The i-Top Challenge Puts New Spin on Classic Toy

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iTop Challenge

Goliath Games proves you don't have to have a completely original concept to introduce an interesting and playable toy. Sometimes, all you need to do is take something that's been around a while--and put a new spin on it.

Granted, it's not the first time someone has set out to renew interest in the basic toy that uses centripetal and centrifugal force (see, it's science!) to entertain children. There have been different takes through the years on the flying disc and the hula hoop.




Of course, this time we are talking about that most primal spinner, The Top!

No, not this classic supervillain from The Flash. The toy you spin and watch. Then spin again and watch again.

It's actually a lot more fun that it sounds.

The toy has seen itself become a warrior with Battling Tops, and a super-warrior with the more recent Beyblade.

Goliath Games has introduced a new twist on the toy. The i-Top incorporates electronics and LEDs into the unit to display messages while it is in motion. it also keeps track of the revolutions so that you know how many times you made it go around, and it keeps a record of your highest score. And they're encouraging kids to battle each other online in this fashion by submitting their high scores to the iTop Challenge website.

We let one of our top toy reviewers take one of the i-Tops out for a spin. His take on it is below:

4.0 / 5.0