• Creep Out Everyone In The Cafeteria With These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars

    Creep Out Everyone In The Cafeteria With These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars

    These Raji Konchu RC Caterpillars won’t turn into butterflies any time soon. But you can control where they crawl and creep their way into, allowing you to gross out people at the dining table, freak out your girlfriend’s annoying best friend, and entertain the kids with little critters that move in realistic fashion, making them more awesome than butterflies. Made by Japanese company JTT, the little crawlies come with realistic caterpillar bodies that accurately mimic the appearance of the little [...]

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  • Parrot MiniDrone And Jumping Sumo As Seen At CES 2014, Exclusive Pics!

    Parrot MiniDrone And Jumping Sumo As Seen At CES 2014, Exclusive Pics!

    Just like many things that originated from military applications, drones are awesome. But even consumer-quality toy drones tend to sit on the expensive side of the store aisles. If we’re truly going to bring drones to the mainstream, they need to come with a more consumer-friendly price tag. Parrot thinks they just might have the drones for that job. This week at CES 2014, the company announced two new products: the Parrot MiniDrone and the Parrot Jumping Sumo. Unlike their [...]

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  • This Kit Turns Paper Planes Into Smartphone Controlled Flying Machines – So Much Want!

    This Kit Turns Paper Planes Into Smartphone Controlled Flying Machines – So Much Want!

    A while back, a small toy that turns paper planes into remote-controlled flyers came out, letting you pilot the erstwhile humble gliders from an accompanying iPhone app.  It was awesome.  But even awesome things can get better and that’s exactly what happens with the PowerUp 3.0. Like the previous versions, the flight module combines a stick with a propeller and motor combo in the rear, along with a small bundle of electronics out front.  Attach the whole assembly to your [...]

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  • Smartphone Controlled Smartplane Is A Slow-Flying RC Plane That Looks Like A Lot Of Fun

    Smartphone Controlled Smartplane Is A Slow-Flying RC Plane That Looks Like A Lot Of Fun

    Who says only home items like door locks, kettles and doorbells can be smart?  Toys deserve to be smart too and a thinking brain is exactly what the Smartplane, an RC flyer, boasts in its favor. How intelligent is it?  Thankfully, not smart enough to start a revolt of the machines and stage a robot coup in your home.  With an onboard microprocessor, a 256-level proportional rudder, and a system called FlightAssist on board, however, it is sophisticated enough to [...]

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  • Mini Folding Helicopter Fits Into Its Controller For Ultra-Portability

    Mini Folding Helicopter Fits Into Its Controller For Ultra-Portability

    RC helicopters are a whole lot of fun.  Problem is, they’re big and bulky and no one enjoys walking around with a large bag in tow.  While there’s plenty of options in small radio-controlled flyers, we’re guessing this Mini Folding IR RC Helicopter will trump them all in the portability department. Made by Docooler, the RC helicopter isn’t just tiny, it folds into an even smaller bundle, too.  How small?  Small enough that it can actually fit into a slot [...]

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  • These Inexpensive, RC-Controlled Cleaning Robots Are Awesome

    These Inexpensive, RC-Controlled Cleaning Robots Are Awesome

    If you’re familiar with the RC scene, you probably know about Kyosho and their wide range of RC vehicles.  Turns out, scale vehicles aren’t the only thing they make with radio controls — they put them in cleaning equipment, too.  That’s exactly what they did with the Sugoi, a pair of simple RC-operated cleaning robots. Granted, these are far from the technological marvels that robots like the Roomba, the Polaris or the Windoro are.  Incapable of running in autonomous mode, [...]

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  • Desk Pets’ New CarBot Features Battle Mode

    Desk Pets’ New CarBot Features Battle Mode

    I love Desk Pets’ smartphone-controlled toy cars.  However, driving a toy tank around a maze feels a little stupid, when all you really want to do is fight them to the death.  That’s why we appreciate the new Desk Pet CarBot, which features a battle mode for pitting multiple vehicles against one another. Designed to work with both iPhone and Android smartphones, the vehicles can be piloted directly from the downloadable app, which also records all the statistics for the [...]

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  • Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders Can Run At Scale Speeds Of 600mph

    Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders Can Run At Scale Speeds Of 600mph

    Diecast racing can be nasty fast.  As in, you can miss the finish if you blink at the wrong time, especially on shorter less-complicated slot tracks.  These Hot Wheels RC Nitro Speeders, however, take fast to a whole other level, boasting scale speeds of 600mph. No, the tiny cars themselves won’t blitz through your floor faster than a Bugatti.  In fact, each only runs at a max speed of 8.3 mph.  Considering they’re 1/87-scale in size, though, that’s mighty impressive.  [...]

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  • Mega Hurtz Is A Paintball-Shooting, Area-Surveying  RC Battle Tank

    Mega Hurtz Is A Paintball-Shooting, Area-Surveying RC Battle Tank

    Paintball is fun.  Running around an abandoned lot and hunting opponents, however, can be exhausting.  So why not let the robots do it with Mega Hurtz, a remotely-operated battle tank that will do the scouring and shooting on your behalf? Dreamed up by Chris Rogers, there’s nothing complicated about what the paint-splattering robot does.  It surveys the playing area for you and shoots enemy combatants on command, all while you give it directions from the comfiest hidden corner you can [...]

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  • Air Swimmers Remote Controlled Flying Shark Blimp Video

    Air Swimmers Remote Controlled Flying Shark Blimp Video

    Air Swimmers is definitely one of those simple ideas with a good entertainment value. The helium filled mylar balloons stay in the air on their own and you can control them using remote control. In fact the controller takes 3 AAA batteries and the flying fish only utilizes one. According to the inventor, they can stay afloat for upto 2 weeks on a single refill. Two models that we saw at the Toy Fair were a flying shark and second one was clown fish. Because [...]

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  • It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane…It’s A Flying Shark?!?

    It’s a Bird, It’s A Plane…It’s A Flying Shark?!?

    All those RC planes flying across the park look fun.  But how much fun can anything really be when there’s not a single monster in sight?  You can change all that humdrum scenery with the RC Flying Shark, a remote-controlled electric plane clad in the marine predator’s body. Remember that scene in Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus with the giant carnivorous fish leaping up and eating a plane in half?  You can finally simulate that.  Granted, you’ll need to use [...]

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  • Bombs Away Is An Air-Dropped Explosive For Your RC Plane

    Bombs Away Is An Air-Dropped Explosive For Your RC Plane

    How could a Bomb be something cool? Well, if it provides fun and laughter rather than carnage, why not.  Quanum’s Bombs Away, an air-dropped toy bomb  is a cool accessory to pair up with a sufficiently-powerful RC plane.  Even if it doesn’t explode, you can drop it over someone’s head for a brief bout of hilarity (or a lawsuit, depending on how it ends). A plug and play system, the bomb can be installed to work with any of your [...]

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  • Build An Undead Army With Remote Control Zombies

    Build An Undead Army With Remote Control Zombies

    Thinking of dressing up as a zombie for this year’s Halloween?  Take it up a notch and bring an army along.  The Remote Control Zombie is a walking robot, clad in the form of an undead brain eater.  Gather up a few of them, declare yourself the King Zombie and hit the streets in style. Sure, they’re small at 7.75 inches.  Heck, that cheap plastic construction will probably break after being stepped on.   Who cares, though?  They walk, make scary [...]

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