Reviews Toys for Boys Arrowcopter
- made in the USA since 1968.
From $4.95 for a single pack, to $8.95 for a two pack, approx.
99 cents for replacement "Flying Light".
Suggested age: 9 years and up, or with adult supervision.
has been a quiet favorite for years and is a very cool, retro
toy. It also bears the welcomed "made in the U.S.A."
label. It only goes to prove that sometimes the simplest toys
can be the most enjoyable.
is an uncomplicated helicopter-style flyer, launched from a rubber
band, but the result is great fun. The package says that it can
soar up to 300 feet high! I'm not exactly sure how high they go,
but they do get some altitude. The Arrowcopter shoots up like
an arrow, and at the top of their flight path the wings open up
to spin and float down like a helicopter.
You will have
a ball launching your Arrowcopters into the sky! Remember to give
the kids a turn. Watch the wind and let it fly in an open field
away from trees, althought generally they seem to be pretty hard
to lose. They even have a series that comes with the "Arrowcopter
Flying Light", a replaceable glow stick, for night flights.
If one does
get away from you, the modest price makes it less painful. The
package has a list of game suggestions and you can even play with
existing wind gusts by shooting your copter into the wind
and letting it bring the Arrowcopter back to you.
As far as
flying toys go, I like the Arrowcopter and more importantly, your
kids will, too.
they are sturdy, economical, and perform as expected.
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