One of my favorite toys from my childhood was Milton Bradley's Star Bird. Produced to capitalize on the success of Star Wars, the Star Bird was a very cool toy that I remember wanting ever since I saw it at Children's Palace a few months before Christmas, 1978. I definitely remember asking Santa for it and was very happy when it showed up under the tree.
I played with this thing non stop for a long time. I managed to hold onto it all these years. It's still in decent shape and I'm really glad I managed to keep it. It's one of my all time favorite toys.