Kinda in response to the Waffopopolus Prime thread, I discovered that there really isnt a toy thread.. Does the SnF crowd have no love for toys? I find it highly bizarre..
So to start it off:
A couple weeks ago I got a micro R/C Tamiya Q-Steer Hornet in the mail. Its awsome.
Its about 6.5cm long & 4.5cm wide. Normal Q-Steers have 4 LR44 button type batteries (2 in the remote and 2 in the car). This range of Tamiya Q-Steers learned from the Bit CharGs, as it has a rechargable battery in the car and is charged for 40-50sec from the remote which takes 3 AAA's. In my opinion this is a better design as AAAs are cheaper and easiyer to come by than LR44s (Not only to mention you can get rechargeable AAAs which is even better).
After the 40-50sec charge you have a couple minutes of driving around before you gave to charge again. Unlike the regular Bit CharG, Q-Steers have a boost button, which when held down, doubles the speed that they run at. Mind you this probably drains more battery, but normal speed is way to slow. It is also controlled by IR instead of Radio, which is heaps better except when the car goes behind an object thus interupting the signal, but the range is almost limitless (I drove mine almost from one side of my house to the other without having to chase after it).
I used to have an original Hornet when i was younger, but it broke. This micronized version is no-where near as powerful as the original but still a hoot to drive all over you keyboard and waste time. Tamiya has rereleased their buggy range (Hornet, Frog, Grasshoper etc) in a smaller ready to go package under then name of Tamtech Gear. I considered buying one but I got this little Hornet for $15 and bigger daddy comes in @ $199. Perhaps i will rethink the idea when it gets sunnier and it will be a reason to go outside..
ANYWAY while i'm waiting for the next chogokin to be released, its really gotten me interested what other micro R/C stuff i can get my grubby hands on.
I was browsing the Takara Tomy site & it has a good selection of stuff i cant wait to try out (mainly the Heli-Q and Hover-Q), but i came across this rather hilarious pictorial guide on how to use their Q-Sky range (click on the pic for more)..