If you are a Star Wars fan, then getting one of Propel's battle drones is an absolute essential. Now, you can recreate the famous speeder bike chase scenes in Endor from Return of the Jedi and immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe by playing one of Propel's toy drones.
The collection features three remote-controlled drones that can fly at blistering speeds of up to 30 miles per hour in just 3 seconds. Choose from the classic T-65 X-Wing Starfighter, Darth Vader's TIE Advanced X1, and the Empire's 74-Z Speeder Bike. But if you are a Han Solo fan, you'll have to wait for next year to get the Millennium Falcon drone.
Aside from the three vehicles, Propel's Star Wars collection also includes an Imperial Scout trooper and comes in a special limited-edition packaging. The battle quads are packaged in a wax-sealed box that is shaped like the grid-like interiors of an Imperial ship from the movies. When the box is opened, it lights up and plays a soundtrack from the movie.
Each Star Wars Battle Drone Is Highly Detailed
The toys stand out because they are highly detailed. Every ship is handpainted, and even the screwdriver used to install the toys' batteries comes in the shape of a lightsaber.
"We want to keep them as true to the ships in the Star Wars films as possible," says Jack Bishop, head of development at Propel.
If you are a total amateur to drone flying, you can use the T-mode setting of the toy, which allows you to set a limit to how high it can fly so it does not go off too far, or fly over the fence. There is also a simulator app that you can choose to play first to familiarize yourself with the game's controller.
How To Play With Star Wars Battle Drones
Just like in the movies, the drones fire lasers at each other in an aerial combat. Each game can have up to twelve drones fighting each other simultaneously.
The battle drones communicate with each other in real time. Once your toy gets hit in the battle, it will be broadcast and everyone will know how many lives you have left.
You get to have 7 minutes of flying for every charge, but you can swap it out with the extra battery to make the flight (and fight) time longer.
Now, you can have a Star Wars-themed holiday season by watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and buying this toy collector's item from Propel.