On the heals of the 1970 Sky Show Set, Mattel released a new variation in 1971: the Flyin’ Circus Set.
The Flyin’ Circus comes with a Custom Fleetside Aerolauncher, 3 planes, 2 Zopters, 10 feet of orange track, 4 joiners, 1 universal clamp, 1 red trestle, 1 track trigger to launch the planes and 1 Zopter-Port.
The 3 planes include a yellow race plane for gliding/barrel rolls, a blue delta wing plane for diving/barrel rolls and a green flying wing plane for loops. The Zopters come in blue/yellow and yellow/blue colors and function like helicopters.
While the planes can only be launched by an Aerolauncher, the Zopters can be sent flying from the Zopter-Port by any Hot Wheels vehicle. The Zopter-Port works by placing a Zopter on the black mount and turning the Zopter’s blades clockwise. This winds up the Zopter-Port. When a car hits the Zopter-Port’s trigger mechanism the Zopter’s blades are sent spinning by the twirling mount and the Zopter lifts off into the air.
So there you have it. The 1971 Hot Wheels Flyin’ Circus Set.
It’s still fast. Still fun.
Here’s some pics of the Zopter Pak by itself.