Toys of the Eighties, Hovercraft
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Hovercraft was a white flying saucer about 12" in diameter with a small fan in the middle to let it hover about 1/16" off the ground with a docking station that charged up the batteries. Push it gently and it travels far across a hard floor. cant find a pic anywhere.
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Amber - December 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I think this was actually calles "The Air Car Hovercraft". I googled it and found an image.
aaron - March 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I think this hovercraft was called Phantom Four. It was white with blue and red stripes. I have not been able to find any info on the net. Any ideas on the manufacturer?
Jason Eaton - September 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I had this too - it is driving me CRAZY, trying to find more info on it. I think the docking station used a 9 volt. Yoda (the smallest action figure I had) was still too heavy to carry, so it pretty much operated by itself, once launched. It would be 1980 or so that I had this toy. White plastic - I too remember it as the Phantom 4 (or fantom 4, maybe?). MAN I hope someone IDs this thing eventually. I have no idea where it came from - for all I know, my grandmother purchased it at the Navy PX and it's some strange "overseas" toy that never made a splash in the pop culture collective mind. But it is indelibly marked in mine...
Jason Eaton - September 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh - and I don't think it was 12" across... I think it was smaller.
Kodama - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I found this page while looking for info on a toy I got Christmas 1979 - it may be what you are talking about. See the photo labeled "history of a geeky girl 1" on my Flickr account. Doesn't seem to be alot of info out there about it.
Shozbot - January 28, 2009 - Report this comment
It WAS called Phantom Four!
MOZZI - August 21, 2009 - Report this comment
It is called "Fantom 4 Hover Craft" It was made by Schaper toys Minneapolis MN in 1979. maker of the original Cooties game(they were Later acquired by TYCO. I know this because I have one and its original box with sticker sheet. Thinking about throwing it on eBay.
SHAZAM - October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I had one to. I try to exsplane it to my kids how it hovered across the floor. They really dont care though. Anyone no if an atari still in the box with games pong,combat,frogger and pitfall exset. is worth anything
Chris - October 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I have one, but it is missing parts and I think the rechargable battery in the hovercraft is dead as it won't take a charge. Thinking of tossing it.
jim - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
just found mine in the loft still works
Jason Eaton - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I would love to get one again - or at least SEE it. If any one has one for sale, please email me jason at jason eaton dot com ... so relieved that other people remember this thing.
Jason Eaton - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Ahh - pics in this thread, yess!!!
Vincenzo - August 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember seeing the commercial for the first time and thinking "I want one! NOW!" One of the most memorable toys I ever had. That and Big Trak! I think Phantom was manufactured by a company called Schaper.
cj - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
i have one of these in pretty good shape with the box. i am putting it on ebay tomorrow if you are interested email me at sb454chevy@aol.com thanks
Melanie - November 04, 2010 - Report this comment
This was one of the greatest toys ever made! I loved it!! I have 2 for sale. They both are in great shape given the age. The rechargeable battery does not work in either. e-mail if you are interested. md5291@gmail.com
Brenzor - November 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I got one for Xmas in the late 70's/ early 80's. There was a defect and the saucer would never charge. My folks took me back to TRU where there was a very large number of people also returning them. I have been looking for a working unit for years with no luck.
Henry - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the same experience with this toy. Saw it on TV, HAD to have it, got it and it would never even work once. We returned it. In retrospect I wish I would have kept it for the nostalgia. I have never seen one since. I thought it was called Hovercraft VII. It had a little space port and a cord to plug it in. If one shows up, I'd love to buy it. Are there any pics?
does anyone have this - February 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I just purchased one and need to see an image of the area around the fan on the inside of the spaceship.
Brenzor - March 25, 2011 - Report this comment
just found this video, surprisingly easy, after looking for so long. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKI-Vo9wkCY
Robert Evenson - April 18, 2011 - Report this comment
My favorite toy when I was a kid next to my Big Trax...
TownshendFan - October 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I was given two of these as gifts in the same year and neither one ever worked, brand new out of the box. A bad joke of a toy.
Alvin - December 09, 2011 - Report this comment
I just found one in a toy box I didn't even know I had. Found lots of old goodies. This one is brand new, box never opened, not even now. So I don't know if this one is like some others that didn't work right out of the box. It's named-Fantom 4 Hover Craft.
phillip - February 25, 2012 - Report this comment
It took four batteries in the base ( c sized?) and my rechargeable battery for the fan must've gone bad too because I remember for years trying to get it to work again, but it didn't. fond memories!
james woods - June 16, 2012 - Report this comment
If there is anyone out there with one that works and is clean or never used,cash is in hand..call me just got home from iraq and im rebuilding my toy collection as piece of mine to unwined from war..call me anytime,asap please...#631-522-2783
james woods - December 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I GOT MY TOY..HA HA HA MY COLLECTION IS GETTIN NICE..PERFECT CLEAN TOY AND EXTREMLY RARE NOT FOR SALE EVER..
Rik Trik - January 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I had one when I was a kid. I'm sure it a sticker set so you could decorate it. Mine had glow in the dark stickers.
Bill - April 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I had one as a kid, first flight off the top of the staircase, 1st and only flight.
Mezz - May 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Yeah I had 1 too. Definately called the fantom 4. I still remember the tv add for them. I got mine to work once on christmas day then never again lol.
Brian - June 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I have one and the original box; box is a bit banged up. Mine also does not seem to charge anymore. It takes four D batteries. I assume the battery in the saucer is toast or a wire is severed somewhere. Also considering tossing it.

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