Have a spare $24,000 laying around? Why not pick up Brave Robotics version 7.2 transforming car and robot.

As TechnoBuffalo's resident cartoon and toy geek, I have a very large soft spot in my heart for vehicles that transform into robots. While I imagine we are still many years away from my dream of Sideswipe sitting in my driveway when I come out of the house in the morning, this remote controlled car is a pretty darn awesome stepping stone. While I don't think its 1.98 million Yen (approx. $24,000 USD) worth of awesome, it's still pretty darn cool.

The walking could definitely use some help, but everything else about this is pretty darn nifty. It does still make me wonder the same thing I have since I bought my original Optimus Prime in the 1980s: How is there room inside for anyone to sit?

[via Transformers Live Action Movie Blog, source Brave Robotics]