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 71 
 on: May 13, 2018, 12:00:58 PM 
Started by ta0 - Last post by mailman
I need to renew!  The trouble is remembering how.   :-[

Did I sign up via PayPal?  If so, I wonder what my password is?  Can you tell that I'm not the techiest guy?

You can go to this page: https://www.spintops.org/membership.html and click on the button that says: Join ITSA

Or you can just log to your paypal account, click on Money/Send or Request Money/Send to Friends and Family (so we are not charged the fee), enter the email "treasurer(AT)spintops.org" and $10. PLEASE, write your name, forum nickname, and mailing address on the message box.

If you prefer to send a check, send me a pm for the address.

Thanks!!!!

I have tried and tried to access my PayPal account, but to no avail.  It keeps telling me that some of my information is incorrect, although it has been the same for years, and I have it written down.  I don't know what the problem is....

 72 
 on: May 13, 2018, 12:44:52 AM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by CUPER
Espero poder asistir en este aniversariocomo hago para contactarte amigo mike

 73 
 on: May 12, 2018, 08:17:04 PM 
Started by the Earl of Whirl - Last post by valerieyo
Dale and I plan to be there.  Outside humidity is awful for players who have spent so much time practicing.  It might be a beautiful cool day but it could be hot and humid.  I vote indoors.

 74 
 on: May 12, 2018, 02:58:53 PM 
Started by Kirk - Last post by butterfingers
Thanks, Tao. No need to cart one to Ohio! It's interesting to see related applications in toys beyond the traditional spin top.

 75 
 on: May 12, 2018, 12:07:31 PM 
Started by Kirk - Last post by ta0
Spin buggy? I would have loved this when I was a kid....I still think it's a great toy! Didn't know it existed until your post. Thanks for sharing.
The photo of the box with the two spin buggys in one box is from a current auction on Ebay. More common were the two buggys (T-Square and PitBoss) sold in separate boxes, which are the ones I have. By the way, I have an extra one I can bring you to Miamisburg, if you are interested. At the Nagoya museum I saw a third version that I have not seen anywhere else. One thing most are missing is a rubber band on the right tire, I think to compensate for uneven traction.

 76 
 on: May 12, 2018, 11:56:20 AM 
Started by Mermouy - Last post by Myk_Myk
I only remember sporadically to pop in over here. So glad I did, and discovered this!

Thanks for taking the time to put this amazing resource together!

 77 
 on: May 11, 2018, 05:43:54 PM 
Started by Kirk - Last post by butterfingers
Spin buggy? I would have loved this when I was a kid....I still think it's a great toy! Didn't know it existed until your post. Thanks for sharing.

 78 
 on: May 11, 2018, 04:07:43 PM 
Started by yoyospin - Last post by ta0
After listening to the NPR program again, I can only wonder if the fidget spinner contributed to the bankruptcy of ToyRUS.  :-\
I kinda doubt it.
I said it jokingly. But that article does say:
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Toys R Us has literally scrambled the jets trying to meet the demand of this year's break-out toy, handheld whirligig known as a "fidget spinner."

And then there is this one from May 2017:
walmart-toys-r-us-cant-keep-demand-fidget-spinners

A third of a million views is not bad, Jeremy! I'm also sorry it's for the fidget and not a top.  :-\

 79 
 on: May 11, 2018, 04:29:20 AM 
Started by yoyospin - Last post by Jeremy McCreary
I don't see these spinners having the same sort of long appeal that has allowed things like yoyos and spintops to stay around so long.

Doubt you'll get much argument around here, and certainly not from me. But yesterday, I got this comment on the LEGO top video below it...
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My mom says tops are the first attempt at fidget spinners

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAL97hRYvk0

Having made roughly 800 LEGO tops and dozens of fidget spinners, I'd say that mom's badly mistaken no matter how you interpret this. Since the video first appeared in April, 2017, it's gathered 75k views and 369 likes -- sadly, my most viewed LEGO top video by a factor of 14!

But this fidget spinner video, posted a month later, has collected 353k views and 1,462 likes. My sense is that the viewing rate peaked 6-8 months ago and has been declining steadily ever since.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsyD4iTeWFM


 80 
 on: May 11, 2018, 01:13:49 AM 
Started by Kirk - Last post by ta0
The O-rings of Sidewinders left lots of marks on the walls when I was learning to throw.  ::)

Talking about tops and racers, you could get both with the 1970 Spin Buggys with Wizzzer motors:




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