This scary-looking bat is right at the bleeding edge of toy design. Packing state of the art technology, alongside the Power Wings Pterosaur, it's one of the latest generation of RC flyers that provides an unparalleled level of control and stability both indoors and out.
So far, so good -- although it bears noting that despite its intriguing name, the "BladeRunner i-Fly VAMP" has nothing to do with the famed Ridley Scott film.
The Vamp differs from most other flying toys because it's an 'Ornithopter' -- which means it flaps its wings to fly through the air -- just like a real bat. Not for the faint-hearted, the flapping wings and glowing red eyes give the eerie illusion that it's a living (or undead!) thing, swooping through the darkness, for a truly terrifying sight.
By now you might have noticed a passing similarity to the "Mothman" apparition witnessed by residents of Point Pleasant, West Virgina and immortalized in John Keel's Fortean classic, "The Mothman Prophecies." Which puts me in mind of other paranormal toy ideas. We've already seen the faceless Pascagoula "wrinkled robot" rendered in multi-colored plastic; why not a remote control Hopkinsville goblin? Or an animatronic Flatwoods monster for discerning UFO geeks?