On Monday and Tuesday of this week, I attended the Toronto Toy Fair! There are some very exciting new toys that will soon be available at Mastermind; many of them are taking the concept of toys to new heights! One of the new toy lines that I find to be particularly exciting is the new and improved LiteHawk Helicopters!
LiteHawk has introduced two new models that are at the forefront of Remote-Controlled Helicopter technology. Introducing the LiteHawk Duo – A Twin Rotor Rescue Helicopter, and LiteHawk II – A high-speed chopper with remote-controlled lights and boost capabilities! These two Models are not yet in store or online, but will be soon! Keep an eye out on our website, or via our eUpdates for their arrival and also check out the current selection of LiteHawks online or at a Mastermind Location near you!
The LiteHawk Duo ($49.99, ages 6 +) is a scale model of a Hercules Rescue Helicopter with Canadian Coast Guard decals. It is a tandem helicopter with one rotor in the front and one in the back. Like all LiteHawk Helicopters, the Duo features an advanced gyro stabilizer that makes flying it a breeze. Being a tandem helicopter with two separate rotors, the Duo is capable of making very quick 360˚ turns within its own body length. The duo features an LED search light on the bottom, just like a real rescue helicopter. The Duo is unlike any helicopter LiteHawk has ever released and is really great for simulating search and rescue missions both indoors and outdoors.
Other really great advancements for both new models are their new USB chargers and CNC metal chassis! This integrated charger will save big on batteries, and the CNC metal is super light and durable.
The LiteHawk II ($49.99, ages 8 +) is the successor to the LiteHawk, featuring some truly awesome additions and improvements. The LiteHawk II has more energy efficient motors with an added boost feature, new to this model. The remote now has two “bumper” buttons, one of which will trigger a boost of speed forward, and the other that will trigger the on-board LED lights While in Flight. The remote lights option is very cool and spectacular when seen in action. The remotely activated lights feature is great for pretending the LiteHawk II is actually a police helicopter in pursuit of a fleeing criminal!
I think that the new features of these models are great for all specified ages of play. For younger aged kids, the role-playing and pretending aspect is fantastic. Kids can simulate high-speed police chases and activate the remote-controlled lights while in flight with the new LiteHawk II. Kids can also pretend they are performing an emergency rescue with their new LiteHawk Duo and its LED search light and twin rotors.
For older kids, the extra speed boost of the LiteHawk II and the close-quarter-flying capabilities of the Duo make aerial acrobatics and skilled tactical flying really fun and easy – two amazing new RC helicopters that will really help them learn and master the art of flight through play!
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