Hot Wheels have been around for a long, long time, but it’s one toy that hasn’t managed to get upgraded all that much over the years. But, for kids who want to still race their favorite cars on ridiculous tracks, it’s about time that Mattel adds a little extra to the small vehicles. That’s where the Video Racer comes in. Designed so that kids (and adults) can experience what it’s like going through that huge loop, or series of loops, right from the inside of the car.
Inside the Video Racer, there’s a small video camera that will be able to capture video at either 30fps, or 60fps. People will have the ability to watch the recorded video either on their TV or PC, thanks to a USB cable. Or, there’s a small LCD screen on the bottom of the vehicle, if you don’t want to have to worry about connecting your toy car to your PC.
Mattel is even including a Hot Wheels video editor, which will allow you to edit features of the videos you record, as well as string them together to make some epic Hot Wheels movies. Mattel plans on releasing the cars in the fall of 2011, and have marked them with a price tag of $60. That includes the USB cable.