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ta0

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The wackiest top ever sold
« on: May 29, 2015, 02:12:23 PM »

Yours is not the first spinning top to wear wool (or at least synthetic yarn) on the crown. So does the latest addition to my collection. Here it is spinning (not many collectors would dare):

The wizzzer is Hairy Hurry with Skelter Helter riding on it. They are from the Happidiculous World of the Upsys Downsys (Mattel 1969).
It is the wackiest top I have and I bet one of the two wackiest tops ever made.

i tip my toque and that of my top to you sir, your new aquisition takes the cake  :o never have i seen such a magnifisent sight as "hairy hurry" and "skelter helter" @-@

For your amusement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oayFuKBn3-U

This is the Downsy's wizzzer. If one day I get the Upsy's version, Furry-Hurry Hithery-Thithery, I'll also post a video, so you can compare and vote.
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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 03:20:13 PM »

oh god i lold, i lold hard  ;D
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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 04:44:44 PM »

Congratulations!  I know you've been after those for a while now.  Wacky indeed... :o

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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2015, 10:11:46 AM »

Congratulations!  I know you've been after those for a while now.  Wacky indeed... :o
Yeah, I had wanted one of these wizzzers for a long time. The problem is that they are very coveted by the Upsy Downsy collectors (were in production for a single year) so they were always too expensive. Besides, the tails (the devilish heart on this one and the green hand on the other one) are often missing. Other parts easily break, specially the glasses on this one. And the tips of old wizzzers dry up and sometimes disintegrate while revving them up (but I do have a few 3D printed replacements if that was the case). So, the video above is a rare sight  ;)
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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 12:49:19 AM »

I finally got the other top, the Furry Hurry wizzzer with Hithery Thithery riding on top. And this was in the sealed package!  :)
As I decided to take it out, I thought I could make an unboxing video as you will not find many of these 50 year old tops coming out of the box for the first time.  ::)
I did not edit the videos, so it's in two parts and a little long for what it shows. Also, I'm not sure if I'm playing with spinning tops or dolls!  :P  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8NLhAcEPy4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4I96igFYUk
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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 11:00:42 AM »

Wow... never had seen this.. this is indeed special!!! :P
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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 11:14:23 AM »

Thanks for the unboxing Ta0. Very special whizzers indeed. Dolls or tops, they must have brought fun and lots of play in their day, although I imagine they might have had the same luck as you in getting the whole contraption to spin.
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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2019, 02:29:46 PM »

What a great find! I remember my Sister had a Downsy doll but no Wizzzer. Thanks for showing that.
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2019, 04:02:34 PM »

How about the wackiest top ever made, sold or otherwise? Any candidates?
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 04:22:44 PM by Jeremy McCreary »
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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2019, 06:18:47 PM »

How about the wackiest top ever made, sold or otherwise? Any candidates?
I think you will have to use some non-Lego parts to make something wackier than these, but I want to see what you come up with.  ;D
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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2019, 07:33:46 PM »

How about the wackiest top ever made, sold or otherwise? Any candidates?
I think you will have to use some non-Lego parts to make something wackier than these, but I want to see what you come up with.  ;D

Well, the top I made for National Broccoli Day is pretty wacky, but I'll take that as a challenge to make the wackiest top I can.
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 08:33:17 PM by Jeremy McCreary »
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Re: The wackiest top ever sold
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2019, 05:59:36 PM »

For your amusement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oayFuKBn3-U

This is the Downsy's wizzzer. If one day I get the Upsy's version, Furry-Hurry Hithery-Thithery, I'll also post a video, so you can compare and vote.

Hmm, stiil struggling if it should be uploaded to spintricks or not...
Ok...  :-X
« Last Edit: March 12, 2019, 06:01:42 PM by Mermouy »
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