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(CNN) -- With less than a month until Christmas, toy retail experts are predicting that Santa's sleigh won't be the only thing flying through the night sky this festive season.

Both international toy store Toys 'R' Us and the UK's Toy Retailers Association have named remote control flying toys among their "top toys" for Christmas 2013 -- and that's just the beginning of the flying robot invasion. Aerial bots of all sizes -- from miniature flying fairies to full-scale surveillance aircraft -- could be appearing under Christmas trees come December 25.

It's evidence that the high tech materials and components developed for complex flying robots are filtering down creatively to the new world of "civilian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles."

 

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I want a drone for Christmas. :P

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I want a remote helicopter that you can strap your cat into safely :D

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I want a remote helicopter that you can strap your cat into safely :D

 

I don't think the animal rights people would go along with that. :P

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I want a drone for Christmas. :p

I'll sell you my A.R. Drone if you like? You pay postage though! :P

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I'll sell you my A.R. Drone if you like? You pay postage though! :p

 

Does it come with guns or a missile? :D

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Does it come with guns or a missile? :D

Uhhhm.... Yes? :whistle:

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I want a remote helicopter that you can strap your cat into safely :D

 

There was a guy who turned his dead cat into a helicopter . . .

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I want a drone for Christmas. :p

 

Order something cheap from Amazon and they send you one for free.

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There was a guy who turned his dead cat into a helicopter . . .

Kittycopter!!! That was my favorite so far!

 

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Kittycopter!!! That was my favorite so far!

 

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I thought it was kind of sick, but was nonetheless amused by the "What is happening to me?!?!" expression on the cat's face.

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All jokes a side. This is a brilliant little drone for anyone wanting to get into them.

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Have had one myself for a few months now and they take a good beating etc and spares are all over ebay and beyond.

I probably sound like a marketing twit, but honestly, love my wee quad/drone. Also 3D expert mode and doing backflips is pure win!

Check them out

http://www.amazon.com/Hubsan-H107-Micro-Copter-2-4GHZ/dp/B009M1PO7W

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