5 Father’s Day gifts that will blow him away, without blowing your money

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Ah, Father’s Day- Possibly one of the least celebrated of holidays. Don’t get us wrong; we think dads rule, but their usually overshadowed by the other half of the parental spectrum, also known as M-O-M.

Though I’m sure you love your father very much-or at least respect him enough to remember Father’s Day is in June- we are pretty certain you still haven’t figured what to get him exactly. I mean, come on- You do have a couple weeks left, but before you know it, those couple weeks are going to turn into a couple days, then a couple hours and then a couple of awkward minutes as you see your dad eye you with disappointment and visible hurt. Nobody wants that.

That is why we’ve compiled a list of Father’s Day gifts that will seem like you put a lot of thought into it, when in reality, we did all of the thinking for you. You can thank us later, but first thank your old man.

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5 RC toys that will make you rethink RCs 

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Okay, so it’s not the latest smart phone or tablet. When you think of RC toys, you imagine a fad that disintegrated from kid’s lives when they finished high school. So it might be shocking to know that this list is actually relevant. It really is. 
RC toys are definitely still around and some of them are the most popular they’ve ever been. RC drones, for instance, have gathered a following the past couple years. Whether it’s the RC racing or the great photo opportunities these drones provide, is really up to the user, but what is certain is that these RC toys you know almost nothing about, are here to stay. That is why the following five RC toys are the RCs you need to keep an eye out for; from drones, cars and helicopters, this is the list you need. So yeah, it’s not the latest iOS app, but it’ll get you off that torn up couch. 

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The Future is On-Field Airsoft Gaming?

The future of Airsoft is coming and it is in the form of mobile gaming while playing Airsoft. This bit of tech looks pretty awesome and I think will change the game of Airsoft forever. It’s only going to get better from here so make sure to tell your friends and step into the future today.

“Prefer the physical activity (and force feedback) airsoft, paintball and laser tag provide, but miss the peripheral luxuries of the virtual battlefield? Well, now you can have both — we found a new app at TechCrunch Disrupt makes physical warfare games a lot more like video games. It’s called Overwatch, and it gives any player with access to an Android or iOS device access to player stats, live voice-chat, in-game perks and controllable game modes. One feature stands out in particular, however: real-time GPS-radar mapping the locations of all players on the field.

Naturally, the app’s tracking ability only works out if every player on the field participates, but it shows a lot of potential. In our short demo with the product, we saw an airsoft rifle mounted iPhone actively track our location, betraying the location of an nearby enemy player on a simulated radar screen. Aware of our proximity, the opposing player was able to activate a “perk” to jam our radar. The app’s creator, Josh Moody, explained that the app can also be used to facilitate new game modes.

It’s a neat idea, with one flaw: nobody wants to pull a smartphone out of their pocket while they’re on the battlefield. Moody has an answer for that too: Overwatch has partnered with CyberGun, a major airsoft manufacturer to create durable smartphone mounts (pictured above) for recreational weapons. Don’t feel comfortable putting your smartphone on a gun? The company is making a arm-band, too – both will be available at Walmart and airsoft retailers later this year for $14.99 and $8.99, respectively. The app is available for free on iOS now, with an Android version coming soon.”

In the meantime, until this comes out, you can come visit HobbyTron.com and load up on your favorite Airsoft weapons, gear, and BBs.

You can check out the company Overwatch here.

This article is found on Endgadget here.

Good Morning America Features Unbreakable Helicopters

“Start crossing people off your list now! Tory Johnson (with Good Morning America) has exclusive discounts on great holiday gifts for everyone on your list. From stylish wire charm bangles to trendy totes for the ladies, to (amazing RC) helicopters,” and more…

Unbreakable RC Helicopters from HobbyTron.com.

Unbreakable Hercules RC Helicopter

“Whether this is for your little one or one who’s young at heart, these remote control helicopters are fun gadgets that zip and zoom through the air. Both indoor and outdoor models are available in a variety of different colors. The sturdy helicopters can take up to 200lbs of force and are ideal for ages 8 and up. Uses 6 AA batteries.”

We have a huge selection of Unbreakable RC Helicopters.

Hercules Series:
Hercules
Hercules X
Camo Hercules
Glow-in-the-Dark Hercules

Nano Hercules Series:
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Glow-in-the-Dark Nano Hercules

Other Hercules:
Mega Hercules
Rex Hercules

View the article on Good Morning America here.

RC Drones at Hobbytron

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Brand new RC drones are now available at Hobbytron. You will find Drones of many sizes, prices and channels.

These are great for hobbyists that want to get more out of their flight. With 4CH complete control you can fly these drones in all directions. Plus add a camera mount to the drone and recorded your flight, perfect for photography and videography.

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Hercules Takes Top Slot as the TDmonthly 2014 Toy of the Year

Toy Directory Online has released their 2014 Toys of the Year and the Hercules Unbreakable RC Helicopter has gained a number 1 spot.

“Forty-six retailers voted to pick the 2014 TDmonthly Top Toy Debut Awards, including Toy Werks in San Antonio, Texas; Indigo Mountain Express in Safford, Arizona; and Epic Toys and Customizing.

