No batteries, no cords, and no screens. Just non stop action, and brain busting challenges that make it impossible to put down. This solo-style game delivers non stop action, and it’s completely powered by the user. Despite the lack of flashing lights, or in-game power ups, this toy is incredibly fun for kids of all ages, and adults alike. Once you pick it up, the excitement begins, so you won’t want to put it down. The rotating pieces can’t help but move and spin, and it’s pretty fun to stare at the hypnotic swirling colors, but the real challenge comes in when you try to prevent certain pieces from moving, or when you try to get two pieces spinning in opposite directions. Begin by trying to spin the center flipper only, then work your way up to more advanced challenges that will have you swinging several pieces at once, while the others remain stationary.
Perfect for at home or on the go, SwingyThing is an ideal answer to idol hands, and a healthy way for anyone to waste time. Video games and other battery operated toys will often force children to interact in one way only, and the sedentary play does not really improve any skills, or exercise any brain function. This open ended game can be used “correctly” with one user following the challenges, but it can also be used in any other way imaginable. Relieve stress by spinning with no particular goal, challenge friends to see who can perform better, go cardio and get physical with it, or pretend that it’s some sort of advanced alien technology. When compared to traditional toys and games that are powered by batteries and cords, this finger-powered alternative will do more to improve concentration, develop motor skills, and advance brain function.
Because it never runs out of power, and is so compact and addicting, it’s a great toy to take with you on the go. Bring on an airplane to pass the time, take on your next road trip to prevent fights, carry with you to a doctor appointment to make the waiting room less boring, or pack on a camping trip to kill time if it rains. Kids and adults all seem to enjoy it, and with a wide variety of challenges, it can be just as fun for beginners as it is for more advanced users.
What Is It
It’s a game, a toy and a conversation piece in one. Most people can’t help but notice it, and once they do, they need to pick it up. Once in hand, the fun begins, and few have any desire to put it back down.
Six wooden pendulums are attached to a metal bar. There are three flippers in the middle, and three dippers that surround them. Each is able to rotate on it’s own, and they all move in both directions. The set includes a metal stand to hold the toy when not in use, and a fold-out poster that details 52 different challenges. Slight variations in movement will allow the user to isolate and stall certain pieces while others rotate freely. It’s intended for use as a one-person game, but it can be as much fun as a regular toy with no real goal at hand.
What It’s Good For
- Stress Relief
- Building Motor Skills
- Improving Concentration
- Developing Hand-Eye Coordination
- Making People Smile
- Wasting Time
- Having Fun
Who Loves It
- College Students
Where To Use It
- At Home
- At School
- At the office
- On the playground
- In the waiting room
- while traveling
How To Use It
When at rest, this fun little toy almost looks like a work of art. It comes complete with a metal stand to display and store when not in use, and to begin playing with it, you simply pick it up. Once in your hands, the six pendulums will begin to twirl. Enjoy the hypnotic spinning in a freestyle way, or use the included guide to master certain challenges. Anyone can get the flippers and dippers to rotate, but few will be able to master every single challenge. Extreme concentration, and hand-eye coordination will be required to dominate the most difficult challenge where all six pieces are twirling at once, and every other one is rotating in opposite directions.
- To handle SwingyThing, use two hands, and grab the ends of the metal bar at the top.
- When not in use, store on the wire stand by resting the metal bar in the grooves at the top.
- To move the flippers in the middle, use and up and down motion.
- To move the dippers that surround the flippers, use a side to side motion.
- Each piece moves independently, and can rotate in either direction.
- Follow the included guide to work through 52 challenges, then go back to ones that are “slam”-able to spin pendulums in opposite directions for up to 98 challenges in all.
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