RC Toy

Here's another indoor remote controlled airplane for those of you that have problems controlling RC helicopters. This is the Aero Soarer from Takara Tomy. Brando sent one over for me to tear up. I mean play with. :o)

{ 4 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys

In the past 12 months, HobbyTron has
sent me several RC helicopters to review, but today I'm going to tell you about
something a little different. HobbyTron has a new offering; the Silverlit Palm-Z
RC airplane. Silverlit is the same
company that created the tiny PicooZ helicopter.

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys

HobbyTron sells a lot of really cool RC flying and driving toys. They recently sent me the BladeRunner II. I was really surprised that they would trust me with another RC helicopter as I had totally destroyed the AH-64 Apache helicopter that they had sent me earlier in the year. After I had tried it, I was convinced that RC copters were just too hard to control. I'm happy to report that this is not the case with the Bladerunner II.

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys

If you're a fan of tiny RC (remote controlled) race cars, you'll have a blast with the Q-Steer from Takara Tomy. Brando sent me the Mazda RX-8 version. He carries several car types including a Hummer, Subaru, Nissan and Toyota.

{ 31 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys

Do you remember my review of the highly popular PicooZ RC Helicopter? The PicooZ is a really small radio controlled indoor flying toy with a price tag of less than $40. I had a lot of fun with that review, so I decided to go completely nuts and try out the $300 Carbon Butterfly indoor RC airplane from Plantraco.

{ 7 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys

PicooZ RC Helicopter

Every year, there are a handful of toys that end up on the holiday gift wish lists of kids all over the country. I can remember 5 years ago when it was the Bit Char-G / Microsizer tiny remote controlled cars. Even my Dad stood in line at Radio Shack to get one (for himself!). This year one of the popular toys is again a remote controlled device. But this time it is not a car... it's a tiny helicopter called the PicooZ.

{ 5 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys

  What fascinates we humans so much about robots? From the menacing Gort in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still, to the lovable Rosie the robot maid in the Jetson's, robots continue to amuse and capture our imagination. Is it that we want to use them as beasts of burden, or as friendly [...]

{ 15 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys

You might say that I am into the import scene… No, I am not attempting a remake of Fast and The Furious on the deserted stretch of road near my house, I have never owned a car with neon tubes of any kind, and the only time I use Nitrous is when I am having [...]

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys

I have always loved tanks. There is something about the treaded behemoths that gets my testosterone running in rivers and before I know it, I am beating my fists against my chest and grunting like Tim Allen. So, when the opportunity came along to take a look at the Combat DigiQ series of radio-controlled tanks, [...]

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys

What makes a product popular? I've asked myself that question for the past year after having posted a review of the Japanese Bit Char-G radio controlled car. That review continues to be one of the top 10 viewed pages on this site. It also has the most active comment forum here too. It's amazing that [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys

One of the best things about being a Gadgeteer is that I get the chance to play with all the toys that I never had as a child. We didn't have all that much going up, so I'm really making up for it now. :o) It also helps that I'm still a big kid at [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: Geek Toys

Can you believe that I've never had a remote controlled toy car? Yes, it's sad, but true... When I was a kid, I remember my Dad would go to the local hobby store to race small slot cars. I always thought they were so cool, but he didn't have a track set up at home [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys