Saturday, March 28 2015 11:25

Prepare for the Coming of the Drones... The New Sky Viper Drones...

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Last month, Skyrocket Toys made a big splash at New York Toy Fair when they dropped the curtain on their latest trio of drones from their award-winning line of Sky Viper Drones. Offering "hobby-level performance at unprecedented mass market pricing and availability," the new collection really caught my own interest due to their new HD video Drone. Sky Viper Drones were created using customized software and designs, and the new 3rd generation models will "feature extreme performance capabilities, exciting one-touch stunts, 6-axis digital stabilization, new impact-resistant uni-body designs, and variable modes of flight sensitivity." Amazon might not be able to bring a drone to my neighborhood this year, but Skyrocket Toys just might this summer. Take a look at the new lineup...

drone1Sky Viper Video Drone V950HD

Measuring 13” blade to blade, the Video Drone V950HD is a full-sized performance drone that can record video and pictures in full 720p High Definition! Flying at speeds up to 14 MPH, this new and improved Video Drone performs one-touch custom camera moves in autopilot mode and now features a removable HD camera that can also be used for other applications.   SRP $89.99

drone2Sky Viper Stunt Drone S650

This super-fast, high performance drone measures 11” blade to blade! The Stunt Drone S650 can fly at speeds up to 14MPH and comes with a customized video game style controller. SRP $49.99

drone3Sky Viper Nano Drone M200

The Nano Drone M200 offers a hi-tech performance at an impressive entry level price! Measuring 3” from blade to blade, this micro-sized drone packs a lot of power into its mini size, making it especially great for indoor flying! SRP $29.99

These should be out somewhere between summer and fall 2015. Check out the official Skyrocket Toys website for updates.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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