The Dude’s New Chopper – You’re Never Too Old for a Toy

I can’t resist the chance to share a Schwarzenegger clip…


Classic Arnold. ūüôā

Nothing creates family bonding – and tantrums – like a remote control vehicle the size of a small bird.

The living room at the Dude Casa has a tall ceiling. Perfect for flying vehicles.

Inexpensive remote control helicopters have been on the scene for a few years, but my experience has been that these little bundles of joy are pretty delicate. As a result, I’ve resisted my urge to perfect my flying skills in the Dude¬†air zone.

Until now.

Dude Chopper

Dude Chopper

I came across this sweet whirly bird on Huckberry, and it was a perfect match. A bargain and described as “practically¬†indestructible.” I knew we’d test that description, but worth a $20 bet.

And this beauty has paid for itself in smiles, giggles, and tantrums when the batteries run out…which is every six minutes…¬†literally

A few points…

  1. What, you haven’t heard of Huckberry?! It’s the shiz. Go sign up for the awesomeness. Here’s how they describe themselves:¬†Huckberry is a¬†bi-weekly web magazine¬†that brings you¬†unique apparel and gear at members-only prices¬†along with the¬†stories behind the products. Our emails are awesome¬†and infrequent.
  2. Yes, the batteries actually run out in six minutes, and it takes about an hour to charge. But, honestly, we don’t need more than six minutes with it at a time. It’s a short burst of awesome, and we leave the kids wanting more – i.e. Little Dude kicking and screaming. ūüôā But he gets over it quickly, and he’s jazzed when “Daddy’s helcopter workin’!”
  3. Indestructible? Eh…for the most part. We did break the on/off switch off in the first day. But nothing a MacGyver fix with the back of an earring can’t remedy. And to be fair, it is for 14+ and we’re rocking it with a 2 & 7 year old. So, yeah, pretty much indestructible.



A Remote Helicopter that Drops Ping Pong Balls. Need I Say More?!

iStrike Shuttle

iStrike Shuttle

“Let me write my blog post about stupid¬†helicopters¬†that drop ping pong balls,” says the sarcastic pregnant lady playing backseat blog writer.

Ladies just don’t get it.

But I bet the dudes in the audience are lovin’ this one.

A remote helicopter that is controlled by your iPhone…AND drops ping pong balls!!!!

Video evidence below. Wait for it, wait for it…50 second mark, bam! Dropping ping pong balls.

You can remotely drop a ping pong ball on the lady that does not understand why you would enjoy remotely dropping a ping pong ball. Awesome.

Need I say more? I think not.