It seems that Rovio has hit the motherlode with the Angry Birds franchise, and something tells me that it will be a very, very long time before Rovio is able to replicate the success of Angry Birds with a new franchise down the road. Their greatest blessing could very well be their Achilles’ heel as well, since nothing else that they make or manufacture might be able to measure up to the might of Angry Birds. It somewhat reminds me of Motorola and their hugely successful RAZR mobile phone, as every subsequent model after that failed to live up to the success of the RAZR, so much so that Motorola went on a decline.
Thankfully, they have Android to be grateful to in helping them back from the brink. But I digress – we are here to talk about yet another piece of merchandise to come out from the juggernaut of a well positioned mobile game – Angry Birds. The device in question? Why, none other than the Angry Birds Helicopter, of course!
After all, those feathered friends of ours tend to fly through the sky before the effects of gravity take its toll on them, and they come crashing down on structures and hopefully, pop some green pigs in the process. With the $49.95 Angry Birds Helicopter, however, their flight will be a whole lot more graceful. This remote controlled toy can see action regardless of whether you are indoors or outdoors, and is a snap to control as it responds without a snag to your commands.
Constructed in a sturdy manner, while boasting a durable plastic body, it is very well capable of surviving just about most high impact collisions and falls, even from carelessness. There is a control range of approximately 10 to 15 meters. The controller itself will run off half a dozen AA batteries, so it is best if you were to stick to a bunch of rechargeable batteries in the long run. Otherwise, it would be reliving the horror stories of a Sega Game Gear from all those years ago.
It takes around 40 minutes to juice up the Angry Birds Helicopter, which will in turn yield around 8 to 10 minutes of flying time. Good thing the Angry Birds Helicopter comes fully assembled out of the box, so there is no need for you to get your hands dirty.