A little over a month ago, I reviewed The Silverlit Nano Falcon - the world's smallest RC helicopter. People are still asking me about it, and the crazy thing is that it's a requested activity daily here at Rock Father HQ... daily. The girls ask me to pilot it for them every single day - and I do. I like to think it's the Island Hopper from MAGNUM P.I. as I allow it to fly throughout my office and the rest of the house. But enough about our house - how about YOURS? With Rock Father's Day coming, I'm throwing this out there as a Gift Guide item, and the folks at Silverlit and I are teaming up to get one lucky reader hooked up with one of these choppers to call their own - a $50 value!
I've covered and reviewed a ton of vehicles here in the "Rides" section of THE ROCK FATHER, but until today, I have never thrown down any virtual ink devoted to a helicopter. Truth is, until a few weeks ago, we'd never owned an R/C helicopter, though I've been tempted on occasion by those displays that tend to pop-up at the wholesale clubs and mall kiosks on occasion. The the folks at Silverlit Toys sent use their Nano Falcon - the world's smallest I/R model helicopter - a fact certified by Guinness World Records. Straight out of the box, this thing is fascinating.
Radio Controlled vehicles are always a big hit here at Rock Father HQ, and one of our favorites arrived here earlier this year in the form of a Road Rippers "Motor Muscle" 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. Just in-time for Christmas gift-giving, we've got a companion in our collection with the arrival of the Road Rippers Mobile Command Dodge Challenger from Toy State. Styled after the 2013 Challenger, this thing is a fine-looking ride, and it is fast! If there wasn't six inches of snow on the ground and some sub-zero wind chills, we'd be rockin' this thing outside for a proper road test. While it's cold outside, we've still been burning a little rubber on the laminate, and once you see this thing, I think you'll agree that it's a must-have gift this season...
When I was a kid, one of my cousins had a Plymouth Superbird... or at least I thought it was a Plymouth Superbird, and it may have actually been. Or, it could've been the similarly-styled 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, which had a special nosecone and an additional wing placed on the back. Either way, if that car is still floating around the collector's market today, it's worth a ton of cash. For new generations, the folks at Toy State have captured the '69 Daytona as a radio-controlled car as part of their Road Rippers Motor Muscle R/C line. As part of my gig as a Toy State Test Driver, one of these rides was sent to us for review in The Rock Father's State-of-the-Art Toy Testing Facility (our house and neighborhood). Simply put: Both Daddy and Addie love it.