Are you a Top Champion?
Test yourself with this set of 5 spinning tops in a variety of colors and styles!
Designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Mader Kreiselmanufaktur, the set includes some of the workshop's favorite designs: a turn-over top, two Rallyes, a Thunderbolt, and a miniature top in a glass bottle.
Set includes instructions for becoming a Top Champion, with the same challenges made to attendees at the Nuernberg Toy Fair in 2011.
A great family set, with something for everyone!
Difficulty ratings: 1 to 6
Product Code: GM313
Made In: Austria
Product Size: Various sizes from 0.5 in to 3.5 in
Age: 4 years plus
Safety: Warning! Choking hazard! Not suitable for children under the age of 3.
Mader Kreiselmanufaktur was founded in 1991 by Klaus Mader, a very skilled carpenter with a love for handcrafted wooden toys. He has a small but mighty workshop found in the foothills of the Austrian Alps which hand makes not only traditional spinning tops but also skipping ropes, kaleidoscopes and yo-yos. Each spinning top is painstakingly made by hand, often by Klaus himself, out of locally sourced wood with some tops requiring up to 20 different stages such as wood turning, burning, embossing, carving, brushing, painting and varnishing. One can’t help but admire the attention to detail in every creation.
His toys are easily recognized as they all have a burned in stripe in the middle, beautifully chosen colors and unparalleled attention to detail. You can’t help but pick one up and give it a twirl then watch mesmerized as it spins and falls.