Ladies: Buy Your Man This Ghostbusters Ecto-1 LEGO Set and He’ll Definitely Do the Dishes for a Year
The Ecto-1 is one of those iconic movie cars people don’t talk too much about these days. I guess we’re all too busy salivating at the sight of James Bond’s vehicles throughout the years to even realize how much we miss gems like the Ecto-1.
Have no fear, Ghostbusters fans! Lego is making sure the Ecto-1 reaches your desk and stays in other people’s memories, too, with a new interpretation of the iconic ghost-busting car. Yup, Lego is making a new Ectomobile set.
The 5 Fastest RC Cars You Can Buy Today
Mankind’s need for speed transcends full-size cars and motorsport to stretch into video games and toy cars, too - RC cars, to be more precise.
So whether you’re looking to impress you pals with your brand-new lightning-quick RC car or you just enjoy raising a rooster tail after a heavy rain on your street, here are some of the fastest RC cars you can buy (and maybe race) today.
BMW Wants To Attack the Sports Compact Market With The FWD 128ti
BMW is once again setting its sights on the hot hatch market with a new 1 Series model that calls back one of the German automaker’s rarely used badges. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the BMW 128ti, and it wants to take a bite out of the hot hatch market. The 128ti — the “ti” stands for Turismo Internazionale — will have a tough go at it with so many contenders in the segment, but, rest assured, Bimmer isn’t returning to the niche market with the intention of being a mere spectator. No, sir. The 128ti is being developed to compete with the best-of-the-best, and from the looks of it, BMW isn’t cutting any corners in the hot hatch’s development. The 128i is more contender than pretender, and while all the details won’t be revealed until its expected debut in November, it looks like BMW has a new pocket rocket on its hands.
This BMW M3 Model Car Restoration is Oddly Mesmerizing
It’s quite often that we hear about a restoration project that unearths the lost soul of a sports car or a very, very rare automobile. Heck, some people even add their own wacky twist when restoring a car, but what happens when you stumble upon an old, rusted, dirt-covered diecast car?
The answer is pretty straightforward: you bring it back to its former glory through a process that, for some reason, is highly satisfying to watch.
Gotrax XR Elite Electric Scooter
Ever since it introduced the XR e-scooter as a replacement to the GXL V2, Gotrax kept on improving the recipe. The company first churned out the Ultra derivative of the XR, and recently it has upped the ante with the Gotrax XR Elite electric scooter. Here’s what it brings to the table.
The Lamborghini Sian FKP 37 Lego Technic Kit Is Probably Everything Your Life Has Been Missing
Major Lego sets don’t come too often but it turns out 2020 isn’t just about world pandemics and home isolation. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the latest collabo between Lego and Lamborghini, nicely wrapped up as a Technic set - pretty much the highest echelon of builds Lego makes currently. Enter the Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Lego Technic set.
Electric Scooter Buying Guide - Everything You Need to Consider
The e-scooter industry might still be in its infancy, but these electrically-powered machines are enjoying an increasing amount of popularity by the day. People living in big cities have rushed to adopt this new trend out of purely practical reasons - with so many cars stuck in traffic, e-scooters are the shortcut more, and more people are willing to take. Factor in their relatively low maintenance costs and the fact that you can easily fold them for storage or transport purposes, plus the advantage of not getting to your destination with a sweaty back, like it happens with bicycles or kick scooters, and you get an unbeatable recipe.
But with high demand comes high offer. With more and more people looking to get an e-scooter, companies that produce them have multiplied like rabbits, and others are joining them as we speak. This means that you, the buyers, now has hundreds of options to choose from, from low-end, cheap e-scooters to performance and off-road-oriented ones. So, which one is best for you? Well, only you can decide that, but we’ll give you a hand with a guide that touches on what key aspects you should consider before placing that order.
Hiboy MAX Electric Scooter Review
Electric scooters are still booming although some governments are coming up with restrictions and sanctions for those who don’t ride them appropriately – as in with a helmet and not on crowded sidewalks, to start with. Also, don’t ride an e-scooter while drunk. Just don’t.
Now, there are a lot of options you can choose from in the under-$500 e-scooter niche, including the versatile Xiaomi M365. In this review, however, we’ll focus on the Hiboy MAX electric scooter.
