Mattel Actually Built a Toy Car That Can Be Driven By A Cricket

Your kids are probably asking for the latest in technology this Christmas. Smartwatches, smartphones, tablets…cars driven by crickets? Yes, a car driven by a cricket is the latest, strangest new technology on the market, on sale just before the holidays. Created by Mattel—the same company behind Hot Wheels, Barbie, and plenty of other great ideas—is offering the toy for $35 exclusively at Toys R Us, and features a clear, plastic habitat where your cricket can live and drive to his heart’s content. RELATED: 10 of the World's Best Weird Car Names
Mattel Actually Built a Toy Car That Can Be Driven By A Cricket
It works simply by using a motion sensor to detect if the cricket is up in the cockpit, moving either left or right depending on where your cricket goes. Naturally, it’s bound to bump into a few things, so it has an automatic reverse feature, and an auto drive system that takes control completely away from the animal. It’s hilarious and strange and unique all at the same time, but made even more questionable by the over-the-top ad that almost makes the whole thing feel like a joke. RELATED: Watch This Modest Volkswagen Beetle Spank a Brand New Porsche 911
We’re not sure what to make of the Cricket Car just yet, but it’s definitely different...