Luxist Holiday Guide: Luxury Toys For Guys
What is it with us guys and our toys? Is it the need for speed? Is there a button pushing, knob turning, gadget gene built into each of us? Is it our own greed? A need for attention? Here's our list of luxury toys for guys that may answer a few of those questions.
If you're in the need for speed the Bugatti Veyron will satisfy your lead foot. 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds and a top speed of 252mph. The long-awaited million dollar baby is the ultimate driving machine.
2. Maybach Exelero
Call it the Batmobile or a stylish futuristic look at ultra-luxury cars, there's something about the Mayback Exelero we couldn't ignore. Long, sleek, stylish and luxurious, the Maybach will surely draw a lot of attention. Unfortunately, this beauty is still only a concept car as far as we know.
3. The 118 WallyPower Megayacht
The 118 WallyPower is one of those luxury yachts you just have to see to believe. It's like a luxurious stealth battleship. This one will set you back more than a few million.
4. Skycar Prototype
The answer to road rage. The M400 Skycar is the world's first personal vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, designed to elevate individual drivers above the highway. Get your own through Neiman Marcus for $3.5 million.
Daimler Chrysler had a "What Can You Hemi?" contest earlier this year which challenged anyone to come up with a creative use for their famous 5.7-liter, 340+horsepower HEMI V8. Chrysler got things rolling with a HEMI-Grille. This baby cooks up 240 hot dogs in less than three minutes and will impress the hell out of your friends. You will have to build your own since it's not for sale.
6. SuperScreen™ Outdoor Theater System
At 16-feet wide, the SuperScreen is a giant 13' x 16' screen blows up within five minutes. The screen comes with a portable DVD player and dual 15" speakers with stands to pump out the jams and sell for $9,999.
7. Personal Video Arcade
The MEGA Personal Video Arcade is a must have for your basements rec room. Designed to be fully compatible with all PC-based game emulators, the platform can play tens of thousands of classic games designed for use with Microsoft Windows Operating System. The MEGA can also be used as an MP3 Jukebox, DVD movie theater and wireless access center. It sells for $5,995.
8. Harman Kardon Drive + Play
There are hundreds of awesome accessories for the iPod but we think the Drive and Play ranks near the top. Position the display on your dashboard or windshield and the backlit LCD shows your menus or song lists. The stylish and futuristic gearshift like control can be positioned anywhere.
9. The Capture Tourbillon is a limited edition of 33 pieces in 18kt white or rose gold and has an automatic tourbillon caliber HD3 VU001 with a 100 hour power reserve. We just like it because it looks so damn cool.
10. Rio Vista Estate
The 60,000 square foot Rio Vista Estate in New Jersey is the ultimate home for entertaining. It has plenty of room for all your toys and inside the 13-bedroom home there is an indoor pool, bowling alleys, gymnasium, ice-cream parlor, movie theatre, and aquarium. It is listed for $40 million.