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Title: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Kirk on August 09, 2015, 07:58:00 AM
Why is this not on the Spintastics (or any other) web site yet?  Mine arrives Thursday!
SOLD
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPINTASTICS-Torch-Spin-Top-LED-Lighted-NEW-in-Card-Vintage-FREE-SHIPPING-/131282934722

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Oh!  Now I see why it is not on the web. I missed the word "vintage" I hope to be doing wire walkers after dark Thursday :)
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Jack on August 09, 2015, 09:35:52 AM
kirk for the win!!! congradulations sir  :)
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Kirk on August 09, 2015, 11:25:07 PM
Now that I know it is vintage I wonder if anyone knows anything about it.  When were they made? Are they common or rare? Do they work well?
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Kirk on August 14, 2015, 09:44:27 PM
It arrived!  After all these years (no idea how many) it lit on the first spin.  It is a bit temperamental but fun!
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: MarkHayward on August 16, 2015, 02:00:25 PM
I have one of those that I got from Dale back in the day. Maybe around 1997? Mine always worked well. The light-up part is centrifugal so it can get funky and need adjustment, but I think it's a cool top.
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Jack on August 16, 2015, 02:56:04 PM
we need footage of this mysterious top @-@
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Myk_Myk on August 16, 2015, 09:41:32 PM
I got excited after Googling it to see an ebay listing, only to figure out it was for the one you had already bought...  :(
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: MarkHayward on August 17, 2015, 12:04:36 AM
Haha, bummer!
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Dick Stohr on August 17, 2015, 07:42:48 AM
I am not sure that I would call these "vintage". It is a clear sidewinder top with a torch circuit card. I have more that a few left over in my inventory. But they are all in storage and since the move is not over getting to them is very low on my priority list. I was at the US Nats when Dale first showed his light yo-yo. That would have been the 1997/1999 time frame. The same circuit card with two button batteries an LED bulb and a centrifugal switch is used in the torch yo-yo and top. I think that the top was a few years after the yo-yo. If Dale has his old price sheets he can pin down the time better.
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Kirk on August 18, 2015, 02:27:07 PM
I am not sure that I would call these "vintage".
"Vintage" is a relative term.  I will soon be driving a "Vintage" car not because I am so very into old cars but because I am cheap and Georgia law will soon let me have vintage tag on my minivan.  :)
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Jack on August 18, 2015, 09:10:03 PM

"Vintage" is a relative term.  I will soon be driving a "Vintage" car not because I am so very into old cars but because I am cheap and Georgia law will soon let me have vintage tag on my minivan.  :)

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Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Myk_Myk on August 18, 2015, 10:23:55 PM
The same circuit card with two button batteries an LED bulb and a centrifugal switch is used in the torch yo-yo and top. I think that the top was a few years after the yo-yo.

Are you saying we could easily make our own!?!?  ;D *runs to dig up Sidewinder and Torch yo-yo...
Title: Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
Post by: Dick Stohr on August 19, 2015, 06:38:21 AM
Well, "easily" is a relative term but yes.