It’s annoying when a bird poops on your car, but large flocks of them can be a genuine problem in some areas. But when a straw-stuffed scarecrow just isn’t keeping them at bay, a company called Bird-X wants you to consider upgrading to a scarecrow in the sky.
To make the drone in Spin Master’s new Air Hogs Connect mobile game fly as realistically as possible, players pilot a real-life toy quadcopter while clever augmented reality tricks translate their maneuvers to the action and missions in the game.
This cute, safe, hovering robot that looks like a flying marshmallow is going to reinvent drone design, its creators say.
Back in July, Oscar Mayer teased us with an RC off-road version of its iconic Weinermobile that looked impossibly fun to drive. It was unfortunately a one-off creation that few got to play with, so to make up for that tease, Oscar Mayer has created an even smaller RC version you can finally buy.
Building your own 13-foot long remote control replica of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk is challenging enough. But what good’s an aircraft carrier without any aircraft? So to further up the challenge, its creators also found a way to land an RC plane on it.
Who wants to be bothered walking a dog, changing a cat’s kitty litter, or cleaning a fish tank when all this remote control walking AT-AT needs is an occasional new set of nine batteries? It’s the perfect pet, and is guaranteed to never go crazy during a thunderstorm.
We haven’t seen more than a couple teasers, a trailer, and a few TV spots for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it already seems clear that BB-8 is going to be a fan favorite alongside R2-D2. But if Sphero’s $150 self-balancing BB-8 toy is too rich for your blood, Hasbro’s got you covered.
Given the challenges with precision, building functional machines with a household 3D printer isn’t easy. And that’s why it’s all the more impressive that someone on the RC Groups forum has used a 3D printer to make a fully-functional scale model of a Boeing 787’s GE-built turbofan jet engine.
The only thing better than getting rich by finding treasure is not having to put much effort into your windfall. So why waste an afternoon walking along a beach with a metal detector in hand when you could instead lounge on a blanket and drive this one around with a remote control?
Borrowing a neat trick from the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey, Spin Master has created a new RC plane that’s able to take off and land vertically at the push of a button. The Air Hogs Fury Jump Jet’s wings and rotors both rotate to point up, essentially turning the plane into a helicopter that can hover in mid-air.
There’s a good reason Spin Master’s Zoomer Dino took home ‘Toy of the Year’ honors for 2014. It’s not only as close as you can get to owning a life-like pet dinosaur, it’s also able to balance on two wheels like the insanely-expensive Segway. And now that Jurassic World is dominating the box office, it’s only fitting…
Anki delivered a devastating blow to slot cars with its original Drive set, giving tiny RC cars a brain so they could stay on a track without the need for a peg underneath. But with Overdrive slot cars are officially dead now that your track can be any shape you want, complete with U-turns, intersections, and jumps.
DJI’s Phantom 2 Vision+ really upped the ante for a consumer-friendly all-in-one aerial photography drone. It shot solid 1080p video, and its built-in stabilized camera kept the shot super smooth. Well, the Phantom 3 is here—and while it isn’t perfect, it blows the doors off the 2 Vision+. It’s a mighty sweet birdie.
In a remarkable feat of miniaturized engineering, Takara Tomy has created a tiny R2-D2 toy that stands just over an inch tall but can still be steered around your desk using an equally small lightsaber remote control.
We’ve been flying tiny helicopters around our living rooms for years now, but Silverlit, the company who created the world’s smallest flying toy, has somehow found a way to squeeze a video camera into its miniature RC choppers now.
The same company responsible for those incredibly tiny RC pico helicopter toys, Bandai Namco’s CCP, has created a line of Star Wars-themed flying toys that are small enough to recreate the films’ most epic space battles in your bedroom.