Rocket League is becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set

Rocket League is becoming a real-life Hot Wheels set.                  Psyonix

To be fair, the toy company isn't just selling a pair of Rocket League-themed remote controlled vehicles and calling it a day.

Psyonix and Hot Wheels revealed a new toy set coming this fall called Hot Wheels Rocket League RC Rivals Set. No, the boost pads don't work, but at least it should come with an LCD scoreboard.

Hot Wheels' partnership with Rocket League has given us the opportunity to reengage with older gamers who may have played with Hot Wheels as a kid. You get a pair of tiny RC cars that can be controlled to score a giant ball (but also mini) into your rivals net.

Best of all, the set comes with Bluetooth-connected Octane and Dominus battle cars, which players can control with their phone or tablet. The game ball transmits an IR signal, so when the ball passes through the goal, the entire thing explodes. The set will retail in the USA for $180, which directly converted is around R2200.

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It looks like Mattel and Psyonix aren't ending their relationship here.

"We're thrilled to further our partnership with Hot Wheels and bring Rocket League to life with this upcoming toy set", said Jeremy Dunham, Psyonix's vice president of publishing.

The only problem with Rocket League is that you can't really play vehicle soccer in real life.

But that's not all - the pack will also include new Hot Wheels DLC for use within the game itself. While there's no denying the high price, it's still cheaper than buying a Nintendo Switch and a copy of the game.

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