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Cheap $3 Firefly Toy is Awesome

My kids giggled ecstatically as they watched the colorful LED lights spin back to earth against the evening sky, each trying to catch it before it landed. This simple toy I picked up on a whim turned out to be a real winner, and the best part: it was only three dollars!

toy-firefly-pack Every once in a while you stumble upon a toy that is so simple and delightful you wonder why it’s not in every child’s toy box. The ‘Firefly’ (also sold under other names) is a rubber band-launched helicopter with LED lights. It’s little more than a plastic wing with a light and a rubber band launcher. The toy can be launched some 40 feet in the air, then twirls back to earth shining with it’s bright LED.

A couple of caveats: The LED circuit in my flyer was a little touchy and the lights would go out occasionally. Also, use caution! Make sure that you are using it in an unobstructed area to avoid kid collisions. Other than that this toy packs a lot of wow for just a few dollars.

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