Incredible Crash Dummies

Play Hotwheels action figure model toy cycle, ATV, SUV, and cart make real crashing sounds

Incredible Crash DummiesThe ultimate in vehicle crashing fun. The Incredible Crash Dummies car assortment includes a crash-happy sports car and a fender-bending SUV. Both vehicles are designed to be smashed and crashed and snap right back into shape. Test-crash your figures buckled up for protection, or leave them unbuckled and experience the fender-bending action. Each vehicle makes authentic crashing sounds and holds between two and four Incredible Crash Dummies plus accessories. Each Hotwheels vehicle includes one action figure.

Crash test dummies have a rich history that dates back to the mid-20th century, originally serving as pivotal tools in automobile safety research. The first dummies sometimes involved live animals. However, the need for a more ethical and consistent means of testing led to the development of anthropomorphic test devices, commonly known as crash test dummies. The 1960s and 1970s saw the creation of more sophisticated models, such as the Hybrid series, which mimicked human anatomy more closely, from skeletal structures to the density of internal organs. These dummies became invaluable in gathering data on how different kinds of impact affect the human body, thereby informing design changes in vehicles to improve safety measures such as airbags and seat belts. In popular culture, crash test dummies became iconic figures, often featured in public service announcements and even spawning a line of action figures. Over the years, they have evolved with technology to include sensors and data-gathering capabilities that provide a wealth of information. Today, crash test dummies continue to play a crucial role in vehicle safety, and their design keeps evolving to include factors like varying human size, age, and susceptibility to injury.