5 Jan 2007
Remote-Controlled Toys(HKTDC Toys & Games , Vol 01,2007)
Shift into top gear with this bevy of remote-controlled toys from Hong Kong toymakers. Be it fast cars, fast planes, or fast boats, there is a remote control for players of all ages who like to be in the driver's seat.
The Fast Lane
Boys can smell the burning rubber with this deluxe 1:12 officially-licensed version of the Honda S2000 from Echo Toys Ltd. The radio-controlled Honda features hip-hop music, lights that flash in time to the music, working headlights and a working convertible top. Equipped with a 6V rechargeable battery pack and charger (available in 110V or 220V), it can also run on five AA batteries.
Little boys can live out their dreams of being crane drivers or firemen with these large remote-controlled toys from Joystar Int'l (HK) Co Ltd. The 1.2 metre-high power crane turns
The Aero Power Team Pro.3 radio-controlled airplane from Millifield Int'l Ltd is the perfect kit for the beginner pilot. Made of foam, it is easy to fly and comes with an all-in-one charger and transmitter. The company also offers the radio-controlled Millivoyage series of sailing boat, catamaran and trimaran for those who prefer water play.
The radio-controlled Extreme Stunt series from High Champion Ltd offers extreme fun. On land, the twin-tracked XGear Scrambler can walk, spin and flip, while its rotating arms help it tackle obstacles. In the air, the Sky Grasper plane can climb, dive, loop and spin over a flight range of 100 metres - and landing it is child's play. On water, the Marine Explorer's powerful twin motor propulsion helps it to cut through pools, ponds or lakes.
The 1:20 scale Power Deluxe 280 motor yacht from Great Power Electronic Products Co Ltd performs like a dream. It can clock 22km/h on water and is easily manoeuvred by a radio-controlled digital proportional steering control. Four sets of frequency crystals for the boat and transmitter are included. Other popular series include licensed sport cars such as Porsche and off-road buggies with turbo power.
Ready To Run
The 1:10 scale, radio-controlled Thunder Wagon from Hip Chong Plastic & Electronics Ltd is ready to tackle all terrains. It features big wheels for powerful climbing, has working headlights and the full range of turning functions. The 49MHz radio control features a two channel racing system, and a 9.6V NiCad battery pack and charger is also included.
Motor sports fans will be impressed by the attention to detail lavished on these die-cast radio-controlled cars from D & P Int'l Ltd. The Hong Kong-based outfit stakes its name on producing high-quality, scale model replicas such as the Subaru Impreza WRC and Toyota Supra. Best-selling lines include the racing Street Tuners, the MotoGP and the WRC.
WRITTEN BY HELEN WONG
Great Power Electronic Products Co Ltd
Flats E & F, 2/F, Blk 1
Golden Dragon Ind Centre
152-160 Tai Lin Pai Rd
Kwai Chung, New Territories
Hip Chong Plastic & Electronics Ltd
Lippo Sun Plaza
28 Canton Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Joystar Int'l (HK) Co Ltd
67 Mody Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon