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 |  Jan 02 2012, 2:30 PM

What do you do with your toy cars when you get too old to play with them? You turn them into a colorful work of art.

That’s just what UK artist David T. Waller did. Titled the Toy Atlas Rainbow, Waller used 2,500 old toy cars to create this whimsical piece. In fact, the Toy Atlas Rainbow has already gained some serious props – last year, it won the People’s Award at the Arts Depot Open.

We wonder how long it took him to complete this art piece and if he was ever tempted to play with the toy cars when he needed to take a break from work. We think it’s a pretty cool way to get auto lovers involved and interested in the art world. What do you think about the Toy Atlas Rainbow? Leave your comments below.

[Source: Colossal]

GALLERY: Toy Car Atlas Art

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 |  Jan 22 2011, 2:36 PM

Hot Wheels are a timeless cool toy, so imagine our happiness when we heard about the latest development coming to these iconic mini cars.

Mattel’s Video Racer lets you recording while you’re racing them. Here’s how it works: the Video Racers are equipped with small video camera that can record 30 to 60 frames per second, capturing the action as in zooms across the floor or the racing track.

After the completion of the race, you can watch it unfold again – just flip the car over and enjoy highlights on the tiny LCD found on the underbelly of the car. You can also watch footage by downloading it to a PC or laptop via USB. Then, paste your footage together to make a best-of compilation.

Watch for the Video Racer coming to stores this fall for about $60 each (it also comes with a USB cable).

[Source: Pocket-Lint]

Check out video of the high-tech toy after the jump:

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