The fidget spinner craze is slowing down according to a local toy store.
Jazmyn Douillard is the co-owner of the The Realm of Toys in Williams Lake.
“First week that we got them in, it was a matter of we got they were gone within the hour, we got them again and they were gone within the hour. This pattern went on for everyday for about two weeks. It has slowed down now, but it’s also to the point everyone has caught on to the fad so every store has them”
Douillard says the latest type of fidget spinners are solid brass and are molded to look like different animals including wolves and even dragons.
She says kids are taking the spinners further than what the original creators in her opinion had likely even thought, and are competing against each other spinning them on their noses and foreheads, and even stacking them on their fingers to see how many they can spin.
“We had a customer come in and bring in her original one (from the 70s), which there were was a lot cooler then than they are now I think anyways. They started out as a toy and in this last little while that they’ve come out again thye’ve realized that they’re really good with helping kids with concentration. So we’ve had a lot of teachers coming in and buying them, we’ve had the CDC (Child Development Centre) I believe come in and pick some up.”