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  • 06.21.10

New Tron Light Cycle Toys Drive Up Walls, Upside Down [Video]

Disney Pictures is gearing up for a December release of Tron: Legacy with a line of cutting edge toys that defy gravity.

New Tron Light Cycle Toys Drive Up Walls, Upside Down [Video]

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Disney Pictures is gearing up for a December release of Tron: Legacy with a line of cutting edge toys that defy gravity.

“One of the things the light cycles can do in the movie is ride in the third dimension,” says Chris Heatherly, VP of Disney Toys and Electronics, who gave Fast Company a sneak peak at the upcoming Tron toy line. “We recreated that using Spin Master‘s zero G technology that lets you ride up the walls and upside down on the ceiling.”

In addition to the zero gravity tech, the cycles also feature six-foot light emitting trails. When two bikes are racing against each other, and one crosses through the other’s light trail, it’ll fall off the wall or ceiling, just as in the film.

Here’s a picture of the light cycle in action, skidding in circles sideways on the wall, its neon light-trails blurring the image.

Watching these toys zoom around the wall vertically or upside down,
seemingly free from the restraints of gravity, makes you forget the toys
are designed for children ages 8 & up. Set for an October 2010
release, these light cycles, which are only $34.99, are sure to be a
holiday hit.

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All in all, Disney showed off some very innovative toys and products that perfectly match the film’s futuristic feel. We all were also able to play around with Tron: Evolution, the upcoming video game adaptation. Check out the footage below that Disney provided us from the game, which will hit stores for the Xbox, PS3, and Wii this November.

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Austin Carr writes about design and technology for Fast Company magazine.

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