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1.0 out of 5 stars Totally over priced parlour trick. Not much science., 23 Nov. 2008
This review is from: Science Museum My Mystery Mid Air Floating UFO (Toy)
I bought one of these on the basis of an instore display and the blurb on the packaging.
I took it back to the shop the next day, realising I'd been had.

The packaging and especially the video - online at YouTube - is SERIOUSLY misleading.

Do you get a flying toy? - NO.
Does the UFO fly on its own? - Not unless you throw it like a frisbee.
How does the UFO lift off and hover? - It is on a string (Yes really).
What do you get for your money? - Cardboard UFO, thin treads, instructions on making your performance look believable.
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Initial post: 16 Dec 2008 12:26:23 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2009 18:45:00 GMT
alwyncooper says:
Hi and Thanks for your comment.

My whole issue is that this toy/trick was packaged in a misleading way.
The UK packaging implies that the item can fly due to it's advanced composite materials.
If I wanted a frisbee, I would have bought one.

With respect - If it had been for sale at $7.50 I wouldn't be laughing so hard. $75 is one hell of a markup!
Marketing only works if you don't give the trick away.

I would love it to appear to be levitating, but that would be science; I can think of a few ways this could be achieved, none of which involve cardboard on a string.

I thank you...

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2010 21:06:49 BDT
Exactly - it isn't science, it's a cheap party trick. The Science Museum should be ashamed to be endorsing this: the sum total of the science is "You see this string, right? It's, like, so strong..."

Absolute pile of crap.
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