Spinetic Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on our Spinetic giveaway! Reading all your comments was really fun, and it shows why many of you were so passionate about these spinners. Without further ado, here’s the giveaway draw:

Congratulations to Leo Villanueva! You’ll be getting a Spinetic Spinner of your choosing – either an X or an Y! Here’s why Leo likes Spinetic products:spinetic spinners

Again, a big thanks for everyone who participated and I can’t wait to do this all again next time! ūüôā

 

16 Unusual fidget toys to inspire you

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16 unusual fidget toys

In the month and a bit since I launched this website I’ve seen fidget toys blossom and grow in numbers in a way I didn’t predict and wouldn’t have believed. And they’re getting more and more popular, too: I’ve got a fidget spinner or the fidget cube with me for a couple of months now, and fewer people are surprised about them or didn’t know about them before.

Up until now, on EDC Toys we’ve covered fidget spinners extensively, so I decided to make a post to bring some of the lesser known fidget toys in the spotlight. The 17 toys below are all from Amazon, because going outside of it would’ve made this post hundreds of toys long. Some of them have been featured here before, most have not, but they’re all making my fingers twitch. I’ve left their original descriptions from Amazon, and tried to explain them, or at least their presence here.

Without further ado, here are the…

17 unusual fidget toys

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Meet your Makers #2: Spinetic

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Almost a month ago I premiered the interview series called Meet your Makers, where I try to show you a bit of the¬†behind the scenes of a fidget toy maker’s life. In the time since then I tried to get in touch with more manufacturers, and to my surprise and delight more of them have agreed to take part in my small interview series.

In today’s episode I teamed up with Joshua, the owner and creator behind Spinetic Spinners, some of the most popular fidget toys out there and definitely the most popular on EDC Toys. Every time I ask you for recommendations the top ones I get are Spinetic spinners. And his website,¬†https://spinetic-spinners.com/, is probably on top of everyone’s daily bookmarks, just to see if any spinners are back in stock.

Not only was Joshua kind enough to sit down with me and answer my questions, but he agreed to host a giveaway for one lucky reader. So keep reading until the very end, when I’ll tell you all about this giveaway.

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Welcome to the March Race

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February’s contest ended this week and I for one had fun organizing it. I’m sure at least one of you guys also liked it!

In March we’re doing things differently. It’s going to be more complex, with a few more rules, but overall I think we’re gonna have more fun this month. Introducing…

The March Race

This March we’re kicking it into high gear. I know you love spinners and I know many of you have one at home, and I’ve seen many of you brag about your spin times. So¬†let’s race!

To win this month’s contest and the $50 prize that comes with it¬†by having the longest spin time on your spinner. You must be able to prove this with video – the standard photo showing your time won’t be enough, or else I’m sure someone will win with a time of ten hours.

And that’s it! Enter the contest by leaving a comment below, and remember to link to the video of your spinner actually spinning for the time you say it does. I’ll be posting updates when the number one spot has been overtaken, so subscribing to the newsletter won’t hurt if you want to be up to date with the race.

Bonus round: the fastest ten spinners will enter a draw to win another $50 prize! So you can win a $50 fidget toy (or cash equivalent) by:

  • having the best time on your spinner
  • having a top 10 time and being lucky.

Based on the feedback I received so far I want to level the playing field so that everyone has a fair chance. I’m open to suggestions on how to make the rules fair for everyone, but so far the number one rule is:

The only “spin” that’s accepted is the natural one. No using compressed air cans, magnets or other contraptions that would aritficially drive up your spin time.

And… we’re off! Good luck and have fun!

Edit: many of you pointed out that the contest in its current form will give some spinner owners an unfair advantage. After thinking it over, you’re right. I’m open to all suggestions to level the playing field, but without outright banning any spinner. I’m thinking of adding an extra prize and having one prize for low cost spinners, one for more expensive ones and the draw where the top times from each category would enter. What are your thoughts?

Congratulations to our first contest winner!

A little under a month ago I launched EDC Toys’ first contest – I invited you to tell me what your favorite EDC toy is, and 45 of you took me up on my offer! I won’t drag this along, so without further ado here’s how I randomly extracted the winner:

Congratulations to Steven, who won with the comment below. I’ll be in contact in just a few minutes so we can get you your very own FlyAwayToys Falcon.

edc toys winner

Stay tuned – the next contest will be here soon!