Segway Ninebot ES1 Gen 2 Electric Scooter Review
Segway upgraded the Ninebot ES1 electric scooter so the Gen 2 now packs a 300-watt e-motor instead of a 250-watt one. What’s more, Segway is adamant that the scooter (which is of the kickscooter ilk) passed a trial phase that included 6,000+ miles of road ride testing. The Ninebot ES1 is Segway’s entry-level scooter, the lightest it currently offers, and one of the lightest on the market. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at it.
What Sets The Two Hot Wheels RC Tesla Cybertrucks Apart?
Although the Cybertruck produced by Tesla is not going to arrive until 2022, the Cybertruck by Hot Wheels will be here by the end of 2020.
Hot Wheels and Mattel will be producing remote-controlled Cybertrucks in two sizes: 1:10-scale and 1:64-scale models. Both RC trucks were revealed at the 2020 Toy Fair and, believe it or not, the 1:10-scale model truck sold out within hours after it was announced. The demand was so high that Hot Wheels has even started a waiting list. The 1:10 model is priced at $400 and the 1:64 one at just $20.
This Saleen-inspired Fender Stratocaster is a carbon-fiber work of art
Cars and guitars have worked well together since the early days of rock’n roll. Musicians like Eric Clapton, Jamiroquai, and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason are avid car collectors. Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson also owned an impressive fleet of limousines and sports cars.
Come 2020 and Fender pays tribute to the sports car market with a guitar inspired by the Saleen S1. The limited-edition six-string is based on the iconic Stratocaster, but it’s a more modern rendition made with different materials and different design. A Stratocaster for the modern guitarist.
GOTRAX Xr Electric Scooter Review
GOTRAX has a new under-$400 scooter coming to replace the very-reliable GXL V2. It’s called the Xr and you can also have it in Ultra guise, with a more potent e-motor and larger battery pack. Its main rivals are the likes of Swagtron Swagger 5 ($299), Xiaomi M365 ($349), and Segway Ninebot ES2 ($589) - as you can see, pretty rough competition. We had a go at the GOTRAX Xr and here’s what we can report.
Segway Ninebot Max Electric Scooter Review
The Segway Ninebot Max electric scooter is powered by a 350-watt e-motor and trumpets a maximum range of 40 miles. That’s quite impressive, but at the same time, the Ninebot Max is a rather large scooter with few folding options, which puts a dent in practicality. In fact, it could be more destined to e-scooter fleets than personal daily use, although if space is not a commodity for you, the Ninebot Max will not disappoint. Check out the review below to see if this is the e-scooter you’re looking for.
Turboant X7 Electric Scooter Review
The entry-level electric scooter niche is a cutthroat affair right now. Companies that are more or less known in the scooter industry are battling for a piece of the pie as more and more riders are looking at e-scooters as a solution to avoid clogged city traffic or simply as an alternative to shabby public transportation networks that don’t properly cover their areas.
Enter Turboant and their X7 electric scooter, a contraption that’s looking to dethrone the hugely-popular Xiaomi Mi M365 and steal some of its customers. Turboant was kind enough to send us the X7 for reviewing purposes, so inevitably, we took it for a spin. Our impressions are for you to read in the hands-on review that continues below.
Take Your Love for British Luxury to the Sky with the Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition
Aston Martin is ringing in the new year with its first product launch, except it’s not really an official Aston Martin creation. It’s called the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, and it’s the first fruit in what is expected to be a long and lasting partnership between the British luxury car maker and Airbus Corporate Helicopters. Yes, the ACH130 is not a car, but, rather, a luxury private helicopter that’s been dressed from cockpit to tail rotor with all the luxury goodness that we’ve come to expect from Aston Martin.
All told, the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition comes with a range of four exterior and interior designs created specifically by Aston Martin. The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition is already available on request and deliveries are expected to start in the first quarter of 2020. No word yet on how much one costs, but be advised that a “standard” Airbus ACH130 starts at $3.3 million.
Goplus Electric Scooter Review
Did you think there’s not much room for innovation when it comes to electric scooters? Well, think again. Goplus is offering an e-scooter that transforms to let you either stand up or sit down. What’s more, it has a Bluetooth function that lets you play music and its frame build is suitable for both teenagers and adults.
With that in mind, we’ve come up with an overview of the Goplus electric scooter, so that you know what to expect before making the acquisition. Check it out below.
