When you were younger, what kind of toy car do you automatically remember playing with? It’s safe to say that most of your are thinking Hot Wheels. Though they were plenty of fun to play with in the past, Mattel was searching for a new interesting way to play with cars, and thought, “why not let people see what it’d be like to be on the track?” Thus came about the Video Racer, which has a built in camera, and LCD screen on the belly of the car. Now when you pretend to be the race car on the track you put together, you can actually see what it would be like from the drivers’ point of view.
If you want to watch the driving in action, you can watch the screen while it’s in the car, or hook it up to your computer via USB. When not on the racetrack, you can also take out the camera, put it in a protective case, and have your very own action cam that can record things from your point of view as well. This is expected to come out in a bundle in the fall for around $60, and even comes with a basic editing package to make your own movies. If you Hot Wheels fans aren’t excited, you should be.