I'm sorry that Dave's wonderful Halloween tour of Monster High has been locked because this is related to his collection. Although I don't collect "dolls" and know little about them, a while back I acquired a little female figure in a job lot of action figures I bought from a charity shop. While giving everything its customary bath I noticed she appeared to have a very powerful magnet in her head.
Asked Dave about it and he was able to identify her as "Astra Nova". I posted a pic here of her in what I assumed was her space craft, but apparently that was Wonder Woman's Invisible Plane.
Anyway, Dave was also able to tell me that Astra originally had a stand that allowed her to literally "hover" in mid air.
Of course I could see those on the net but I had no way to see it happen in reality.
That is until yesterday, when I went to a coastal town for the day and decided to do the Charity Shops there. Found an excellent Peacekeepers Soldier in full uniform for only $2, and just as I was about to leave, a mate I was shopping with pulled something out of a large toy box and said "What the hell would this thing be?"
Staff had no idea, but I immediately recognised it as the hover-stand!
Now it's actually one that's meant for another Monster High doll called Boo York because the imagery is Empire State and graveyards rather that outerspace, but the principle is the same.
Here's the stand and that doll.
Anyway, a good clean and new batteries and now Astra Nova hovers like a hummingbird!
Here she is hovering on YouTube. The purple jewel-like thing also has a coloured "disco" effect that pulses to whatever music you play.
Overall, must say it's quite an effective illusion! NO STRINGS!https://youtu.be/4tbal5Vq02A