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.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG36P-0HZ34
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.