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TOMY’s New RC ‘Helicopter’ – The QFO

Takara TOMY QFO (Image courtesy Akihabara News)
By Andrew Liszewski

There’s not a lot of info on these new flying toys from TOMY, but apparently the ‘QFO’ as they’re calling it was recently shown at the 2008 Tokyo Toy Show and is the next item in the company’s ‘Q-series’ of miniature remote control vehicles. They’re designed to be flown indoors using an infra-red remote control, and while you can’t actually steer them around a room in any capacity, they can fly to a height of about 26 feet. I’ve managed to dig up a video that DigInfo shot of the QFO in action, and I think the small form factor will be their biggest appeal.

The QFOs will probably be available come late September, and will come with a UFO body that can be attached for added effect.

[ DigInfo – TOMY “QFO” ] VIA [ Akihabara News ]







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  • bob

    thirty bucks at toysrus under the name microflyer or something … I got bored with it pretty quickly

  • http://www.toykin.com/toys.php?term=boat rc helicopters

    They kinda look uninteresting and the narrator in the video sounds bored. Doesn't help in promoting it at all.

  • http://www.miniwhirlybird.com RC Love

    This new toy look pretty cool, but I think I'll continue to fly the more traditional radio controlled helicopters. I enjoy the experience of flying the real thing.

  • http://www.radio-controlled-helicopters.net Kyle's RC

    Ya I agree.. more traditional radio controlled helicopters seem to be the thing to buy now a days.. but cool new toy!

  • http://myradiocontrolledhobby.com/index.php?cPath=3&osCsid=ddbb1d729ef07fa7aaa2075d6bb2c44d Chris L

    Agreed. These are pretty cool, but not quite as engaging as flying the full radio controlled helicopters.

  • http://www.radio-controlled-helicopters.net Radio Controlled Helicopters

    Pretty interesting design. Looks like it flys about as good as a regular 2 channel helicopter.

  • dgrappler1

    Pretty cool feat of engineering but I don't know how well the public will respond(specifically kids) because it doesn't look like much. Who am I to say though, look at the hula hoop and the Frisbee.

  • dgrappler1

    Pretty cool feat of engineering but I don't know how well the public will respond(specifically kids) because it doesn't look like much. Who am I to say though, look at the hula hoop and the Frisbee.