Funny cars are known for their incredible power, speed, and, well, funny looks. Now you can recapture the feeling of a real drag race in your driveway with a Traxxas R/C Funny Car ($530). Available in four different authentic driver editions, these advanced remote control cars feature ET-3s brushless power systems and tilt-up bodies developed from the full-size CAD drawings, including a tube-style chassis. On the TQi 2.4GHz remote, you'll find tuning features like steering and throttle sensitivity adjustments, braking strength controls, a toggle for Burnout, Staging, and Race modes, and a Launch Control switch that lets you hold down the throttle and go. All that's missing is the smell of racing fuel and a parachute to slow you down.
The problem with some Lego sets is once they're built, there's not much you can do with them — the more elaborate the set, the less sturdy it seems to be. Unless you're talking about this Lego Technic 4×4 Crawler ($200). Clocking in at 1,327 pieces, this beast features motorized 4-wheel steering and 4-wheel drive, opening doors, an "extreme" suspension, and a remote control that communicates with the included servo via IR. Take that, stationary Star Wars set.