Christmas is just around the corner, and that means the big shopping season is almost here. For those who already have everything, these five cool and expensive toys just might be what you need. Continue reading to see them all.
10. Boardwalk Photo Booth ($11,000)
Bring the boardwalk to you with this cool photo booth from Hammacher Schlemmer. The Authentic Boardwalk Photo Booth can shoot and print a four-frame picture strip in only 16 seconds. Just walk on in with your friends or family, press the button, and strike a pose. Unlike previous photo booths that used chemical processes to develop photos, this one has a Polaroid thermal printer capable of printing 2-by-2-inch 72-dpi monochrome images.
9. Interactive Personal Trainer System ($16,000)
Got some calories and some money to burn this holiday? Then The Only Interactive Personal Trainer System may be just what the doctor ordered. This isn’t your typical workout equipment, though: it connects to the Internet and downloads exercise routines and displays them on a 17-inch touch-screen LCD monitor. Choose your preferred exercise from a list of 120 movements, and the system will remember how much weight you’re lifting for each exercise. The Personal Trainer System comes with a leg press, unilateral handgrips, and bilateral handgrips.
8. Two-Person Hovercraft ($19,500)
Able to reach locations traditional watercraft cannot access, this personal hovercraft travels briskly over water and land, powered by a 60-horsepower gasoline engine and an efficient 12-volt battery. The two-cycle, two-cylinder air-cooled engine’s powerful 36″ pulley-driven fan keeps the craft aloft on an 8″ cushion of air while propelling it forward at speeds up to 60 miles per hour.
7. The Superplexus ($30,000)
This is the three-dimensional spherical labyrinth that challenges the limits of your manual dexterity and spatial understanding as you maneuver a 5/8″ wooden marble through its entire course. The Superplexus is a complex network of chicanes, multi-planar hairpin turns, spirals, and staircases–even a vortex. Hand made from 3- and 6-ply Finnish birch that form the track, over 400 hours are involved in its construction.
6. Arkeg ($4,000)
This arcade game-styled machine features a fully functioning kegerator in its belly, with room for a 5 gallon keg kept cool by a solid-state thermoelectric cooling system. In addition, it sports a gaming-ready PC, pre-loaded with 69 games such as Asteroids, Mortal Kombat II, and 1942. Other features include a 24-inch LCD with protective overlay, an authentic backlit marquee, a 2.1 sound system with powered sub, two complete arcade controllers and a trackball mounted in a custom aluminum panel, a side-mounted tap with interchangeable handle, and more.
5. Robby the Robot ($50,000)
Available only from Hammacher Schlemmer, this is a special edition, life-size, fully animatronic remote-controlled version of Robby, the robot from the classic 1956 film Forbidden Planet. Standing seven feet tall, Robby is created from the same blueprints, molds, and templates used to create the original costume. Robby is made by renowned artist Fred Barton, the man commissioned to restore the original robot after its sale to a Southern California prop museum in 1970.
4. Obscura CueLight ($200,000)
Featured at the Esquire House�s “Ultimate Bachelor Pad” in NYC, the one-of-a kind Obscura CueLight projection system turns a game of pool into an amazing interactive art display. Obscura’s projection, sensor and tracking system reveals images and animations that “follow” the movements of the pool balls as players hit them around the table.
3. Flying Car ($350,000)
Designed by a team of MIT graduates, this is the vehicle that converts from a street-legal automobile to a Light Sport aircraft in 30 seconds. A 100 hp, four-cylinder engine powers both the craft’s three-bladed propeller for a maximum airspeed of 115 mph and its continuously variable transmission, rear-wheel drive to above 65 mph when on the road. When the wings are folded, the craft easily stores in a home’s garage. It can be driven to one’s preferred airfield on four DOT-approved tires with full road suspension.
2. The Personal Submarine ($2-Million)
Providing access to underwater features such as coral reefs, shipwrecks, and the sea floor, a completely transparent, climate-controlled 3 1/4″-thick acrylic pressure sphere keeps explorers safe while dipping even into the mesopelagic zone, offering a chance to see exotic, bioluminescent species such as lanternfish. With a maximum speed of three knots, it is powered by a 120- and 24-volt battery bank.
1. Kuratas Robot ($1.4-Million)
A Japanese electronics company has unveiled a 13ft super-robot which can be controlled by an iPhone. But be careful with the jokes if you are on the phone to the pilot as the robot, made by Suidobashi Heavy Industry in Tokyo, brings a whole new meaning to ‘trigger-happy’. ‘Kuratas’ is fitted with a futuristic weapons system, including a gatling gun capable of shooting 6,000 BB bullets a minute, which fires when the pilot smiles.