TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Remote Controlled Product Category
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Ultra-Micro MD 500D CX 100
by ARES RC
The Ares™ Ultra-Micro MD 500D CX 100 is perfect for first-time and experienced pilots looking for an ultra-scale and ultra-stable heli they can fly indoors almost anytime and anywhere. The highly-detailed MD 500D scale body is equipped with LED lights and is available in two attractive trim schemes while the included decals allow for quick and easy customization as a News, Rescue, Fire or Police helicopter. The MD 500D CX 100’s coaxial, counter-rotating blade design offers excellent control and unsurpassed stability that will have any first-time pilot hovering like a pro in no time. The ultra-micro size and low weight make it possible to fly indoors in just about any bedroom, living room or office, and best of all the heli is 100% factory-assembled and ready-to-fly right out of the box. Also in the box is everything needed to fly including AA batteries for the 4-channel transmitter equipped with interference-free 2.4GHz technology, an LCD screen, dual rates and digital trims, a 220mAh 1S 3.7V LiPo battery and DC USB charger for charging from almost any computer or 5V USB power source, plus an AC adapter for quick and convenient charging from almost any outlet.
— In a Summer 2012 survey about electronic and battery operated toys, Mark Rosenblum from Hobbytown
in Fairfield, Conn., told TDmonthly
that he sells 20-30 RC helicopters from E-Flite and Ares each month. 7/5/2012
Carrera Red Jumper Radio Control Car
This Ready to Run, Scale 1:20, 2.4GHz Carrera Red Jumper Radio Control (R/C) car represents state of the art technology by combining a Lithium ion Battery with a high powered engine. Included with this Ready to Run car is the controller, 2 - AA Batteries and a Lithium ion Battery and a Charger for your Lithium ion Battery. The car is fully functional and can be controlled in all directions. This R/C car provides racing excitement for both indoor and outdoor fun. It has digital proportional (Servo Tronic) steering. It comes with an ergonomic controller and runs at speeds up to 13mph. Utilizing state of the art battery technology, the power pack has a short recharging time of 80 minutes and allows the vehicle to run for up to 40 minutes. The Carrera Red Jumper R/C combines innovative features with excellent quality and high speed performance for hours of racing fun. Launch date: July 2012. 7/3/2012 (Price: $69.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Wi Spi Helicopter
by INTERACTIVE TOY CONCEPTS LTD.
This remote control helicoptecan be flown using an iPhone or Android app and includes a built-in camera that beams live feeds to the mobile device. "Spy" videos can also be recorded and uploaded to social networking sites. 6/22/2012 (Price: $99.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by KID GALAXY INC.
The Cybercycle is full function RC and powered for sleek-riding slides and maneuvers. Designed with hidden wheels that prevent falling over, this motorcycle has front and back wheels that are independently controlled for the coolest of maneuvers. Drive this cycle real fast up to 25 feet or perform power slides and sleek maneuvers. ( Watch Video)
6/21/2012 (Price: $39.99)
Sonic Free Riders
by NKOK INC.
These fun, full function Remote Controlled Free Riders come with figures of Sonic and Jet. Taken directly from the hit racing video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog Series. Launch date: February 2012. 3/5/2012 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Twisted Metal Remote Control Ice Cream Truck and Axel
by NKOK INC.
The Twisted Metal Ice Cream Truck and Axel are full function remote control vehicles taken directly from Sony Computer Entertainment of Americas most popular Combat Vehicle franchise. This game launches it's latest game on Valentine's Day 2012. The remote controlled replicas are offered by NKOK and with Axel comes a collectible figure of the famed character "Sweet Tooth". Launch date: February 2012. 3/5/2012 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Regal Elite Force Flyer
by REGAL ELITE
Regal Elite launches its new "Glove Force" technology, which allows users to direct their 'copters by turning their wrists left or right, with the help of a small thumb-controlled throttle. Launch date: Spring 2012. 2/14/2012 (Price: $49.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by DESK PETS
Features 4 modes, Smartphone control mode, maze navigation mode with infrared obstacle detection and demo mode and battle mode. Recharged from USB port by integrated USB flip out USB connector. Fast and furious control using a Smartphone for drift and power slide maneuvers. Shoot at an other Carbots and hear the machine gun sound as your phone vibrates and your opponent. Carbot does spins and swerves from side to side. Shipped with dual transmitter iDesk Pet Universal Remote Control Smartphone adapter (Android and iOS) for increased control distance. Each Carbot three different user selectable frequencies (A,B,C) allowing for up to three Carbots to race and battle. Launch date: August 2012.
— "This little guy not only runs rings around their TankBot from earlier, but continues to give you the choice of autonomous control or letting your smartphone (iPhone/Android) take the lead as to where it can go and how it’s going to get there...the little guy moves so fast (good set of wheels working) that I started to run after it at one point...the CarBot is an affordable cool little RC vehicle that you can control or let go off on its own. The battery lasts for plenty of time before a quick USB recharge is needed too." - Review and 4.5 star rating from Marshal Rosenthal at GadgetReview.com
. 2/13/2012 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Syma S109G Apache AH-64 3-Channels Mini Indoor Helicopter
by TOY WONDERS INC.
