Syma Toys recently launched a new upgraded version of the X5C for lower shipping cost.
The new X5C-1 package includes the same quadcopter and transmitter as the older X5C version, just the fancy box it was replaced with something smaller.
Because of no hardware improvement (longer flight time or longer mote control distance ), you can choose the cheaper price. Probably the new Syma X5C-1 will be cheaper because of the lower weight of the box – they will charge you with less shipping cost.
This X5C-1 version is exclusively for e-commerce (any other method to buy quadcopters from China?). The smaller and lighter box greatly solves the problem of international express shipping.
Syma X5C-1 versus X5C quadcopter
On the image below you can see the minor differences of the packages between the two versions (X5C on the above, X5C-1 below)