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The MICRO-TIGER indoor, digital proportional IR helicopter features a micro size fun with macro-scale performance. The MICRO-TIGER's blue LED light illuminates the cockpit for cool nighttime flying. The product is capable of precise and accurate control using the new digital proportional patent-pending Motion Auto Sensing Control (M.A.S.C.) Controller. A simple tilt of the wrist turns the helicopter in that direction. Beginners and experienced pilots will both enjoy the thrill and command of steering like a real pilot. The MICRO-TIGER comes fully assembled and ready to fly. It requires five AA alkaline batteries (not included). Launch date: June 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21146 (added 10/29/2008)
With the VIPER Radio Control Airplane with a patent-pending M.A.S.C. Controller, the user can tilt his wrist to the right or left and the plane follows the hand and turns the appropriate direction. M.A.S.C. puts the user in the pilot's seat. The throttle is controlled by squeezing the variable speed trigger for more altitude. The powerful twin motors and aerodynamic design add to the fun of M.A.S.C. as VIPER climbs and dives across the sky. The Estes VIPER is easy and intuitive for a beginner pilot to learn to fly and also delivers better maneuvers and is more fun for an advanced pilot. It requires six AA alkaline batteries (not included). Launch date: June 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21145 (added 10/29/2008)
Estes introduces the revolutionary XENOX Radio Control Airplane with the new Patent Pending M.A.S.C. Controller - a breakthrough in R/C technology. The user just tilts his wrist to the right and the plane follows the hand and turns right. Tilt wrist to the left and the plane turns left. M.A.S.C. puts the user in the pilot's seat. The throttle is controlled by squeezing the variable speed trigger for more altitude. XENOX R/C twin motors and aerodynamic wings add to the fun of flying with M.A.S.C. The XENOX Airplane is easy and intuitive for a beginner pilot to learn to fly and cruise the sky; plus it also delivers lots of fun for an experienced pilot. It requires 6 AA alkaline batteries (not included). Launch date: June 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21144 (added 10/29/2008)
The Rock-it Stone Age Flyer is a Skill Level 1 kit that launches on Estes C11 or D engines. Underneath its rocky exterior is laser cut fins, a pre-shaped stone nose cone and a sleek design that launches this rock to over 540 feet.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12297 (added 4/12/2007)
The 36 D Squared is the rocket kids have been waiting for. It’s sleek but has full-body design, a payload section, laser cut fins and waterslide decals. It launches on two Estes D size model rocket engines and is recovered by a large 24” parachute. It was released in the first half of 2006.
— “Flying toys really are geared for older kids,” pointed out Steve Meynig, store manager of Tom's Toys in Beverly Hills, Calif.
— Estes Rockets are great toys for dads and kids to play with together, retailers have told TDmonthly.
— Estes rockets are warranted against defects in materials or workmanship for a period from the date of original purchase, according to their Web site.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8428 (added 6/27/2006)
Launched in spring 2006, this sleek rocket soars over 1,000 feet. It comes in a rocket-shaped package and launches on standard Estes engines.
— Laura Brauer, general manager of Cloud Nine Toys in Sudbury, Mass., partially credits the popularity of Estes’ rockets to the fact that kids can launch them with their parents.
— Foam rockets and airplanes sell well for Paul Faustine, owner of Red Dragon Toys in Brunswick, Maine.
— Marc Truax, store manager of Try & Buy Toy Stores in Katonah, N.Y., mentioned rockets as popular sellers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7821 (added 5/9/2006)
The 20” Eggscaliber is the only rocket that lets kids launch eggs on four different engine sizes using the same rocket! It has a special engine adapter to launch an egg on B and C engines or remove it to launch an egg on D and E engines. The transparent capsule section also lets kids see the egg before and after flights. Estes has also included a set of decals to decorate the egg to look like your favorite 'eggstronaut'.
— Estes Rockets are “popular … and kids do these with their parents,” noted Laura Brauer, general manager of Cloud Nine Toys in Sudbury, Mass.
— Estes has been helping dads and their kids blast off together since 1958.
— Flying toys were named as big sellers right now by six of 11 retailers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7608 (added 4/19/2006)
Age Range: 10 and up
This Estes Air Power Flying Action Hero is a Special Forces rocket that is blasted into the sky on the power of air. Simply slide the action hero rocket onto the launch tube, pressurize the system with a few pumps, push the button and blast-off! The rocket has a soft, foam helmet and returns to earth on a bounce. This cool, calm and collective Special Forces operative is detailed with his night-vision goggles, black Kevlar-like protective uniform and tactical weapons. He´s ready and willing to provide hours of high-flying fun.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3555 (added 5/12/2005)
Rocket hobbyists will delight with Estes? new flyer, Oracle ($79-$115), which captures digital movies of the entire flight. With the easy to use video nose cone and the enclosed software and USB cable, flyers can tune in to watch their flight on their own PCs. Released late in 2004, this product is certain to be a big hit with hobbyists in 2005. - Dennis Foley
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1638 (added 12/7/2004)
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