Now we can rest happily in our beds, safe in the knowledge that one of the world’s last great inventions has finally been completed (we’re still waiting to hear back on the hoverboard, the fridge that follows you around and the yard-and-a-half of aleâ€¦ it could happen!).
The movie tie-in masters at Hasbro have eventually done the decent thing and created an RC monster that no self-respecting Star Wars fan (how many of those do you know?) in the universe wouldn’t want to waste an afternoon on – The Millennium Falcon. Don’t be alarmed by the gaping hole in the middle, we’re guessing it’s essential for flight.
Say they at Hasbro:
“Han Solo once bragged that the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecsâ€¦and now fans can give it their best shot with the all-new Star Wars R/C MILLENNIUM FALCON! For the first time ever, the MILLENNIUM FALCON â€” the most beloved and iconic Star Wars ship of all-time â€” is available as an indoor flying remote control vehicle. Measuring an impressive 11 inches long and 8 inches wide, the largest flying Star Wars R/C to date is highly detailed, easy to fly and includes a charging controller and vehicle battery for up to five minutes of flying time.”
For goodness’ sake, five minutes?! Is that all? You can’t deftly negotiate an asteroid belt in five minutes, nor can you feign a cloaking device and silently attach limpet-like to the back of an Imperial Star Destroyerâ€¦ pffft. Ah well, at least it exists – it’s a step closer to me owning my own mini Rebel fleet ready to launch a large-scale assault on the downstairs neighbours.
Via the official Star Wars blog – absolute manna from geek heaven every day.