Takaratomy Qfo Flying Objects Get Ready to Land on Earth
August 18th, 2008
Imagine an army of tiny little UFOs whizzing around your head. Now imagine that you could be the one controlling them.
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.
Each one comes with a rechargeable battery which provides up to 4 minutes of continuous flight on a 30 minute charge.
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.
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.
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.