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.
How did Day 1 at Spinetic look like?
Depends on what you define as Day 1. Day 1 of the launch was exciting but I didn’t have too many products yet, not even the X or Y. Overall it was not very climatic. However Day 1 of the X and Y launch was insane. I was planning to sell maybe 50 and we did over triple that within the first few hours. I frantically set up a shipping station in my bed room to quickly get the orders ready. Stayed up all night boxing them up to get them out next day or so.
What’s the first fidget toy you ever made?
A 3D printed one I found on a website called shapeways. I immediately was hooked and launched my 3d modeling program and created the 1st version of the X.
Which spinner do you like more – the X or the Y?
Personally I like the X more. There aren’t too many 4 arm spinners on the market so I like how unique it is.
You’re on a deserted island and you’re allowed to wish a single Spinetic product to appear next to you. Which is it?
Again probably the X in Stainless Steel.
Do you own another fidget item? If so, which one?
Yes of course! I currently own several from other makers and have more on the way. We are a community and love supporting each other which is the reason why I also resell some of theirs alongside our designs.
How does your relationship with your fan base?
I try to be personal and honest with them. Making sure they are informed, happy, and responded to by an actual human being quickly are my top priorities.
Did you expect the reaction you got from customers?
I expected good feedback but when people started reaching out to me, when they arrived, telling me stories on how they love the product or how it helps them with some certain condition, it’s hits home for me. I didn’t start this business to make money, I started it to give people an affordable/quality product and great service. These spinners are so new and the avenues to get one are very restricted and I feel we opened the flood gates.
What’s your all-time favorite customer?
I can’t find the email, but this customer reached out and thanked me. He sent almost a page telling me how much he appreciated what we were doing and how he supports us. And he didn’t even purchase anything. He has since gotten and order from us but it was awesome to hear from a customer that wanted to praise us for just being us.
Plans for the future: how does 2018 look like for Spinetic?
So much to do and so little time. We have many things planned and a lot that’s under wraps and hush hush. But overall we want to expand our reach and be able to get spinners to every single person who is in the market for one.
Here’s how to win a Spinetic toy
As I was saying at the top of the post, Joshua was awesome enough to put one of his spinners up for grabs for our giveaway. Here’s how you can win one:
Leave a comment below and let us know what it is that makes Spinetic spinners stand apart, in your opinion. What do you like about them most?
We’ll randomly choose one winner at the end of the work week, so our winner will enter the weekend with a smile on their face. Remember to subscribe to our newsletter, all news goes there first! Also, remember to tell us if you prefer a Spinetic X or Spinetic Y, so we can choose the best