It goes without saying that spinners are all the rage these days. What I find most interesting about this particular category of toy, though, are the variations possible. This HOSALA Mokuru Toy Fidget Spinner Stick mocks the very idea of simple variation and instead delivers a completely different type of fidget toy.
First impressions are that it doesn’t fit in its packaging very well and that it’s smaller than you might expect at only 3.5×1.1 in (90×27 mm). It’s also wood, which is a stark contrast to the usual plastic or metal fidget spinners.
I’m reviewing the black wood, which is capped by red rubber pads. Other available colors are blue wood and natural.
Unlike traditional fidget spinners, you don’t spin this. It’s literally a rounded block of wood with rubber caps. As such, you instead flip it, roll it, and toss it about. This is said to be based on a Japanese desktop game, where a search for “Mokuru/Kururin” seems to confirm that.
Whether this provides more focus than a traditional spinner is entirely up to the individual (I’ll admit it is fun to try and make it tumble end-over-end! (a light touch helps)). The wood certainly provides a different tactile sensation than the usual spinners, and having a different type of object to fidget with is definitely refreshing.
– Unusual take on the fidget toy category
– Does not fit well in its packaging
An inexpensive and unusual take on the fidget toy experience.
Thanks to HOSALA for the discounted review unit.