I had a yellow verti-bird with the cardboard burning building, victim, stretcher, and road blocks. A great toy...spent many hours with zippin' around in circles, until the two wires that spun the blades snapped clean off. I used to like taking it outside and doing liftoffs in the garden....the blowing sand made things seem somewhat more real.
Jasman toys came out with a copy of the verti-bird a few years back. I picked one up for old times sake, but it never seemed to have the same abilities (wouldnt fly as high, nor go as fast) as the classic one.
"Crayons taste like purple!"