What was this sit-in space vehicle toy I had as a kid?
December 29, 2013 5:55 PM Subscribe
The Christmas season has me thinking about a toy I had as a child in the late 70s and early 80s. I don't know what to call it -- or even what category
of toy it is, so I can't search for it with Google.
posted by Flying Saucer to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total)
It was sort of like a Sit 'N Spin but it looked more like a bobsled. You sat in it. It had a steering mechanism in the center that you turned to one side, which spun you in the other direction. The screen showed an enemy space ship, and there was a control panel with buttons to push that had sound effects, like "Thrust," "Warp," and "Laser."
It was a big toy, as you can imagine, so I think it got put away a lot and eventually given away. But I've always wondered what it actually was, and if there's even a market for such items anymore. I suppose video games, where you actually get to fly a spaceship and shoot moving enemies, have made them obsolete. Now it seems like a charming relic from a simpler time.
So...does anyone know what this thing was?