Saturday, January 2, 2010

Car Wars

"Rule #4: Wear seatbelts"
--Columbus's Rules for Surviving in Zombieland

The only thing better than surviving in the dystopian future is driving in the dystopian future. Just ask Max Rockatansky, "Machine Gun" Joe Viterbo, or Jake Tanner. Why hole up in a penthouse or a shopping mall when you can go on the ultimate road trip?

Over the years, gamers have been provided with that opportunity via the Car Wars tabletop game and the Interstate '76 game for the PC. Now, thanks to the fine folks at Jada Toys, the Hot Wheels and Matchbox set can now satiate their eschatalogical jones with Battle Machines. Imagine MTV's Pimp My Ride except instead of Xzibit, the "pimping" is being done by R. Lee Ermey and the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps.

The Battle Machines cars are available in 1:64, 1:34, and 1:24 scales, as well as an R.C. variant. I saw some of them tonight while at the local Wal-Mart. Very nice.

For more information, try the Jada Toys Official Website.

h/t Rhode Island Science Fiction Club

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