ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Best Flying Saucer Toys

Updated on October 27, 2015

The strange humming sound as you walk down a deserted street. The lights in the sky that keep pace with you even as you quicken your pace. That sudden tightening in your stomach.

Is it a Martian probe? A cloaked, USAF spy plane? Or is Johnny playing with his Vectron Wave? Which is scariest!

The best flying saucer toys have a mystery that keys into our worst fears. But they are great fun too. Take a look at some of the latest offerings from some fiendishly clever designers.

After picking out my favorite flying machines and models, I even found something educational. We will need that education when we are beamed up to Planet X. How else will we escape?

Vectron Wave from Air Hogs

Air hogs have always been fun but most of the early models broke far too easily. This one is tough enough to cope with a few flying accidents and will hover at a better height than predecessors.

You control it with your hands- it has a proximity sensor that reacts to hand movements in an uncanny way. You can send it over to a friend like a Frisbee or even 'juggle' with it.

Is it really a flying saucer? Well it is round, it hovers and moves mysteriously and makes a weird kind of sound. So, I reckon it qualifies.

The downside is the short fly time at around five minutes. Having said that, it charges in half an hour and is ready to go again.

UFO Rc Helicopter

The advantage of this miniature UFO is that is will run for ten to fifteen minutes on a single charge. The disadvantage is that it will break if it hits a hard surface at speed.

The RC allows you to pilot it accurately with some practice, so if you learn to set it down carefully before you make a mistake it can give you plenty of fun.

Great for parties with Dad at the controls, not so great for kids who break stuff a lot (unless you get a few).

Radio Controlled UFO Blimp


Now, this is a durable flying machine. As long as you avoid strong winds, prickly hedges and boys with bows and arrows, this will go on and go.

Luckily, the helium filled balloon is replaceable if you do have a mishap. The tiny propeller is hard to hurt yourself with or damage.

The overall affect of flight is hypnotic,They seem to slide across the sky rather than fly. Add a little atmospheric lighting- kids with torches sometimes provide the light-show- and you have a great party stopper.

Snap Circuits


Flying saucers can be educational too. This toy is all about wiring up a circuit in the simplst possible way for younger kids.

As soon as the circuit is complete, the motor spins and the flying saucer launches.

You can explain how the chemical energy in the battery is transformed into electrical energy and then kinetic energy. Better wait for the hoops of excitement to die down first though.

Area 51 Model

Is there really a Flying Saucer in Area 51?

Is this is a faithful model of the one that exists (if it really does)?

Who knows...

It is a fun model to make and it paints well. Give it a little neon lighting and it looks very cool indeed.

Will it fly? Just the once, I reckon.

Triangular Anti Gravity UFO

This is one of my favorite models. If you have ever seen the videos of the reputed triangular UFO this captures the menace and strangeness.

In fact, it looks downright scary- something like a geometric, flying shark.

Martian War Machine Kit


This is definitely not a flying saucer. But it is still one of the coolest Sci-fi models around.

It is based on the original Martian killing machine in the 1950s classic War of the Worlds. The model makers used the original drawings from Paramount and it is still a scary alien presence when you hold it in your hand.

What makes it extra special is that it is designed to take a lighting kit that be obtained from Voodoofx. This will give you a show carefully modulated for creepiness with green and red lights pulsing and shimmering.

Serious Flying Saucer Models

The makers of both these machines will probably be upset that I have called these toys. Both are hoped to be forerunners of serious flying machines.

Having said that, I reckon most ten year old's would make some space in their bedrooms for one of these things just as they stand.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • saitam profile image

      saitam 

      7 years ago from Lisbon

      Nice hub, I didn't know there were so much toys and different designs.

      Liked the videos on the bottom, after seeing the possible toys, it is useful to see them in action.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)