Star Bird was an electronic space
ship toy line produced by Milton Bradley from 1979 through about
1981. The ships had flashing lasers and made engine sounds.
There was a ball bearing inside that would change the sound of
the motor to accelerating or decelerating depending on how you
had the noise pointed. The main ship was made of sections that
could be detached to create separate ships. For example, the
end of each wing had a detachable ship called an “interceptor”,
and the rotating laser turret could be detached to double as an
escape pod. Also available was the Space Avenger, the Intruder,
and the Command Base.