Balloon Race to Devil’s Canyon from Kenner (1974)

Kenner Products’ line of High Adventure playsets encouraged children to send their Scout figures on action-packed adventures in the great outdoors. Steve and Bob Scout took their chances on snowy ridges, wilderness look-out towers, and in hot air balloons.

The Balloon Race to Devil’s Canyon playset came complete with an inflatable balloon, observation basket, hooks, and string. The set-up was quick so the adventures could begin immediately. By simply manipulating the string, the balloon would “float” up and down as Steve and Bob enjoyed the view. A mini comic, included in the package, ignited the imagination and created a platform for future adventures.

Up, up, and away!

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