Remember the days when you'd actually have to push on your Hot Wheels to get them to move? It appears those days are gone, thanks to Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders ($20-$35). Powered by dual 30,000 RPM motors, these tiny RC cars come with a controller that doubles as both a charger and carrying case, and can reach scale speeds of up to 600 mph. Several models are available, including a Mustang, Camaro, and our favorite, the Ken Block Ford Fiesta Rally Car.
Real-life supercars are damned expensive, so it only makes sense that their radio-controlled counterparts would be equally so. Coming in at around as much money as you'd expect to pay for a beat up pickup, the Traxxas X0-1 RC Car ($1,150) is ready-to-race straight out of the box. Known as the world's fastest RC automobile, it's capable of 100 mph speeds and boasts a 0-60 time of just 2.3 seconds. The X0-1 features an aerodynamic body, a big block brushless motor, an integrated speed, RPM, temperature, and voltage telemetry system that works with an iPhone or iPod touch mounted in the controller's docking base to give you unheard of control over your mini-ride, and heavy-duty AWD drivetrain so you don't burn the thing up in the first weekend. [via]
The ideal gift is something you'll actually use (twice) every day, and it's on sale right now for the first time ever. Named one of the TIME's Best Inventions of 2016, quip is the sleek, simple, and surprisingly enjoyable electric toothbrush designed to help you brush better starting at $25. The bristles vibrate for two minutes and pulse every 30 seconds to guide a full clean in hard to reach areas, and a nifty cover hygienically stores your brush at-home or on-the-go — made slim and light for easy holiday travels. When you subscribe, you'll get brush heads delivered right when your old bristles become dirty and ineffective at cleaning according to dentists, automatically refreshed every 3 months starting at $5 with free shipping worldwide.
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Made in their Portland, Oregon, factory, the Danner Ridge was created to be a lighter weight and more versatile hiking boot that still reflects its classic Danner styling. Built with light hikes and city streets in mind, the overall design is inspired by the original Danner Light with an updated construction method that integrates the shank, midsole and lasting board into a single piece. This new, unified platform, combined with a low profile Vibram outsole, allowed Danner to significantly reduce weight and create an out-of-the-box comfort that doesn't come standard with most classic hiking boots.
Sure, collecting model cars isn't that unusual a hobby, but where are the scrapes, bumps, scratches, and rust that give real-world rides their character? You can find them in Classic Wrecks ($80+). These 1/24 scale models sport lovingly handcrafted details like broken windows, rusted and/or missing parts, and the feel of something that wasn't just put on a pedestal, but driven — hard — for years and years before being left outside to rot. Perfect for your junkyard-themed den.
The trouble with zombie-related goods is that everyone has their own idea — or ideas — of what the undead might look like. The DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit ($60) overcomes this by letting you decide for yourself. Included inside are three eight-inch articulated bodies, five different heads, two pairs of hands, one pair of "just bitten" and one pair of "really rotten" arms and legs, an extra chest prosthetic, a business suit, some medical scrubs, a lab coat, two pairs of shoes, and instructions. All you need is paint, scissors, patience, and imagination. Oh, and a camera to capture your creations.