The more “toys” we see that impressively imitate big-screen vehicles and gadgets as incredibly as these laser-shooting Star Wars Drones from Propel, the more we wonder just who is holding back the real-life lightsabers.
These quadcopter replicas of the Millennium Falcon, a TIE fighter, an X-Wing, and a speeder bike are no amateur-hour toys. Those practically invisible clear propellers on the underside are capable of maxing out at air speeds approaching 50 mph, the highest Wired reviewers were reportedly able to rev the Millennium Falcon up to in test flights. We could certainly understand simply locking these terrific-looking flyers away in a display case, but that would be neglecting the opportunity to pull off 360-degree aerial stunts with just the push of a button alongside up to 24 friends in one simulated dogfight.
Oh, one thing about that last bit, and this is important: lasers. These drones shoot non-lethal lasers. Damn. With the Battle feature engaged, if you have a starry sky overhead, you can re-enact your favorite Star Wars dogfights or ignite your own struggle for a galaxy far, far away.
Patience, though: Propel is currently offering somewhere between $200 and $300 in savings for each pre-order with no down payment required, but the attack of the drones this fall won’t include the U.S. or Canada…yet. However, when they do hit North America, your order will be guaranteed.
Propel STAR WARS BATTLE QUADS