Smyths Toys Superstores and Spin Master bring drone racing to stores

Published on: 20th September 2017

Air Hogs brand ambassador Johnny FPV met kids at Smyths Toys, Kinsale Road, on 14th September.

NEXXBlades Pilot Johnny FPV spent an afternoon in Smyths Toys Superstores at South Wing Business Park, Kinsale Road on Thursday 14th September. Johnny is currently visiting Ireland as part of the DR1 2017 DHL International Race Series, and took time out of his busy race schedule for the event.

During the afternoon, a host of youngsters from Cork learned how to fly like a professional with the help of Johnny, completing stunts and tricks using the new Air Hogs DR1 FPV Race Drone, which went on sale this month. The kids also got to experience FPV (first person view) with the drone’s goggles, making it seem as if they were sitting in the cockpit of the drone as they flew around the toy aisles.

Store manager, Brendan O Callaghan, commented: “We’ve had a great time working with Spin Master’s Air Hogs and Johnny FPV today, giving us this chance to invite our customers who have an interest in drones to come in-store today. Drone racing is something that is truly capturing kids’ imaginations and it was great for our staff to get involved and learn more about the Air Hogs drones as well.”

Ranjit Dhutti, Air Hogs senior brand manager, added: “Having Johnny over in Ireland gave us the perfect opportunity to offer Smyths Toys this high-octane event. It was great to get our demo team into store getting kids experiencing the fun and excitement that can be had with these amazing Air Hogs products. Johnny is a highly accomplished pilot and really put the Air Hogs DR1 FPV race drone through its paces showing what its capable of – plus we generated some excellent media coverage in some of Ireland’s key media including the Irish Examiner and Cork96FM who both came out to interview Johnny and take pictures during the afternoon’s activities.”


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