These Magnetic Cars Automatically Transform Into a Unicorn When Connected
Date Published: 03/24/2020 1:43 PM
Of course we all remember playing with Transformer toys when we were younger, and those were great and all, but you essentially had to do all of the transforming yourself by hand manually! Now what's the fun in that? We recently found out about these new transforming toys from japan called Hello CARBOT. They do all the transforming automatically when two cars connect, and they require no electronics, power, or batteries of any sort. They simply trigger a release when the two cars connect with a magnetic attraction between the two cars. After trying them out, it's actually quite satisfying to do over and over again, and it surely beats those pathetic transformer toys I played with as a kid!
The transforming toy comes with 2 cars, and that's it. When you push the pink car into the back of the white car, they instantly transform into a unicorn using one car for the front of the unicorn, and another car for the back of the unicorn. The transformation from cars to unicorn happens so quickly and awesomely, that you kind of need to see it in slow motion to see what's actually happening.
The Japanese toy forms what they call a Mirinae prime, which I guess is some sort of knock off of Optimus Prime? We're not really sure. Hello Carbot, the company that creates the cool transforming toy actually offers a bunch of different transforming toys that you can check out if you don't like the unicorn and car mixture. With other variations including a robot, a phoenix, a dragon, a plesiosaurus, and more. Some of them use two different cars to transform into something, and others come as an egg that transforms into something else.
Check out the Hello Carbot cars that transform into a unicorn in action via the video below.
The fully formed unicorn when both cars are connected magnetically.
Here are the transforming cars as a unicorn but separated.
The white car partially assembled with just the back unicorn legs hanging out still.
The pink car partially assembled, with just the unicorn legs hanging out still.
You can see the hidden unicorn inside the cars when they're upside-down.
Each car has internal springs that get released when the magnets in each car get triggered.
This is where the magnets are located in the transforming cars. When they connect, they automatically trigger the transformation into a unicorn.