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Put aside your ideas about what a drone should look like, and take in these amazingly fantastic Star Wars Battle Quads from Propel. Exhaustively detailed down to the smallest elements, each drone looks just like the vehicle from the films that inspired it.

Editors' note: Originally launched in late 2016 in small quantities, Propel is bringing them back for 2017 in honor of "The Last Jedi." The biggest difference is the app will now let you play through flight simulator training missions. The drones are a little cheaper, too, at $180 (roughly £140, AU$230) each.

In addition to flying each drone on its own, you can gather your friends to battle each other, complete with lasers that let you score "hits" on your opponents.

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First up is a rebel T-65 X-wing Star Fighter. The S-foils don't lock in to attack position, but there's an R2 droid along for the ride. Now grab your controller and head for that thermal exhaust port.

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Propel's designers paid attention to details that Star Wars fans will notice. The engines even glow. Sure, they have rotor blades instead of engines that can carry them into space, but the rotors are transparent and are cleverly incorporated into the design.

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If you're more a fan of authoritarian regimes that enjoy conquering an entire galaxy, you can choose to fly Darth Vader's Imperial TIE Advanced x1. Just make sure you do a good job or you might have some trouble breathing.

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Small legs extend down from the fighter's body to hold the clear rotors. That design will have to do until someone gets around to inventing ion engines.

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The same goes for the x1. But as inauthentic as they may be, the rotor legs also make convenient landing gear.

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But maybe you prefer speeding breathlessly through the trees of the forest moon of Endor. In that case, go for a ride on 74-Z speeder bike, complete with an Imperial Scout Trooper figure. And if you can't afford a ticket to Endor, try one of the redwood groves in Northern California.

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Though not the most aerodynamic of the drones, the speeder bike has a gorgeous profile.

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The Scout Trooper sits firmly on the bike. That is, unless he runs afoul of an Ewok trap.

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Honestly, if I could really fly one vehicle from the Star Wars universe, I think it would be a speeder bike.

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The detail carries through to the Battle Quads packaging.

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When you open the box, it lights up and plays music from the films.

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Each vehicle also has a different soundtrack and dialogue clips.

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The controllers share design cues with the drones. Touch the shoulder buttons to make a drone flip right over.

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Each Battle Quad goes from 0-35 mph in three seconds, topping out at 40 mph. Fly carefully, though, as you'll get six to eight minutes of flight from one charge. Fortunately, rechargeable batteries are included.

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