Exploring the Fidget Toy Craze on ABC World News Now

Fidget toys are the hottest trend in toys these days. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by ABC World News Now to talk about the hottest fidget toys in this booming trend. For more on the products featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and be sure to view our Spring and Summer Toy Guide.


Spinner Squad (Top Trenz)

  • Spinner Squad uses special high-quality ball bearings that give the product the extra spin time and speed needed to make it addicting.
  • It spins up to three to four minutes and is made with ceramic balls.
  • Available in solid colors, glow in the dark, or with designs, such as emojis.
  • Ages: 8+
  • MSRP: $20
  • Available: Amazon

Slinky (Alex Brands)

  • Original Slinky is truly an American classic toy. Watch the Slinky walk down stairs a step at a time while producing that classic Slinky sound.
  • Slinky Toys stretch like an accordion and provide endless fun for both kids and adults.
  • Perfect for stocking stuffers, prizes, presents, and more because everyone loves a Slinky.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $5.99
  • Available: Walmart, Target, Toys “R” Us, Amazon

Tangle Therapy (Tangle Creations)

  • Untangle your brain and discover a new approach to mental clarity! Simple yet ingenious. Tangle Therapy consists of nothing more than a system of interconnected, rotating links covered with soft, textured rubber.
  • Pick it up and your fingers can’t help but continuously twist, turn, bend, coil, and shape it into endlessly changing configurations. You can immediately feel your scattered brain fall into perfect alignment!
  • For a brilliant solution to hand therapy, minor stress relief, smoking cessation, joint stiffness, motor dexterity, post-lunch fatigue, and more, get your hands on Tangle Therapy.
  • Ages: 4+
  • MSRP: $12.99
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart

Thumb Chucks (Zing Toys)

  • CONTROL THE ROLL! Thumb Chucks from Zing are the newest and coolest skill toy for the ultimate finger rollin’ fun!
  • Twirl, flip and twist Thumb Chucks around your fingers to perform awesome tricks.
  • Two high-bounce plastic ‘Chucks’ are connected with a ‘belt’ and fit right in your pocket.
  • Kids can master a wide range of tricks from intermediate to advanced. Thanks to the built-in motion-sensitive LED lights, the Chucks glow in the dark for the ultimate light show.
  • The new free Thumb Chucks app, available on iOS and Android, includes over 20+ tutorials that teach users a variety of mind-blowing tricks.
  • The app also includes an easy-to-use recording feature with built-in special effects to enhance and personalize Thumb Chucks videos.
  • Thumb Chucks are available in red, orange, green and blue.
  • Ages: 5+
  • MSRP: $7.99
  • Available: Toys “R” Us, Amazon, Target

Morph (Orb Toys)

  • Morph is the shape-shifting fluff that does all the stuff. It bounces, it floats, it shapes, and it even copies.
  • Get your hands on the coolest compound of 2017 to experience just how light and fluffy it is!
  • Once you pick it up, it’s almost impossible to put down.
  • Collect all 6 colors: blue, green, yellow, orange, pink and purple.
  • Ages: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Walmart

Swingy Thing (Fat Brain Toys)

  • Colorful spinning flippers and dippers send you into crazy chaos as 52 exciting challenges get your hands and brain working together.
  • Finally, once you make it through all 52 challenges, try to do them all again, but this time with a “Slam!” That’s where you get them flipping but in OPPOSITE directions! Once you pick it up, it’s almost impossible to put down.
  • At rest or in motion, Swingy Thing is always fun no matter where you play. – There’s even a metal display stand that keeps it safe, secure, and ready to spin again!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $14.95
  • Available: Walmart

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