As drones continue to gain popularity, you can bet that the geek crowd is going to be marketed to heavily as companies attempt to cash in on the emerging hobby with pop culture-themed drones that will cruise through the skies above us. But when the corporate pandering is this good, it's hard to blame them. Air Hogs is releasing a 27-inch long drone modeled after Star Wars' Millennium Falcon, complete with hyperdrive lights and sounds, and a miniaturized Han Solo and Chewbacca in the cockpit. io9, who pointed this out to us in the first place, has a breakdown of the cost and one more cool feature:
To make it especially easy to fly, the $110 Millennium Falcon drone, which includes a 2.4GHz remote control with a 250-feet range, also features a barometric pressure sensor allowing it to remain locked to a specific altitude at all times. It’s like having an invisible tether that prevents the drone from just completely flying away from you at warp speeds.
The company also has a drone that appears to be a Stormtrooper riding on a speeder bike, but weirdly, that one is $40 more than the Falcon: the speeder bike drone will cost you $150. Find out more here.
I'm hoping to pick up GoPro's newly announced Karma drone sometime in the next few months, but these would be an awesome alternative if you're not looking to do anything too extreme and would just prefer some good old-fashioned backyard fun.