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DJI Phantom 2 Vision-006
DJI Phantom 2 Vision-006
DJI Phantom 2 Vision-006

DJI Phantom 2 Vision Review (video)

Parrot's AR Drone Quadricopter might be the most well known thanks to its association with the iPhone, but it's hardly, and by far the best.  Course, one wouldn't know this until they lay their hands on a legit four bladed heli...
 
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Toys
 
HOT WHEELS Car Maker Playset main
HOT WHEELS Car Maker Playset main
HOT WHEELS Car Maker Playset main

Mattel Hot Wheels Car Maker Playset Review

M
attel’s Hot Wheels has been, and continues to be a successful toy franchise of cars and accessories that most little boys enjoy playing with. But to attain the status of a “big boy” toy, Hot...
 
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Toys
 
Sky Duel Helicopters main
Sky Duel Helicopters main
Sky Duel Helicopters main

Swann Sky Duel Helicopters Review

RC
stands for radio controlled, but flying solo means no one is there to watch your aerobatics. But flying WITH someone means sharing the skies, so why not take them on Mano-a-mano? To do tha...
 
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Toys
 
Missile Striker main
Missile Striker main
Missile Striker main

VMD Missile Striker RC Review

T
here are RC (radio controlled) vehicles meant to be driven. And then there is Skyrocket Toys’ Missile Striker; an RC vehicle of mass destruction (VMD) meant to attack with. But while this fu...
 
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Toys
 
Air Hogs Elite Helix main
Air Hogs Elite Helix main
Air Hogs Elite Helix main

Spinmaster’s Air Hogs RC Elite Helix X4 Copter and AtmoSphere Review

W
hy do people think an RC (radio controlled) helicopter is easier to fly than an airplane? It’s not like the copter just levitates by itself or maintains its position without constant adjustm...
 
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Review Articles
 
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Parrot-AR-Drone-2.0-011-650x487
Parrot-AR-Drone-2.0-011-650x487

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Review

I was afforded many luxuries as a child - one of them included a gas-powered go-kart.  Yet, an electric helicopter or plane was never in my arsenal of things to do.  Long time resentment?  You bet.  That is until I got my hands...

 
Accessories
 
Sphero
Sphero
Sphero

Orbotix Sphero Review

One of the movies that always scared me half to death as a child was Phantasm (for the uninitiated, it's an underground horror flick from 1979)- not because the movie itself was really that terrifying, but the thought of a litt...
 
Toy Reviews
 
Air Hogs Battle Tracker HR
Air Hogs Battle Tracker HR
Air Hogs Battle Tracker HR

Air Hogs Battle Tracker Review

The really great toys always have an element of danger to them: think the “shoot and shells” flying bullets from Mattel in the 60’s or any spring loaded pellet “gun” kids used to be able to buy. Now that the young’uns are prote...
 
Accessories
 
desk pets CarBot
desk pets CarBot
desk pets CarBot

desk pets CarBot R/C Review

“Show me someone who doesn't like an R/C car, and he's no relative of mine.” Albert Einstein Okay he never said that -- but anyone who doesn’t like radio controlled cars (or planes or helicopters) has no right to say they’ve an...

 
Review Articles
 
Duck Hunter Launch N Load
Duck Hunter Launch N Load
Duck Hunter Launch N Load

Duck Hunter Launch and Load Review

When was the last time a toy made you laugh uncontrollably...and I don’t mean imitating Tickle Me Elmo? Or when was the last time you engaged in the mainly sport of duck hunting? For those afraid that Dick Chaney might be lurki...
 
Offbeat
 
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Griffin_Helo_TC_001
Griffin_Helo_TC_001

Griffin Helo TC Review

[rating:3/5] One of the main reasons I really wanted to try out the Helo TC from Griffin was because I really like RC Helicopters (as I've noted in another review).  I used to have a large "glow" powered helicopter when I was a...
 
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light-strikewowwee2011
light-strikewowwee2011

WowWee Light Strike Review

[rating:4/5] Last year at Christmas, WowWee toys was all the rage with their line of Paper Jamz toys; before that they were a giant smash with the Robosapien.  It seems like every time they put something out, it ends up being a...