Forgotten Toy Filter
June 24, 2013 9:35 PM   Subscribe

So, today, for no readily apparent reason, I was visited by a very vivid memory of a toy I had as a kid, some time in the early 70's. They were these die cast metal planes with little plastic landing gear and cockpits, kind of futuristic looking, in jewel-tone colors, that you flew on a little zip line setup that involved a little gun like thing with a little deck for the plane to sit on until you released it. Looking on Ebay reveals nothing like I remember. Anyone know what these things were called.
posted by Kid Charlemagne to Shopping (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: were they hot birds?
posted by koroshiya at 9:55 PM on June 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

U-Fly-It by Schaper?
posted by Sophont at 10:00 PM on June 24, 2013

Response by poster: It was the Hot Birds. I distinctly remember the Star Grazer as being the one I had. Thanks. I know what my next monitor pet is going to be.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 10:07 PM on June 24, 2013

OMG!!! I hadn't thought of those in 30 years but the memories came flooding back. Very cool!
posted by Alexdan4 at 2:39 AM on June 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

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