A lot of toys and novelty items meant to surprise or scare are activated by a button or motion-sensor and they have pre-programmed movements or sound. But wouldn't it be fun if you were the one controlling the action? Send unsuspecting visitors or co-workers scampering when one of these RC spiders, rats, or other radio controlled toy creatures crosses their path. Perfect for Halloween or anytime you want to pull a prank on unsuspecting friends and family.
Radio Control I-Fly Wasp, Discovery Channel Store
Forget the spiders and rats. If you really want to freak out someone send a giant wasp buzzing their way. OK, he might not be as realistic in appearance but in the semi-darkness it would send folks scurrying. Eyes iight up and while it climbs, glides, descends, and flaps its wings like a bird or insect. Comes with spare wings too.
Uncle Milton RC Tarantula from eToys
Creep out visitors with a creepy crawler from Uncle Milton National Geographic. This hairy, 7 inch long RC monster tarantula has realistic leg movements and eyes that light up.
Image of Indiana Jones Giant R/C Ant from eToys.com
I sure wouldn't want to encounter a real ant that's this big. It has legs that move and chomping jaws. The controller is a crystal skull.
Radio Control Tarantula Image courtesy of the Discovery Channel Store
He's a big 6.5" long/wide furry creature with light up eyes and real spider movements.
RC Crawlers Tarantula Image courtesy of PriceGrabber
Several models of tarantulas here (that's kind of funny to write). Actually there are about 300 species but only a handful of different ones are represented here. Features include light up eyes, hairy bodies, and leg movements.
Radio controlled rat Image Courtesy of PriceGrabber
Send this furry guy scurrying silently across the floor. Including his tail he's over a foot long. You'll need 3 AA and a 9-volt battery instead of cheese to power this rodent.
Uncle Milton RC Skunk Image Courtesy of eToys.com
It's not exactly scary, but what better way to get someone jumping than to cross their path with an RC skunk. This plush little stinker moves in any direction. Press a button on the controller to flip up his tail.
RC Rat at CleverGear
As if seeing a rat wasn't scary enough, this fur-covered RC rodent has an evil teeth-baring grin and red eyes that will send almost anyone scurrying away.
Radio Control Hammerhead Shark, Discovery Channel Store
He can dive up to 8 foot then come racing to the surface from the murky depths of your backyard pool to seriously freak out your friends. He's not a Great White but take him to a pool party showing of JAWS anyway.
Radio Control Robotic Shark Image Courtesy of PriceGrabber
It's terror at sea (or in the pool) when you let loose this 2 foot long menace of the deep. While his appearance might not be so realistic on land, put him in the water where he can dive up to 9 feet down and move with lifelike grace then watch swimmers head for shore. You can even control him from underwater with the water resistant controller.