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Air Hogs Shadow Launcher

Air Hogs Shadow Launcher

Fall 2015 Toys
Ages: 8 & Up
Manufacturer: Spin Master Toys
Price: $39.99

The Shadow Launcher comes in an environmentally friendly package, fully assembled and ready to go. The set comprises a controller/charger, helicopter, and a truck that transports and launches the helicopter.

The left joystick controls height and the right controls left-right. This arrangement makes flying easy to learn and fun to master. There is a spin adjustment that may require help from an adult. After a short stint on the charger, our testers were able to pilot the helicopter around the kitchen. It survived several crashes into chairs and cabinets; dishes and glasses survived too.

John Green   ©2015 Parents' Choice
John Green is an economist in Washington DC and father of three. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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