What It Is
One of the iconic characters from Minecraft comes off the screen and into your playroom with the Minecaft Flying Ghast from Mattel. Minecraft fans know that that the Ghast is part of the Nether mobs that can shoot explosive fireballs. This one doesn't shoot fireballs, but it does have a great floating and flying action that will remind players of what they see in the game. Its eyes and mouth are open so game fans know that means it's in attack mode. To get the Ghast flying insert three AAA batteries in the controller. Then charge up the lithium ion battery using the controller but connected to a USB port. When the Ghast is fully charged, lift off and fly around. It's that easy.
Is It Fun?
We were surprised how easily this floated and how easy it was to operate. Essentially this is a quadcopter with the propellers protected with a lightweight plastic frame. It's fun to fly and easy to maneuver and even has a landing button. Even if you crash into things (which you will as you learn), you'll find that it's really durable. You can fly the Ghast normally, do some stunts, or some 360-degree turns. The detail is also great as the Ghast looks just like the in-game Nether creature that it's based on.
Who It’s For
Minecraft fans will enjoy seeing the onscreen character come to life in their space. Speaking of which, you'll probably want a good deal of space around you to get this flying, particularly as you're learning. The Ghast R/C is recommended for kids ages 8 and up, but all R/C and drone fans will also enjoy flying this awesome looking quadcopter as well.
What To Be Aware Of
For Minecraft fans who like trivia, they'll notice that this Ghast has eight tentacles instead of the nine you see in the game. We assume that's for real-world flight, which it does really well. The Ghast is powered by three AAA batteries (which are not included) and the controller runs on a USB charged lithium-ion battery (included). We recommend you fly this in an open environment for maximum fun and flight control.