From the company that brought you the Porsche 911 GT3 RS that kept me sane during a snow storm comes a new line of Team Hot Wheels vehicles, mini-figs and play sets created in partnership with Mattel.
For those who are fans of Team Hot Wheels, this toy line is actually the only one featuring the Team Hot Wheels drivers - brought to life as mini-figs with detailed fire suits and helmets, miniature replicas of Troy Lee's original designs. Read more>
Remember when you were a kid, and you scooted around town in the adorable, rotationally molded wonder that was the Cozy Coupe? Remember how awesome that was? Remember how, at that age, you thought it was the pinnacle of automotive excellence?
Kids these days have it way better than you ever did. Read more>
To most people, the name "Mega Bloks" conjures up memories of big, chunky, brightly-colored building blocks in a clear plastic carrying bag - the types of toys meant for young children before they hone their motor skills enough to graduate to LEGO. The brand is thought by many to be second-tier, the "knock off" to the company that brought us LEGO Batman, LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Harry Potter - to name a few.
Mega Bloks had developed a line in partnership with the Need for Speed franchise, and the sets are a true car lover's dream. They're proportionally accurate, complete with the perfect balance of visible blockiness and smooth plastic finishes to ensure the finished products reflect the cars they were designed after.
The one set I hadn't put together was the biggest build - the 630-piece 1:14 scale Porsche 911 GT3 RS, complete with detailed interior, adjustable seats and mini engine build. The set has been sitting in the box for months, and had made the journey from LA to NYC with me when I moved for Gawker back in October. Read more>