Remember when remote control cars were a just harmless hobby, or a chance for lonely kids to discover they were interested in engineering? Well, move over, grandpa! The Firestorm, the Tyrannosaurus, and the Hurricane are here to burn your house down, devour your livestock, and displace thousands of Louisianans.
RC cars no longer resemble anything you would ever hope to see on the road: some have three giant wheels, others have mechanical jaws, and one of them is just your dad's loaded handgun with axles and a steering column attached to it. And the days of tiny, whining engines are long gone; today's RC Cars sport V-8s and up, and get six feet to the gallon, highway driving.
So what do all of these X-treme cars spend their time doing? Crashing into shit, that's what. The best ones were those ones that exploded on impact (The Subaru, I believe), but they stopped making them when that kid burned his little brother's face off. How X-treme is that?! Up next from RC: The Suicide Bomber, The Colonoscopy, and The Holocaust.
Most X-treme Moment
The fourteen-RC car pileup that caused an actual eight-car pileup. Six fatalities baby!
Least X-treme Moment
The fourteen-RC car pileup that caused a semi to veer off the road into a daycare center. Six baby fatalities!
Level of X-tremity!
You know those tubes you connect two soda bottles to and it makes a wicked water tornado? Like twelve of those.
The original bad boy of phylum erinaceomorpha, Sonic has often been credited with starting the whole X-treme movement with his in-your-face attitude, gravity-defying speed, and undying thirst for gold rings. Whether blowing up robots to free baby animals or foiling the plans of an overweight physician, Sonic is all about being blue and going spiny balls-out at all times. This motherfucker will spin dash directly into your spine; he doesn't give a fuck. And when you're paralyzed for the rest of your life, he'll be using the chaos emeralds to woo a sexually questionable underage fox.
The brand has been somewhat diluted by several less extreme cartoon series (chili dogs? No, Sonic subsists entirely on an all-pussy diet) and the addition of a ridiculous number of supporting characters-Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and even a robot and some sort of giant retarded cat-but when you see that glint in Sonic's single, misshapen eye/viewplate-thing, you have to admit, he retains a certain air of the X-treme.