AIR HOGS is a line of toy airplanes, helicopters, rockets, and cars manufactured by the Spin Master company in Toronto, Canada. They are radio controlled, free-flying, and air-powered aircraft. Several of these, especially the R/C ones, are designed to be easily flown without any need for assembly. AIR HOGS was created in 1996 when Spin Master was approached by British inventors John Dixon and Peter Manning, whose prototype of a compressed air powered toy airplane had been rejected by everyone they had shown it to. Excited by the plane’s potential, Spin Master licensed the technology and spent two years and half a million dollars perfecting the toy.