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2 in 1 Fidget Stick Spinner - eBay, $3.51 USD.

Dimensions: 8 cm x 3 cm x 1 cm.

I paid $3.10 USD for this item on a buy-2-get-discount sale. Listing has free standard international shipping.

The seller currently has a buy-3-get-one-at-12%-off sale, including these, and I’ve had no problems with my transaction, packaging or shipping.

I’ve seen informative posts about these, but I haven’t come across too many reviews as yet. It looks such a good idea, right–fidget cube and spinner in the one toy?

The awesome thing is that this actually works as advertised. The spinner function works great. It doesn’t spin for as long as a conventional tri-shaped spinner and doesn’t have quite the same vibration feel, but it spins easily with only slight wobbling.

You will have to remove the metal plug holding the split ring to the spinner to use it as a spinner, as it’s too long to fit in the space between my thumb and pointer finger when spun. Thankfully, it’s easy to pull out–a magnet holds the plug flush to the spinner, and it requires quite a bit of strength to pull without being too difficult to do so. It’s a really good balance of the magnet being strong enough for security without being too strong to use, and I think, barring the spinner catching on something, it isn’t like to fall off if hung off a bag by the split ring.

(It’s a super design, actually, and I’d love to see more fidget toys take this approach of a magnetic attachment. You get all the ease of being able to attach the item to your bag or lanyard without the clip getting in the way of your using the toy.)

Most of the buttons work smoothly. All the click buttons are noisy, but they don’t have that horrid jarring crack/snap I’ve found in fakes and the Fidget Fingers Series 2. The gears and roller ball turn easily. The slide buttons tend to make the spinner rattle when used, so they’re not as silent as they should be. The only thing that really doesn’t work is the spin wheel; it’s as tough and sticky as my first Zuru Fidget Cube, and it’s easier to use the dial as a spin wheel instead.

The dial has a fun feature with numbers printed on one side (one through six) and fortune-teller-style words on the reverse (“no”, “go for it”, “may be”, “yes”, “pray” and “try again”). I don’t have a need for the words, but as a player of Magic the Gathering I always have a use for a dice roll equivalent.

Possibly the only downside is that isn’t as nice to touch as the Fidget Pad or the Zuru or Antsy Labs Fidget Cubes. The plastic isn’t that silky; it just feels like cheap plastic. It also rattles a bit when shaken, and for this reason might be annoying when hung from a bag or lanyard.

I feel like there’s actually been a bit of thought put into this one, in terms of how to make it useful. It’s another cheap knock-off, of course, but barring one feature it works well, it combines two fidget functions popular with stimmers, it’s easy to carry with you and the dice roll/fortune teller options are pretty fun.

I still think I like the Fidget Cube a little more as it’s quieter, but I like this better than the Fidget Pad, and the price makes this absolutely worth trying.

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I like to call this the Easiest Stim toy Diy Ever.

Do you like spinner rings but can’t afford them? or have limited access to buy them? 

What you need it a safety pin (the tiny ones probably won’t work very well but you can go as big as you like) and some beads. beads that are good to use are ones that have a very smooth even hole that runs through the centre of the beads. beads that are not round will probably work just as well but you want to go for beads that are fairly short as long tube-like beads won’t spin in the same fashion.  

I chose these beads as they are a hard plastic and so spin very smoothly and are the design is nice when spun.

if you want the easy version of this then simply open the pin, slid several beads onto the open bar ( I chose three as it left just the right amount of room for them to spin freely) and shut the pin if you want to make sure it doesn’t open accidentally then pinch the part that hides the sharp end togeather with pliers. 

you can now carry it as is or string a cord through the loop on the end of the pin and wear it as a necklace.

If you would like to be able to pin this to your clothing or a bag then you will need to find pins that you can unbend like this :

the difference is that they don’t have a cover on the looped end which will allow you to either un bend the pin with a pair of pliers (if using larger beads)  or to push the end of a screwdriver between the links 

and feed the beads through.

re shape the pin and they will be secure in place and you can now use the open end of the pin normally and wear it as a broach. 

the beads are lovely to spin individually or togeather with you fingers, provide a nice vibration and if the beads are larger a good noise if you shake the pin back and forth. its a nice discrete stim toy its not too loud and its easy to carry and can be made so cheaply that it won’t matter if it gets lost.

Where little Skeletons come from

Hey, you two. What are you talking about?


Where little skeletons come from?


You wonder if you were grown in a tiny flowerpot.


Or if you appeared in a vegetable patch.


Or if you popped out of a book.


Or if you emerged from a mysterious chest.


Or if you hatched from an egg.


Guys, you were sent in these little plastic packages, remember?

…that doesn’t explain how you were made before that?

I suppose that is true.


…Saturday?


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Oh.

What’s that?


Strange. I’ve never seen this logo before…