Ghostbusters Soon To Be Taking To The Skies as RC Helicopters

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It’s awesome that they’re bringing one of our childhood favorite films, “Ghostbusters” back to the big screen. World Tech Toys has taken that a step further. Relive your favorite childhood Ghostbuster memories with their new, soon to be released, Ghostbusters RC Helicopters. Check out the press below and keep your eyes open for when they hit the shelves.

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Battle Slimer and Stay Puft with the Ghostbuster R/C Helicopters, from World Tech Toys. These helicopters feature an Infrared (IR) Laser Combat System that is controlled from the transmitter for mid-air Ghost-buster combat. There are IR sensors and emitters on each character that shoot an IR beam. Each character gets three lives in the air, which are displayed by the LED indicator light…

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Sony Launches 30th Anniversary Merchandising Program for Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) will launch a program targeting the core fan base, with products in categories such as apparel, toys, construction, collectibles, and publishing.

SPCP has partnered with pop culture art gallery Gallery 1988 to create a traveling art show designed by top artists, which will include their interpretations of Ghostbusters over the last 30 years. Limited-edition screen prints and posters will be available during each stop of the tour, which will conclude at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Global toy, publishing, and apparel licensees supporting the 30th anniversary include Mattel, IDW Publishing, World Tech Toys, Quantum Mechanics, Factory Entertainment, Diamond Select, Medicom Toys, Mad Engine, Titan Figures, Uniqlo, Kaientai, and BCI. Partners such as Beeline, Ubisoft, GSN, Path, XMG, and IGT will be supporting with interactive, gaming, and slot machines as well as MDI with state lottery programs. In the collectibles category, Funko will offer pop vinyl collectibles and Underground Toys will provide novelty products.

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Ghostbusters Helicopters are Coming!

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We were going to post this anyway today but on the news of the death of Harold Ramis, it seems appropriate. At the Toy Fair we got a sneak peak of this cool new Ghostbuster toy that is coming out next Fall from World Tech Toys.

It’s Ghostbuster mini r/c helicopters! What you see in the photo is still in the prototype stages- the final paint scheme is not even approved yet (you can see Slimer’s colors in the smaller model). There will be one chopper for each of the Ghostbusters (coincidentally the only figure they had on display was Ramis’ character Egon), as well as Slimer, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and even the Ecto-1 car! Each figure has a little helicopter blade atop their head and is remote controlled. RIP Harold Ramis.

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skheader110Stitchkingdom on Instagram shared this photo of World Tech Toys at the New York Toy Fair earlier this year.

Ghostbusters Helicopter Concept Art

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New York Toy Fair: Ghostbusters Radio Controlled Helicopters

World Tech Toys, makers of radio controlled cars, trucks, helicopters, and licensed figures were at New York Toy Fair to let us all know what they’re planning when it comes to Ghostbusters. I didn’t know much about World Tech Toys before seeing the above (Instagram) image.

I admit it seems a little odd (which would then be right for Ghostbusters) to have helicopter blades attached to a human figure. That’s part of what they’re already known for, having radio controlled DC Comics hero and villain figures. With Ghostbusters the only in movie universe figure that makes literal sense is Slimer.

We don’t know yet, hopefully they’ll be making an RC ECTO-1. They probably can’t with my other idea, the perfect licensed RC helicopter would be the ECTO-2 from The Real Ghostbusters.

The images World Tech Toys used at NYTF for the “planning” stage appear to be from their Matty Collector collection. I wasn’t the first to make that instant impression.

What do you think, would you buy an RC Ghostbuster and/or Slimer?

The WWE Invades the World of RC Helicopters

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A lot of media has been releases recently about there being WWE licensed RC helicopters coming to the market soon. This is good news for WWE fans. Never before has anything like this hit the WWE merchandise market. Check out some of the press about it below.

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World Tech Toys, WWE Sign Deal for Licensed R/C Helicopters

World Tech Toys has signed a licensing agreement with WWE to design and manufacture WWE-licensed R/C helicopters. They will be based on WWE Superstars Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and more.

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WWE Flies Onto RC Helicopters

World Tech Toys has signed on to create remote-controlled helicopters featuring WWE Superstars.

Among the Superstars that will be included in the line are Hulk Hogan, John Cena and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

“The WWE deal adds more muscle to our already robust portfolio of top licensed RC helicopters and other vehicles,” says Ben Ibarra, vice president, World Tech Toys. “We’re beyond excited to bring WWE RC to market and expect both RC and WWE fans will be as well.”

Each electric-powered RC copter features a built-in gyroscope that automatically stabilizes the craft, so one can focus on flying or hovering, instead of trying not to make it crash.

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WWE Signs World Tech Toys

World Tech Toys has signed a licensing agreement with WWE. The company will design and manufacturer WWE licensed R/C helicopters based on WWE Superstars Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and others.

WWEhelicoptersYou can check out all that World Tech Toys has to offer here. Pretty soon these helicopters will be available and flying off the shelves. Make sure to check back to get yours as soon as they’re in.

The Miami Heat vs The San Antonio Spurs RC Helicopters

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Have you ever wondered what news anchors spend their time doing off camera? If you have, I don’t have an answer for you. But one thing I do know is that they don’t practice flying RC helicopters before they fly them on air.

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“If you believe the Miami Heat can still fly even higher, we have the toy for you.

