Yes, we have seen these wonderful drones for photography that you can fly around for capturing breath-taking images, the International Toy Fair 2016 presented a pristine and unique drone that are actually games for you to enjoy.
According to the director of strategic communications at the Toy Industry Association Adrienne Appell who told to Mashable:
“Although drones aren’t new, the abundance and variety of them is a major trend for the year.”
“There are drones with play patterns built into them, voice-activated options and others made specifically for girls.”
Gamifying a drone basically means to take any ordinary drone available in the market and integrate gaming materials with it. These materials could be a race track that you need to combine with an app, augmented reality such as Samsung VR for turning it into a 21st century-like toy!
This is a mini-sized drone with a flexible map included in its package that enables you to transform your lovely living space into a virtual warzone. Missions will show up on the screen of your tablet such as taking down alien gunships as you will fly over the floor.
Starting price at $150 from August 2016
This is another entirely unique toy as it’s connected with RC car or a small quadcopter in a dogfight. Using the app on your tablet, you can either select an opponent or compete against a friend of yours. Then you will be able to control your vehicle of choice for attacking your opponent.
Price: $130, Available from, Fall 2016.
This is an advanced level quadcopter with a few unique features and functions setting it quite apart from the rest of the drones you may have seen so far. There’s a beacon that allows you to keep track of your drone while also helping it to maintain stability. The best part is, you can even keep that beacon in your hand while you travel also making the drone itself follow you by hovering above your head. Your tablet will show you an interface like that of Guitar Hero where you can play your favorite song. You also have to tap the right color in order to hit the right note of the song that keeps it suspended high in the air while failing to do so will cause your drone to descend towards the ground until it actually hits. (Don’t worry; your drone will not break).
Price: $80, Available from, Fall 2016.
Sky Viper Hover Racer:
This is a creation by Skyrocket that maintains its distance of 3 feet above the ground with four distinct beacons that you can scatter throughout your house for turning it into a racetrack. The drone and its beacons are combined with the app of your tablet or smartphone allowing you to manipulate the movements of your drone. If your friend also owns one of these, then you either can race each other’s drones or get into a dogfight.
Price: $100, Available from, Fall 2016.
These are our top picks from the International Toy Fair 2016 that you can gift any young members of your family. Cheers!