The Syma S109G is a palm size 3-Channels Helicopter. The S109G has a Co-Axial structure which is specially made for first time flyers. The S109G is built with a thick plastic body. The Syma S109G is equipped with a 4-in-1 receiver (Gyro, ESC, Mixer, Receiver), which allows the helicopter to move in all directions: clockwise/anti-clockwise, forward/backward, and up/down. Features: Apache 3-Channels AH-64 Helicopter. Double protection. Head lights. 3D full function. Built-in GYRO. Helicopter can be charged through computer USB socket. 1/12/2012 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
SYMA S108G 3.5 CH Infrared Mini Radio Controlled Marine Cobra Helicopter Gyro
by TOY WONDERS INC.
The Electric Co-axial Micro helicopter series is suited for both the beginner and the advanced pilot. Features Up/down, left/ right, and forward/backward motion, with a flight time of 6-8 minutes up to a distance of about 10 yards.
— As of 01/05/2012 this product had 4.3 out of 5 stars from 174 reviews on Amazon.com. 1/12/2012 (Price: $24.75) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
My Web RC - Wiki Rally Street - Souped-up Jitney 1:24 - Ready to Run
by MY FUNKY PLANET CORP.
The My Web RC - 1:24 - Wiki Rally Street - Souped-up Jitney - Ready-to-run includes online My Web RC game card for user access. With exchangeable body, full function.
— In a November 2011 survey, Stephanie Dupuy from Playville
in Covington, La., told TDmonthly
that they sell six units from the Wiki Rally line each month.
— Greg Bonner, owner of Heights Toy Center Inc.
in Little Rock, Ark. told TDmonthly
in a Summer 2012 survey that he sells just over a dozen My Funky Planet racing cars each month, making them his best selling electronic/battery operated toy. 11/7/2011 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Morphibians Gator Rover Remote Control Car
by KID GALAXY INC.
With textured "skin" and glowing eyes kids won't want to turn their back on this guy. Powerful four wheel drive moves him over the water, then even faster on land. These high-performance radio control amphibious creatures can go anywhere- dirt, pond or pool. Features sturdy 4x4 turf digging tires for land and wake forming paddle wheel treads for ripping through the water. Powerful full-function controller makes explorations on any surface just a touch away. Requires 2 "AAA" and 3 "AA" batteries, not included. As with all water related activities, use with close adult supervision.
— In a November 2011 survey, Mike DiAndrea from Hardware Toys
in Paoli, Pa., told TDmonthly
that they sell about a dozen units of the Morphibians Gator each month. 11/7/2011 (Price: $29.99)
Lazer Stunt Chaser R/C Vehicle
Using Light Control technology, the car automatically chases after the light projected on the floor. The unique dual-sided design allows the car to keep running when the car flips over, and the ultra-cool light-up rims change color upon flipping. The Chaser includes a four-in-one stunt ramp for more exciting racing action and stunt abilities. This 1:32 scale car has a performance range of up to 40' and a scale speed of up to 300 mph, and two transmitter settings allow for racing two cars at the same time for double the fun. 10/19/2011 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Air Hogs Hyperactive
by SPIN MASTER TOYS
Air Hogs Hyperactives Pro R/C Vehicle has ultimate control in micro scale performance. Reach scale speeds of over 450 mph. 2.4 ghz radio frequency communication for hobby inspired performance. Multi band for challenging friends. Up to 10 vehicles can run at once. Foam tires for maximum traction,and stability. Wide stance, and dune buggy inspired design enhance speed and stunt performance. Pistol grip controller charger for precision control and ultimate performance.
— As of 10/18/2011 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews on ToysRUs.com. Pros:
Fast; easy to use; high quality. 10/19/2011 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Air Swimmers Flying Fish - Shark
by WILLIAM MARK CORP
These helium-filled shark balloons are remote controlled to "swim" through the air. The infrared remote functions include climb, descend, and tail fin control. Up to a 40 ft range. 57 inches long, 36 inches high.
— As of 10/14/2011 this product had 2.8 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews on ToysRUs.com. Pros:
Visually striking. Cons:
Difficult to assemble; flimsy; does not stay inflated very long.
— Mike McCollum, owner of Learning Express
in Hoover, Ala., told TDmonthly
in November 2011 that Air Swimmers are becoming one of his best selling flying toys. He said that since September 2011, he has sold 16 of the sharks and 7 of the clown fish. ( Watch Video)
10/14/2011 (Price: $41.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Infrared Control Flying Spaceman
by MASTER TOYS AND NOVELTIES, INC.
Infrared control flying spaceman with twin rotor propulsion, bright diode lights and ultralite micro components. "We haven't seen another item that is similar to this one," Ernie Wong, president of Master Toys & Novelties, Inc., told ITDmonthly
. Launch date: January 2011. 9/2/2011 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by INNOVATION FIRST LABS, INC.
