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String spinner:Fyrflyz Nyt Fyr

2011

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

The year 2011 saw no Cabbage Patch Doll craze, nor did buyers trample each other seeking a Tickle-me Elmo. However, some new toys sold steadily and well throughout the year. FyrFlyz spinning toys represent an innovative take on a classic folk toy known as the string spinner or string top. A piece of string and a large button create a simple example of this toy, which is also sometimes called a "buzzer." Toy inventors Marty Abrams and Joel Rosenzweig added colored LED lights, motion activated, to create a new light-pattern-making toy series called FyrFlyz. Customer reviews name this toy a good value for the price, and kids seem to love it. Fyrflyz earned a 2011 TAGIE award for excellence in toy design.

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  • Title: String spinner:Fyrflyz Nyt Fyr
  • Date Created: 2011, 2011
  • Location: China, China
  • Subject Keywords: TAGIE, TAGIE
  • Type: Yo-yos and Tops, Yo-yos and Tops
  • Medium: plastic
  • Object ID: 112.51, 112.51
  • Inventor: Marty Abrams | Joel Rosenzweig

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