Hot Wheels cars get an upgrade with stunt track camera

Witnessing all of the unexpected crashes from a Hot Wheels car flying down a loop-the-loop track is extremely exhilarating. Soon, every five-year-old boy will be able to see the crazy action, not from above, but from the perspective within the little toy cars.

Mattel's Video Racer is the much-needed upgrade that Hot Wheels cars have been dying for. Equipped with a small video camera that can record at 30 to 60 frames per second, the Video Racer will be able to shoot footage of itself roaring down the stunt track. Video can be played back on the small LCD located on the belly of the car or downloaded to a computer via USB. A special Hot Wheels video editor will even let you cut all of the zany clips together.

The only thing that would make Mattel's Video Racer even more awesome is if 1,200 of them went flying through that insane stunt track we saw awhile ago.

At last, amateur Tony Scott fans will finally have a chance to recreate their own version of Days of Thunder. At $60 a car (cable included) and with a launch window slated for the Fall, you'd better make sure your kid's been good all year round to justify a Video Racer.

Mattel, via Nuke the Fridge and Pocket-Lint

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