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Subject: Manufacturer for a particular toy
Category: Sports and Recreation > Toys
Asked by: flowerbin-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 21 Feb 2003 19:25 PST
Expires: 23 Mar 2003 19:25 PST
Question ID: 165464
Firstly, I would like to know the name of the following toy:
Usually all plastic (with the use of an elastic band inside). You have
a handle with a string winded up inside and a ring to pull out the
string with. on top of the handle is a sort of rectangular tip that
fits into the middle of a thin plastic propeller disc. When you pull
on the string, the tip rotates and causes the disc to take flight and
fly away.

I would like to know of any manufacturers for such a toy in Canada.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 21 Feb 2003 19:49 PST
Hello Flowerbin.  

Most toys of this type are manufactured in emerging economies like
China or Thailand.  Do you definitely want a Canadian manufacturer? 
Perhaps it is a Canadian distributor you are looking for.  Please let
us know.


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 22 Feb 2003 07:54 PST
Hello again.

OK, I've got the name of the toy (several names actually) and a
manufacturer way upstate in New York, so close to Canada it
practically *IS* Canada.  But no actual Canadian manufacturers yet,
and in truth, I'm not sure there are any.

Would you like me to post this information as an answer?

Clarification of Question by flowerbin-ga on 22 Feb 2003 19:32 PST
Yes; please post the names.

A canadian distributor may help as well but I am also interested in
the New York manufacturer.
Subject: Re: Manufacturer for a particular toy
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 22 Feb 2003 20:16 PST
Hello Flowerbin, and thank you for a challenging question.

As you requested, I am posting the information I have collected thus
far about names and makers/sellers of these toys.

But let me say right up front that you have posted a high price for
your question, and if you feel that you would like any additional
information at all, please do not hesitiate to let me know.  Just post
a Request for Clarification, and let me know what additional
information you would like.

As for your question, this turns out to be a toy that is very easy to
describe using your hands, but a lot trickier when only words are
allowed.  The toy has several names, none of which seems to be
generally more established than another.  The word "saucer" (as in
"flying saucer") seems to be the lead description, but variations of
"copter" are common as well.  Here are some of the sites I found that
either sell or manufacture your spinning, flying thingamajig:

"Pull String Saucers" can be purchased very cheaply at this site:

[enter the four-digit item number in their search box to view the toy

Item #: 7863
 $2.95 Per Dozen Sets
Hand-held plastic launcher with pull-sring action and 3 flyers.
Largest is 3" Diam.
Item #: 7848
 $3.95 Per Dozen Sets 
Hand-held plastic launcher with pullstring action and 2 flyers. 5"

The Flying Space Saucer here comes with three disks of varying sizes.

Flying Space Saucer 

large version -- 12 inches

This is the largest and sturdiest of the flying saucer toys that I
found.  My local toy store carries it (I did some field research!) and
it is impressive to behold.

It is manufactured by Battat Toys in Plattsburgh NY.  Their contact
information is:

44 Martina Circle 
Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901 

Telephone: (518) 562-2200 
Fax: (518) 562-2203 
Toll Free, For Orders: (800) 247-6144 
Toll Free Fax for Orders: (800) 844-3366  

Their web site is at:

but oddly enough, it does not feature the Skyrocopter.  

Happily, they have an office up north of the border (from my
perspective) which is:

Canadian Office
Maison Joseph Battat Ltd. 
8440 Darnley Road 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 
H4T 1M4 

Telephone (514) 341-6000 
Toll Free, For Orders (800) 361-7899 
Fax (514) 735-3408 
Toll Free Fax for Orders (800) 361-7899 

A close relative of the flying saucer toy is the "saucer gun"which can
be seen (as an item in a birthday party "loot bag") at:

This is a bit of an aside, but there's a great picture of a saucer gun
in action here:

And finally, there's an item called a "Helicopter Toy" which appears
to be the work of a hobbyist rather than a toy manufacturer, but
appears very professionally made just the same:


In addition to the above, I happen to be the proud owner of the
"Flying Saucer -- Complete with Launcher" set that comes with four
brightly colored disks, each about four inches across.

I must admit that my toy looks to be a bit sturdier and more well-made
than the ones above that are commercially available, with the
exception of the Skyrocopter.  My "Flying Saucer", which cost $2.99,
is distributed by "Marvelous Thomas" and is manufactured in China.  I
have no more information about it than that, at the moment, but I can
inquire at my local toy shop for more details if you're interested.


I hope this meets your needs.  But as I said above, if you need
information beyond what I've provided here, all you need do is ask for
a Clarification, and I am at your service.

search strategy:  Google search on:  
"pull the string" toy (fly OR flying OR flies)
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