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You Can Buy A Remote Controlled Wienermobile


Some people are pretty passionate about their hotdogs. We’re fans of Oscar Mayer’s wieners as much as the next guy, we just don’t know that we’d want to buy a remote controlled Winermobile. We bet some people will, though. It’s a smaller version of the largish off-road RC toy they came out with last July, only you can actually buy this one. It’s $25 and can actually carry two hotdogs, so it’s a toy with a practical use beyond entertainment. Getting your hands on one will be hard though, since the company plans to sell them in batches, and you’ll have to follow their Twitter account to know when the next batch is up for purchase. Pretty clever, as far as a marketing ploy to get people to follow them is concerned.


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Lexus RC F Ready-To-Run Remote Control Car

Courtesy of Barneys New York

Created exclusively for Barneys, the limited-edition Lexus RC F remote control sports car is this year’s ultimate holiday toy for kids big and small.

This miniature, high-performance vehicle is built on an all-wheel drive Apex chassis and driven by the powerful Reedy 3300k V 540 brushless motor. High-grip racing tires wrapped around 20-spoke rims put that power to the ground, and detailed brake components complete the aggressive look.

The Barneys-only edition of this performance coupe replica features fully operational LED headlights and taillights in a silver chrome and black finish, colors that aren’t available anywhere else. The vehicle is fully assembled and ready-to-run with batteries included.

The Lexus RC F remote control car is approximately 16.0″ length x 7.5″ width x 5.5″ height, and recommended for those ages 14 and up.

This specialty holiday gift item is only available in the Barneys New York holiday catalog, in the retailer’s New York and Beverly Hills stores and on It’s $350.

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Deal Of The Day: 20% Off On PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane 2-Pack


Man, they didn’t have toys this cool when I was a kid! The PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane 2-Pack is a tiny remote controlled paper airplane that you fly with your smartphone.

Get ready for less folding and more flying. This is a paper airplane like you’ve never flown before: crash-resistant, ultra-responsive to quick maneuvers, and controlled right from your smartphone or tablet. Looking for a great gift or just something to liven up your weekends? Look no further than this extremely flexible, and extremely fun paper aircraft.

– Easily control from your phone or tablet by tilting it to the right or left
– Ascend & descend w/ the throttle lever
– Fly freely within an 180-foot range of your device
– Quickly maneuver around objects w/ its precision turning
– Enjoy extremely flexible flight control

You’re of course looking at a paper airplane so you might think it’ll cost peanuts: it doesn’t. There’s a good amount of tech, after all. But instead of the normal $100, you’ll have to pay $79.99 after today’s rebate. Yes, that’s still a good chunk of change, but just think about how cool of a gift this would make for someone. And don’t forget that at this price, you’re getting two planes.


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RC R2-D2 Fridge Actually Brings The Beers To You


It’s one thing to have an R2-D2 fridge, like the one we wrote about back in 2008. It’s quite another to have one that’s capable of bringing its delicious contents to you at will. The R2-D2 mini fridge from Japan-based company Haier Asia’s AQUA brand is most probably the droid you’ve been looking for, as it’ll roll around wherever you want it to, while making all the appropriate sounds, and delivering its cargo wherever you are in your home. It looks a little slow, and we’re not sure how long the batteries last; we suspect it might have to be kept in a ‘home base’ of sorts while cooling your beer until you need it, since batteries alone wouldn’t cut it. And we don’t know how much it’ll cost either. All we know is it exists, at least in prototype stage, and Haier claims it’ll be available at some point in 2016.


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B-Unstoppable Is A Tank Quadcopter Hybrid With An Awesome Name


So now you’ve seen every type of quadcopter drone under the sun, from the tiny palm-sized ones to the large professional camera rigs, and all that’s left to do is wait for prices to drop and drop. Or… wait for new companies to cook up new and creative form factors, like the B-Unstoppable pictured above. See, it’s not just a quadcopter drone, it’s also a remote controlled tank! That’s right, when it’s on the ground you can drive the vehicle over rough terrain, and simply take off if it comes across anything too large to drive over. The basic version doesn’t have a camera, but it’s possible to outfit the B-Unstoppable with a 720p camera that shoots at 30fps, as well as a wireless FPV (first person view) system that beams back images as you fly. Getting in on the action will cost you a £55 (about $85USD) pledge for the basic system, while the price goes up to £99 (about $152USD) for the all-inclusive FPV version.


