Toys of the Seventies, Hot Birds

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These were diecast airplanes that were the aviation version of Hot Wheels cars. The planes had a removable type of hook on top that allowed the planes to slide down a monofilament string to simulate flight.
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    Just what you want if you are looking for Mattel Hot Birds planes.
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    Just what you want if you are looking for Mattel Hot Birds planes.

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Bad Dog - December 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I have plenty to add to this page. But nothing happens when I try! - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I have 3 ski gulls(magenta, green, and blue) and a cloud hopper(green)..just wonder what to do with them
Rob Lambert - November 29, 2014 - Report this comment
An ad for this on the back cover of Archie Comics dated July, 1971. Six different planes were made, each in varied color schemes. Unfortunately, Mattel was unable to expand on Hot Birds the way it did Hot Wheels, limiting the fun factor to simply landing your plane over and over. Hot Birds crash landed for the last time in mid-1972.
Mike T - December 16, 2015 - Report this comment
My brother and I had these when we were 6-7 years old. We'd string monofilament line in the backyard and slide them down the hill that was there. We'd put silicon on the line to make them go faster. They planes were heavy.

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