If you’re looking for a video game to play with friends or your kids, Rocket League is a great way to remove stress, bond with them, and crush them in race to the finish intensity. It’s basically soccer only, instead of football players, you’re controlling a virtual RC car which can double jump and rocket boost around a custom-made arena (hence the name Rocket League).
It’s a fairly simple game with a lot of depth to it; so much so that it has its own Esports division and a HUGE fan following. One of these fans, Kim Szkudlarek, has gone above and beyond to create a number of custom Rocket League cars.
What’s the big deal? Every car she makes follows a theme of a video game character from another franchise and she’s painted up the custom design herself.
Most of her creations follow the Overwatch characters, from a sleek Tracer speeder to a boxier Reaper muscle car. By far the best thing about these babies is how they look like cars which the heroes would actually drive–can you guess which one is whose?
She does have cars from other games, such as a sky blue Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-themed octane racing car and a purple Spyro The Dragon racer (both of which share the same design but with altered paint jobs).
The cars are remodeled plastic pull-back racers by Zag Toys and measure around 2.5 x 1.375 x 0.75 inches. After remodeling them, Kim hand paints each racer using acrylics before sealing them with either a satin or glossy finish. Considering the work she puts into every car, it’s no wonder there are only one of each car available for sale.
Apart from handmade toy cars, she also has some awesome animal portraits. You can find them as well as her Rocket League– inspired builds over on her Etsy page.