THERE ARE A THOUsand points at which a toy company can pull the plug on a product in which it has lost faith. One is early viability testing, which Sky Dancer had passed with flying colors, even if the flying-color prototype wobbled. If there is one Rubicon in the process, however, it is the day of cutting steel.
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These popular mid-’90s flying toys were recalled after just six years on the market following reports of over 100 injuries. That’s about 9 million Sky Dancers recalled!
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Sky Dancers (and their less flouncy counterpart, Dragon Flyz) were first released in 1994 by Galoob. Kids are pretty much always fascinatedby toys that can fly, so of course they were a big hit â figuratively literally. Raise your hand if you managedto release a plastic fairy or dragonfly monster right into your face with apoorly-timed ripcord pull!
"You know," Rivers says dubiously to the kids, "some people say that flying toys are only for boys. Is that true?" The response is immediate: "No!" The notion that anything could be "only for boys" is summarily rejected. Then Rivers's tone changes. She has the girls close their eyes and then reads a brief set piece from her clipboard: "I'd like to welcome you to the enchanted world of Sky Dancers! Each beautiful Sky Dancer unfolds her elegant wings and flies with the wind. . . ." She goes on to evoke ocean waves and shimmering moons -- cue words to let the Sky Dancer whammy take effect.