Most entry-level drones don't leave much to the imagination. You fly them around for a bit and, yeah, OK, fun -- but then what? That's why I love this model from Eachine: It's not only a flying machine, it's a flying army guy. The last time I wrote about it, it was $24 -- but now you can get it for just $17.49 with promo code PBITYDKU. Note that delivery may take a couple weeks.
The photo tells only half the story: The E019 has a Green Beret-looking paraglider dude, which is already super cool. But he can also ride on top of the drone, skateboard-style. Either way, you can have him swoop in from above just when it looks like your guys are about to get overrun by aliens, zombies, robots or whatever.
This thing is super-easy to fly and genuinely fun. Just make sure you follow the instructions regarding charging the battery, which you do have to take out of the drone. That blip aside, I can't imagine any kid (or parent) who wouldn't have fun with this.