Emaxusa Electric Scooter Review
Not every electric scooter out there is about all-out performance. In fact, most commuters don’t need souped-up e-scooters to cover that last mile from the underground or bus station to their home, so this is where the Emaxusa e-scooter comes into play.
It’s definitely not the most tech-ladden, high-performance electric scooter on the market but it comes wrapped in a sleek, no-nonsense package destined for adult riders that want a particular dose of comfort first and foremost. Let’s find out more about the Emaxusa e-scooter.
NANROBOT D5+ Electric Scooter Review
China-based NANROBOT has been rapidly expanding its electric scooter portfolio over the past years so that it now includes the D5+. Marketed as an adult-oriented e-scooter, the D5+ ticks a lot of essential boxes that customers are more inclined to consider, including the likes of performance and comfort.
What’s more, the D5+ also looks very good in comparison to most of its peers, but keep in mind that all these qualities are reflected in the price tag. Stay with us to find out more about the NANROBOT D5+ electric scooter as we take a closer look at what it brings to the table.
Most Anticipated 2020 Lego Speed Champions Car Sets
Lego won’t slow down its Speed Champions range expansion in 2020, which means one thing: we are in for some interesting new sets which, in case you didn’t get the memo, will be 25% larger (eight-stud wide instead of six-stud wide) than the previous ones, so this basically means more details without the use of stickers and the fact that you’ll be able to fit two mini-figures inside a car, as it will no longer use a centrally-mounted steering wheel setup.
The Danish toymaker has confirmed five 2020 Speed Champions sets so far, but in typical Lego fashion, we’re willing to bet that more builds are going to be announced along the way. In all fairness, we’re eager to get our hands on each and every of these sets, so that’s why we’ve included all of them below. Luckily, we won’t have to wait too much for them to hit the stores (physical or online, for that matter) as Lego’s planning to launch them on January 1, 2020. They’re not yet on sale, but we’ll update the article with extra links once they hit the market.
Best Lego Speed Champions Sets of 2019
2019 was a good year for Lego fans around the world, particularly for those who have learned to cherish the Danish toymaker’s Speed Champions sets, as the brand has been churning out some interesting builds.
What’s more, Lego isn’t keen on slowing down its Speed Champions charge, so 2020 is bound to bring its fair share of stunning car sets to our desks. We’ll treat that topic in a separate article, though, so for now, let’s see what were 2019’s best Lego Speed Champions sets.
The Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo and Urus ST-X Lego Speed Champions Set Could Be The Coolest So Far, Or Is It?
We’ve got a lot of love for Lego’s car sets, and some of our favorite desk boosters are Speed Champions-branded. Lego’s move to branch out and launch this new category back in 2015 is something we’ve been applauding from day one. The sets are small enough to build in your lunch break, and they won’t eat up as much space on your desk as a Creator set, for example. That said, the Speed Champions family just added a new member. Two, in fact: say hello to the plasticky Huracan Super Trofeo Evo and Urus ST-X.
Fancy a Gaming Chair That’s Inspired by the GT-R? Nissan Has One, Sort of
Fellas, since there’s an official-y National Video Games Day celebrated in the US of A on September 12th, it’s only natural to have our news feeds flooded with all sorts of marketing gimmicks that would attract even more fans (to be read buyers) to the already-big industry that is video gaming. And believe it or not, esports are coming in hot as a rapidly-growing niche.
OK, but what’s the automotive industry have to do with it? Well, it turns out Nissan got its designers’ creative juices flowing with three esports chair designs that are inspired by the carmaker’s GT-R, LEAF EV, and Armada SUV household names.
Ramsmobile’s 999-Horsepower RM-X2 Is Out For Rezvani Tank Blood
There’s no shortage of alien-looking SUVs and supercars/sports car looking for eccentric owners. The Rezvani Tank is one of the first contraptions that come to mind, but so does the 1,200-horsepower Zenvo TSR S and its active rear wing or the Apollo IE.
But there comes a time when a crazy manufacturer you thought you never heard of concocts a devilish vehicle that brings more questions than answers. Ramsmobile is one such carmaker. In fact, Ramsmobile describes itself as “a manufacturer of luxury off-road vehicles,” but it also produces Hybrid-X doors made of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and stainless steel. The company is rooted in Belarus but makes its SUVs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
We, however, stumbled upon them thanks to the RM-X2 bulletproof SUV. Well, it’s not exactly an SUV, but bear with us while we clear the air for you.