Hand-spinners, these hand tops, are the schoolyard toy of this school year-end! And their success goes through retailers, and their wholesalers, such as the Mercier company in Châtenoy-le-Royal that provides tobacco shops, and specialty stores.
Effervescence in ordersFor Mercier establishments in Châtenoy-le-Royal, each receipt of goods triggers an effervescence in orders. Indeed, this wholesaler, the main importer of hand spinners, must feed its dealers in record time. 45,000 pieces are expected to be delivered in the day, 500,000 by the end of the week.
Having seen just before the beginning of the phenomenon.
The purchasing manager of the Mercier company had scented the right track with the hand spinners.
Indeed, the success of this toy came from the United States, then Belgium and the United Kingdom, but especially the trend has spread through social networks.
In France, it is in early spring 2017 that the toy became a phenomenon in the playgrounds. According to Christophe Mallet, purchasing manager of the company Mercier, it is also thanks to information from Chinese suppliers that he has known for more than ten years, that the commercial potential of the object has been revealed.
Watch out for counterfeits. Hand spinner that does not meet European standards circulate, sometimes sold more expensive than the original model.
It is therefore necessary to make sure of the “CE” logo on the box .
What is a hand spinner?
The hand spinner is a router made of four ball bearings of equal mass for the object to be completely balanced. These bearings allow the object to be rotated at high speed.
A rotary bearing for the fingers in the center allows the centrifuge to rotate at high speed thanks to ball bearings.
The accessory, which is given anti-stress properties, was born in the United States in the 1990s and is considered to have been used for therapeutic purposes, particularly for autistic or hyperactive people. It is only recently that its use has widened, its followers sometimes showing an abundant imagination (by rotating the object on its head or on its nose for example)
Made of plastic, metal or even light effects, the toy is designed for young people aged between 7 and 15 years, and comes in a colorful palette.
A spinner is usually made from materials like stainless steel, brass, plastic, copper and sometimes even titanium. Ball bearings are generally made of stainless steel and / or ceramic.