Spice up your life with some Rocket League toys

By Melvyn Tan on Feb 3, 2017

TOYS! A lot of us love toys, even if we're adults or young adults. A lot of people love Rocket League too, and if you love both, then you'll LOVE what developers Psyonix and Zag Toys have in store for you:

Image source: Rocket League website
Image source: Rocket League website

ROCKET LEAGUE TOYS!

Thought Rocket League's virtual mashup of sports, action and driving was exciting and arousing? Well, now you may experience its associated pleasures physically. The toys are coming this Spring, and will form a new line of Original Minis Pull-Back Racers. Expect to see 12 of Rocket League's Battle-Cars, which will be encased in miniature Rocket Balls.

Unlike their virtual counterparts, these Racers won't have rockets or anything. They'll function similarly to kind of minis most of us probably owned at some point - wind them up by pulling them back, then release and watch them go. The Rocket Balls seem to be playable with though, so perhaps the video game can be simulated in real world to some degree. Probably a small one.

Included in this new line of Racers are Octane, Dominus, Masamune, Hotshot, Grog, X-Devil, Merc, and Backfire. I don't play the game, but I'd go for Masamune, simply for the miniscule chance that I'd have an excuse to scream: "Masamune-kun's revenge!" After googling it, I have to say that the design is pretty damn cool as well (edit: the video game version is blue, while the toy seems to be purple. Why?!).

Buying the toys will also give you some in-game goodies, potentially. Some of the Racers will include a redeemable code that will give you a special Rocket Trail and Wheel in the game.

The announcement also helpfully contains a GIF showing one of the Racers in action, being winded up and playfully/aggressively nudging a ball afterwards. Text chat probably not included though.

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Melvyn Tan
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A secretly eccentric college student who writes occasionally for Gamehubs. His gaming interests mostly involve shooting things, but also include sneaking around in sizeable environments, slashing at things and commanding glorious armies. He prefers his turn-based strategy games to involve miniatures and dice however, and his current favourite game is NieR: Automata.
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