Painted Spin Tops
Good quality, unique toy
I've purchased these several times for the treasure box in my classroom. My students enjoy these much more than the cheap, plastic ones. They spin well and are a great value!
January 21, 2012
Great old fashioned toy
Nice treat bag item. Great for little hands.
November 5, 2011
Purchased for a Treasure box
They were smaller than I anticipated. But in good condition.
December 23, 2014
These were great party favors. Loved the colors and they work beautifully.
June 24, 2014
Not a good choice for my group
The quality of this toy is fine, but the children (ages 5-12) didn't show much interest in them.
June 6, 2014
Usually very good
We've bought these three times for our school store. The first time, the colors were relatively dull, but they sold anyway. The second and third times the paint colors had vastly improved -- much brighter and more attractive. The later orders sold much more quickly than the first because they were prettier. I don't know if they will continue to be as nice, but even the duller colors were popular with our kids (4th-6th grade), so I would recommend them. I've seen reviews that said the tops wouldn't spin, but every one we tried did.
May 28, 2014
not worth it
I purchased these tops because I like the wood quality. But these tops DO NOT spin. No matter how much we tried, they tipped over all the time. So disappointing ...
December 3, 2012
Really wanted to love these...
Being a Waldorf mom, I really wanted to love these wooden tops. I almost bought the plain wooden tops so the kids could decorate their own, but in the end chose these as they were smaller shape and had high review.
In the end, to use, the tops works well. They are balanced decently but do take a firm fast twist of the hand to spin that younger children find difficult to do. They do have a metal tab at the tip to help it keep spinning longer.
The painting of the designs, while attractive was messy and irregular. They looked cheap. I was almost embarrassed to give them away. I tried to use sandpaper to smooth out the wood and erase the color but it looked worse. In the end, I gave them away and one mother looked at it and said "oh, did you have your child paint them? How sweet!". That alone can tell you the quality of decoration.
The kids still enjoyed playing with them briefly but no one took them home. In the end, for the average consumer, these are better than yet another plastic toy! But it is sad to accustom a child to expect such low standards and accept the idea of 'disposable' toys (which was the whole point of getting something wood).
October 30, 2012
Painted Spin tops
These tops are not the same as seen on the catalog on-line. Moreover, the tops are dull in color, not as festive as they look on line and the size is actually quite boring if i was a child.
October 12, 2012
They really spin well!
Although they aren't quite as vibrant in color as pictured, these old fashioned tops spin well and held the attention of preschoolers and first graders.There's a little metal piece on the bottom tip that enables it to spin so well. These are worth the cost. I intend to buy more.
September 7, 2012