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Posted: 5/25/2005 8:31:21 AM EST
anybody have one, this is the one I had. Hours of fun!!!
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 8:35:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/25/2005 8:38:51 AM EST by NorCal_LEO]
You betcha. I loved that thing. They go for $300+ now on eBay for mint condition.

ETA: My "ode" to the Vertibird thread:


Link Posted: 5/25/2005 8:37:44 AM EST
We wired ours up to an electric train transormer, and burned the motor out trying to pick up the cat. One of the best toys I ever had.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 8:37:49 AM EST
I had one as a kid. Got it for Christmas. All of my dad's Airforce buddies were over at our house since they were away from home. I had to get mom to get the guys to leave my new toy alone so I could play with it.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 8:41:01 AM EST
Yes, I had the coast guard one.

There are some modern day knock off out there. I wonder if they compare?

Link Posted: 5/25/2005 8:41:19 AM EST
I had that and the Bi-plane as well. Loved 'em. Great toys.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 8:45:00 AM EST
There is a knock off made. I have a version of it (had the vertibird back when they first came out.)
still fun. you can get them cheap. (like 20.00) for the knockoff. It is Chopper patrol

from a vertibird website.-The Chopper Patrol line by Jasman has replaced the Chopper Command. The primary difference is Chopper Commands VertiBird like 2 blade rotor has been replaced with a 3 bladed rotor with safety ring on Chopper Patrol.
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