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Variety of computer printed spinners

The last shipment of the hottest toys on the market --  fidget spinners -- numbered 197 at Walgreen’s in North Platte. They sold out in just one day.

Walgreen’s hopes to have another shipment by mid-week, or next weekend at the latest, clerk Stephanie Jarnigin said.

Fidget spinners are simple enough, with a ball bearing in the middle, plus three “paddles” on the most common model.

The spinner can be used as a simple plaything. Players devise tricks, such as spinning it on top of one finger, or a pen, or tossing it in the air and catching it with two fingers while it is still spinning.

Spinners come in a variety of colors and materials. They can be made of plastic with computerized 3D printers, and ball bearings can be bought at skate shops.

Although they are at the height of their popularity, they were invented in the 1980s by Catherine Hettinger, a woman who was concerned about children’s violence and was looking for a peaceful toy for them, according to a report in Money magazine.

Spinners first found favor of people with attention deficits, giving them something to utilize part of their active mind.

The toys have not created big problems at the schools, according to top administrators at North Platte and St. Pat's.

The fidget spinner is in the same vein as toys of the past, such as the yo-yo, the hula hoop, the Frisbee, and the spinning top, which was created in antiquity.

The spinner is ranked with the Pokemon Go game of last summer among the world’s most popular entertainment of recent years.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/7/2017
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