Remote controlled Miami Heat helicopters can now be at your command. But the good people at hobbytron.com say there are also helicopters from the NBA’s many lesser basketball teams.”

Check out the two videos here. One showcases the newscasters hilarious lack of skill at flying these RC helicopters and the second video shows how stable and easy to fly they really are.

The REVIEW LAB Reviews the Unbreakable Nano Hercules

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The Unbreakable Nano Hercules is a great little INDOOR-ONLY RC helicopter. It comes with a gyro which makes control of this small heli incredibly easy. Remember, as the video shows below, this helicopter is designed for indoor use only. Even the slightest wind outdoors will make it difficult to control.

Take a look at The REVIEW LAB’s video review below:

If you’re looking for a great gift for Father’s Day, then pick up the Nano Hercules today from HobbyTron.com.

This review can also be viewed on Veooz.com here.

DC Comics Helicopters Featured On Comicbook.com

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Comicbook.com is the authority when it comes to anything comic book related. What greater comic book icons are there than Batman and Superman? Comicbook.com showcases our Batman, Joker, and Superman RC Helicopters. Here’s what they had to say:

“The folks over at Hobbytron have just sent us an e-mail touting their new line of DC Entertainment-licensed RC helicopters.

When you read “Look, up to the sky…it’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s a flying Superman helicopter,” it’s esy enough to expect that the e-mail you’re opening will offer a look at a pretty standard toy chopper with Superman branding on the side, a la the line of “Superman at 75″ Matchbox cars released last year.

From World Tech Toys (and apparently licensed some time ago because they’re still using the DC Comics logo that went out of fashion at the start of the New 52), though, we get the image above — helicopters that actually look like Superman (in his New 52 costume, but minus the collar — so a bit like the first wave of post-relaunch action figures from Target), Batman and the Joker (both appearing as they did in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight).

Here’s the official blurb for the product, with a link to purchase inside:

Fun anytime of the year, but especially in celebrating graduates big day, Father’s Day and the ideal time before Comic Con rolls around this summer – the three channel infra-red control copter have two rotors allow for precise movement- go forward, backward, up, down, left, right and hover.    Easy to fly – both inside and outdoors – the DC Comic copters (Superman, Batman and Joker) also feature LED headlights, and a built-in rechargeable battery pack.

Check it out here: http://www.hobbytron.com/WorldTechToysJoker2CHIRRCHelicopter.html

The helicopters retail for $34.95, or you can get all three for $79.95.

Unbreakable Hercules Featured on Popular Mechanics

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The Popular Mechanics office has been abuzz with our helicopters this last couple weeks. Here is a write up they sent us on our Hercules Unbreakable Helicopter and our NBA Licensed Los Angeles Clippers Helicopter.

“I have spent the past two weeks buzzing my colleagues and crashing these remote-controlled choppers into bookshelves. A self-taught and utterly incapable pilot, I confess that I almost beheaded an editor with the Hercules Unbreakable RC Helicopter’s whirring blades and that I landed the NBA Licensed Remote Control Helicopter inside a trashcan—twice.

Now that I’m done terrorizing the office, let’s take a closer look at two of our favorite RC helicopters from World Tech Toys.

Hercules Unbreakable Helicopter

Price: $59.95
Charge time: 90 to 120 minutes for 8 minutes of flight time.

First of all, this thing is enormous. At 15 inches long and 7.5 inches high, Hercules lives up to its name. And its rotors—a ridiculous 13 inches in diameter—kick up enough wind to knock papers off your desk. (I found out the hard way).

You would think a helicopter the size of a football wouldn’t work well indoors, around breakable objects and irritable people. But the Hercules soon became an office favorite. Its built-in gyroscope provides maximum stability, which meant far fewer aerial disasters. I did blow it on one particularly sharp bank and Hercules’ “unbreakable” polymer frame literally took a beating, but the helo managed to fly another day.

One word of caution: The frame is unbreakable, but the rotors are not. Our set came with two replacement rotors and a tiny screwdriver, but, as any RC enthusiast knows, the aircraft never flies quite the same after you’ve swapped out the originals. I’ve massacred my fair share of RC helicopters, but always by ripping through rotors and never by smashing the body of the aircraft itself.

The Hercules is by far the most easy-to-handle RC helicopter that I’ve ever flown, and it’s perfect for a beginner with a penchant for mid-air collisions.

NBA Licensed Los Angeles Clippers Helicopter

Price: $39.95
Charge time: 40 minutes for 5 minutes of flight time.

The Clippers and their owner were suffering through some particularly bad press at the time this branded helo showed up at our office (perhaps World Tech Toys meant to send us the Miami Heat helicopter instead). Nevertheless, I had high hopes for this tiny copter. At 8 inches long and 4 inches high, it handled relatively well indoors. But after only one crash, I chipped a stabilizer. Since then it just hasn’t flown the same.

Even before I damaged the Clipper copter, this model was difficult to fly. I passed it around the office and while the direction controls performed decently, beginners could hardly control its altitude. That meant frequent, violent encounters with the floor or ceiling.

But there is one major plus and that’s your ability to customize. For too long, the RC helicopter market has been full of nameless choppers that do nothing for your team pride. These NBA licensed models are available for a nice selection of teams (though not all are available). That makes them the perfect present for your favorite armchair pilot/sports fan who might just need a gift for Father’s Day.”

Check out all of our other NBA Licensed RC Helicopters on HobbyTron.com.

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