“Write-ins for great toys spotted at ASTRA were provided by our intrepid Kid and Retailer Reporters — Kid Reporters Max Mendoza, Balie Bare, Alicia Laguna and Kinzer Ratajczyk; Kate Tanner of KidStop Toys & Books in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Sari Powazek of Doll House & Toy Store Too, also in Scottsdale, and Sallie Kishawa of Fairhaven Toy Garden in Bellingham, Washington.

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JUST FUN (46 voters):

1. 30.43% (14 votes) Hobbytron/World Tech Toys – Unbreakable RC Helicopter

2. 23.9% (11) Leading Edge Novelty – Water Dancing Speakers; Yomega – Kendama Pro; Geospace International – Jump Rocket LED Night Shotz; Hog Wild – ZipStix

No third place owing to multiple 2nd place winners”

If you’re looking for the best RC toy of the year for kids old and young, the Hercules is the toy to get. Choose from our many different Hercules options. Pick up your Unbreakable Helicopter today at HobbyTron.com.

HobbyTron.com Honored on Internet Retailer’s Second 500

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Based on our 2013 sales, HobbyTron.com has once again been recognized by Internet Retailer as one of the Second 500. In this aggressive market we have gone from ranking 8th in the Merchandising Category (Toys/Hobbies) to ranking 6th. This is a direct reflection of our hard work and dedication to making the customer experience even more enjoyable and easy.

With e-commerce growing more rapidly each year and more and more competition in every market, we are very proud to announce that overall we ranked near the top of the Second 500 coming in at a prestigious 592. For more information on the Second 500 Guide, click here.

We are looking forward to making this year even better by adding many exclusive licensed toy lines to our ever-expanding offering. We’ve already seen the NBA helicopters and DC Comics helicopters arrive this year. Expect to see WWE helicopters, Ghostbusters helicopters, and more before the year is out.

About HobbyTron.com:

HobbyTron.com is a privately held online retailer head-quartered in Santa Clarita, California. HobbyTron.com operates an Airsoft and RC hobby website that carries some of the best brands accompanied by some of the best prices online. With over 10 years of online experience HobbyTron.com has come to be known as the one-stop-shop for anything Airsoft or RC. HobbyTron.com has an all in-house operational team of experts in customer service, Airsoft and RC repair, marketing, fulfilment, merchandising, and design. To learn more, visit www.hobbytron.com.

Flying The Hercules Like A Pro

I’ve noticed a bit of comments online of people having a hard time flying RC helicopters. Whether the helicopter is big or small, inexpensive or high-end, or whether they themselves are old or young, some people just have a hard time with flying helicopters.

To be honest, it took me a while to learn to fly one. I tried to do everything at once and ended up crashing again and again. It wasn’t until I slowed down and read some material online that I was able to learn to fly really well.

The Unbreakable Hercules RC Helicopter is a seriously awesome helicopter. Anyone with a little patience can be flying it around their house or outdoors like a pro. Check out the video below about a guy at a hobby store that flies it with grace and elegance.

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Do you want to fly your Hercules or other helicopter with this much control? It’s simple, just practice. But the most important thing to practice is the hover. Start indoors and slowly increase the throttle until it’s hovering a few inches above the ground. Keep practicing until it becomes natural and easy to hover. Then turn, without moving forward. Turn left and right while hovering. Once you get this down you’ve mastered the basics of flight.

Just keep taking it easy and you’ll be flying like a pro in no time. It may not sound as fun, but imagine flying your RC helicopter with precision through the house or office, or showing off to your friends as you fly it outside. Because if you take it slow and follow these simple steps, you’ll be flying like that in no time. The other option is to fly it haphazardly and crash it frequently and hope you can figure it out as you’re zooming through the air with little to no control.

Whatever helicopter you’re looking for, the Unbreakable Series is a great place to start. Check them out on HobbyTron.com.

Even A Child Can Fly It…Sort Of…

In this video a very young girl tries to fly the Hercules Unbreakable Helicopter. It’s not really meant for an audience this young as their motor skills aren’t quite up to par for a helicopter of this calibre.

The father flies it for a bit and he isn’t much better, but it shows how much fun this toy is for a family of all ages. The filming isn’t very good until the father takes over for a minute.

Just watch the first 3 minutes to see /hear the Hercules in action. The rest of the video is unrelated.

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You can purchase any of the helicopters in the Unbreakable Series here on the HobbyTron.com website.

Angry Birds vs The Hercules Unbreakable Helicopter

Angry Birds is still just as popular as ever with the younger generation and That Crazy Family proves it here with their fun video depicting a pig that stole the birds’ egg and is trying to get away in an Unbreakable Hercules.

The Hercules RC Helicopter is the hottest helicopter of the year and has taken the RC world by storm. It’s unbreakable up to 200 lbs and has a gyro in it that helps make flying it much easier than many other RC helicopters. It’s big enough to fly outside and comes in at a generous price point that anyone can afford. The Hercules comes in a smaller Nano IR version, and those both come in glow-in-the-dark versions as well. Check out HobbyTron.com and pick up a helicopter from the the Unbreakable RC Helicopter Series today!

Catch the fun on the video below and visit their website for more “CRAZY Cool Videos”.