This not-so-creepy crawler features 360 degree steering, an LED forward eye, and two-channel, user selectable infrared remote control. The two-channel remote control enables users to operate multiple bugs independently or at the same time. As the largest member of the HEXBUG family, the complexity of its internal mechanisms and six-legged crawling motion is truly hypnotizing. 3/4/2011 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by FANTASMA TOYS
This spider has realistic fully functioning articulated legs, glowing red eyes and can move over any smooth surface. Having 360 degrees of spin motion it will move on floors, walls and even upside-down. Its advanced air suction technology allows the spider to cling onto walls. The spider is completely controlled wirelessly via its combination remote control and charging station (6 AA batteries not included). Each spider comes with its own limited edition collector’s comic book as well as a lifelike spider bite temporary tattoo. 2/22/2011 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Electrix Circuit Electric Ready-to-Run 1/10 Stadium Truck
by HORIZON HOBBY
This rugged stadium truck is easy to use, but it’s also hard to abuse. It’s built from a strong, durable nylon composite material. You can customize the body with the included decal sheet. And thanks to the standard components and mounts, you can hop the Circuit up with additional bodies, tires, and parts and accessories. Nylon composite material gives it high strength and durability. Clipless battery retaining system means there are no body clips to lose. Oil-filled shocks provide great handling that is also adjustable. AA batteries also included. 12/21/2010 (Price: $179.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Syma - 3 Channel Electric Helicopter RTF w/ Auto Stabilizing Gyro + Metal Frames + Cool Strobing Head Lights
by TOY WONDERS INC.
S032 Syma - 3 Channel Electric Helicopter RTF w/ Auto Stabilizing Gyro + Metal Frames + Cool Strobing Head Lights. 11.5" long helicopter comes with battery, charger and transmitter. The Syma S032 RC helicopter can go forward, backward, left, and right. This S032 even equipped with bright strobing LED head lights, so you can enjoy flying in the dark. The unique co-axial rotors counter-rotate for unprecedented stability. Light and safe, this helicopter will transform any indoor environment into a cool chopper fly zone. Get about 12 minutes flight time per charge. S032 is in RED & WHITE 2-tone colors.
— As of 12/17/2012 this product had 4.1 out of 5 stars from 899 reviews on Amazon.com. 12/15/2010 (Price: $70) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Syma - 3 Channel Radio Controlled Infrared Remote Controlled Electric RC Micro Mini Helicopter w/ Gyro
by TOY WONDERS INC.
S107 Syma - 3 Channel Radio Controlled Infrared Remote Controlled Electric RC Micro Mini Helicopter w/ Gyro + Colorful Strobing LED Lights. This S107 equipped with NEW Gyroscope System for simpliest controls and stabilities, NEW Metal Frame & Body for extra durabilities, NEW Awesome Look and Design, and Bright strobing muti-color LED headlights so you can enjoy flying in the dark. At only 7" long, it easily fits in the palm of your hand and is fully functional. This S107 even has the option to charge directly from computer's USB port (USB cable included) or transmitter which uses "AA" batteries! S107 is in RED & YELLOW colors. Each Helicopter is individually packed in a window box. Box size: 17.75"L x 3"W x 7.25"H. — As of 05/21/2012 this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 730 reviews on Amazon.com. PROS: Lightweight, durable, two methods of charging. CONS: Not suitable for children under 14; repairs are difficult.
12/15/2010 (Price: $60) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Air Hogs Hawk Eye Camera Copter
by SPIN MASTER TOYS
The Air Hogs Hawk Eye Camera Copter is the first indoor helicopter that can take video and photos while flying. The helicopter can capture up to 5 minutes of video at a resolution of 320 x 240 or hundreds of photos at a resolution of 640 x 480. Requires 3 AAA batteries, not included. 12/1/2010 (Price: $85.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
D-FLY XL Alloy with Gyro Helicopter
by EMIRIMAGE CORP.
The D-FLY XL Alloy with Gyro Helicopter, is an extra large sized remote control helicopter, approximately 1.5 feet long. It comes with LED Rockets, easy to fly, and very stable for indoor and outdoor flight. Features a Li-Po battery for longer flying time. 11/5/2010 (Price: $140.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
DARKHAWK Defender XL 3 ch w/ GYRO
by EMIRIMAGE CORP.
The Darkhawk Defender XL Helicopter, is an extra large sized military RC helicopter with 3 channels, Gyroscope and LED Lights, and with action figures. The Darkhawk Defender XL Helicopter is fabricated with high impact plastic materials. It is completely stable and can be flown indoors and outdoors. It comes with Li-Po battery for longer flying time. 11/5/2010 (Price: $43.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Micro X Copter E-AGLE
by EMIRIMAGE CORP.
The Micro X Copter E-agle Metal with Gyro and LED lights, is a mini Infrared 3 channels helicopter and it is one of our upgrade versions of the Micro X Copter. It comes in 4 assorted colors and includes a USB cable. There are 3 different infrared frequency bands available. The Micro X Copter E-agle Metal with Gyro is fabricated with high impact alloy materials. It is infrared controlled. The three frequencies makes possible to fly three Micro X Copter E-agle Metal with Gyro at the same time with no interference. The Micro X Copter E-agle Metal with Gyro is an indoors helicopter. 11/5/2010 (Price: $18.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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