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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I was just thinking about:

Vertibird. I had a blast with this game. Mine broke not long after I got it, so I don't have many memories to post. It was great playing it with someone else, but just as fun alone. Pictured is a current eBay auction: Item# 220477348050.

7 comments:

Brian B said...

I loved this toy as a kid.

It took skill and patience. You also you had to be aware of your surroundings at all times because there was an element of danger that came with it too.
The copter blade was open and spinning fast so you had to watch your head, hands, fingers and friends but the versions out today are "safer" and it some how loses something because of it.
I don't think their as powerful either.
It was better in the 70's.

joe said...

I'll never understand why, when they reproduce old toys, that they don't make them the same. those toys were popular because they were the way they were. We wouldn't have settled for the new crap they put out today..

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

I loved this toy also. I would put out cheesies and try to pick them up. When you are hungry you pick up the skills pretty fast.

joe said...

Mmmm cheesies...

Goggles Piasano Ritardo said...

I always wanted one of those but you know you could put an eye out with that.

joe said...

Well mine broke before i even got the chance...

Wendel said...

You had the classic Vertibird
(which I had, loved, and never broke)

The S.S. Vertibird, which was the standard helicopter mounted on a rescue ship so you could push it around the living room and save people.

And the Star Trek Vertibird which had the Enterprise with the blades in the saucer section.

What you DID NOT have was an AC adapter so I could only play with it one day a week. Then I'd kill the batteries and have to wait until next week's allowance to buy more.

Ah, childhood.

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