What a tacky piece of design/marketing. No wonder it's left on the clearance shelf. If this was really retro it would have a bit of wide-bore transparent flexible hose and an inflatable hood that took longer to dry your hair than just leaving it alone would have.
Edit: When I was searching for an illustration for the link above, I found that these hood attachments are still very much available and look even dafter now than they did 50 years ago!
I'll be heading home tomorrow I hope. Mum still worryingly unstable - physically speaking - but the wonderful Mel will be around to keep an eye on her for the next couple of days, and then sister R, and then I may be back next weekend. We'll see.