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Spinning tops was played by boys and girls and the tops would all be differently marked on the top and the sides by chalk, which looked ragged until the top was spinning and then the chalk lines smoothed out and looked great.
But in a letter earlier this month, police told parents to encourage old-fashioned games such as spinning tops, jacks and.
eyecatching Phyllis Kaye with some of the optical toys colourful Richard McCollom (left) and Thomas Havler busy making coloured patterns for spinning tops
The set includes molding material in three vibrant colors, five ColorTwist strips and connectors, molds to create spinning tops and rolling wheels, a set of wooden rods, and felt-tip markers.
Children can have a go at playing with spinning tops, wooden dolls and other traditional toys in the parlour and learn how 17th century Christmas decorations were made.
Other retro toy comeback kings:Spinning tops Spinning tops date back to 2000 BC and featured in Egyptian times and during the Roman Empire.
Beyblades, Britain's biggest selling toys, are spinning tops which crash into each other.
Immersed in a uniform magnetic field, muons are expected to wobble like spinning tops.
Spinning tops - albeit a 21st-Century upgrade - were the best-selling toy of 2003, with pounds 29m-worth flying off the shelves last year.
alone, Hasbro's line will continue to expand internationally with high-performance spinning tops, launchers and stadiums that kids can build, customize and collect.