Fidget Spinner craze hits Leeton shire

FUN: Leeton Jack in the Box toy shop owner Rhonda McCormick demonstrates how to use the Fidget Spinner, which has been flying off the shelves across the globe.

FUN: Leeton Jack in the Box toy shop owner Rhonda McCormick demonstrates how to use the Fidget Spinner, which has been flying off the shelves across the globe.

A NEW craze is sweeping the globe and it seems no one is exempt. 

The Fidget Spinner has become so popular in Leeton, the town’s toy shop can’t keep up with demand. 

The seemingly simple item is marketed as a stress-relieving toy. It consists of a bearing in the centre of a design made from a number of materials. It works by users pressing together their fingers and spinning the arms around. 

Leeton Jack in the Box owner Rhonda McCormick couldn’t get over the amount of interest in such a simple toy. 

“I originally ordered it in after I read somewhere that it helped children with autism and ADHD,” she said. 

“Since then it’s become this craze all over the world … I can’t keep up. I had an order come in Monday of them and I had sold them all by Tuesday.

“I’ve even heard in China (where they are made) that they are running low on ball bearings because of it.” Mrs McCormick has placed another order and was sure it would sell quickly. The toy typically retails for about $10.