toys

Miss racing your old toys across the tile floor? Playforever toys ($28-$60) -- cars, motorcycles and airplanes -- will have you practicing your engine revving noises in no time.

Missiles not included

James Bond 007 Miniature Vehicles Set

Skyfall is about to touch down in theaters, which means the promotional tie-in machine is flipping every switch on its weapons panel. Still, the James Bond 007 Miniature Vehicles Set ($60) is an interesting keepsake for Fleming fans, featuring eight miniature die-cast models of select Bond vehicles from the 22-film series. While we wouldn’t lump...

Short on legroom, big on fun

Automoblox A9-S Convertible

We’ve loved Automoblox since they emerged on the model car scene a few years ago. Who are we kidding? It’s really an excuse to buy your kids a toy that you will end up playing with. One of their newest releases, the A9-S Convertible ($36) provides more of the same play-motoring fun as the rest...

Snow Launcher

Arctic Force Snow Trac-Ball

Hopefully snow isn’t on the ground for all of you just yet, but it doesn’t hurt to anticipate the battles to come. Along those lines, Arctic Force Snow Trac Ball ($16) can give you Randy Johnson-like extension to hurl snow bombs 50% further than what your regular arm can muster. In other words those punks...

Slumber Party Conflicts? Resolved.

Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS Gun

The Nerf N-Strike Stampede ECS ($55) is not the toy of your childhood… unless your childhood involved laying waste (safely) to entire villages. Powered by six D batteries, The ECS (Electronic Clip System), pumps out one of the gun’s three included 18 dart clips in mere seconds. In case you’re a little rusty on Nerf...

My Mini Golf

MyMiniGolf brings mini golf to your backyard or really anywhere you have a flat surface. You can place the obstacles in any arrangement essentially creating as many difficult or simple holes. Double up the sets and let your mini golf imagination go at it. Includes: 13 injection-molded handicap obstacles 2 balls putter scorepad carrying box...

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