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Flying through the air with the greatest of ease is what flying toys are all about. This category has room for some of the most intriguing products in the toy industry, as the skyīs the limit. The following standout products are both eye-catching and aerodynamic.







Itīs a bird - itīs a plane - itīs Squiggly Dude(TM)! Playing catch will never be the same with these fun and laughable flying toys. Each flyer has a head with a colorful, curly tail shaped like a corkscrew, creating a really cool, spin-patterned flight. Grab it by the tail, toss it, and try to predict its zany flight path. There are six individual "Dudes" with different personalities and names: Dudley, Ned, Snitch, Dizzy, Hooligan and Fizzle. - Aire Norell
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2099      (added 12/28/2004)
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Training with a ball is good but Soccer Birdie does what a ball canīt - it forces players to make perfect contact, dramatically improving ball control and scoring. Now players can train year round outdoors or indoors without knocking over a lamp or breaking a window.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1725      (added 12/8/2004)
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The next evolution in flying disc recreation, this flying disc game develops skill and accuracy. Players challenge each other by landing a flying disc in the target. The next player has to repeat a successful shot - hence, the name of the game: DITTO. Itīs a safe and fun indoor challenge for all ages. - Aire Norell
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2175      (added 1/6/2005)
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MSRP: $14.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Outdoor Fun



Launch 2 Fly Wheels with the Fly Wheels Twin Turbo Launcher, which has a real working tachometer that measures the wheels' speed, 2 unique wheels, and 2 sets of brakes and rotors.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3075      (added 3/1/2005)
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MSRP: $20.00
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Aircraft



The Backyard Flyer Double Pack is a high-flying plane from Kid Galaxy that brings the wonder of flight to the backyard. The toy provides two great planes, one red and one blue, with one launcher for high-flying variety and value. The Backyard Flyer is a powered flight plane that charges on its own integrated hand-held, battery-powered launcher. Made of high-strength EPP foam, both planes are ideal for young daredevils. This product is a 2007 Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award winner.
— "Kid Galaxy's Backyard Flyer, that is a good seller," noted Helen Noland, owner of Father Goose in Macon, Ga.
— "For 8 and up it's a terrific seller," observed Judy Bielewicz, manager of Imagination Toys in St. Louis, Mo.
— “Backyard Flyers from Kid Galaxy” are a best-seller at Izilla Toys in Seattle, Co-owner Jude Larene said in mid-2007. “My [7-year-old] son bought our first one and he has really spread the gospel about this toy. Amazingly, these sell well year-round.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2179      (added 1/7/2005)
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Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Aircraft



IWA TOY CO has designed The X-stream Glider based on Internal Wing Aircraft technology: the generation of extraordinary lift by the action of air moving through a shaped duct. The stealthy glider comes in a 5?, 9? and 15? model. Watch the glider float in the air at amazing speeds and appear light as a feather the whole time. Kids will be mystified at the complex yet simple technology.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 675      (added 12/1/2004)
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MSRP: $6.69
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Aircraft



The company´s newest foam glider, the X-Racer is an inexpensive one-piece foam plane with colorful decals and a large 18" wingspan. It will fly over 50 feet!!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 462      (added 9/1/2004)
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Wherever you want to go - left or right, up or down, forwards or even backwards - this indoor remote controlled helicopter can hover and fly with incredible maneuverability. The innovative co-axial rotor design has counter rotating propellers that provide unprecedented flight stability. Convert any indoor environment into a cool chopper circuit! - Aire Norell
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1739      (added 12/9/2004)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Remote Controlled



This slick black radio controlled airplane requires no assembly and can fly up to 300 feet in the air. The foam plane can be flown for two minutes on a single charge and comes with an all-in-one charger and controller. It requires six AA batteries that are not included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3102      (added 3/2/2005)
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Is it a kite or a chopper? The answer is both. Rotors atop this lightweight helicopter spin and lift the kite when the wind blows. A kite string attached to the chopper allows a user to guide the craft as it wrestles with the wind.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3309      (added 3/28/2005)
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Gender: Boys
Category: Outdoor Fun



This combination streamer, kite and puppet, which takes the form of a dragon´s silhouette, is inspired by airplane gliders that ride the wind. The Flying Dragon is a kite with an invisible string; its wings and long, billowy tail help it to ride air currents to the max and perform flips and tails. The toy can be flown inside and outside, and fosters imagination and hand-eye coordination.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3326      (added 3/30/2005)
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