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Jaguar Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels fans rejoice! Malaysian businessman Datuk Seri Mahadi Badrul Zaman, CEO of Financial Genius Group, has been turning heads around Kuala Lumpur with his Jaguar S-Type covered in 4,600 Hot Wheels toy cars. He's been collecting Hot Wheels ever since he was 13, and now is the proud owner of a 5,000 car collection, of which 4,600 are prominently displayed on his car. Rather than installing a tacky body kit or other expensive aero parts, these miniatures were added to make it stand out. Continue reading to see three more bizarre vehicles.

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Electric Hummer H1

Kreisel's all-electric Hummer H1 comes equipped with a high-performance 100 kwH batteries, paired with two electric motors on both the front and rear axles, to generate 483 hp, good for a top speed of 75 mph. When fully charged, you can expect a maximum driving range of 186-miles. In comparison, the petrol version consumes 6.3-gallons just to drive 62-miles, emitting 470g of CO2 per mile. Continue reading to for more electric vehicles you don't see everyday.

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Mont St Michel

Many know Mont-Saint-Michel as an island commune in Normandy, France, located about 0.6-miles off the country's northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. This destination has not always been a tourist destination, but rather the island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times. Its position - on an island just 600 meters from land - made it accessible at low tide to the many pilgrims to its abbey, but defensible as an incoming tide stranded, drove off, or drowned would-be assailants. Continue reading for more interesting facts about Mont Saint-Michel.

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Tesla Limousine

Based on the Tesla Model S 85, this custom-built electric limousine could be yours for just $67,000, in its current unfinished form. According to the seller, all of the new panels are made from aluminum and was originally planned to be an 'advertisement project.' Unfortunately, work was never completed, and is currently 90% finished. "This vehicle has tons of potential to become whatever the new owner has in mind. We are selling the vehicle as is without a warranty. We are a limo manufacturer and could finish the vehicle for an additional fee," said the seller. Continue reading for three more strange custom-built limousines.

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DreamTrooper Portable Dreamcast

The SEGA Dreamcast was released in 1998, and the first in the sixth generation of video game consoles, preceding Sony's PlayStation 2, Nintendo's GameCube and Microsoft's Xbox. The console enjoyed a successful US launch backed by a large marketing campaign, but interest in the system steadily declined as Sony built hype for the upcoming PlayStation 2. Unfortunately, it was not successful enough to warrant building a portable system based on the same hardware, but fortunately, many gamers, like "HailRazer" from the Ben Heck forums, have taken things into their own hands. continue reading for more custom portable SEGA Dreamcast systems that actually exist.

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Wii SP Portable

Nintendo's Switch is a great console, but some prefer a more personal touch. Let's face it, the Nintendo Wii and Wii U were not overwhelming successes for the company, but that doesn't mean there aren't fans of the consoles. BitBuilt forum user "JacksonS" combined his passion for the Nintendo Wii and portable game consoles into one, by creating the Wii SP 2.0. "The portable contains an internal GameCube Controller, internal Wii Remote, and internal Classic Controller that can be switched with a button," according to Jackson. Other features include: purely digital video (HDMI video on the internal screen and HDMI output), an internal 128 GB flash drive accessible via the mini-USB port on top, and a resistive touch screen that emulates the Wii Remote IR pointer. Continue reading for more portable Wii consoles you won't find in stores.

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SNES Micro Smallest SNES

"Rated E Mods" has built the world's smallest (yet functional) Super Nintendo, or that we know of. It consists of a Raspberry Pi Zero, USB hub and clay. The entire console is smaller than even one of the original system's controllers. Everything was put together by hand, using pliers, glue, and tiny screws. Continue reading to see more of the world's smallest game consoles that actually work.

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PS2 Portable

There's the PS4 Pro, and then KEI Studios' custom-built PlayStation2 Unify. Based on the best-selling game console of all-time, the PS2, this portable console is fully-functional, and even has a working disc drive. "In our home now PS2 has been pushing in earlier, but some of the games I want to play will come to mind. However, since I am also a good age, I do not have the energy to pull the PS 2 out of the parent's pusher and wire it and clean up again. So I came up with PS2 for my light gamer. It is independent production of PS2 portable game machine. PS 2 has already been converted into a handheld game machine by overseas MOD teachers, and its photos and movies are released on the web. So there is no new idea of ​​converting PS2 handheld gaming machine, it is late for over 10 years," said KEI. Continue reading for five more incredible custom PS2 portable consoles.

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Envision GameCube Portable

There's the 3DS XL SNES Editoin, and then "The Envision", a custom-built portable GameCube console by Jonathan Shine. Unlike its larger counterpart, this portable version ditches the spinning media in favor of an SD card loaded with various backups of games he already owns. The device measures in at approximately 1.375 by 6.5 by 4.125 inches and will run for 2 to 3 hours on a single charge, or just enough time for a short flight. Continue reading for more awesome custom-built portable GameCube consoles that you won't find in stores.

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Star Trek Mansion

Designed by architect Randall Stofft, this custom-built mansion that spans 20,000-square-feet, complete with a Star Trek-inspired wing is on the market for a hefty $29.95 million. This nine-bedroom living space is owned by Marc Bell and includes rooms modeled after the popular science fiction TV series, including the bridge from the Starship Enterprise, which doubles as the home theater, and a full-scale Borg model. Other features include: a Call-of-Duty-modeled video game room, retro arcade, 16 bathrooms, a resort-style pool with waterfalls, wine room, gourmet kitchen, and a full basketball court. Continue reading to see more Star Trek creations that actually exist.

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