Get your Giant Solar Powered UFO Airship

This ad ran in a lot of magazines in the early 1980s (maybe earlier as well). Of course, being obsessed with UFOs at the time, I wanted to try it out. This was another one of those send-aways that my Mom prevented me from getting. She was convinced they were all junk, which they probably were. She was also convinced that even if this worked a little that I would either get it caught in power lines and electrocute myself or that it would go high enough to get into trouble with our local airports.

I have my doubts this thing would have ever gotten off the ground, but her fear-based tactics worked and the money for my Giant Solar Powered UFO Airship, stayed safely in my pocket. Until I blew it on pizza, candy and video games.

I have learned in recent years, that thing was actually pretty large and on a warm day could actually get some altitude. That would have been truly thrilling as a kid, even if their was the risk of electrocution and aviation police.

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Turns out you can still get these magnificent beast. ThinkGeek has them (and you can see how large they are) for just $17.99.

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