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i-Top

4.7 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

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  • 4 digital games
  • 8 functionalities
  • Sound and lights indicate scores
  • Folding spindle for easy carrying
  • Addictive fun for adults and kids alike
  • Requires x2 3v Coin Cell batteries (included)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight100 g
Product Dimensions21.8 x 20 x 6.2 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:10 years and up
Item model number5018163001081
  
Additional Information
ASINB00015BPZS
Best Sellers Rank 273,815 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight100 g
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Date First Available11 Mar. 2003
  
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 10 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: Toy inside. Adult supervision recommended

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

The humble spinning-top (the precursor of the i-Top) has been a children's favourite for literally thousands of years, with variations on the theme first appearing around 2000 BC. So it is of no surprise that this well-loved toy has now entered the digital age with the introduction of the i-Top, a modern take on this classic plaything.

At first glance the i-Top looks much like a slightly futuristic but otherwise normal spinning top, with just the addition of two buttons and a row of eight tiny red lights on the top surface hinting at anything unusual. What makes the i-Top special is that it doesn't just spin--it plays games. These are all based on how long or how fast you can spin the top, with scores magically displayed on its surface as it spins, using the lights mentioned above. A clever folding spindle transforms the product into a slim disc, perfect for slipping into a pocket and making this a game that kids can amuse themselves with wherever they go. Put like this, the product sounds very simple but tests showed that the i-Top's simplicity is actually its biggest strength, making it hugely addictive for children and adults alike. It is great fun to play and is certain to bring out a competitive streak in even the most placid of individuals.

The games played by the i-Top (how many times can you get the top to spin before it falls; how fast can you get it to spin and how close can you get to a random number of spins displayed by the i-Top) are easy to get the hang of and perfect for individual play as well as competitive gaming among friends. There's also a "Mystic Mode" that lets you ask the i-Top a question: "Will I beat my son's best i-Top score?" and get a simple answer: "Not likely!" much like an electronic magic 8 ball. --Adi Himpson

Customer Reviews

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By A Customer on 13 Aug. 2004
The part on which it spins can be tucked into the body, so that it becomes very small to go in your back pocket. I bought it for my daughter and both her and I think it is great. Everyone wants a go, because it puts objective measurements onto the game - instead of "seeing" how long you can spin it for, it counts as it spins, records highest scores Etc.
My 9 year old plays the other games, but I am too lazy to learn them. She often remember to take it with her, so that is a sure sign it is a great toy.
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This toy is addictive fun for all ages. So much fun it almost caused a riot! Every body wanted a go. This was by far the most popular toy at the birthday party of my 6-year-old niece. Even more so than the expensive Barbie toys, dolls house etc. After two hours there where tears from kids fighting over it, and the adults where just as bad, as one tried to beat the score of the other and the kids cried in the background. Most of the parent left with 'obtaining an I-top' on top of their list of priorities for tomorrow.
Highly recommended for parties, for the young or old.
I have now got to get another for myself.
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... this is a great toy and easy to take anywhere with a flat surface to entertain the family. It attracts lots of interest and amuses both kids and adults alike for hours. Interesting to see who can and can't spin a top and how frustrated some get at their inability. You just can't give up trying to beat your previous score! A must for the santa sack or as an executive toy and at an affordable price !
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I bought this as a Christmas present for my nephew. Shortly afterward a friend of mine bought himself one. Since I have been playing with it, I don't want to give mine away now ;)
From the start, you can tell this toy is a winner. Concise and easy to follow instructions help get you started. It has what seems to be a very high build quality that will protect it from the inevitable bumps and scrapes a spinning top will encounter.
My favourite game is "Match Top". A game that asks the player to spin the top and get as close to the target number of spins. At times frustrating, it is a blast when you pip your opponents at the post.
The hidden modes add to the fun, with the compass mode being "well cool" as my nephew would put it.
Buy it if you dont have one, it's good value.
Maybe I will give it to my nephew.... If I get first spin around the dinner table this Christmas :)
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This is a very good idea and kept my son (and me) entertained for some time. After spinning it on every surface in the house he discovered that his sister's laminate floor provided the optimal number of spins. However, it broke in less than a month and so was consigned to the dustbin - good while it lasted.
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By A Customer on 20 Jan. 2004
Beware: This is hugely addictive, and whether you're playing it with your kids or in the office, it is guaranteed to suck everyone else in too. The concept is incredibly simple -- you spin it and whoever gets the most revolutions wins. But what it plays on is that latent competitive streak that gets even the most even tempered player fired up! This first, simple game is so addictive that we haven't yet got onto the five other games .... superb fun and well worth the money. Also, great to take on holidays for long plane or train journeys as you can pass literally hours trying to beat the previous high score.
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Fun toy, but can be very frustrating for left handed children. Because they spin the top in the opposite direction the text and numbers come out as a mirror image !
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By A Customer on 2 Jan. 2004
THIS SIMPLE AND ADDICTIVE TOY IS MORE FUN THAN ALMOST ANY TOY YOU HAVE. IN FACT, THERE IS NO AGE LIMIT TO ENJOY THIS-- MY CHILDREN AGES 7, 10, 13 PLAY WITH MY PARENTS. IT'S A PERFECT BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR A CHILD OR AN ADULT, OR A "STOCKING STUFFER". IT'S A FANTASTIC PRODUCT.
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