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Kirk

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SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« on: August 09, 2015, 07:58:00 AM »

Why is this not on the Spintastics (or any other) web site yet?  Mine arrives Thursday!
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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 :)
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Jack

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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2015, 09:35:52 AM »

kirk for the win!!! congradulations sir  :)
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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #2 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?
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Kirk

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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #3 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!
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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2015, 02:56:04 PM »

we need footage of this mysterious top @-@
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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #6 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...  :(
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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2015, 12:04:36 AM »

Haha, bummer!
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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #9 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.  :)
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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #10 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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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #11 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...
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Re: SPINTASTICS Torch Spin Top LED-Lighted
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2015, 06:38:21 AM »

Well, "easily" is a relative term but yes.
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