Since our days on the playground, we’ve all loved the novelty of having things that no one else has. As adults, possessing a one-of-a-kind product still sets us apart from the crowd and can be an ostentatious display of wealth and status. We typically associate yachts, sports cars or even islands with frivolous indulgences of the rich and powerful, but there are some lesser known and equally expensive ‘toys’ that even the incredibly rich might not know about. Getting your hands on one such toy could really get you noticed.
The following ten are the most elite of the elite toys. They’re the sort of thing that you wouldn’t even dream of owning past the halcyon ages of 7 or 8 years old, until you see one and realise your life is incomplete without it. Most of the items here are produced by the innovation retailer Hammacher Schlemmer, who market some of the most ingenious, intuitive modern gadgets on the planet – and some of the most expensive. These are 10 of the most incredible, most expensive toys for adults.
#10. The Killer Whale Submarine – $100,000
This awesome toy is a two-person watercraft that replicates an Orca in both appearance and features. The pilot and passenger are protected by a 1/2"-thick acrylic canopy, allowing for submersion in a water-tight cockpit. The submarine is controlled like an aircraft with two levers used to negotiate the submerging, hydroplaning, and jumping. That’s right, with a pull-back on the control lever this baby can jump up to 16 feet out of the water!
It can hydroplane up to 50 mph over the water’s surface, and can cruise up to 25 mph under water. The integrated snorkel ensures air supply to the engine up to a depth of 5’. The dashboard includes all of the regular parameters, including a speedometer, tachometer, engine and air pressure gauges, and an LCD video display.