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Fidget Spinners (and other toys) Thread [Image heavy]

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Aedus, 19 Feb 2017.

  1. KiNgPiN83


    Joined: 16 Nov 2003

    Posts: 4,946

    :D :D Not sure my neighbours or indeed family would go for that.
  2. ttaskmaster


    Joined: 11 Sep 2013

    Posts: 11,412

    You can get Practice Pads, which are nice and quiet...
    But you'll also discover all the cool surfaces around you and what beautiful music they make! :D
  3. Diddums


    Joined: 24 Oct 2012

    Posts: 21,488

    Location: London

    Sir this post was very entertaining to read, you are clearly on point today. Please do continue.
  4. ttaskmaster


    Joined: 11 Sep 2013

    Posts: 11,412

    Some days people get where I'm coming from, other times not so much...
  5. boxman2000


    Joined: 10 Mar 2009

    Posts: 4,473

    Location: South West

    One guy I know said it helped him quit smoking as he often found he didn't know what to do with his hands and when he had the urge for a cig he use the spinner.
  6. FoxEye


    Joined: 17 Feb 2006

    Posts: 28,819

    Location: Cornwall

    If that's not a euphemism, it really should be!
  7. boxman2000


    Joined: 10 Mar 2009

    Posts: 4,473

    Location: South West

    I have a mini fidget cube and although I don't suffer from anxiety etc I do find it quite relaxing, particularly the smooth thumb-groove one and the 5-spot buttons.
  8. ttaskmaster


    Joined: 11 Sep 2013

    Posts: 11,412

  9. benneh


    Joined: 9 Apr 2004

    Posts: 9,162

    Location: Nr. brumijum

    Just to say, I purchased this for someone, and they must have changed the stock. It's really light, the bearing's terrible, loads of movement etc, and it spins for about a minute, give or take. Avoid :D.
  10. Beans on toast Dave


    Joined: 27 Mar 2004

    Posts: 4,344

    Location: Telford

    i ordered one, it never turned up
  11. Minibiker


    Joined: 27 Mar 2016

    Posts: 6,580

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    It's stil spinning its way to you
  12. Efour


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 27,412

    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

    I saw a kid at the bus stop with one yesterday.

    My beautiful isolated world has finally been shattered.
  13. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: 21 Jun 2006

    Posts: 38,366

    My £3 all metal one from ali express turned up. Looks to be really nice and spins forever. I'll wait for the other one to turn up before i time them but it's easily 5 minutes.
  14. mrk

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 89,458

    Location: South Coast

    Seem like a waste of time/money to me. Better to just buy sweets for beautiful taste satisfaction instead. Possibly tooth decay, too.

    I do this! Sometime I apply force to the knee by weighing it down with one hand to see how much I can jiggle it before it can't jiggles no more. FYI, quite a lot of force :D
  15. ttaskmaster


    Joined: 11 Sep 2013

    Posts: 11,412

    £4 for a fidget cube that will last 6 months, if not more... that same £4 will buy you, what, 5 or 6 Mars bars? Maybe 400 cola bottles, but that's not even a whole kilo, I wouldn't think... Certainly not enough to buy 6 months' supply of sweeties!!

    That just reads like some weird, perverted variation of sitting on your hand until it goes numb...!!
  16. Glacius


    Joined: 6 Dec 2013

    Posts: 500

    Don't suppose you could trust me a link to the one you have :p
  17. darkgen


    Joined: 8 Mar 2005

    Posts: 3,019

    Location: London, UK

    So, I initially viewed this thread with mock and disdain and yet decided to order some cheapo fidget cube for a few dollars from Ali which arrived this morning. I haven't able to put the blimmin thing down! *weep*.
  18. Aedus


    Joined: 16 Aug 2009

    Posts: 8,575

    Location: Luton, England

    Welcome to the dark side :D
  19. Mull3t


    Joined: 13 May 2008

    Posts: 3,577

    Location: Leicester

    I'd be interested too! I picked up one the other day while out on lunch not really expecting much but I've hardly put it down whilst at work!
  20. Ninco!

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jul 2014

    Posts: 1,556

    Location: Surrey

    Zippo Lighter. Likely to invoke rage by anyone in earshot but so satisfying. :D