November 25, 2020 · Behind The Scenes, Products, Success Stories

The Story of the Million Dollar UFO: How the Flynova Pro Raised Over $1M


Ever imagine that it would be fun to play with a miniature UFO? The Flynova Pro is a toy that’s so out of this world, you’ll think it was from, well, out of this world. The Flynova Pro needs to be seen to be believed: It flies through the air with the greatest of ease; it spins like a dancer on the highest trapeze; it returns to your hand, making playtime a breeze. This innovative toy is fun for all ages, and we were delighted to get some time to sit down with the Flynova team to learn more about their crowdfunding campaign and to find out a bit more about how the Flynova Pro was created.

Tell us about the Flynova team.

We are a group of toy designers, engineers, and dreamers who believe that life should have a perfect balance between work and fun. Our team has over ten years of experience in the toy industry, and we participated in the research and development of more than 100 toys before launching the FlyNova brand. The products we produce bring joy and relaxation to the world. At Flynova, we create the perfect toys for everyone.

How did you come up with the idea?

Flynova’s founder loves handspinners, and he’s also interested in UFOs. One day, when he was playing with a hand spinner, he thought to himself, “Is it possible to combine a hand spinner with a UFO?” He made a flying spinner with ingenious hidden drive mechanisms and gave it a sparkling light effect. It ultimately became the first generation of Flynova. This year, we launched the second generation of Flynova, the Flynova Pro. It has a magic controller, upgraded motors, spherical structure settings, and comprehensive innovations so that everyone can feel the power of magic.

What makes the Flynova Pro different?

The Flynova Pro is a completely reimagined version of the original Flynova. It’s packed with new features, including an upgraded motor for longer, faster flying. The enhanced spherical design means the Flynova Pro can move at a higher speed, while a sturdier build promises improved safety and durability. And with 30 minutes of flying time, we’ve tripled the battery life of the original Flynova. So you can fly better, faster, and longer than ever before. And the all-new magic controller adds a whole new layer of possibility, letting you add hours of fun, learn new tricks, and challenge yourself in new ways.

Why are you running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo?

Indiegogo is a global platform for innovative products from all over the world! We hope to get feedback and reviews on our product so that we can continuously improve it and provide better services. We also want customers from all over the world to learn about the Flynova brand, which is why we’re providing a discounted perk to backers hoping that they’ll join the Flynova Community. 

What’s your philosophy when it comes to building a community?

We want more people to experience a new kind of fun that helps them play and relax when they aren’t managing life’s complexities. We believe that in order to make a toy that will appeal to all ages, we need to provide a stellar user experience. We pay close attention to how people interact with our products, and actively collect feedback from users to enhance them.

What have been your biggest challenges?

There are a lot of fake and shoddy products on the market right now. Poor quality imitations and after-sale defects make consumers mistakenly believe that these are our official products, leaving a negative impression on our brand. We put a lot of research and development into making the Flynova, and we want people to appreciate how special this toy is. 

Interested in backing the Flynova Pro? The campaign is currently still funding! Visit Flynova’s campaign page today!