We’ve written about Propel’s official Star Wars drones before, and frankly we’d write about them every day if we could find cause. Today brings actual news, though, of the flying speeder bike, X-Wing, Millennium Falcon, and Tie fighter that will be lighting up your living room this holiday season. You can pre-order them in time for the holidays, and they’ll cost $240 each.
You could previously “reserve” the four drones directly from Propel’s website, but that only ensured the right to purchase one later. Now, you’ll soon be able to pay actual US dollars for the zippy little ships from Brookstone, as well as other retail partners. The price had also previously been undisclosed, but comes in at the middle of the expected $200-$300 price range, and the drones are expected to ship in time to land in a stocking. Which is nice!
It also seems like a perfectly reasonable price to pay for what you get, which is remarkably detailed Star Wars quadcopters that can hit speeds of nearly 40mph (or 50mph in the case of the Millennium Falcon). If you buy multiple models, or have friends who do, you can square off in a friendly round of Rebel-Empire laser tag.
There’s not much else to say that we haven’t before, but again, we could talk about these forever. Fortunately, starting next week, we’ll be able to start playing with them as well.
Update: This post previously listed the price of the drones as $230. It also originally stated a pre-order date of November 22, which has since been pushed back.