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Elon Musk Unveils the New Tesla Second-Generation Roadster Sport Car

Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s second-generation of their Roadster sports car, which Musk said will be “the fastest production car” made. The roadster is capable of going from 0 to 60 MPH in 1.9 seconds, reach speeds of up to 250 MPH, and rock a range of 620 miles.

Tesla states that the vehicle has a 200kWh battery pack and a 620-mile range per charge, or over 1,000 kilometers. The car has three motors (one in the front and two in the rear), all-wheel drive, and torque steering.

The base model of the Roadster will begin at $200,000, and if you want a Founder’s Series vehicle, you’ll have to shell out $250,000. A reservation will set you back $50,000 for the base model.

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Oscar Mayer Wienerfleet

Oscar Mayer is expanding its WienerFleet. The fleet currently consists of the Wienermobile, WienerMini and WienerRover. The team has now added the WienerCycle and WienerDrone. These five unique vehicles will set off on a journey to no better place than Weiner, Arkansas for the ultimate Fourth of July celebration, bringing better hot dogs to the entire town.

“As the most iconic brand, we’re going where other hot dogs can’t. We’re committed to getting our new hot dog in everyone’s hands – and going to great lengths to do this. We knew that was a job for more than just our existing Wienermobile,” said head of marketing at Oscar Mayer, Greg Guidotti. “So, we’ve expanded our Oscar Mayer fleet, ensuring every American can taste the new recipe because we believe everyone deserves a better hot dog.”

The new WienerCycle and WienerDrone are fully equipped vehicles specifically built to deliver the new Oscar Mayer hot dogs. The WienerCycle is a three-wheeled moped, ideal for tricky urban deliveries, traveling on land with a sidecar that doubles as a hot dog warming station. The WienerDrone is the first unmanned hot dog-carrying aircraft designed for remote location delivery.

The WienerFleet expansion shows how Oscar Mayer is going to great lengths “for the love of hot dogs,” not only with its new hot dog recipe, but in connecting with consumers over the key grilling season, and getting a better dog in consumers’ hands.

Interested in having the iconic Wienermobile visit your town? Hot dog fans everywhere can follow @Wienermobile on Twitter for updates on its summer-long mission, and use the hashtag #ForTheLoveOfHotDogs #contest for a chance to win a stop along its route.

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Sphero Announces Ultimate Lightning McQueen

Disney Pixar’s Ultimate Lightning McQueen is the top of the line racer that’s packed with personality. With animated eyes, an animatronic mouth, and emotive suspension, experience Lightning like never before.

Being a Piston Cup Champion, Ultimate Lightning McQueen was born to race. Connect to the app, hit the gas, and see Lightning respond to your commands with his personality on display, thanks to emotive actions and speech. Watch him lean into hairpin turns and drift like a pro.

Use the app to sharpen your pit crew skills in Pit Stop Panic. When you’re not training, kick back and relax by watching Disney Pixar’s “Cars” with Lightning while he reacts to the movie.

Product Features

– Driving – Emotive suspension allows Lightning to move like a champion.
– Drifting – Drift and do donuts Lightning-style with authentic movement.
– Reactive Touch – Master Lightning’s latest moves with a simple tap.
– Acting Studio – Create animations for Lightning to perform.
– Pit Stop Panic – Race the clock changing tires, fueling up, and getting racers back on the track in this mini game.

Order HERE for $299.99.

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Rick And Morty Rickmobile Mobile Store Makes Trek To San Diego Comic Con 2017

Adult Swim is taking their Rickmobile – a Rick and Morty mobile truck that doubles as a pop-up store – on the road this summer to multiple cities, and one of the stops will be in San Diego. You can swing by the Rickmobile during Comic-Con to pick up your Rick and Morty wares on Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23. Check out the tour schedule HERE.

The merchandise available in the truck is also still TBA, but they did reveal the tour shirt, which will be for sale at the Rickmobile.

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Faraday Future FF 91

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The Faraday Future FF 91 is built on an all-electric, flexible powertrain system and its chassis and body are a single form for better handling and safety. That’s doubly important since its multi-motor all-wheel drive system and 130 kWh battery are capable of producing 1,050 hp, a 0-60 time of under 2.4 seconds, and a range of 378 miles.

The rest of the tech is equally impressive. Pop-up 3D lidar headlines an autonomous system that also includes 10 high definition cameras, 13 long and short range radars and 12 ultrasonic sensors. Facial recognition cameras on the exterior unlock the door for you automatically, then adjust settings like seating position, temperature, and driving style to suit your preferences, while an expression- and mood-sensing camera on the interior can prompt an experience to match or improve your mood, using music, temperature, scent, content, massage and more.

