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Takaratomy Qfo Flying Objects Get Ready to Land on Earth

by Paul Strauss

Imagine an army of tiny little UFOs whizzing around your head. Now imagine that you could be the one controlling them.

QFO Flying Object from TakaraTomy

TakaraTomy’s mysterious looking QFOs are pint-sized remote controlled hovering spacecraft which spin through the sky. A little propeller mounted on the bottom of a lightweight foam body gives the QFO its flight.

QFO Flying Object TakaraTomy

Each one comes with a rechargeable battery which provides up to 4 minutes of continuous flight on a 30 minute charge.

QFO Flying Object TakaraTomy

In addition to the yellow, blue, red and silver versions, it looks like there’s a retro UFO-style version that’s in the works too.

QFO Flying Object TakaraTomy

QFOs are expected to hit stores in Japan this September. I managed to find them available for pre-order over on Amazon JP for just ¥3520 (appx. $32 USD) but it’s doubtful you’ll be able to get these outside of Japan for a while.

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While the QFO homepage isn’t particularly helpful in explaining anything about how these work, it is worth a look for the goofy UFO investigation marketing campaign.

[various tidbits via Digital Gadgets Freak, CScout Japan and Gizmodo Japan]




Comments (3):

  1. formulated says:

    not til september you say? haven’t got the ufo covering, but the barebones flight unit, we’ve had them in melbourne, australia for at least a month – good fun.

  2. technabob says:

    Cool. Post a link if you know a store that’s already got them in stock.

  3. Alex Macartney says:

    Too bad that the styropor brakes so easily. After crashing into a wall a few times, the little feet broke of. After glueing the weight wasn’t right anymore and it doesn’t fly right anymore. The should have made this from light plastic.

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