The only thing that changes with age is the size and price of our toys
Turning a dream into reality
I still remember the 1989 Matchbox catalogue introducing the then brand new Super Color Changers series. It wasn't exactly a success, though, production got cancelled soon. In 2008, however, Hot Wheels launched its own take on the concept, going by the name of Color Shifters.
These toy cars could do something no other could: they changed their colour according to temperature. Cool, right? They turned blue when it was cold and red when it was warm. Or patterned.
The kids once playing with these colour-changing cars have since grown up and made their childhood dream come alive. The team of AutoKandy sprayed a Nissan Skyline with a special heat sensitive paint which turns orange when the temperature's high, but changes its colour as soon as the temperature falls. The video shows the car looking as if ink had been spilled over it after it got splashed with cold water – a funny sight, but someone out there probably longs for a paint job like this. Is this a new trend in the making?