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This R/C R2-D2 Action Figure is like a Star Wars fanboy’s wet dream come true. The size of a regular action figure, this tiny droid is fully controllable from the included lightsaber remote. Authentic R2-D2 sounds, turning head and red LED eye complete the package. No more playing with your old-school Star Wars figures by shaking them and talking in a funny voice, this is the real deal… and we don’t kid when it come to Star Wars. We would have killed for this little R2 gem as a kid and it’s still pretty damn cool as an adult.
These mini R/C R2-D2s come directly from Japan and are fully licensed by Lucasfilm.
The RC Star Wars R2-D2 Action Figure is available for $29.99, but is out of stock until around the end of April.
As you probably know most remote-control airplanes are heavy and bulky and require a lot of open space to fly and turn properly. But the case with Carbon Butterfly Indoor Flyer is different, it is the smallest and lightest ready-to-fly remote-controled airplane available. The plane weights only 3.6 grams and is small and light enough to maneuver around your living room, while the sturdy carbon-fiber frame makes it very durable for the times when you crashland it.
The Carbon Butterfly Indoor Flyer remote-control airplane has a beautifully constructed delicate airframe along with a carbon-fiber propeller, a Swiss-engineered gearbox, and a tiny 4mm coreless motor. Control the RC airplane with the transmitter’s two joysticks. The transmitter also includes a built-in portable charger for the remote-control plane’s lithium polymer battery.
Note that this RC is not exactly a toy and might not be suitable for small children, be mindful of pets as well as they are capable of causing damage. The included four-channel transmitter provides precise control for tight turns and slow flying. With some practice, your airspace need only be 12 feet by 16 feet. This tiny remote-control plane is powered by the included lithium-polymer battery. The receiver is powered by four AA batteries (sold separately). This remote-control airplane kit comes with the freeware FMS R/C Flight Simulator and a computer interface cord, so you can plug the transmitter into your PC and learn to fly your RC airplane on your computer, crashing as many times as you want without doing any real damage. After you have mastered flying by radio control on the simulator, you’ll be ready to try the remote-control airplane in the real world.
The Carbon Butterfly Indoor Flyer is priced at $299.99
When you first take him out of his box, T.M.X. Elmo from Fisher-Price doesn’t seem all that grand. He looks after all, well, like Elmo. Covered in the soft red fur that one would expect from everyone’s favorite Sesame Street character, T.M.X. Elmo stands an unimposing 14 inches tall. Even worse, he feels all hard and plasticy under his fur. But this Elmo is not meant for cuddles or hand holding or swaddling.
Sit T.M.X. Elmo down and hit one of his three “tickle” spots. There’s one under his chin, one on his belly, and one on top of his foot. Yes, this Elmo wiggles just like he did 10 years ago, but that’s just the start. Elmo slaps his belly, falls forward with his butt sticking out, stands back up again only to topple backwards, kicks his legs over his belly, and then stands right back up, all while laughing hysterically.
Elmo gets more outrageous when you “tickle” him a second time, and the fun really starts with the third “tickle” session. Elmo’s fancy moves include falling over on his side, shimmying on his back, and what seems to be everyone’s favorite: lying flat on his belly slapping the floor next to him as if he can’t stop laughing. This Elmo has a serious case of the giggles. His trademark voice builds into a fit of histrionics, endless snickers that drown out everything but an unintelligible cackle until even Elmo admits he has had too much.
T.M.X Elmo requires 6 AA batteries, which are included, although these wore down quickly in our review copy. Elmo also has an on/off switch, so the tickles can be brought to an end when more than just Elmo has had too much. He moves a lot and needs a little open space for the full performance, although he does use his arm to determine his orientation periodically and stand back up if nothing is in the way. He gets a little stuck on uneven surfaces but for the most part performs amazingly well on carpet. On hardwood floors, Elmo works, but he occasionally slams his eyes on the floor in a way that seems it should halt the show.
You can buy TMX Elmo Toy for about $90 USD.