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Deal Of The Day: 41% Off On SKEYE Nano Drone


The drone rage continues unabated, and prices keep dropping. Think about the fact that you’re looking at an incredibly small remote controlled quadcopter drone that you’ll have to pay only $35 to own. And then read about all the features you get in a $35 package!

Meet the SKEYE Nano Drone, the shockingly agile and tiny flying machine, perfect for airborne stunts (like figure 8s, banking turns, flips, etc) both indoors and out. The Nano Drone provides high thrust, low weight, and has incredibly responsive controls that are complemented by advanced hardware to give the Nano Drone outstanding stability and maneuverability.

– RTF (ready to fly) technology
– 6-axis flight control system w/ adjustable gyro sensitivity
– Extreme portability
– 3 distinct flight modes: beginner, advanced pilots, and seasoned flight veterans
– Stable & easy to fly
– Aerobatic “flip” capability
– LED lights for night flights

When I was a kid, I would have wanted to sell a kidney to own something like this. Today you can have it with one week’s Starbucks budget. We live in exciting times.


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Wallet Drone Fits In Its Controller, Which Fits In Your Pocket


Drones are getting smaller and smaller. Right now you’re looking at the Wallet Drone, which is small enough to fit inside its own controller, which itself is small enough to fit in a pocket, albeit a little snugly. The rest is pretty standard drone fare, which means it’ll fly for 5-7 minutes, do flips on command, and charge back up in 20 minutes. The fun part is the controller itself has a battery which can charge the drone, so you don’t have to make a trip back home to get it going again. There are even some bright LEDs for night flight. All this in a $40 package seems like a winning proposition. It’s a fully funded crowdfunding campaign, so delivery should happen in July of this year. Super early Christmas gift?


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Krossblade SkyProwler Is One Badass VTOL Drone


Most drones you hear about these days are in the $100 range. They do flips, maybe there’s a low-res camera on there, but it’s not like you’re looking at anything too serious. The Krossblade SkyProwler on the other hand seems to be the bee’s knees. It’s a Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) drone, which means that you don’t need a runway to have it take to the skies, but once airborne it’s able to fly like a legit plane, rather than a heli. It’s able to switch back and forth between the configurations, so you’ll be flying at up to 83mph one minute, filming the countryside or whatever, only to slow down and hover for a bit when the fancy takes you. The powerful motors give it a payload capacity of 500g (a little more than 1lb.), which is enough for some high quality, gimbal-stabilized cameras. Three 5,000mAh cells give it great endurance of 40 minutes in plane mode, and 24 minutes in helicopter mode. The controller features a high-gain 6dB directional antenna for a range of 1.5 miles (2.4km), with an optional video screen so you can see what it sees.

As you can imagine, since this isn’t a toy, it doesn’t cost toy prices. You can get in on the action with a $699 pledge and a July delivery window, but that doesn’t include all the options. When it hits retail a fully decked out SkyProwler will cost $2,199, so now’s the time to get on the list if you want to save a few dollars.

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Deal Of The Day: 14% Off on SmartPlane, A Smartphone-Controlled RC Plane


If you’ve always dreamed of flying a plane one day, then you’ll have a blast with SmartPlane. Granted, you won’t be flying people to their destination (it’s a toy plane, after all!), but you’ll be the pilot of your own plane without fear of injury in case you don’t perfect either your landing or takeoff.

The SmartPlane is smarter than your average remote-controlled plane for a number of reasons. Its fully proportional rudder helps make those turns easier, while the intuitive app and gyroscope tilt controls makes it easier to control the plane with your smartphone.

The SmartPlane is available for $59.99.

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