Spin Master launches first AR experience with Air Hogs Connect drone

Robert Hutchins

By Robert Hutchins

November 1st 2016 at 11:54AM
UPDATED November 1st 2016 at 12:09PM
Spin Master launches first AR experience with Air Hogs Connect drone

Air Hogs Connect: Mission Drone has already scooped a number of AR awards.

Spin Master has unveiled the latest in drone entertainment with its Air Hogs Connect: Mission Drone, an augmented reality flying experience for kids and families.

Air Hogs Connect: Mission Drone allows users to fly a physical drone in an interactive 3D digital universe via a specially developed app and a customised AR tracking mat that can created an augmented reality world.

Based on Spin Master's award-winning Air Hogs Connect augmented reality gaming platform, the new drone is now available to purchase from Barnes & Noble and Amazon for $149.99.

Users are challenged to pilot their drone through a series of rescue missions and challenges to save the world from attack by alien forces.  

“With Air Hogs, Spin Master created the RC flight category. Our history of disruptive innovation continues with the new Air Hogs Connect platform. It pushes the boundaries of a remote control vehicle by combining it with one of the most talked about technologies today – augmented reality,” said Nick Beliaeff, vice president of production at Spin Master, Inc. 

“This is where innovation meets entertainment. As the first product to be introduced to this new AR gaming platform, Mission Drone players will be amazed as they fly the physical drone in their living room, and then watch the room transform into a science fiction universe while they work to command a team of heroes and complete tasks, rescue missions and more in a unique mixed reality experience.”

Air Hogs Connect Mission Drone is already being recognized for its innovation within the toy and technology industries, having already been named “Best Game or Toy” at the 7th annual Auggie Awards at the Augmented World Expo 2016 and winner of a 2016 National Parent Product Award (NAPPA).