Thanks to Game of Thrones, dragons are en vogue again. And Hammacher Schlemmer is capitalising on their renewed popularity by letting you buy one of Rick Hamel’s amazing flying RC dragons. In the air it can hit a top speed of around 112.7km/h, and on the ground it actually breathes fire. What more could anyone ever want?
To get the beast and its nine-foot wingspan into the air, a miniature turbine jet engine in its chest creates a thrust that blasts out the back at close to 500 mph. And with half a gallon of jet fuel, you can fly this creation for up to ten minutes before you need to swoop down and land.
Other details include a turning head, menacing glowing red eyes, and a propane-powered flamethrower in its mouth — ignited by a tiny stun gun — that can produce a three-foot flame. But only when on the ground; that feature is actually disabled during flight for safety reasons.
If you’re wondering why this contraption costs more than a BMW, here’s a question in return: When’s the last time you saw a BMW with a flamethrower on board? [Hammacher Schlemmer]