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Production starts in early 2018, with reservations available now for $5,000 a unit. Price TBA.

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Hot Wheels Star Wars Carships

Your favorite Star Wars starships have been reimagined as Hot Wheels cars for optimal speed and maximum performance! Carships capture the attributes of iconic starships while accelerating to lightspeed on Hot Wheels track. Collect all six in the assortment!

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Introducing LEGO Ideas 21307 Caterham Seven 620R

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The wait is over! LEGO has been been polishing this yellow and black beauty all night so that they could finally present to you the first official images and details of the LEGO Ideas 21307 Caterham Seven 620R! Measuring in at 771 bricks distributed across 3” (10cm) in height, 11” (28cm) in length and 5” (14cm) in width, this Caterham contains stunning details to reproduce that awe inspiring Caterham look.

This LEGO Caterham is racing to a store near you on October 1, 2016 for 79.99.

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Here is the official product description:

Create a LEGO version of the Caterham Seven 620R, a custom-built sports car with an unashamed old-school vibe. Power steering? No chance. Electric windows? Forget it. The Caterham Seven is definitely not for the faint-hearted—luxury is for wimps! Remove the nose cone, engine cover or engine to take a closer look at the authentic details of a LEGO model that’s for true car connoisseurs only.

Carl Greatrix, fan designer, and Henrik Andersen, LEGO Designer, share their insights:

“One of the most exhilarating drives I’ve ever had was out on the track in a Caterham Seven. It is brutally fast due to its light weight and tremendous fun to be in. It really struck a chord in my heart that I never forgot”, Carl Greatrix explains as he talks about his love for Caterham cars.

This love turned to inspiration for his future LEGO Caterham model, Carl explains “When I got back into building LEGO car models I thought the shape of the vehicle would lend itself to being modeled well in LEGO bricks as it is very angular and if I could find a suitable scale then I would be able to get all the details into it that I would love to see”.

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The Batmobile By Craig Drake

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Mondo will be selling this beautiful 24 x 36 print of the Batmobile by Craig Drake. The poster will be available at booth 835 at San Diego Comic Con today!

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LEGO Creator Expert Set 10252 VW Beetle

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Celebrate the iconic VW Beetle with this awesome LEGO Creator Expert reproduction. This detailed model comprises a number of special features and elements that help recreate the distinctive Beetle characteristics, including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, flat windshield, VW logo, and an authentic 4-cylinder air-cooled engine and fuel tank. The accessible interior features beige-colored, forward-tilting seats, dashboard and steering wheel, and the roof-mounted surfboard and a cooler box can be removed. This model has been designed to provide a challenging and rewarding building experience with a touch of nostalgia.

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– 1960s VW Beetle with surfer theme features an array of brick-built details including an azure-blue color scheme, curved fenders, white rims with distinctive hubcaps, round headlights, wing-mounted turn signals and opening hood, trunk and doors.
– Use the included stickers to choose 1 of 4 license plates.
– Remove the cooler box and surfboard from the roof rails.
– Tilt the rear seat forward to access the storage space with fabric beach towel.
– Lift the hood to access the spare tire and fuel tank.
– Open the trunk to reveal the authentic, 4-cylinder air-cooled engine.
– Open the doors or remove the roof section to access the detailed beige-colored interior with dashboard, steering wheel and tiltable front and back seats.
– Special elements include a round tile with printed VW logo, arched fender elements and an updated windshield design.
– VW Beetle including surfboard and cooler measures over 11” (15cm) high, 10” (29cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.

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Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning August 1, 2016 for $99.99.

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A Tiny Spock Leaning On A 1964 Buick Riviera Is The Best Hot Wheels Car Ever

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San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we’re about to get tantalizing looks at next summer’s blockbuster films, but also a mountain of exclusive toys and collectibles. The convention hasn’t even started yet, but Hot Wheels might have already won the whole thing with this exclusive 1964 Buick Riviera featuring a badass-looking Spock leaning on the hood.

The die-cast car is based on a well-known photo of Leonard Nimoy, in his full Spock getup, who celebrated the success of the original Star Trek TV series by buying himself a 1964 Buick Riviera and then posing with his new ride on the studio’s backlot.

It’s weird to see Spock standing near a vehicle not destined for space travel, but from the looks of it, the 1964 Buick Riviera was at least as large as the USS Enterprise, and it was probably able to carry more passengers and crew.

So how can you add this to either your Star Trek or Hot Wheels collection? The good news is you don’t need to be at Comic-Con to buy the car and its included 3D diorama. It will be exclusively available online from MattyCollector.com for $20 once the convention gets under way, although presumably in limited numbers, so don’t drag your feet.

(Reprinted from i09)

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