Tamiya is known around the world for offering high-performance radio controlled vehicles. Their latest offering is the Tamiya RC Toyota Land Cruiser ($334). This RC beautifully replicates the look of the original Land Cruiser. Because this is a kit, some previous experience with RC model building will help. If a normal kit takes 5 hours to built, expect to spend at least ten hours on this one. Not for the impatient. Also you will need to buy the transmitter, receiver, speed controller, battery, charger and paint separately.
Ok, buying a fat bike for under $500 is unheard of. But buying one with an electric motor is insane. And if Sondors have their way, they'll make us all crazy with their Sondors eBike ($499). Besides being the most affordable eBike ever, it offers a powerful 350 W motor, a top speed of 20 mph, and a maximum range of 50 miles. But why a fat bike? Well, that's simple. If you have the power, then why limit where you can go. Their bike features all terrain tires that allow you to handle any environment in any weather condition. This includes taking your bike out in the snow or sand. Check out their Kickstarter campaign today.
Famous for a variety of vehicles of all shapes and sizes Toyota’s latest car could be their most quirky and unusual model yet. The Toyota Setsuna ($CONCEPT) is a concept car set to debut at Milan Design Week 2016 that is made entirely of wood. Made from 86 handmade wooden panels the Setsuna allows for simple and easy quick repairs, simply by switching the panel. It uses a combination of Cedar, Birch, and Japanese Zelkova woods and while it would no doubt make a great art piece this is a fully functional and drivable car.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzm8jrHlCA4
The Shaman All Terrain Vehicle ($200K) is a beast. This thing is just a little overkill for your daily commute. But if you have the cash, and like to go where most humans dare not tread then this is the vehicle for you and a bunch of your friends.It can hold up to 12 people and features 8x8 wheel drive, independent suspension on all wheels, a ground clearance of 17.7 inches, and a 24-foot turning radius. The engine comes with a 6-speed manual paired with a 2-speed 5-shaft gear box with locking differential and a power take-off shaft. All these goodies are capped off with a hydraulic winch to rescue those will less impressive rides.
Named after a low-lying piece of land reclaimed from the sea, The Polder Sofa ($9540-$1125) is just as flat with an emphasis on the horizontal. The Polder uses asymmetrical colors and fabrics to make much of its statement. The Buttons sewn on the sofa are made from materials like bone and mother of pearl. You have a choice of two sizes, the XS 89", and the XL 115.25". You also have the color options of green and red.
Dad, are my sneakers ready yet? This may be something you regularly hear in the future, because right now the 3D-Printed Sneakers By Recreus ($TBA) are available to print. You can 3D print you next pair of kicks thanks to a flexible filament offered by the company. Recreus believes their 1.75 mm filament is the most flexible on the market. Because flexible filaments can be extremely tricky and can cause your 3D printer to clog, Recreus has also released their own extruder and hot end ($30). The files for printing the Sneakerbot II sneakers can be found on Thingiverse.