Believe it or not, we have a special place in our hearts for slot car tracks — and Slot Mods Raceways ($1,000 and up) are some of the best we've seen. Ranging from standard setups that cost less than a grand to completely custom, massive tracks that can range in the tens of thousands, each 1:32 scale Slot Mod is based around a track that's cut and routed out of MDF, slots precision-carved with a CNC mill, and hand-crafted details, and includes cars, controllers, and a power supply.
Building LEGO weapons not really your thing? Perhaps this LEGO Land Rover Defender ($TBA) is more your speed. This amazing creation is a 1:8.5 scale recreation of Rover's legendary truck, built from nearly 2,800 parts, including 7 motors and 3 IR receivers. Yes, you read that correctly: it actually runs, controlled via RF with a LEGO-based controller. Along with the intense AWD system and live axles in the front and rear, it also features a five-speed sequential gearbox with an automatic clutch, a two-speed transfer case, and a whole host of working parts like doors, hood, and tailgate. It's currently up on Cuusoo, and needs over 10,000 supporters to become a reality — and pledging your support is free, so there's no reason not to. [Scouted by JC]
One thing has been consistent across all of the 007 films — the English spy's awesome cars. While we doubt you'll ever be able to take them for a spin, you can drive them around your own small-scale course with these Scalextric James Bond Cars (£50-£120; roughly $80-$190). The collection includes the Aston Martin DB5s from Goldfinger, GoldenEye, and Casino Royale, as well as a set celebrating the upcoming release Skyfall, which includes a DB5, a Range Rover, and a figure 8 track.