A few years back, I'd imagined that this copter would show up. This is your familiar 3-channel metal airframe, with incredibly tiny servos added for swashplate control.
Unlike those IR-controlled 3-channels, however, this puppy flies outdoors just fine.
This is about the same size as the pricey micro-helicopters you've seen, but the durability is very high in comparison. The Helizone Thunderbird 4-channel is a very rugged helicopter, based on proven components.
The gold and gloss black treatment reminds me of those hot Yamaha Specials from the 1980's. Gorgeous.