More evidence that the fidget spinner sales explosion has continued is the presence of several versions of the toy at the top of Amazon’s best-selling toys and games list. These toys have been marketed as stress relievers. However, the success of the product is apparently based on the fact that it is just fun.
Many of the fidget spinner products cost less than $10, and they come in a number of versions. According to Popular Mechanics:
At its core, a spinner is simple. It is, as you can likely guess, a little widget that spins. Usually the mechanism for this is a single bearing with a larger balanced structure that extends out around it. So, when you place the bearing on your finger, you can spin it freely—all balanced with help from the gyroscopic action. Of course if you want to keep things simple, just pinch the bearing and spin with ease. It keeps your hands busy, and it’s wonderful.
There are also lots of them because of its simple design, so there are spinners made of almost every metal in every shape you can imagine. You can also find some cheaper, plastic ones built with extra weights—often additional bearings—to help lend them some heft.
The leading sellers at Amazon include:
D-JOY Tri-Spinner Fidget Toy Hand Spinner Camouflage, Stress Reducer Relieve Anxiety and Boredom Camo which sells for $3.99 plus $1 shipping
AMILIFE EDC Fidget Spinner High Speed Stainless Steel Bearing ADHD Focus Anxiety Relief Toys which sells for $2.70
ATESSON Fidget Spinner Toy Ultra Durable Stainless Steel Bearing High Speed 1-5 Min Spins Precision Metal Material Hand spinner EDC ADHD Focus Anxiety Stress Relief Boredom Killing Time Toys which sells for $4.45
If the Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) best-selling toys and games list is a good measure, the fidget spinner market is still on fire.