-Infra-red laser combat between gun turret and attack helicopter
-Gun Turret features 360 degree rotation and reciprocating cannons
-Attack Helicopter features 3 channel, gyro stabilization for precise maneuverability
-Exploding sound effects when hits are taken and light patterns indicate shield level
This item was perfect for us as we have had 3 different RC helicopters and are always seeking one that doesn’t break. Our first one lasted 1 day. The second one is a mini: we still have it and did not get destroyed, so clearly technology is improving.
And then here comes Jada Toys Battle Machines. A great helicopter that is not a mini and does not fall apart! That’s all we needed, AND, there is a separate gun turret so that you can have an actual battle. As much as I tried to keep my son away from violence, it seems fighting and war are part of a boy’s make-up. He loves all kinds of battling whereas I am just happy that the helicopter is sturdy.
So this is a perfect toy for the kids! My son can set the gun turret to work automatically, or he can have a friend over and they can battle each other. What a great way to play laser battles. This is going in my Holiday gift guide, we like it that much.
This is also a goal oriented system if you don’t want to go freestyle as we often do. This is actually a radio controlled vehicle based game of laser tag. Each vehicle is equipped with an infrared laser and an infrared sensor. The goal is to shoot your opponent until their vehicle is disabled. Depending on which vehicle you are operating, you want to either shoot the helicopter out of the sky, or disable the gun turret. You score a hit on your opponent to reduce their shield level. Or just fly around the apartment banging into the walls as we do when we take a break from the battle!
I do have one note, this item does require 11 AA batteries. That may seem excessive, but there are many different working parts to this toy. Luckily, if you follow my blog, you already know how to get dozens of free batteries at Staples.
And here is my amateur video for your viewing pleasure, a more professionally done video is available on the Jada website.
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